Articles in the Voices Category
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 …
+1 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 …
+2 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 …
+1 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 …
+4 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, …
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 …
+14 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 …
+1 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 …