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[21 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

0   By: Cristina Prentice
If you have ever met Scott Meyer, you know that he is nothing short of unique, with a funky style and interesting opinions. When he grows up and gets out on his own career, he wants to be a pastry chef at Disney World.  So it shouldn’t surprise people that he’s also got a unique hobby.
Some hobbies or sport interests are found behind natural talent or skill. Some take months of practice and persistence with many days of what seems like endless failure. Ask Lincoln East sophomore what …

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[21 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

0   By Patrick Clare

****Nebraska’s Walter Pitchford (35) battles for a rebound in an early-season, disappointing loss to Creighton.**** (Make a caption)
 
21.   It’s the ranking that Nebraska Basketball was given to start the year.  They were considered to be 21st in the country.
10 wins and 6 losses later, the Huskers find themselves 112th in ESPN’s college basketball RPI (Ratings Percentage Index).  This ranking is worst among all other Big Ten teams.  This is surprising, especially in considering that we only lost one starter from last year’s team.
Husker fans are disappointed at …

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[21 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

0   After 145 years of endless debate, bowl games, and the BCS, college football finally got what it deserved–A Playoff.  The real winners were not the 3 or 4th ranked teams nor the fans, it was ESPN.  Both of the playoff semifinal games were watched by over 28 million people and would’ve been the two most watched cable programs of 2014.  According to Nielsen, 21 of the 34 bowls saw their ratings drop over the last three years and 11 of the 21 dropped over 20%.  In fact, ratings have …

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[13 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

+1   By: Ashley Springman
Some may take the chilly weather as a sign to stay inside and curl up by the fire, but not Morgan Walters. Ever since she was young, Walters has been an avid fan ice skating during the winter season.
“When I was little we would skate on my grandma’s pond on her farm and ever since then I have loved to ice skate!” Walters said.
Once the cold sets in, many people begin to catch a strong case of cabin fever, but not Walters. Thanks to her fond memories …

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[13 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

+2   By Mia Azizah
The year may be the last year for East senior Kristin Mapson to swim as a Spartan.   However, the life lessons that being an East swimmer has taught her will not end, unlike her high school careers.  Even though Mapson is not planning to swim in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a school which she will be attending this fall, she still holds the idea of the life of a swimmer.  Throughout her swim team, she learned how to be a disciplined person.
Every morning she gets up before …

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[13 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

+2   By: Taylor Noble
For many people, bowling can be considered as an entertaining event for families and friends.  Bowling can be a time for everyone to come together, have a friendly competition, knock down some pins, or score multiple gutter balls for amusement.  For Brianna Zimmer, currently part of East High’s bowling team, this sport consists more than that.
“I started bowling because I really wanted to letter in something, but something different.  My friends were on the bowling team and suggested that I join them, and from then on I’ve …

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[13 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

+1   By Sam Cejda
Curling, by far, is not the most popular sport in the United States. It is however relatively popular in the Scandinavian country of Sweden. East junior and foreign exchange student Nils Lindahl comes from Stockholm, Sweden, and is familiar with the sport.
“[Curling] is not extremely big, but I’m guessing that it’s bigger than it is here,” said Lindahl. “Sweden is pretty good…especially the ladies.” (The Swedish women’s team took second place in the 2014 Winter Olympics). “Also, when I was a kid, my gym teacher was Denmark’s …

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[13 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

Have you ever wanted to compete in a sport where you slather yourself and your competitor in oil and grapple with their slippery flesh? Have you ever wanted to showcase your masculinity by sticking your hand down some dude’s pants in hopes of getting a good enough grip to lift said dude off the ground? Are you just starved for human contact, and want to feel the comfort of human skin, no matter the context? If so, then dear reader I am a bearer of good news, for Turkish Oil Wrestling can offer all that and more.

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[13 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

0   By Claire Smith
A month into the season,  the Lincoln East Boy’s Basketball team has proven that they should not be ignored. With big wins against Southeast and Pius X the Spartans are off to a successful season!
“We are a unique team in the aspect that we are a very guard based team. We don’t have a lot of height but we make up for it with our aggressiveness,” said senior Gage Kaiser.
Coach Campbell is known among the players as someone who is really emotionally invested in his players. His …

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[13 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]

0   By Prestyn Hartman
Like the Romans, gymnastics at East High School could be considered the rise and fall of an empire. From 1970-99, before high school gymnastics was discontinued in Nebraska, East won multiple state championships in men and women’s gymnastics.
Today, East gymnasts don’t have that opportunity to compete for the school. Freshman Liam Dempsey wishes this wasn’t the case.
“I was disappointed when I found out East used to have gymnastics.  It’d be cool to be a part of a high school team,” said Dempsey.
Spartans Dempsey, junior Camdyn Hartman, and …