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LSEs Orchestra performs with Irving Middle School on Feb. 24 at the Jennifer L. Dorsey-Howley Performing Arts Center.

LSE Orchestra performs with two LPS middle schools as part of outreach initiative

Angel Paz , Staff Writer February 25, 2022

Lincoln Southeast High School's (LSE) orchestra performed with Irving Middle School's orchestra as part of an outreach and mentorship program on Thursday, Feb. 24 in the Jennifer L. Dorsey-Howley Performing...

Evan Merrell intensely playing Wordle during class.

Wordle: new daily word game takes over LSE classrooms

Carmin Sims, Copy Editor February 17, 2022

In October 2021, a new and captivating daily word game was released to the internet by creator Josh Wardle. The game quickly became a huge success, reaching 300,000 players within the first two months....

Auditions begin for Spring Musical “Once Upon A Mattress”

Auditions begin for Spring Musical “Once Upon A Mattress”

Amiah Robinson, Staff Writer February 7, 2022

The LSE Theater Department start auditions today for the Spring Musical - “Once Upon A Mattress”. The musical is a creative retelling of the classic fairytale “The Princess and the Pea”. In...

Nite of Knights returns for its 65th anniversary

Nite of Knights returns for its 65th anniversary

Maren Steinke, Copy Editor January 28, 2022

Next week, the annual performance of Lincoln Southeast High School’s (LSE) Nite of Knights will return. This long-standing tradition of displaying students’ talents on stage in the Jennifer L. Dorsey-Howley...

Art + Thrift provides a sense of community for LSE students

Art + Thrift provides a sense of community for LSE students

Evan Merrell, Broadcast Editor January 25, 2022

On Jan. 7, 2022,  many vendors across Lincoln converged on The Bay in preparation for the Art + Thrift event. People come from across Lincoln to sell and purchase thrifted clothing items and art pieces....

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Opinion: The Weeknd’s new album, “Dawn FM”, is his best work yet

Chloe Fitzgibbon, Co-Editor-In-Chief January 20, 2022

The pop singer known as The Weeknd [born Abel Tesfaye] has released a new album, setting the bar for musicians in 2022 exceedingly high. His album, “Dawn FM”, reflects on major themes regarding the...

Cao Nguyen

Cao Nguyen

Benjamin Sommerich, Sports and Variety Editor December 22, 2021

This semester, Lincoln Southeast High School (LSE) welcomed its newest teacher of the arts, Cao Nguyen. Nguyen directs two of Southeast’s choirs, and aspires to be a teacher that can work with students...

Photo by: David Beale on Unsplash

LSE Court Choir conducts first in-person concert since COVID-19

Tyler Vander Woude, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

Lincoln Southeast’s (LSE) Court Choir performed in front of a live audience on April 12, the first time since winter of 2019. Aside from a few members who performed in New York over spring break last...

Photo by: Uwe Conrad

Spring activities to enjoy the warmer weather

Erin Geschwender, Design Editor April 8, 2021

With the arrival of spring and the warmer weather brought along with it, it is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy some outdoor activities. While it is unsafe to partake in some activities due to...

LSE students participate in State Speech and Debate

LSE students participate in State Speech and Debate

Callie Cook, Staff Writer March 31, 2021

The Nebraska Sports and Activities Association (NSAA) State Speech & Debate took place on March 18 through March 20. Many high school students, including six Lincoln Southeast (LSE) students, practiced...

Anna Dvorak in front of some of her notes from designing the set for Rabbit.

Anna Dvorak: The junior with an interest in set design

Mason Apking, Online Editor March 22, 2021

Anna Dvorak (11) has been part of the Lincoln Southeast High School (LSE) Drama Department since her freshman year. This year she has taken on a big role as the Assistant Set Designer for the upcoming...

Graphic by: Fatima Al-Jayashi

The Reality of Toxic Relationships

Meg Rajala, Photo Editor March 22, 2021

Coming of age in a society saturated by media, many teens today grow to have an unrealistic view of what a relationship should look like, especially in high school. Although some expectations involve...

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