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One of several companies mentioned in this article, Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve makes eco-friendly hygiene products like shampoo bars, deodorant, and other types of soaps.

It’s not an easy thing to be green: Part 2

Julia Ehlers, Editor-in-Chief May 5, 2021

Not all companies are created equal when it comes to sustainability, and unfortunately, some of the best ones I have found are not well known. Especially when it comes to fast fashion, it’s important...

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...

Earth Day is about protecting and giving back to our planet for all it gives to us, but with a few tips, you can make Earth Day last all year.

It’s not an easy thing to be green: Part 1

Julia Ehlers, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2021

I’ve always been very passionate about climate change and protecting our planet for the generations that come after us, and during quarantine, I finally had time to start doing more digging into learning...

As Nebraska passes a bill, ASL classes are a possibility for credit requirements in high school.

Should American Sign Language be a world language class offered to everyone?

Cady Blackstock, Staff Writer March 31, 2021

It was about a month into school, we were all getting used to these new restrictions because of COVID and the weird seat placements at lunch. My friends and I were in a predicament where we couldn’t...

LB88 is a very important bill to the Oracle, as it promotes and protects freedom of the press for student journalists.

Taking a stand for LB88: Why this bill is important in protecting our student journalism

The Oracle Staff March 24, 2021

Under the first amendment, we all, even as students, have the right to freedom of speech, right? And all journalists have the right to freedom of the press, right? Wrong. Under current Nebraska law, student...

Giving yourself the chance to learn new skills and conquer challenges may open your mind to the possibilities the world has for you. Take the opportunity to meet new people, build knowledge, and feel welcomed at TCA as Colton Hardy did.

Why it’s practical to enroll in The Career Academy

Aden Buggi, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

It is hard to become skilled in a pathway if you do not have the right people teaching you. The Career Academy (TCA) is a recommended course to enroll in because of the pride their teachers take in teaching...

The world during quarantine is not an easy place to live. Masks, hand sanitizer, sacrifices and hard decisions overwhelm most days, so what are you supposed to do when even the experts aren't sure?

Opinion: Should schools be in full remote learning right now? (Part 5)

Julia Ehlers, Editor-in-Chief January 31, 2021

Before I start in on my perspective, I want to clarify a couple things. THIS IS AN OPINION PIECE ON A CONTROVERSIAL TOPIC. None of what I’m saying reflects the opinions of the Oracle as a whole, nor...

Elegance 2019-2020 poses for a picture with a pack of orbit gum, last year.

The benefits of being involved during high school

Isabella Villanueva, Social Media Editor December 17, 2020

As a senior at Lincoln East, I have learned just how important it is to get involved in clubs in high school. Over the past four years I have been involved in Speech, NHS, Student Council, Computer Science...

Disney+ shares the true story of Zach Sobiech and his hit song in the movie ‘Clouds’

Kyra Rempe, Staff Writer December 2, 2020

“You don’t need to find out you're dying to start living,” said Zach Sobiech. On October 16th, 2020 Disney released a new movie, based off of a true story called “Clouds,”onto Disney+. “Clouds”...

Just take it all in.

Students talk about seasonal scents

Joel Bierbower, Staff Writer 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...

The district plays a crucial role in providing students with the opportunities and the skill set to discuss controversial issues is a productive and respectful manner.

Shaping the minds of young people

Kamryn Snyder, News Editor November 9, 2020

Generally speaking, the purpose of the public school system is to prepare students for what is next. Whether that is moving on to college, or entering the workforce, our many years of schooling are meant...

Discussing controversial topics in the classroom is very important in the development of student's communication skills. Teachers play a crucial role as the facilitators of these conversations.

The importance of discussing controversial topics: A teacher’s perspective

Kamryn Snyder, News Editor October 8, 2020

How do we have conversations regarding more controversial topics in the classroom? It can be difficult at times, however many would argue that addressing these kinds of topics is unavoidable. The purpose...

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