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By Aiden Lewald, Design Editor | May 18, 2022

In a state where red dominates the blue, it is hard for LGBTQ students to find a safe place. While the more liberal hubs of Lincoln and Omaha have larger queer populations, Nebraskan queer communities aren’t always accessible to queer youth.  For generations, young queer people have been deprived of representation where they need it most, in schools. With teachers that have the same lifestyle...

Anna Pipinos, Editor-in-Chief | May 17, 2022

After stuffing ourselves with sushi at Blackstone’s sushi restaurant, Butterfish, my friends and I left and began our walk to our cars. Suddenly, after being outside for only a few seconds, rain began to heavily pour on top of us. With nowhere else to go, we quickly ran into Coneflower Creamery as it was the closest place to us.  As a first timer at Coneflower, I glanced around the creamery,...

Aiden Lewald, Design Editor | May 17, 2022

Warm sand beneath your toes, the cool condensation on the side of a Virgin Pina Colada, and the calming splash of clear water on the coast. Paired with beautiful, lush trees, layered on top of island wide mountains, the salty wind drifts between their leaves.   This is what senior Abby Spidle experienced on her exotic trip to Guanacasta, Costa Rica during spring break. After two long days of travel,...

Asim Adhikary, Staff Writer | April 18, 2022

What is Ramadan? The holy month of self-improvement, discipline, and reflection.  In the next coming weeks, Muslims from all over the world will gather together to celebrate Ramadan. Falling on the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, the floating holiday is devoted to praying, fasting, and gratitude.  "Ramadan is a time of getting together, and fostering empathy for those who are less...

Morgan McCormack, News Editor | April 18, 2022

The theater is full of hushed conversations and bristling with excitement for the new “The Batman”, a film surrounded by fanfare, as the preceding trailers play. When the lights begin to dim and the haunting chords of Ave Maria begin to ring out, the room goes silent and grows , heavy with anticipation.  Throughout the “The Batman” (2022) movie, the anticipation only builds as you see the...

Morgan McCormack, News Editor | March 1, 2022

Quick gameplay, flashing colors, the sounds of gunfire and shouting over headsets. Playing Overwatch can be intense, taking focus and strategy, forcing you to be quick on your feet. Senior Addison Zhang excels at quick thinking and strategy, a reason that he became a world-ranked player Released in 2016, Overwatch captured the attention of those within and outside the gaming community. One such...

Aiden Lewald, Design Editor | March 1, 2022

Much like the inevitable falling of the borders of Paradis, the time has come. Old and new fans come together in excitement for the  ending of one of the all time most popular anime to air in America. The second part of Attack on Titan’s final season has aired. On the 8th of January, the 76th episode, “Judgement,” aired.  As a dedicated AOT fan myself, I’ve been waiting for this episode...

Reema Guda, Staff Writer | March 1, 2022

As senior Aiden Norris steps onto the tennis court with a racket in his hand, a smile illuminates his face as he thinks about his deep rooted love for  playing tennis. As he’s conversing with his friends, he realizes that this is the one place where he gets the chance to play the sport he loves while creating bonds with those who share the same passion as him. Tennis Buddies is an organization...

Rebecca Jacobsen, Staff Writer | December 17, 2021

It takes discipline to set aside time every day of your winter break to work out for forty-five minutes, then practice your sport for an hour. It takes an even higher level of commitment to travel overseas to Belgium three separate times with the main focus of playing and competing in that sport. Both of these statements apply to senior soccer player Ocean Scherlizin, and highlight her love for her...

Morgan McCormack, News Editor | December 9, 2021

Hitting the play button on "Dune" (2021), I was cautiously optimistic. Like many, I was waiting in anticipation for the film's release amidst frequent release delays. In the end, the film both did and did not disappoint. Set in the distant future, the Earth is a thing of the past, and our focus is rather the Atreides family as they are shuttled off their home planet and to the desert planet of Arrakis...