Articles in the Voices Category
0 Compiled by Keagan Warkentin
“Well, then,” was the first thought that crossed my mind after being handed a little round slip of paper after simply saying: “Hello! Would you mind if I ask you a few questions?” It was obvious this person was strong in their beliefs and that I wasn’t going to have a whole lot of wiggle room if I wanted to make the interview work.
After explaining what the questions were for, and that I wasn’t trying to exploit her or her opinions in any way, I was able …
Griffin Day – UNL Student/Mill Coffee House employee
When asked what his favorite quote is, he responded quickly.
‘”Vulnerability is humility.’ Because it means to be accepting of your own flaws, and once you accept your own flaws you can grow from there which is really cool.”
By: Alyssa Converse
Abby Baker, a Junior at Lincoln Southeast, is looking forward to her upcoming final year of high school and what lies beyond.
“I eventually want to be an author and write a ton of books,” said Baker. “Opening up a coffee shop is also a huge dream of mine.”
Her brother Billy, who is graduating this year, is going to be leaving Lincoln to do a seminary internship in Arkansas.
“I’m excited and happy for him, but I definitely have mixed emotions. It’ll be nice to have the house to …
0 Compiled by Carla Seravalli
“I’ve lived in Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan, South Dakota and, now, Nebraska. I garden, I teach gardening classes, I used to be a landscaper and I paint. I painted two of the lightbulbs for the Lincoln project.
“The first time I really felt inspired was when I got a dog. I’d never had a dog, didn’t think I liked dogs, but I really loved the dog and then I had seen some other really colorful images, and so I started doing that in watercolor, so they were technicolor …
0 Compiled By: Kaitlin Roh
“Oh, don’t take the picture yet! I’m eating. Give me just a sec.”
Alexa Blase is a high schooler attending Grand Island High School in Grand Island, Nebraska. She has long, blonde hair and braces, but that doesn’t stop her from eating caramel apples, one of her go-to snacks between track events (the braces, not the hair). She high jumps and runs hurdles for her team. Although she enjoys track, her favorite sport is unequivocally volleyball. Her high jump form is even influenced by her passion, as …
0 Compiled by Rachel Dweikat
“If you’re not working, you’re spending money.”
When Clint Colton was 13, he took out a loan for a $2800 lawn mower and started mowing lawns. Then, at age 16, Colton bought his first house after his grandfather died. He started a business doing construction for the city and mowing lawns for the city. The first few years were extremely trying for him as a new business, but he worked hard and eventually expanded his business. Now, successful and wealthy, Colton finds joy in outdoor hobbies.
0 Compiled by Isha Khanna
“Bills need to be paid. That’s basically about it. The people are nice here. But bills need to be paid.”
0 Compiled by Mia Azizah
“When I was younger, we went out with my brothers, and we found this abandoned house with a big garden and, we just thought that we could build a fencing thing for our bike. We went there, and we built different things so that we can jump on them, and we fell down I had my knee bloodied and all. When we got back home, my parents weren’t very happy with my brothers because they were older and they were ‘supposed’ to protect me. …
0 Compiled by: Taylor Noble
What is something that makes you happy?
“So I went into college as like biology, Pre-Med, you know, that route, thinking I would go to Medical school. I finally decided this year as a junior to switch my degree into history, my passion. I don’t know what I’m doing with it, I don’t know if I’m going to get a job, but I’m super excited. For the first time I’m excited to go to class in college.”