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Debate Team champions pose with their awards after the 2023 Debate State Tournament. Photo Credit: Colten White

Speech & Debate Season Begins

Rebecca Halada, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

At the beginning of the school year, students desperate to pad their resumes and college applications search for new extracurriculars. It may be too late to join a new sport or club and take too much time...

Senior Porter Nelson attended Cornhusker Boys State prior to attending Boys Nation in Washington D.C. Only two representatives from each state are elected to attend Boys Nation. 
Photo Credit: Porter Nelson

Senior of All Trades

Andrew Swanson, Staff Writer October 31, 2023

For seniors, athletes, or any scholar at Southeast, the name Porter Nelson may sound familiar. Nelson, a senior at LSE, has been quite involved in the school over the past several years. He became one...

A New Way to Play an Old Game

Evan Merrell, Broadcast Editor September 2, 2023

The game of chess has a long and rich history, traversing cultural barriers and advancing with each step. Originating in 6th century India, chess traveled across the Eurasian continent spreading to kingdoms...

LSE Teacher overcomes Learning Disability

LSE Teacher overcomes Learning Disability

Lilly Penner, Staff Writer May 17, 2023

As students bustle into F220, they are greeted with posters of literature and shelves upon shelves of books. When walking into the classroom Alyssa Allaire is eager to greet everyone who enters her class....

The Birth of Daxton

Lilly Penner, Staff Writer May 16, 2023

"My thought process was that it was a joke and what I was seeing was not real. I just hid the test and tried to block it out of my head.” Cadynce Richmond discovered she was pregnant at the beginning...

Eleven Weeks Early

Eleven Weeks Early

Lilly Penner, Staff Writer May 16, 2023

On Dec. 7, 2022, LSE Social Studies teacher Chris Salem got a call he wasn't expecting. It was his wife Ella, calling to say her water broke in her 23rd week of pregnancy. “She spent all of December,...

Southeast alumni Anna Wishart poses in Nebraska capital building. 
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Homegrown Southeast Senator Anna Wishart

Molly Leyden, Online Editor May 15, 2023

Senator Anna Wishart has a day filled with movement and interaction. From speaking and negotiating with her fellow representatives, to hearing the ideas and desires of those she speaks for. Wishart’s...

Students find solace in body modifications 

Chloe Fitzgibbon, Co-Editor-In-Chief May 11, 2023

At 18 years old, teenagers are handed the opportunity to decorate their body how they choose with newly relinquished parent-permission restraints. For some with strict parents, getting a tattoo or piercing...

Teachers balancing two jobs

Teachers balancing two jobs

Adam Taylor, News Editor May 9, 2023

Many teachers put upwards of 60 hours a week just in the classroom alone, and although that is more than a given full-time job, many teachers still have other jobs in order to compensate for the close...

Nelson Nails Top Award in Speech

Nelson Nails Top Award in Speech

Cole McChargue, Copy Editor March 24, 2023

As the light casts a spotlight, all of the watching eyes and listening ears seem to be more focused than usual. Anxiety rushes down every bone in the spine, and forgetfulness makes an appearance when it’s...

Graphic by: Zainib Al-Jayashi

LSE Seniors turn to TikTok to Review Local Food

Lilly Penner, Staff Writer March 24, 2023

Seniors Hayden Byarlay, Rowan Johnson, Malachi Masten and Daniel Schafer have started reviewing local restaurants as a fun twist to getting food with friends.  This journey was not initially documented,...

Can I Kick It? (Yes You Can)

Can I Kick It? (Yes You Can)

Evan Merrell, Broadcast Editor March 10, 2023

Since the original debut of the Air Jordan 1 in 1985, collectable basketball shoes and sneakerhead culture as a whole has been launched into the spotlight with people paying outlandish amounts of money...

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