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Schools gear up for the 2023 Fall Scholastic Book Fair, with the option of having books that deal with race, gender, and sexuality. Scholastic continues to get comments from the public and media about making these books optional for schools to include in their fairs.

Scholastic Book Fairs include titles that deal with race, gender, and sexuality

Ella Herzberg, Staff Writer, Social Media Editor November 3, 2023

Book Fairs have been a staple in children’s literature and elementary schools for as long as anyone can remember. These fairs come to a school once or twice a year, with hopes to engage students in their...

Lincoln Easts German Club plays board games at their meeting on October 25, 2023. The club meets in room 129 every Wednesday from 3:15-4:15, during which they further their understanding of the language of German.

Lincoln East introduces its German Club to students

Claire Weibye, Staff Writer, Editor, Layout Editor November 3, 2023

October 11, 2023 marked the first meeting for one of Lincoln East’s newest clubs, the German Club. This group of students, who have a shared interest in the language of German, meet in room 129 every...

Owen Lewis (left) and Tatum Lewis (right) pose for a picture with Romeo the alpaca at J.P. Acres. Romeo is just one of many alpacas that you can visit at the J.P. Acres alpaca farm.

J.P. Acres provides unique opportunity with their Alpaca farm

Avari Wischhof, Staff Writer November 3, 2023

The J.P. Acres Alpaca farm is a family-friendly hidden gem right outside of Lincoln. Located at 10000 Benton St, J.P. Acres is a small farm with friendly alpacas, along with other animals. You can walk,...

East High installs vape detectors for the 2023-2024 school year. Theyve been function well every day.

Are Vape detectors a hit with helping students to stop taking hits?

Tina Mashayekhi, Staff Writer November 3, 2023

LPS has started the 2023-2024 school year by placing new vape detectors in the bathrooms at East High. Their goal is to fight nicotine addiction in teenagers by using the money that they won in a lawsuit...

Bed bugs invade Paris, France since 2017 and continue to be an ongoing issue. The media has amplified peoples worries with pictures and videos of the tiny bugs.

Paris battles bed bug infestation

Kendra Riekenberg, Staff Writer, Editor October 30, 2023

Paris has a bed bug problem. The world’s most visited city has been widely reported about recently as the media broke out with videos of the crawling bugs after Paris Fashion Week 2023. But it wasn’t...

Caden Haar celebrates his #1 Doubles victory against Elkhorn South in the championship match at the state tournament on October 14, 2023. With the win, Haar became a 3 time state champion.

Lincoln East Tennis clinches 3rd consecutive State Title; Softball Team secures 5th place at State Tournament

Hope Shortridge, Staff Writer, Co-Editor-In-Chief October 28, 2023

Once again the Lincoln East Boys Tennis team was successful in securing a state championship title for the third straight year at the Woods Tennis Center in Lincoln, NE, over the course of three days of...

Some of the schools in attendance for the College Fair at Lincoln East high school on Thursday, October 5th. Around 60 schools attended, giving students plenty of opportunities to obtain information.

KP: 60 schools attend East College Fair

Kaitlyn Peitzmeier, Staff Writer October 23, 2023

The East College Fair took place on Thursday, October 5th, 2023 during second and third period in the South Gym. 60 college and military representatives attended. Some schools in attendance were Creighton...

Joslyn Walton waves her flag during the marching bands performance at Easts homecoming on September 21, 2023. Her contribution as part of color guard really helped pull the performance together.

East High marching band impresses audience at homecoming game

Tina Mashayekhi, Staff Writer October 11, 2023

The East High marching band performed during the half-time show of their homecoming game at Seacrest on Thursday, September 21st. At the end of each year, students are given the option of voting for the...

The stage at Meadowlark Coffee & Espresso after the open mic on September 20, 2023. The stage in the cafe hosts a variety of talents every Wednesday night.

A night at the open mic: Meadowlark cafe sets stage for local artists weekly

Louis Hoffman, Staff Writer October 11, 2023

On September 20th, 2023, Meadowlark Coffee & Espresso held their weekly open mic night. They have an open mic night every Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. for musicians, poets, comedians and other types of artists...

One of the two teams of East students placed runners-up at the Regional Science Bowl competition in February of 2022. (L-R) Josie Jobst, Annabelle Kumm, Nick Li, Piotr Korlacki.

Beat the buzzer: try out for Lincoln East’s Science Bowl Team

Hope Shortridge, Staff Writer, Co-Editor-In-Chief October 10, 2023

The Lincoln East Science Bowl team will host its tryouts for the 2023-24 season on Friday, October 13th. The science bowl is a nationwide competition where students face off and answer fast paced questions...

The Lincoln East Speech Team sets up for the homecoming dance in the Lincoln East athletics concourse on September 22nd, 2023. The team spent countless hours planning for the disco themed dance, and their efforts helped make it a memorable experience for all.

Lincoln East Homecoming serves as the speech team’s biggest fundraiser of the year

Claire Weibye, Staff Writer, Editor, Layout Editor October 3, 2023

It is Friday, September 22nd, 2023, and the halls of Lincoln East are full of excitement as students prepare for the Homecoming Dance. While everyone else is getting ready, the award-winning Lincoln East...

Lincoln Public Schools implements a new district-wide cell phone policy in the 2023-2024 school year, restricting students from using electronic devices during class. The policy has immensely improved academic performance.

Lincoln Public Schools’ new phone policy positively impacts East High

Ava Chapin, Staff Writer, Editor October 3, 2023

During the summer before the 2023-2024 school year, Lincoln Public Schools informed students and their families of a new district-wide cell phone policy. After being implemented into two high schools the...

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