Articles in the Faces Category
Photo and Story by Claudia Seravalli
As members of the East High Community, we all become exposed to the highly accomplished and intelligent population that has existed here for so many generations. Consequently, when it gets to be that dreaded time of year for the ACT exam – or more commonly, AP testing – the air of anxiety is incredibly tangible. This thick cloud of stress and tension can be found concentrated in areas like the library, a haven before school and during lunch for the round-the-clock studiers. Fortunately this pays …
Story and Photo by Imani Wilson
Since when did a backpack become exercise equipment? Students all across the United States come home carrying up to 50 lbs. of books on their shoulders. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “Between 2010 and 2011, backpack injuries in kids aged 5 to 18 increased 6.5 percent, from 12,924 to 13,766.” Why must students carry around this extra load?
According to the 2012 article Do Students Have Too Much Homework, “since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, the academic …
By: Elizabeth O’Doherty
A teen’s mind was once described as a computer that has 1,000 different tabs open that won’t close. Compared to the baby boomer’s no-technology, traditional lifestyle beliefs, teenagers’ lives seem chaotic, stressful, and egocentric. But does the world see the individuals who hold part-time jobs, are straight A students, pay for college entirely on their own, and hold high dreams for themselves?
Almost every child is asked, “what do you want to be when you grow up?”, and they answer with the typical, “a princess”, or “a superhero”. As …
Story and Photos by Emmie Johnson
Every day there are over 6 billion people walking on this Earth, yet not any two of them are exactly alike. Each person has their own personality, their own look, their own style, something that makes them different from everyone else around them. However, instead of celebrating our differences, and our ability to live in such a diverse community, we in the United States seem to focus on a certain look that is the “right look”. In the 2004 global study done by Dove, it …
Photo and story by Hana Muslic
A familiar face popped in today at Lincoln East to pick up a yearbook; the face of Zach Ross. Ross, technically a senior, graduated during first semester of this year to venture out on a NOLS backpacking course where explored the wild of Colorado and learn leadership skills.
What did Ross like most about the early graduation?
“Sleeping in!” he said enthusiastically. “I just don’t like the fact that I don’t get to see my friends all the time.”
Ross however plans on continuing his adventuring and is …
Photo and Story by Tamar Harris
Bright and early this morning, East High School honored its graduating seniors with an annual breakfast, ceremony, and graduation rehearsal. Seniors and their parents arrived at 7:30 to gather in the packed gym and listen to opening remarks from Mr. Fleming and senior class president Emily Linefelter. This was followed by a breakfast of eggs, sausage, and fruit salad, and a presentation of various student honors and scholarship awards. Congrats to the graduates!
By Jennifer Matthes
On Wednesday morning, May 15, a group of graduating East students gathered at senior Austyn Davis’s house for an impromptu swim after their previous swim plans in the East pool were canceled. Participants agree that this was one of the most fun and memorable events of senior year, celebrating not only their graduation but the arrival of summer!
By: Elizabeth O’Doherty
As the last week of regular scheduled school begins, so does senior spirit week. A tradition run by the student council, every day is a different theme for the seniors to follow. Monday has free popsicles, Tuesday is twin day, Wednesday is wear your future college, Thursday is throwback Thursday, and Friday is a blue out.
Photo and Story by Sarah Penner
Senior spirit week continues today as Way Back “When”sday. Seniors are dressed up as anything from a pioneer woman, to a girl scout and even a baby. Others dressed from the 80′s, 70′s, or 60′s or re-lived their middle school days. This spirit day allowed seniors to be creative and choose their favorite time period to remember!