Articles Archive for November 2010
By: Rachel Dowd
Last week was national HOSA week at Lincoln Southwest. HOSA stands for Health Occupation Students of America, they provided a theme for each day last week.
Monday was nurse and trainer appreciation day, Tuesday was scrubby bear day, Wednesday was flu awareness and blood drive day, Thursday was scrub day, and Friday was breast cancer awareness day. Many juniors and seniors donated blood at school on Wednesday to the Lincoln Community Blood Bank. HOSA’s goal is to improve the delivery of humane, quality health care by supplying opportunities for …
In January of 2010, the State Board of Education passed new graduation requirements that will start with the class of 2014-2015. LPS is upping English, science, and math, as well as reconsidering previous credits required for other courses. The Lincoln Board of Education is also considering adding more credits to PE and Fine/Applied Arts, while not requiring as many Technology credits.
BY ALI CARSTENS
Even though many students may not feel they need additional training in math, science or English, upping the number of credits required in these areas will have many …
By Ali Carstens
(UPDATED 11/15 by Atley Gustafson)
Ending their regular season strong with a 24 and 7 record, Southwest’s varsity volleyball team headed into districts.
Southwest received home court advantage with districts that took place on Nov. 3. The team beat Omaha Bryan in three sets and then beat Lincoln Southeast three matches to one. As district champions, it automatically qualified Southwest for state.
“Throughout the season, our team has grown together. We have great chemistry and we trust each other, which has helped us have a successful season so …
By Ellie Clinch
Each year 16,000 students nation-wide achieve National Merit Scholarship Semi-finalist status. This year, seven students from Lincoln Southwest are representatives for this prestigious award- seniors Joyanne Becker, Maddie Bien, Heather Byrne, Jake Heidelk, Emma Hoppe, John Jasa and Albert Zhou.
About 1.5 million students took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test their junior year and these students are among some of the highest scoring students in the nation.
Seniors that have been commended include Tasneem Bouzid, Charles Chen, Paul Poulson, Brian Vuu and Ellen Wilkinson.
What are your plans for …
Shopping is something that is commonly found on a list of people’s hobbies, and many people are guilty of dropping large amounts of money on few articles of clothing and accessories. In order to combat this problem, there are some students who have taken a more wallet-friendly alternative.
Seniors Haley Williams, Heather Byrne and Sophie Hines have all taken up sewing and crafting their own unique, personalized ensembles.
“It’s cheaper than buying things, and I guess it makes them unique. For the equivalent price, shop bought clothing would be of a much …
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“The Message” airs on Nebraska’s only independent radio station, 89.3 KZUM.
Last year, three UNL students from Lincoln Southeast, Alex Schumacher, Preston Kelley, and Cory Soukup, banded together and stepped up to take the earliest of early birds time slot to play stellar music every Thursday night from 10 p.m.- midnight. Each week a new theme is set, such as “local artists,” “Nebraskan musicians,” and the lesser known music that can introduce you to a potential new favorite!
So if you’re settling in for homework, or just winding down from …
Weekend au Mont Saint Michel
By: Austin Ford
The weekend of Oct. 9 and 10 was probably the most fun weekend of my life. In addition to meeting over 200 exchange students living in France from around the world, I toured a centuries old city-fortress-island, walked on quicksand, and met up with some of my best friends to do something I’ve always taken for granted: speak English. Let’s start from the beginning.
Saturday morning, my host mom drove me to the apartment of the Rotary Club member who was to take another student …
By: Stacy Kellough
Hey, seniors! Need volunteer hours for NHS or GOPO? Or if you’re just trying to get more involved in the community, take a look at where other students are volunteering for some ideas!
Senior Brian Vuu has been volunteering at Bright Lights in the summer since he was a freshman, he’s volunteered at an elementary band camp twice, and he currently volunteers at Hill elementary school tutoring students in science.
“I really love the crazy in kids, especially when they’re bouncing off the walls and whatnot. Helping them out and …
By Atley Gustafson
A rough start to the season didn’t cause the Silver Hawks to give up.
Beginning with a 1-3 record, they bounced back with four consecutive wins against North Platte, Fremont, North Star and Kearney beofre losing at Norfolk in the last regular season game.
The team finished 4-1 in district play and 5-4 overall. The 26-21 win over Kearney clinched them in a place in the state tournament.
It was a big game because at the time both Southwest and Kearney were 3-0 in district play.
One of the assistant coaches, Tony …
By Ali Carstens
Several seniors will be added to the current 88 members in this year’s Southwest chapter of National Honors Society in an induction ceremony in the morning on Wednesday, Nov. 10.
National Honors Society is a national program created to honor academic achievements and to support scholarships, service and leadership.
Certain qualifications are required for students to be eligible for NHS. They must be a sophomore, junior or senior who demonstrates at least a 3.0 on a grading scale of 4.0. They must also demonstrate leadership and service by being a …