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Opinion: Top ten things to do this summer

Opinion: Top ten things to do this summer

Lauren Van Treeck, Staff Writer April 12, 2021

Summer 2021 will be here in six weeks, which means there are only 29 school days left. With the new challenges and exhaustions this year has been filled with, students and teachers are more than ready...

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Opinion: Standardized tests shouldn’t be required

Nicole Tinius, Online Editor April 8, 2021

On Tuesday, April 6 Lincoln Public Schools (LPS) high school juniors took the ACT. As they entered Lincoln Southeast (LSE), grumbles, yawns and nerves were all seen and heard as they filed into the classrooms,...

Opinion: Sound of Metal should win Best Picture at the Oscars

Opinion: Sound of Metal should win Best Picture at the Oscars

Samuel Abourezk, Staff Writer April 7, 2021

Through numerous COVID-19 setbacks, eight films have been nominated for the Oscars Best Picture of 2021. "The Father” is a drama which features Anthony Hopkins as an elderly man, dealing with the hardships...

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Opinion: Divided We Fall

Lauren Van Treeck, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

Events from the past year have been hard to ignore. A global pandemic. Wildfires in California. Protests across the country. A record-breaking presidential election. An insurrection at the Capitol....

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Opinion: Nebraska weather is the most unpredictable

Jacob Miller, Copy Editor February 28, 2021

Since the new year, weather in Nebraska has been uncertain to say the least. From negative temperatures and snowfall to warm sunny days in a matter of weeks, our midwest state doesn’t have a particular...

Google's assumptions about users make for better targeted ads

Google’s assumptions about users make for better targeted ads

Erin Geschwender, Design Editor February 19, 2021

In this age of the internet and data collection, it is a well-known fact that websites and companies collect information about us as we browse, but how much do they really know about us?  The most...

Opinion: Best Ads of Super Bowl LV

Opinion: Best Ads of Super Bowl LV

Emily Stoner, Photo Editor February 10, 2021

Every year, the Super Bowl rolls around on the first Sunday of February, and demands national attention as the best teams in the National Football League (NFL) go head to head. Unlike other games, however,...

Valentine's Day 2021: How to spread the love while remaining socially distant

Valentine’s Day 2021: How to spread the love while remaining socially distant

Callie Cook, Staff Writer February 5, 2021

Valentine's Day provides a yearly opportunity to shower that special someone with adoration and love. Many people celebrate by giving out chocolate, teddy bears and roses to loved ones. However, as COVID-19...

Opinion: The pros and cons of watching movies at home or at a movie theater

Mason Apking, Online Editor February 2, 2021

In years past, moviegoers would gain a multitude of experiences at their local theaters, from the headache of parking on $5 Tuesdays to telling someone’s child to be quiet. I have always enjoyed watching...

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Why the class of 2021 has it worse than the class of 2020

Tyler Vander Woude, Staff Writer January 30, 2021

It began with LPS announcing that spring break would be extended by a week. Which was followed by athletes hoping to be back in time for sports. Then, the messaging changed: “School will be online for...

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Opinion: Don’t fall into the New Year’s resolution bandwagon

Fatima Al-Jayashi, Design Editor January 21, 2021

Right as the clock strikes midnight and January 1st comes around, many people around the world have plans on what they want to accomplish for the new year. These plans, known as New Year’s resolutions,...

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Opinion: Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘drivers license’ is just what everyone needed

Jerrica Zuhlke, Copy Editor January 14, 2021

On Jan. 7, 2021, Olivia Rodrigo released her debut single “drivers license”, which quickly amassed praise on streaming platforms and social media. As of Jan. 12, 2021, the music video has reached 16.7...

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