Articles in the Voices Category
By: Ashley Springman
Lincoln East students not only use their lanyards to hold their ID’s, but also a little bit of their personality. The question is, why would someone spend some extra cash on a new lanyard when a generic, black lanyard already comes with each ID. Junior Catie Jones sheds some light on this identity crisis.
“Obviously we are allowed to wear what we want to school, but there are still restrictions. People can still show a small part of themselves through lanyards,” said Jones.
Whether they are designer, bedazzled, …
By Quinn Baillie
This is my fourth and final year at East High School. I believe it is safe to say I’ve seen it all. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t hate high school. I have had the pleasure of taking awesome classes with passionate teachers and forming amazing friendships. But there are a few things about this school that have really gotten under my skin. As a freshman I was too timid to voice my opinion. Now I will fight through the senioritis and find the motivation to coherently rant …
By Nicole Shively
As of Monday, Oct. 28, I am a normal kid. I walk up from the student lot with a crowd of people, and, by 8 a.m., I am seated in my first-period class. My body thanks me for the extra half hour of sleep. My hair thanks me for not forcing it to endure 80 minutes of wind-blown agony. My fingers are grateful to have feeling all period. But my head and heart are elsewhere. My eyes drift out the window in the band-room door to the lonely …
By Naila Muslic
East Girl’s Golf had a phenomenal season this year. With only 10 players on the team, it provided the opportunity for the girls to grow closer and stronger as a team. Although, for two of them, this wouldn’t be a huge feat- sisters Mackenzie and Shelby Glenn couldn’t get much closer than they already are!
With both sisters on the same team, one could only imagine how that situation would be.
“Being on the same team is kind of annoying, because we don’t always get along,” said Mackenzie. With that, …
By: Ashley Springman
Sweat rolls down their faces. With aching muscles from sprinting through the long rallies, they take their positions, preparing for the next point. The roar of the crowd fills their ears as they strain to hear the sharp screech of the whistle. It’s game time.
Playing on the Varsity Volleyball team is both challenging and rewarding. Being an underclassman playing in this high intensity level, the pressure is twice as great. Kara Bown, a Lincoln East sophomore, knows exactly how this feels.
“You feel a little pressure to prove yourself …
Get your food here! That is assuming you can get through the hoard of students scrambling ahead of you. Oracle infiltrates the lunch line to ask students how long it takes them on average to get through the lunch line. It’s half-time in the fierce competition to survive the overwhelming power of stomachs.
By Naila Muslic
Big-name websites claim iOS7 is a revolution in modern technological design for the iPhone. “[iOS7] offers a sleek modern design, easier setting access, and better multitasking, but it still trails Android in some areas,” said LAPTOP news. So what do the people who use the software 24/7 have to say about?
“It makes my phone look cooler, but it also freezes up more.” — Senior Riley Good
“I like how the notifications are transparent, but it’s hard to read stuff sometimes.” — Senior Max Lamberty
“ I don’t really like anything …
By Alex Andersen, Online Editor
It seems as though every October, we face yet another government shutdown. It is happening again this year on Oct. 1st. What sets it apart this time is that Congress is trying to prevent the shutdown, but by threatening the loss of money by providing an ultimatum. To prevent it, Senate Republicans are trying to defund the highly controversial Obamacare, which also goes into effect on Oct. 1 by opening up the enrollment period for the healthcare insurance exchange. The thought is that in order to …
Story and Photo by Kaylee Friend
“Your body, your rules.” Easy to say, easy to believe. But society begs to differ. Tattoos. Piercings. Clothing choice. Makeup. Height. Weight. Hair color and style. All being judged by the people around us.
A recent study done by Insites Consulting found that less than 10 percent of girls were truly satisfied and happy with their bodies. Our bodies are not good enough. We’re too fat. Too skinny. To flawed. Too fake. Too natural. Too normal. Too different. What …
Story and Photo by Quinn Baillie
To say my generation is “doomed” is a bold assertion. In fact, it’s a blatantly incorrect assertion, yet I still hear the words uttered from the mouths of my elders all the time. According to those age 50 and over, I’m detached. I’m addicted to technology. I can’t spell because I don’t read books, all I do is text. Yes, I text constantly. I play violent video games and am surrounded by sex in the media and am terribly self-centered. My generation is apparently the worst …