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Kianna Isom (11) practices “O Magnum Mysterium”

LSE musicians make melodies that move

Kristina Gevorkova, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

Students step one by one into the judges room while soft, melodic rhythms surround the busy environment. Shiny instruments are being prepared for a nerve-wracking performance. The participants shuffle...

Star Diver Commits to Air Force

Star Diver Commits to Air Force

Jarod Cada, Sports Editor February 27, 2024

Southeast senior Evan Farr always dreamed of going into military service. Both his uncle and grandpa were in the military which allowed him to have an idea of what it was like. Now, he can finally make...

Colten White poses with Bruna during one of their hunting trips.
Photo Credit: Colten White

Southeast teacher’s dreams take flight through falconry

Georgia Wood, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 27, 2024

Most people take care of fluffy cats, playful dogs or energetic gerbils, but not Lincoln Southeast English teacher Colten White, who decided on a whim one day, to pursue falconry and take a bird with talons...

(From left to right) Garrett Amundsen (11), Olivia Eitzman (12) and Chantelle Runyan (12) play “Funkathustra”.

Dear Diary: Nite of Knights variety show was one for the books

Mina Jan, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

Hot, bright lights shine in the faces of the performers on stage as the soft murmurs of the audience soon erupts into thunderous applause after each act. The crowd is gathered to witness an LSE tradition...

Graphic cartoon made by Jackson Hergenrader

Caught in the Tardy Sweep Net

Jackson Hergenrader, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

In the past, being tardy to class usually resulted in a “slap on the wrist” sort of punishment. Teachers may hand students a tardy slip, email home or, occasionally, assign detentions. This year, however,...

The Shirettes pose for a photo at their competition.

Cheer and Dance teams kick into high gear for competition

Jenna Steinke, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

The LSE Cheer and Dance teams competed in the Nebraska Coaches Association (NCA) State Championships on Feb. 15-17. The competition team for cheer placed 6th in the Class A Traditional Performance category,...

Graphic Created On: Canva

Ramadan: A month of focus and self-discipline

Myla Davis, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

A distant buzzer cries. Minutes later, a girl feels a warm hand on her shoulder shaking her awake. Opening her bleary eyes, she looks through the darkness to see her father in her room to make sure she...

Students mourn loss of PLC days as LPS changes to district-wide common schedule

Students mourn loss of PLC days as LPS changes to district-wide common schedule

Jenna Steinke, Staff Writer February 27, 2024

The Lincoln Board of Education voted Tuesday, Feb. 13, to bring an end to PLC days, which are early dismissals every Tuesday for high school students, and once a month on Tuesdays for elementary and middle...

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