The Iditarod: Alaska’s Grand Event

The Iditarod: Alaska’s Grand Event

March 3, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, A&E, Featured

Alaska is the most sparsely populated state in the United States with a little over 700,000 people. This cold state is most known for its diverse terrain and outdoor-themed TV shows, but not many know about one of the state’s largest events, the Iditarod, or the Last Great Race on Earth. The Idita...

Seeing and Drawing

Seeing and Drawing

February 27, 2017


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The initial goal of most people who begin drawing is to try and recreate images they see. Drawing something exactly as one sees it, however, can be very frustrating. The difference between expectation and reality may be only a couple pencil strokes, but the resulting image can be tragic. The main compli...

Who is St. Patrick?

Who is St. Patrick?

February 27, 2017


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Many recognize St. Patrick’s Day as a time to dress in all green and go out and get drunk with friends, but like many holidays, there is a serious origin to this holiday. As the name of the holiday would insinuate, the origin of this holiday begins with St. Patrick of Ireland, one of the world’s ...

Trump Administration Revokes Transgender Bathroom Rule

Trump Administration Revokes Transgender Bathroom Rule

February 23, 2017


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The Trump administration is revoking a rule made by Barack Obama that gave transgender students the rights to use bathrooms based on the gender they identify with. The issue with this topic is whether Title IX protects students based on their sex or gender identity. Civil rights groups are now worrying that P...

The Perks of Being a Bilingual

The Perks of Being a Bilingual

February 23, 2017


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In the age of a highly interconnected world where people on the opposite ends of the globe are able to communicate in a matter of seconds, the world can indeed seem smaller. However, globalization has also exposed people to great amounts of diverse ethnicities, cultures, and perhaps most importantly, ...

Journey to the Pinnacle

Journey to the Pinnacle

February 21, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Activities, Featured

“Be more” is the 2016-2017 Girls Basketball team's motto. “Be more than a team. Be more than a teammate. Be a family,” states Sophomore Jolie Rinaker when asked what it means. The mighty Rockets Varsity team is made up of two seniors, Nigeria Jones and Jordyn Casados, one junior, eight sophomores, ...

High School Students Experience Mental Health Complications

High School Students Experience Mental Health Complications

February 21, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Faces, Featured

You are sitting in class and see someone walk in with their eyes red and hair disheveled. Did you know this person has a sleeping disorder? You are leaving school and see someone sitting alone, crying in the hallway. Did you know this person has elevated levels of stress and anxiety? Mental illness...

Banned Speech On Campus; Harmful or Helpful?

Banned Speech On Campus; Harmful or Helpful?

February 17, 2017


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In the age of political correctness, there are many ideas that are perceived to be controversial. There will always be a large group on the positive side, the other group on the negative side and some in the middle. Living in America grants freedom, but how much can that freedom extend? When it comes ...

Lincoln attractions that’ll draw you in

Lincoln attractions that’ll draw you in

February 17, 2017


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If I had a dollar every time another teen complained about not being able to do anything in Lincoln, I’d be richer than Warren Buffett. Living in a relatively small city can get really boring, really fast. Of course there are a lot of fun activities to do, but they get repetitive, and eventually the...

Donald Trump’s Cabinet: Under-educated and Unqualified

Donald Trump’s Cabinet: Under-educated and Unqualified

February 15, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Featured, Op-Ed

During the course of the 2016 Presidential Election, many took note of the now President Donald Trump’s lack of political experience. Many voters however, interpreted Trump not being a politician as a positive attribute as it meant he was an “outsider” who would better reflect the interests of the c...

Haunted Locations In Lincoln, Nebraska

Haunted Locations In Lincoln, Nebraska

February 14, 2017


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Lincoln, Nebraska is considered a regular city with not a lot of activity. The main stereotype of Lincoln is that it is full of farmers and corn. Nebraska is ranked the 8th happiest state in America according to WalletHub. With the cliche of happy farmers, no one seems to ever think of Nebraska to b...

The Dark History of Valentine’s Day

The Dark History of Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2017


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Valentine’s Day. The day of love. Filled with roses, chocolate, and hearts. Little do people know, the origins are quite gruesome, despite being a tad inconclusive. One thing that is certain about the holiday of love is it came from ancient Rome and is in place to celebrate St. Valentine from the C...

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