Articles in the Faces Category
By: Mackenzie Busekist
Time has continued to roll on, and at last spring tryouts are here! This time of year brings out the best in our East student body. Lessons are taught, like learning to deal with disappointment. And great efforts are finally being rewarded, as well. Soccer, baseball, track, and even Show Choir are putting together their new groups for next year. For some tryouts are a virus that refuses to go away, while others see tryouts as a great opportunity to achieve their higher goals.
Junior Hale Breit has been involved …
Story by: Emily Phillips
After weeks of hard work preparing for its annual “Finale” concert, the Lincoln East Symphony Orchestra showcased their creative side with the performance of the music from Les Miserables. The orchestra in years past has themed the Finale concert Disney, Wizard of Oz, and the Beatles, but none of these packed the house like Les Mis did.
The Lux 7th and 8th graders and Wind Ensemble percussion kicked off the concert with the Star Spangled Banner, which is usually performed by all three orchestras but because of the …
By Nicole Shively
New to East this year is junior Austin Moslander. Moslander lives just outside of Waverly, Nebraska, and although he did not move houses, decided to transfer from Waverly High School to East for a new change. Moslander attended school in Waverly since his 6th grade year. Prior to this, he went to elementary school in Eagle, Nebraska.
Although he continues to live near Waverly, he has enjoyed experiencing life in a bigger town and school. “I feel more comfortable and more willing to be myself and express who I …
By Quinn Baillie
East High’s unofficial snow-day predictor did it again: Mr. Morgan declared no school on Feb. 21 and 22 and, like magic, it began to snow. Due to the abundance of curious students, the Lincoln East Social Studies teacher created a Twitter account to post his forecasts.
Morgan posted Feb. 18: “Lots of questions from everyone. I think Thursday and Friday snow day with a possibility of Monday as well.”
Morgan’s prediction proved true, although it was a close call. The Monday snow day did not occur, and Friday took us …
By Chloe Kessler
As predictable as spring break but less widely anticipated, the quadrennial band trip to Disney World marks a formative experience in the Spartan musician’s high school career and a recurring reminder of East High’s longstanding marching band tradition.
Every four years, eager band members don their marching band attire and take a trip into the Sunshine State where they play a colorful repertoire for devoted Mickey Mouse fans hailing from all corners of the nation.
True to Spartan band trip tradition, the 2013 marching band members will perform at a …
By Nicole Shively
The Grand Island Convention Center echoed with enthusiastic voices on Saturday, Feb. 16, as girls in bright colored uniforms and matching bows competed. The annual state cheer and dance competitions had begun.
These competitions made for very long days for the members of all cheer and dance squads, most people being there between 7 and 8 hours.
According to Jessi Sher, a senior member of the Apollonaires dance team, competitions are always a good experience to showcase their talents. The Naires performed 2 dances – one jazz and one pom. …
Photo and story by Hana Muslic
When senior Shelby Blakenbaker left home on Wednesday morning, she carried with her a check from her mom – $30 intended to be lunch money.
“I didn’t think much of it,” she said.
Upon arriving at her first period class, however, Blakenbaker discovered that the check was missing from her pocket. Just then, a pass from the office came with her name on it.
“It said ‘check found, come to the office,’” she said.
In the office, Blakenbaker found her check…and an explanation. A student walking up from the …
Photo and Story by Tamar Harris
The East library now has Nooks to check out! Each book is pre-loaded with novels, and can access magazines and newspapers. “It brings a new digital influence to our schools,” said sophomore Kyla Miller. She, like many other students, are excited to read their favorite books on the new Nooks.
Photo and story by Claudia Seravalli
After a rather unexpected (but rather appreciated) snow day, East’s very own student council still insisted on running the annual “Snatraps” talent show as according to plan. All participants showed up Thursday after school to practice their heart out before the real deal, such as the returning musician group “Jeazlepeats.”