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Emely Chairez

Emely Chairez, Editor-in-Chief

Hello! My name is Emely Chairez and I am the Editor-in-Chief this year. I’m a senior and I have been in Mass Media for three years. My favorite thing about it is that I can learn more about the environment around me and am able to express my opinions about the world I live in. Outside of Mass Media, I am a leader in T.I.E. club and GSA. I like to listen to Harry Styles, watch Marvel movies and use 0.7 mm Papermate Felt Flair Tip Medium pens. 

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Last years Resonance show choir preforming Wicked. Current senior Aubrey Falter will be helping host Showdown as well as preform in Resonance show, Chicken Little.

[PHOTO] Western Showdown

Angela Miller, Writer
February 1, 2024
Recent graduate (Class of 2023) and former improv member Zach Moeller performs at Silver Platter, an improv event hosted by Southwest in the 2022-23 school year. The Improv Club met for the first time this year on Tuesday. Aug. 29.

[PHOTO] Introduction to Improv

Lillian Bittle, Editor-in-Chief
August 30, 2023

The Pressure to Assimilate

Emely Chairez, Editor-in-Chief
February 28, 2023
Junior Samantha Hobelman points at senior Ryan Richert on stage. The Silverware performed at cabaret on Sept. 14, 2022.

The Silver Platter Show

Emely Chairez, Editor-in-Chief
February 14, 2023
Senior Wren Poessnecker plates food for the LPS cooking competition at The Career Academy on Dec. 7, 2022. The Southwest culinary teams will next compete at State on Feb. 8 in Hastings.

Cooking the Competition

Emely Chairez, Editor-in-Chief
February 7, 2023
Sophomore Mackenzie Bolton picks up carnation received on Feb. 14, 2022. Flowers are currently available for purchase for this upcoming Valentines Day.

Spreading the Love

Emely Chairez, Editor-in-Chief
February 6, 2023
Student displays sticker received after voting in the mock election. The mock election took place on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Students Vote in Mock Election

Emely Chairez, Editor-in-Chief
November 4, 2022
ACT preparation book  available for students to check out in the Counseling Center. The Counseling Center offers section specific ACT books and SAT books as well.

Sophomores to Take on Pre-ACT

Emely Chairez, Editor-in-Chief
November 1, 2022
Senior Milana Sherman paints a childs face at Trunk-or-Treat. On Thursday, Oct. 27, Student Council hosted Trunk-or-Treat in the Lincoln Southwest parking lot from 5:00-7:30 p.m.

[PHOTO] Trunk-or-Treat Triumph

Lillian Bittle, Writer/Editor
October 31, 2022
A table by the main entrance at Southwest where students can buy candy. All proceeds will be donated by Student Council to The National Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Candy For A Cause

Emely Chairez, Editor-In-Chief
October 6, 2022
Senator Patty Pansing Brooks speaks to students at Lincoln Southwest High School. She was invited to come speak by the Genders and Sexualities Alliance.

Senator Speaks Her Heart to Students

Emely Chairez, Editor-in-Chief
September 23, 2022
The Amazon Prime Video Edition of the first issue of Invincible. The comics were adapted into a show on Amazone Prime Video in March 2021.

“Invincible” Comic Review

Emely Chairez, Editor-In-Chief
September 2, 2022
Alumni Kinya Kairigi performs at a Resonance show choir competition last year at Elkhorn South High School. Resonance is the varsity division of the show choir groups at Lincoln Southwest.

A New Show Choir Emerges

Emely Chairez, Writer/Editor
August 26, 2022
Student puts phone away in the phone caddy. The new phone policy began this year in order to improve grades and lower distractions in the classroom.

No Phones? No Problem

Emely Chairez, Writer/Editor
August 22, 2022
AP U.S. History textbook available for AP U.S. History students. Reading over textbooks and looking over objective questions is recommended to help study for the exam.

AP Testing Days

Emely Chairez, Writer/Editor
April 21, 2022
DECA members pose for a picture with medals and awards after State DECA at the Cornhusker Hotel.

LSW DECA Dominates at State

Emely Chairez, Writer/Editor
March 24, 2022
Snow flurries falling in the afternoon on Wednesday, March 9.

Spring Set Back

Emely Chairez, Writer/Editor
March 9, 2022
Emergency folder containing names of students in class, instructions for emergency situations and emergency routes being lifted from its place for drill.

What’s The Deal With Drills?

Emely Chairez, Writer/Editor
March 9, 2022
In America We Speak Every Language

In America We Speak Every Language

Emely Chairez, Writer/Editor
February 24, 2022
Images of animals up for adoption through the Pieloch Adoption center hanging in the Media Center.

Looking for Puppy Love

Emely Chairez, Writer/Editor
February 21, 2022
A packet found in the counseling center about the filling out the worksheet before taking the Pre-ACT.

Pre-ACT to take place on Nov. 4

Emely Chairez, Writer/Editor
October 27, 2021
A PSAT test guide available in the Counseling Center.

PSAT to Take Place on Oct. 16

Emely Chairez, Writer/Editor
October 8, 2021
Teens Influencing Equity (TIE club) attending summer meeting where they made posters for school.

TIE Club First Meeting

Emely Chairez, Writer
September 9, 2021
The lunchroom is now offering free lunch and breakfast. Free meals will last as long as federal funding does.

Free Meals

Emely Chairez
October 1, 2020
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