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Natalie Schmersal a very nice and talented sophomore at East High.

Humans of East: Natalie Schmersal

Kyra Rempe, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

Meet Natalie, she is 16 and a very kind and amazing sophomore here at East High. Natalie lives with her mom, dad, and her little sister Emily who is 14. “I really love my sister, sure we had our arguments...

Does anyone remember?

Whatever happened to the fidget spinner?

Joel Bierbower, Staff Artist, Staff Writer May 3, 2021

Picture this: you’re walking through a toy store, and are in awe of the selection. Toys, games, and novelty items as far as the eye can see! The ceiling is high, and the air smells like plastic and rubber....

Sometimes after a while, it's a good idea to look into whether the rules should be changed for the benefit of the students.

School rules: oppressive or appropriate?

Ava Bartels, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

Rules, rules, rules. Most students aren’t aware of what they actually say until they’ve been chewed out for breaking them. Yet, from the dress code, to “inappropriate displays of affection” it...

Mr. Ricke, East economics and world history teacher, is leaving East after this school year to work in a more financial-heavy job.

Mr. Ricke says goodbye to East after three years as an economics teacher

Cady Blackstock, Staff Writer April 28, 2021

Mr. Ricke is described as a very laid back teacher who has made his mark at East through his students. So much so that he did a card trick at his job interview with Mr. Bell, East’s associate principal....

The 2020-2021 Spartan speech team.

Spartan Speech: A closer look at the East Speech and Debate team, what it means to its members

Devon Beechley, Staff Writer April 26, 2021

Since the school opened in 1967, the Spartan Speech and Debate team has been beating records and producing educated speakers into the world. Hot off the heels from their success at the State Speech competition,...

To follow up the perfect promposal, the search for the perfect prom dress begins. Dillards is a popular location in Lincoln, but there are many small boutiques carrying prom dresses, as well.

History of Promposals: Where did they come from?

Madalynn Abele, Online Editor, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

It’s prom season in Lincoln, Nebraska, and while not everyone is able to attend, the pictures and dinners are still inclusive to anyone. But what is it that makes prom so exciting? Is it the dance itself?...

Ella Swank a sophomore at Lincoln East in 2020-2021, smiling for a picture.

Humans of Lincoln East: Ella Swank

Isabella Villanueva, Social Media/ Feature Editor April 5, 2021

Lincoln East High School is filled with so many amazing humans that you should get to know, but one in particular that you really need to meet is Ella Swank. This spunky, sweet human is someone you can...

Commissioned artwork done for Clarissa Tan created by Mimi Yu.

East High students are selling art commissions to aid Black Lives Matter

Ava Bartels, Staff Writer March 31, 2021

Over the last summer, eight artsy Spartans came together to raise money for Black Lives Matter through doing personal art commissions. These students form a non profit team that donates 100% of their...

Peter Schmit with his guitar & his proud collection of all the Animorphs books.

Humans of Lincoln East: Peter Schmit

Madalynn Abele, Online Editor, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

“If you’re going to do something stupid, you might as well video it so that other people can get some enjoyment out of it in case you fail miserably.” These wise words from Peter Schmit, a senior...

Tri-M welcomes new members to Easts' chapter of the national music society.

Small But Mighty: Tri-M

Devon Beechley, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

Music students have been running the beautiful concert productions and social community of the Lincoln East music program. These musicians have been running this club single handedly for decades, with...

According to Dr. Bob Rauner, the Vice President of the LPS School Board and a certified physician, the Lancaster County/Lincoln community is not doing enough Covid-19 testing to actually know if it's safe for students and staff to be in school right now. This graph shows the number of tests and the number of positive tests in Lancaster County since the start of the school year.

Investigation: Should schools be in full remote learning right now? (Part 4)

Julia Ehlers, Editor-in-Chief January 23, 2021

Now that we’ve looked at East student (here) and staff (here) perspectives on full remote learning, as well as the administrative side of things (here), it’s time to get an outside perspective on all...

This graph shows the number of Covid-19 cases Lancaster County has had each week since school started up. Numbers like these have aided controversy about whether or not students should be in full remote learning right now.

Investigation: Should schools be in full remote learning right now? (Part 3)

Julia Ehlers, Editor-in-Chief January 20, 2021

In this series, we’ve already looked at East student and staff perspectives (check out the student and staff articles here), but they aren’t the ones making all of the decisions. That falls some to...

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