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Katerina Hoffman: Diving into the 2021 season

Nicole Tinius, Online Editor January 20, 2021

Lincoln Southeast (LSE) Freshman Katerina Hoffman is diving into the new year with new goals for her athletic career. Currently, she is focusing on ranking in the top two at state, and with all the practice...

Graphic by: Henry Graham

Quarantine Chic: Time in isolation creates opportunities to explore new interests, styles

Henry Graham, Staff Writer January 18, 2021

Quarantine. What started as an extended spring break turned into a crazy nine month period of boredom, sleeping, worrying, and most importantly, isolation. For some, it was an important time for introspection,...

Graphic by: Zainib Al-Jayashi

Behind the Mask: Healthcare during the pandemic

Meg Rajala, Photo Editor January 14, 2021

During a global pandemic, there is constant need for action and change within day-to-day living for all, but especially so for those who work within healthcare. Many students, such as Anna Walters, have...

Allison FitzSimmons: Finding her joy in storytelling through acting

Allison FitzSimmons: Finding her joy in storytelling through acting

Fatima Al-Jayashi, Design Editor January 8, 2021

The performing arts allows students to tell stories by tapping into human emotions and expression. For senior Allison FitzSimmons, this type of storytelling has been the highlight of her high school career...

In this week's Humans of LSE, the spotlight is on LSE Counselor, Kelley Winter. She has been helping students deal with a variety of issues including COVID-19.

Kelley Winter: LSE Counselor helps students reach their goals

Jacob Miller, Copy Editor January 1, 2021

Through the doors of Lincoln Southeast, there are many friendly faces that can instantly make your day brighter. One of those faces belongs to Southeast Counselor, Kelley Winter. Winter works with 9th...

LSE Social Worker Morgan Young in her office.

LSE Social Worker Morgan Young: Supporting students in and out of school

Emily Stoner, Photo Editor December 18, 2020

Putting yourself in an unfamiliar environment and situation can be scary, but it can also be an awarding experience. LSE Social Worker Morgan Young pushed herself out of her comfort zone by studying abroad...

Frank Stroup playing his trumpet at a performance

Frank Stroup, new to the LSE Band staff

Erin Geschwender, Design Editor December 4, 2020

Frank Stroup, new to the Lincoln Southeast band staff New to the LSE band staff, Frank Stroup has been teaching for four years. As music is one of his biggest passions, he plays several instruments....

Freshman Levi Baker imagines a full house who will watch him perform in LSE's Fall Play,

Levi Baker pursues passions in a pandemic

Jerrica Zuhlke, Copy Editor December 3, 2020

For most freshmen, the last thing on their mind is joining extracurricular activities while they are getting used to their new school environment. They hardly know where G hall is, so how can they think...

Senior Cyden Gonzales plays his violin down in the bounds of M-Hall

Cayden Gonzales: violinist extraordinaire

Sam Woods, Staff Writer November 27, 2020

Early in the morning, stuffed between the theater and the athletics wing, M-hall chimes with the sounds of brass and woodwinds. Or, rather, it would, if they weren't all outside marching. Even while the...

Meet the new Student Council sponsors: Julie Krueger and Autumn Wardyn

Meg Rajala, Photo Editor November 20, 2020

It’s no secret that this year a common theme is “change”, not just globally but within Lincoln Southeast, too. With a new principal, new coaches, and now new Student Council sponsors, life at LSE...

Senior Story Presnell loves the macabre

Senior Story Presnell loves the macabre

Samuel Abourezk, Staff Writer November 13, 2020

His favorite TV show is Twin Peaks, and his favorite album, Deathconsciousness. He admires filmmaker David Lynch, but admits that he couldn’t finish Eraserhead, saying that “... that movie feels like...

Ms. Thompson and her fiance this past summer

Jessica Thompson: Taking care of business at Lincoln Southeast

Nicole Tinius, Online Editor November 6, 2020

Canadian rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive sings about how they’re taking care of business (in their hit song “Taking Care of Business" of course), and while Jessica Thompson isn’t necessarily taking...

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