Articles Archive for November 2011
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BY JOEL BARBER
Today we had our winter sports introduction pep rally. We also recognized our fall sports teams for their great seasons. All fall sports finished with top five rankings in the Lincoln Journal Star. Varsity football team ranked 5th, volleyball came in 3rd for state, and girls softball ended up in 2nd place, cross country boys and girls both finished in 4th, girls golf finished second, and boys tennis got 5th in at state.
Other events at the rally included a demonstration of what dance moves students could do for …
BY MCKENNA DODD
Today is the first day back from Thanksgiving break. As you all know, Thanksgiving was last Thursday. The day after Thanksgiving was the biggest shopping day of the year- Black Friday.
With most of the stores in Lincoln opening at midnight, the city of Lincoln was the place to be. There were huge sales at stores like Best Buy and Target. People even were waiting outside in line to be the first ones to get into the store.
Many Southwest students took place in this huge shopping day. For example, …
BY AMY KEYS
Tomorrow is the awaited holiday, Thanksgiving. As many will chow down on turkey or ham with dozens of sides to go with it, remember to to give thanks for what you have.
For Thanksgiving we have a two day break, which may not seem long but with the weekend, it could be a nice relaxed four days before having to buckle down the countdown to finals.
Also Black Friday will be its normal crazy, but will having stores open earlier than normal have an effect on it? SouthPointe and Westfield …
BY HAYDEN GRABAST
The Lincoln Southwest High School choral octet was chosen to sing the National Anthem before the Class B High School football championship game on Monday Nov. 21.
The performers sent in an audition tape and were selected by an NSAA audition panel. Other Southwest students have been chosen to perform at NSAA championship games in the past.
The octet consisted of Harrison Drake, Clara Calkins, Sam Potter, Kelly Krueger, Eun-Jin Chung, Amy Cotton, Daniel Hanson and Alexandra Gallardo.
BY COURTNEY WAGNER
Southwest cheerleaders competed at the Mid American Center Nov. 20 for their only competition of the season.
The squads all did very well and took home a lot of titles.
Varsity got second in their category, JV received first, Reserve got second and Freshman got first in their category.
The girls are excited about their accomplishments and look forward to the winter sports season.
BY AMY KEYS
Students rushed to get in any missing assignments before their grades were pulled for mid-term progress reports on Thursday, Nov. 17.
On Tuesday, Nov. 22 parent teacher conferences will be held at Southwest for parents of students to come discuss with teachers. For some students, teacher conferences are not a big deal but to others they are a nightmare. Conferences start at 4:00 and end at 7:00 p.m.
However, you don’t have to wait to see your grades until conferences. On Pinnacle you and your parents can see your daily …
BY NATALIE BEARD
Today was the state wide competition for math. More than 100 school and over 1600 students participated in this event at the University of Nebraska.
There were a total of two tests taken. The only problem is trying to get to the second test. The first test has 25 multiple choice questions and the top 50 scores move on to the second test. The second test has six open ended questions.
The top score of the second test gets a $8,000 scholarship. The runner up gets a $4,000 scholarship, and …
BY TAYLYN WATSON
Tickets went on sale yesterday for the theater department’s production of “A Christmas Story.”
Seats are filling up fast, especially for the Friday and Saturday night shows. The play will run Dec. 15, 16 and 17 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $8 for students and $10 for adults.
The play is based on the famous movie “A Christmas Story.” It features senior Carter Hill as young Ralphie and senior Fred Vogel as adult Ralph.
It’s going to be a good show, so be sure to buy your ticket soon!
BY MCKENNA DODD
The winter sports have started with tryouts beginning yesterday.
A lot of athletes went out for these sports.
The swimming results come out tonight after tryouts.
Basketball tryouts end tomorrow. The girls and boys will know which team they made on Wednesday night or they were cut.
In wrestling there are no cuts, but individuals must wrestle for their position.
This year is going to be a good season for the winter sports.