The Clarion



Jones O'Donnell, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

Your circadian rhythm is like an internal clock; it tells you when to get tired and go to bed, and when to wake up in the morning in order to ensure adequate amounts of sleep. When you turn 13 or so, your...

Unified Bowlers pose for a photo at Parkway Lanes during the 2022 bowling season.

Unified Bowlers bond at the lanes

Lily Deitering, Staff Writer November 11, 2023

Get your bowling shoes ready, because the Unified Bowling season is here! On Oct. 18, LSE’s Unified Bowling, which started eight years ago, began their season. This team is a great opportunity for students...

Culinary classes will get updated kitchens with state-of-the-art equipment.

Construction projects continue

Koko Solomon, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

As students stepped into the school this year after the summer break, they were greeted with construction equipment, hard hats, dust and entire departments relocated due to remodeling and major construction...

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...

The Southeast Knight

Historic hallways hold on to history

Jenna Steinke, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

As students walk down the halls of Lincoln Southeast High School (LSE), they see many emblems, such as the knight mascot and the shield, that have represented the school since its starting years. However,...

Graphic by Evangeline Ahern

Preparing for the Pre-ACT

Andrew Swanson, Staff Writer November 1, 2023

The PreACT is now on the horizon for all sophomores. For several hours on Thursday, Nov. 2, the only sound from classrooms will be the booming of proctors, rustling of paper, and scribbling of Number 2...

YES orchestra practicing during the 2020-21 school year at Irving Middle School, with co-director Austin Hegert. 
Photo Courtesy: YES Website

Orchestra students play without paying

Jenna Steinke, Staff Writer October 31, 2023

Musicians trickle into the room one by one, find their seats and start to unpack. The sounds of an orchestra warming up start to fill the room. It sounds like a professional orchestra that might play at...

Natalie Wardlow jumps for her attack on the opposing team.

Varsity volleyball player recruited by UNL’s biggest rival

KoKo Solomon, Staff Writer October 31, 2023

When Natalie Wardlow rotates to the front row on the volleyball court, the crowd takes an anticipatory breath, then cheers their excitement. Everyone, including the opposing team, knows that Wardlow is...

Empty Bowls members work on their bowls to be sold at LSEs art shows.

LSE Club Day

Rebecca Halada, Staff Writer October 31, 2023

Drama Club The Drama Club provides insight into a large community within the performing arts at the LSE. The club creates a setting for students who share a passion for theater to discuss information...

Triangle Factory Fire Project cast’s portrayal of labor strikes.

Review: “Triangle Factory Fire Project”

Lily Deitering, Staff Writer October 31, 2023

Burning clothes, scorched hair, smoke-filled halls and young women on fire were the real-life scenes that the cast of “The Triangle Factory Fire Project” was able to gracefully portray on an almost...

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...

Graphic by Evangeline Ahern

Bloody Good Films to Watch This Halloween

Evangeline Ahern, Staff Writer October 30, 2023

According to a school-wide survey about what students are planning to do this Halloween, 40% of students are going to Halloween parties and 16% are trick-or-treating, but the other 44% are most likely...

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