Articles in the Voices Category
+7 By Hale Breit
Photos courtesy of BBC
On April 15, a South Korean ferry carrying 462 passengers capsized, and over 150 have been confirmed dead. Of these passengers, roughly 325 were students on a field trip from a South Korean high school. South Korea’s government is coordinating the search effort, but with the vessel completely submerged for well over a week, rescuers can only hope to recover the bodies and bring some closure to their families.
In the aftermath of a disaster, angry and heartbroken people direct blame towards one person or …
0 By Nicole Shively
At 8 p.m. on Sat. April 26th, thousands of eager fans prepared for a band most of them had never heard of. They hailed from miles around in Nebraska and neighboring Iowa to hear the globally-known country threesome, Rascal Flatts, play the Century-Link Center in Omaha. But for many, they sat unexpectedly awaiting the first impression of lesser-known country band, Sawyer Brown.
Mark Miller, the lead singer of Sawyer Brown emerged from backstage, rocking a grey soul patch, showcasing all the enthusiasm of One Direction, but with better …
0 Story and Photo by Amantha Dickman
East’s literary magazine, “Pyrography”, is still looking for artists to submit their artwork! If you are interested in submitting your sketches, painting, or photographs, send them to Andrea Kabourek! You can deliver them to the office where they will be put into her mailbox or directly to her in room 019.
0 By: Elizabeth O’Doherty
Every two years, the world watches athletes compete to win gold for their country at either the summer or winter Olympics. Host countries feel enormous pressure to show the world that they have an advanced, modern culture. With seven years of preparation before TV cameras set foot on location, host countries pour money to renovate their infrastructure, roads and transportation, and Olympic housing and arenas. This year in Sochi, Russia, there was no limit to what Vladimir Putin wouldn’t spend.
When countries began bidding for the 2014 …
+2 By Hibah Chughtai
As a year full of stressful applications, adventurous college visits, and nerve-racking interviews come to an end, seniors are diving into the world of decisions. Where to go, why to go there, and what to study are questions going across the mind of countless seniors all over the country as May 1st is fast approaching.
Many of us ambitious seniors think of college and the first thing that comes to mind is independence-living on our own, going out as we please, and forgetting that a time for sleep …
+4 By Karley Powell
Since Frozen’s amazing success in theaters, there has been a sudden interest sparked in Disney movies that we had once known and loved. As children we enjoyed these movies and now they come back into our lives as a part of pop culture. While I do enjoy the popular Disney movies like “The Lion King” in which (spoiler) Mufasa’s death scene still haunts me to this day, there is something compelling about the movies that not everyone necessarily knows. It’s almost like discovering a treasure everyone else …
+1 By Sara Donovan
I am living a familiar life. My classmates are the same ones I have had since kindergarten. I know all of my neighbors and can navigate Lincoln with ease. I see my family and beloved puppy every day before sleeping in the house I have lived in since elementary school. I know all of my teachers and their expectations. I have favorite local restaurants and know the employees by first name at most. I have attended three schools, all of which have been assigned for me.
After 17 …
+4 By Nicole Shively
What? What?? Yep. You read the title right. A rave on auditions? Who in their right mind would rave about auditions? Auditions, after all, are the bane of most performers’ existence. Nothing but hours of practice, knots in your stomach, and staggering stress… So naturally, as human beings, we fear them. I’ll admit it: auditions are scary.
But more than anything else, we fear failure. The possibility of not being good enough eats at us until we cannot function. Staring at the music or the stage in front …
+3 By Kaitlin Roh
February 14th is just around the corner, and we all know what that means…groups of single people awkwardly looking on as couples display just how much money they spent on heart-shaped chocolate and giant teddy bears. Everywhere you look are red and pink hearts shouting in various shades of glitter “Be mine,” “I love you,” and “Happy Valentine’s Day.”
For the weeks leading up to it, we are bombarded with card and chocolate commercials stating the social importance of being in love. Valentine’s Day is nothing more …