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Shruti Chada, Staff Writer | March 23, 2020

Walking into the passageway is like looking into an aesthetic pinterest board. The twinkling fairy lights, plants draped all along the railings, and skylight all contribute to the image. Art galleries and small local restaurants are prevalent in the Old Market Passageway, and the music from street musicians outside makes it a perfect example of the beauty that Omaha offers.  “I really enjoy [the...

Anjali Pullabhotla, Opinions Editor | March 23, 2020

Explosions, car chases, and James Cameron’s blue aliens (or aliens, in general). These elements, perfected with special effects, are the basic recipe for every typical blockbuster hit, from Avengers: Endgame to Avatar. Some, however, believe that these films are not all that the industry has to offer. Filmstreams, the only non-profit arthouse theater in Omaha, aims to enhance the local cultural...

February 12, 2020

The following map illustrates the location of eight Omaha metro high schools and the corresponding minority enrollment and economic disadvantage for each. MN falls into the middle for both measures; however, our racial and economic makeup is neither common nor an anomaly.  Extensive segregation becomes clear when looking at racial makeup. Schools farther west have lower minority enrollment and...

Lucy Tu, Co-Editor-in-Chief | February 12, 2020

Staring at the strawberry Smucker’s Uncrustable in his hand, Ademar Sanderson wondered where his next dinner would come from. At 7:30 p.m. on a Saturday, Sanderson sat at his kitchen table, holding his Smucker’s and glancing anxiously at the hanging lamp above him as he waited for the nurse to call from the hospital so he could speak to his mom. At the age of 13, Sanderson wasn’t looking forward...

Respect Equals Safety

Isa Luzarraga, Lifestyle Editor | February 12, 2020

“We’re going to be stuck in a bad place forever if we don’t listen to each other.” For junior Sidney Anderson and other MN students, respecting racial identity is becoming an increasingly pressing issue as diversity increases.  “It used to be tolerance was the measure, and then it was acceptance which was progress, now it’s about inclusion, and that’s where we’ve come from to...

Lily Taylor, Sports Editor | December 11, 2019

Hearts are racing. Veins are pulsing as adrenaline courses through. Instincts begin to take over as sneakers screech against the court. All outside noise vanishes; all thoughts spoken about the team disappear as a player stands with their teammates on a court with a ball and an opponent that will just be a number on their record next week.   A lot can be said about the MN boys basketball team....

On the Hunt(er) for victory

Zach Cutler, Staff Writer | December 11, 2019

Sallis is focusing on winning a state championship despite nationwide attention At the top of the key he gets the ball. He looks right and crosses over to the left before doing a Euro step. He shoots the ball inside the paint, gets fouled, but the ball goes in. This is a play Hunter Sallis does on a regular basis with ease. Hunter Sallis, a 6’4” shooting guard, has been playing basketball...

Redifining automobility

Isa Luzarraga, Lifestyle Editor | November 8, 2019

The pint-sized race car swerves making figure-eights on the concrete floor. Bubbling, childish laughter reverberates throughout the warehouse as a toddler pushes the acceleration button and races by in their vehicle, the yellow paint as bright as freshly picked lemons.  With freshman Rohan Fichadia’s alterations, children with disabilities are able to be as active as anyone in their own personalized...

Unifying the field

Rylie Mendez, Staff Writers | November 5, 2019

It’s 10 o’clock in the morning. Dew covers the field of Millard North Middle School. The sun hides behind the clouds, and a breeze brings a slight bite to the air, but students aren’t bothered as they get into position for drills. Unified Flag Football practice has begun.  The Unified Flag Football team is an all-inclusive team, created to give students, with and without disabilities, the...

A special place in school

Lahari Ramini, News Editor | October 29, 2019

The smell of pizza sticks, chicken tornadoes, and garlic mashed potatoes fills your nose as you walk towards the cafeteria. You stand in line, pondering over the choices when a wide grin helps you make your decision.  Through a curriculum called Work Introduction Network, or WIN, MN’s special education students have the opportunity to learn real-world job skills. The class is designed to teach...