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[29 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Building landscape boxes for planting

Story by Jessica Ernesti
Kevin Hennecke’s third block Landscape Management class worked on making boxes for planting.  They made four boxes that were 12 x 3 feet.
“We were building the boxes to hold plants for the science classes,” said senior Kamal Harris.
The boxes took the entire class’s participation.  This was a big project for the class.  Students had to help each other carry out all the heavy boards.  They used different tools, and it was a great learning experience for all.  The students had to work together as a team in …

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[28 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Prom court announced!

By Mikaela Balfany
2010-2011 prom court is as follows:
Seniors: Ben Crelin, Shane Davidson, Ty Headley, Chase Krueger, Jake Heidelk, Maddie Bien, Kelsie Bonow, Ellie Clinch, Jordan Murphy and Emily Schmidt.
Juniors: Logan Lemka, Bo Yarabe, Ryan Geisert, Carter Hill, Brandon Reiley, Kaitlin Reiss, Sydney King, Harper Anderson, Emmajane Gruhl and Jill Kieffer.
Junior/Senior Prom will take place on May 7 and the theme will be Grecian Gardens.  Prom will be held at the UNL Student Union downtown from 8 p.m. to midnight at the UNL student ballroom, the same location as the past …

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[28 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
DECA sponsors annual faculty game

By Julia Anderson
With a minute left and the score tied at 75, the white team scored a 3 pointer to end the game and win, 78-75.
This year was the 4th annual faculty basketball game put on by the DECA club with a goal to raise $500 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  On the white team were Mr. Jacobson, Mrs. Applebee, Mr. Baack, Mrs. True, Mr. Hill, Mrs. Stopp, Mr. Cooper, Mr. Sherman, and two UNL student teachers.  The green team consisted of Mr. Kobza, Coach Kubik, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Finley, …

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[27 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Final Blood Drive

By Emily Frandsen
The last community blood drive is back at Southwest April 27-28. Students and staff with the O negative blood type can help anyone who needs it because it’s the universal blood type. The best part about giving is the knowledge of saving up to three lives.
“It’s not just about getting out of class or the awesome snacks they give you,” said senior Mackenzie Ashton. “It’s great being able to make a difference to someone who may depend on you for something as simple as blood.”
Also because of Mother’s …

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[25 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
The Final Stretch

By Parker Stock
Now that the day off on Good Friday before Easter is over, we are starting the final stretch to the end of the school year.  There are no more days off; we just have to bite our tongues and stick out the final few weeks.
I know that it is easy to get off task during this time of the year, but we have to remember to keep up all the hard work that we have put in and resist any and all temptations to slack off.  “It’s my …

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[20 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Varsity girls/boys soccer to play rival Southeast

By Leah Letcher
Both girls and boys varsity soccer teams play cross town rivals Lincoln Southeast Friday April 22 at Seacrest Field. The girls kick off at 5 p.m. and they boys begin at 7 p.m.
The girls team played the Knights in the HAC championship on April 9t. The girls played well  and put the first goal up against the undefeated Knights, but the Knights came back strong in the second half catching the Hawks off guard and put two up on the score board. Although the Hawks stayed with the …

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[20 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Easter Egg Hunt and Waffle Breakfast

By Aubrey Woolman
Speech and debate put on an Easter egg hunt Saturday, April 16 to raise money to attend nationals.
The waffle man made an appearance  for parents and students to bring their children or siblings for breakfast and fun! To receive your plate and participate in the event you had to pay $5 per person and then go fill up your plate with waffles and sausages. Many different flavors of syrup, whipped cream, juice, coffee and cider/tea were also provided. While everyone ate waffles, some purchased a $2 egg drawn …

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[18 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Last Pep Rally for 2010-2011

By Kaitlin Karins
Silver Hawks attended the final pep rally of the year April 15. The pep rally gave spring sports updates, a preview for the 3v3 staff basketball game which is hosted by DECA which will be held on April 20 and also said goodbye to senior cheerleaders.
But the yell off for this pep rally, when each grade does a “here we go seniors here we go,” “here we go juniors her we go,” etc, was different when the band was given the opportunity to be a “grade” of its …

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[14 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
HOSA State

By Atley Gustafson
State HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Conference took place over spring break, March 24-25 at Boys Town. The top three qualify for Nationals in Anaheim, CA June 23-26. Here are the results:
HOSA Bowl: 1st Place and National Qualifiers were Ramsey Jaber and Luis Miranda of Lincoln North Star and Sara Christianson and Tyler Peterson of Lincoln Southwest.
Medical Reading: 2nd Place and National Qualifiers were Ramsey Jaber, Sara Christianson and Tyler Peterson.
Medical Photography: 2nd Place and National Qualifier was Sara Christianson.
Outstanding Member, Lincoln Chapter: Sara Christianson
Congratulations everyone!

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[14 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Spring Play opens April 14-16

By Melissa Byerly
Southwest’s spring play “You Can’t Take It   With You” opens this week to the public.  Showings include Thursday, Friday and Saturday and tickets for adults are $6 and $8 for adults.
This play has three very different acts that are humorous and serious at times.  Act I introduces the different characters in the play, including a young girl named Alice Sycamore, who is considered the “normal one” in the family.  Alice comes home one day and announces she has fallen in love with a young man with whom she …