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HOSA’s first meeting of the school year

Posters made by members and officers of HOSA advertising to possible interested students in the commons.

Kamryn Snyder, News Editor

October 28, 2020

On Monday, October 5th the first HOSA meeting was held after school in the commons at East. HOSA, otherwise known as the Health Occupations Students of America, is a great opportunity for kids at East who are interested in pursuing careers in the medical field. The purpose of this first meeting was to...

84th Street closure: goal to improve appearance along the corridor

A road closed marker along 84th and A; a snippet of what's to come.

Joel Bierbower, Staff Writer

October 28, 2020

“Road closed to thru traffic.” A common orange and black sign frequently seen along the many curbs and corners of the community, especially during peak construction months. While a minor hassle for most, when it involves the route usually taken to school or work, there can be delays and longer travel...

Lady Spartans take state for third consecutive year in upset at state cross country

The Lady Spartans celebrate with one another after finding out they have won the state title.

Camden Cohn, Sports Editor

October 28, 2020

On October 23rd, 2020, the Lincoln East Girls Cross Country team etched their names in history once again at the Kearney Country Club in Kearney, Nebraska on a frigid Friday. They won the team title at the Nebraska State Championships for the third year in a row, the first time since Omaha Marian won...

LPS high schools continue 3/2 scheduling

Calendar for quarter 2 if LPS decides to continue the 3/2 schedule during the rest of first semester.

Madalynn Abele, Staff Writer

October 22, 2020

Announced on Friday, October 9, LPS decided that high schools will be remaining in the 3/2 staggered scheduling at the beginning of second quarter. This is due to a rise of COVID-19 cases in the county and region. Every couple of weeks, LPS will be re-evaluating COVID cases in order to make a decision...

East cross country team finishes off their season with a charming goodbye

Pushing to the finish line, Graeme Hepburn stays focused for the grand achievement of running a 5k.

Aden Buggi, Staff Writer

October 22, 2020

Lincoln East JV Cross Country Team prepares as they compete against Lincoln Southwest at Pioneers Park on October 8th. Drew Huscher, senior and runner on East’s Cross Country Team states his goal in achieving for Friday’s race. “Hopefully PR for all time. If not for all time, then maybe the season,”...

UNL hosts virtual college meeting

Madelyn Wurth, UNL's Recruiter Specialist, gives an overview of the University's objective to the 40 or so East High School students.

Faqeha Qureshi, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

Madelyn Wurth, a Recruiter Specialist for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln led a virtual college meeting for East High School students on October 8th. They talked to students about what to expect before applying to the school, from the variety of majors and clubs they offer, to the admission process. “We...

One act season is now upon us

Patrick Brown is working hard to memorize his lines for this year's one act,

Kyra Rempe, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

It’s officially One Act season for the theater department at East High. The theater department at East has put on lots of great shows, such as “Peter and the Starcatcher,” “Get Smart,” and last year's one act “Rumors of Polar Bears.” This year's one act is called “Booby Trap.” It's...

A closer look at coronavirus and the election

In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and a major election year, many voters are opting to request absentee ballots instead of voting in person on November 3.

Julia Ehlers, Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2020

Now you know the basics of voting (or if you don’t, check out this story), let’s talk about some of the more complicated aspects of this year’s election. There’s a lot of rumors flying, and contradictions between news outlets and government officials and what people hear from each other. From vote...

Apollonaires dazzle yet again

The Lincoln East Apollonaires dance at halftime of the East vs. North Platte game on October 9th. This was the Apollonaires final home football game of the season. They will virtually compete in regionals this winter.

Sam Chebuhar, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

The Apollonaires performed at halftime of the East vs. North Platte game on October 9th. They performed a jazz style routine, showcasing their diverse styles throughout the season, which have included hip hop, pom pom, and jazz routines. Coach Sarah Hartman said the season has been “going wonderfully....

The show must go on

Boys show choir doing a finishing pose to one of their songs.

Devon Beechley, Staff Writer

October 20, 2020

As the leaves outside start to change, the Spartan show choir begins to play that funky music once more. This week, about 160 students are beginning to learn this year's new songs and choreography for their upcoming performance in December. A feeling of relaxing ease from the interviews I conducted...

East JV volleyball falls short of Norfolk

Freshman, Shandy Faalii, setting the volleyball over the net.

Cady Blackstock, Staff Writer

October 15, 2020

The East Junior Varsity team battled Norfolk Panthers at East High School on Thursday, October 8th. They fell short of Norfolk with a 2-1 loss. Spartans started at a good pace in the first set and finished 25-20. East walked into the second set with pride but ultimately fell short losing the second...

It’s more than a band – it’s a family

The Lincoln East Varsity Marching Band performs their show, Boy Band Legacy, for halftime at a football game.

Sam Chebuhar, Staff Writer

October 14, 2020

As another year of band camp started, students and directors alike hoped for everything to be normal, but that sadly wasn’t the case. In a year plagued by tragedies, restrictions, and learning/teaching moments, marching band is just like everything else: different. Before marching band season had...

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