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My Sexuality

My Sexuality

Salem Scobee, Managing Editor

May 20, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Growing up in a small Nebraskan town and being a lesbian, I was especially lucky to have parents who didn’t really believe in conformity. My mom and dad made it clear that if I was “different” it was okay.  This is not to say I never saw or heard homophobia, but it was hardly overt or viol...

Things to do in the Summer

Things to do in the Summer

Rahel Kahsai, A&E Reporter

May 20, 2019


Filed under A&E, Showcase

The school year is coming to an end, and everyone likes to have fun in the summer. It’s time to finally relax. There are many activities to do, and places to go. Here are some fun things to do if you get bored over break. Swim: Almost everyone likes to go swimming. With summer’s scorching temperatures, swimmi...

Weight Room Gets A Makeover!

Weight Room Gets A Makeover!

Ryann Hima, News Reporter

May 20, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Recently Lotus’s entire gym has undergone a renovations and is currently closed off from students. However, the gym isn't the only thing changing, the weight room has also recently been renovated. For those who may have not been aware, Lotus’s weight room is located right by the secondary cafeter...

LSE Athletics Recap 2K19

LSE Athletics Recap 2K19

Aisha Eldursi,  Sports Reporter

May 20, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The 2018-2019 school year has been an exceptional one for Lotus athletics. Middle school flag football, volleyball, and boys soccer brought home the championships; our high school girls and boys basketball teams made it to playoffs; wrestling went to state; our soccer boys made it to playoffs with M...

Understanding Ramadan

Understanding Ramadan

Shamsa Dhagane, A&E Repoter

May 20, 2019


Filed under School Culture, Showcase

People at school might be wondering why their friends are fasting. The answer is Ramadan, the ninth month on the Islamic calendar. It is a month where Muslims around the world refrain from eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset. Fasting is the fifth pillar of Islam which makes it obligatory to all...

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar: An Inspirational American

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar: An Inspirational American

Shamsa Dhagane, A&E Repoter

May 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Ilhan Abdullahi Omar, born in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu in 1981, is the youngest of her seven siblings. Ms. Omar and her family fled the country’s civil war when she was only eight years old. They lived in a refugee camp in Kenya for four years. They then moved to the US in the year 1995, where they...

Joey’s Make Up Journey

Joey’s Make Up Journey

Zulaykha Ali, News Reporter

May 1, 2019


Filed under School Culture, Showcase

The beauty industry has reached great heights in recent years. Beauty gurus and influencers have been able to use social media to promote and display their art. Teenagers and kids see this method of expression and are inspired to “Unleash their inner artist,” as said by James Charles, a young beaut...

The Finishing Touches of the New Building

The Finishing Touches of the New Building

Abdirahman Hassan, News reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Everyone knows about the ongoing construction project here at Lotus. The construction started way before school, and the construction is almost complete. We wanted our readers to have a sneak peek of the building so I, along with Salem Scobee (the managing editor), and Abdinasir Abdi (a photographer)...

The Devil’s Food Cake Recipe

The Devil’s Food Cake Recipe

Shamsa Dhagane, A&E Reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under A&E, Showcase

Food52.com is one of my favorite baking websites the provides amazingly delicious and easy to prepare recipes. One of my favorites is the devil’s food cake with strawberries and chocolate ganache. It is perfect for parties and other occasions. In this article, I will show you how to make it.  Ingred...

Captain Marvel Movie Review

Captain Marvel Movie Review

Adam Ali, A&E Reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under A&E, Showcase

A lot of thrilling Marvel movies came out in the last 10 years, and each one was very successful and excited fans. Every time a new Marvel movie would come out, it would set high expectations for audiences to see their favorites heroes on the big screen. Iron Man, Captain America, Black Panther, and eve...

New Uniform Change

New Uniform Change

Mourad Al-Mouradi, News Reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Most of you might have heard, either from the announcements or your teachers, about a new uniform policy. Starting next year, from 2019-2020, Lotus will be changing its uniform dress code for the entire school. This new change was decided by students, staff, and even parents from a survey conducted about u...

Georgia O’Keeffe

Georgia O’Keeffe

Asseya Malki

April 4, 2019


Filed under A&E, Showcase

Georgia O’Keeffe is an American artist who paved the way for women and men in art fields. She was born November 15, 1887, in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. As a child, O'Keeffe's mother encouraged her and her seven other siblings to become well educated. From an early age, O'Keeffe became fascinated with the ...

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