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Key Club continues despite coronavirus complications

Key Club president Abby Chan talks during a Zoom meeting. Key Club has had to go full Zoom this year because of the situation with Covid-19.
November 20, 2020

When thinking of what the coronavirus affected the most during the school year, things that come to mind first for most people would be sports, remote learning, lunch, and activities (such as show choir,...

Four great thrift stores in Lincoln that you need to check out

The main room in Glam House Thrift Shop located at 5740 Old Cheney Rd.
November 16, 2020

Are you looking for some new places to thrift in Lincoln? Are you tired of going to just Goodwill? Well lucky for you, we have found four thrift shops that may be new to you where you might find your next...

Students talk about seasonal scents

Just take it all in.
November 15, 2020

As the trees discard their summer green regalia, they reveal a beautiful agglomeration of red, orange, yellow, maroon, and brown. All this color appears against a contrasting deep blue sky, a striking...

Humans of East – Kellen Gorr

“I think almost everyone has some type of depression in their own way. Some more serious than others, but everyone gets it at one point in their life. Even the most perfect people you can think of probably are depressed at some point,” Kellen Gorr said.
November 12, 2020

If you feel locked in a tough spot, read on as Kellen Gorr exemplifies his idea on learning as we grow. “Ever since I grew up playing hockey, that is all my hockey coaches would say, ‘Your mistakes...

East alumni reflect on their time as students

Joe Hovorka as a senior versus a teacher at East.
November 12, 2020

As you walk around Lincoln East High School, you might not realize that the teachers among us have returned to the halls, not as students but teachers. Cameron Meter, an algebra and calculus teacher at...

Downtown Lincoln showcases some unique historical art

Jay Tschetter's 1990 brick mural showcases one of America's first steam-powered trains, part of the industrialization movement in the 1800s. It is seen passing through a bison herd, grazing in the Nebraska plains.
November 11, 2020

Lincoln currently has 108 public art pieces within the city, and 22 of them are historically-based monuments. Now, you’ve probably seen some of these statues and carvings, such as the Iron Horse stone...

Humans of East – Paige Brown

Paige Brown, a triplet who lives in a family of six and loves animal.
November 11, 2020

Paige Brown: kind, funny, awesome are just some words I would use to describe her. Paige recently turned 17 and is starting her senior year at East. Something that makes Paige stand out in this big world...

How can we save live performances?

Bryan Gilbert, junior at Lincoln East, stands tall in his belief for keeping live performances at its prime. “It kinda sucks because there are not many opportunities of going places and wearing mask sucks,” he said.
COVID changes the emotional experience of live music
November 10, 2020

Citizens of the United States and many other countries have been sucked into a pandemic, COVID-19. It has destroyed relationships, equality and the economy. Many people have been confused and stressed...

The Small But Mighty: National Honor Society

The new NHS officer team from left to right: Joshua Lee (Advisory Board) Kai Waddell (Secretary) Madalynn Abele (Vice President) Evan Heller (President) Snigdha Jangala (Advisory Board) Rylen Lanning (Advisory Board)
November 10, 2020

If anyone were to describe Lincoln East’s chapter of the National Honor Society, it would only be one word, leadership. About 150 students are members of a prestigious organization at East doing their...

Dolly’s Legacy continues saving the lives of homeless pets

Dolly's volunteer DeeDee Armstrong carries out a puppy from the Oklahoma transport vehicle, parked outside Hope Community Church on a sunny June 11th, 2020. DeeDee, who lives in Oklahoma, brought the animals to Lincoln herself, as she usually is the first healing hand that touches the dogs and cats when rescued from high-kill shelters.
October 31, 2020

Kerri Fowles Kelly is the creator of Dolly’s Legacy Animal Rescue, a non-profit organization located here in Lincoln, Nebraska. Since their formation as a volunteer group in 2013, they have adopted out...

The effects of isolation during a pandemic

A representation of what it feels to be isolated.
October 28, 2020

Many people feel lonely or isolated, almost like they’re cut off from the rest of the world. They wonder if things are ever going to get better as the days go by, and each one is similar to the last....

BLM donations: Where does the money go?

BLM donations: Where does the money go?
October 26, 2020

With the rise of attention for activism groups after the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and many more people of color, a question has come to surface on what the cause really supports. The need...

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