MNHS Online

Uzin Shrestha, Staff Writer | January 6, 2023

For most people, food is a source of joy. We eat when we are happy, during celebrations and we cook the food we enjoy for the people we love. However, many individuals do not have the privilege of enjoying food in this way due to the issues of food insecurity in the area. “It could be any family that struggles to go to the grocery store and provide food for their family on a weekly basis,'' Peggy...

Teagan Lynch, Opinion Editor | January 6, 2023

You are bent over your desk in class, struggling to focus, and your stomach growls loudly as you wonder whether or not there will be food on your table tonight.  This is the reality of a student- part of the one in ten people in the midwest- who struggles with food insecurity.  Last year, Senior James Wilson* was one of these people,  as well as a student who needed to use the MN food pantry...

Amina Hussain, Staff Writer | January 6, 2023

According to the Nebraska Legislation, 16.7% of children in Nebraska are Food Insecure. That is about 80,000 children. These children lack consistent food and generally have to sacrifice something in order to guarantee they have food. For example, a student might have to exchange medicine for food. Millard North alone has 19 students who are experiencing food insecurity and receive aid from Millard...

Emily Schmucker, Staff Writer | November 7, 2022

Social media. For most people, these two words evoke a variety of emotions, questions, and concerns. As the years progress, social media has become more and more influential in our everyday lives. Whether it’s finding out what Lebron ate for lunch or being updated on major events, social media is relentlessly striving to capture our attention. As we take a closer look at social media’s influence,...

Amina Hussain, Staff Writer | November 4, 2022

According to the National Library of Medicine, 85% of high schoolers have felt peer pressure. 80% of teens began smoking due to peer influence and 75% have tried alcohol due to it. Peer pressure is the external force that influences decision-making that has effects on mental and physical health.  “I would say from the time that you're born, until the time you’re through college, you’re just...

Adithi Deeduvanu, Staff Writer | November 4, 2022

“I feel like as I’ve grown up I’ve developed more of a sense of who I am and how that relates to the people around me, but I’m still young so I’m still figuring out what makes me, me,” freshman Nithya Khandavalli said. Most people want to be unique, whether that’s through their activities, personality, or through their opinions. However, many people fail to realize that they are original...

Gaining Knowledge Globally

Isabel Gross, Staff Writer | September 27, 2022

Schools around the world differ in many ways, whether it be student life, learning styles, or curriculum. Some of the norms can come as a culture shock to students that grew up in the US school system. Schools in Europe, East Asia, and South America share the most differences with US schools. According to a new report by the Brown Center on education policy. European exchange students studying in...

Cecelia Vlieger, Staff Writer | September 27, 2022

When thinking about the world as a whole, it seems wildly vast and distant from Omaha, Nebraska. Across the globe, education not only in Nebraska is essential but education everywhere is a much-needed skill to have in life. When thinking about the education we receive it is challenging to pinpoint exactly which way is the “right” way of learning.  Spanish Teacher Jonathan Nelson taught in Colombia...

Education Across Borders

Callie Menke, Staff Writer | September 27, 2022

The first day of school can be extremely overwhelming. But imagine you’re over 4,676 miles away from home, you have to speak a different language, and you don't know anyone. This was the case for Jill V.  Jill V. is a part of the foreign exchange student program. After two years of waiting in the program, she finally came to America from the Netherlands. But before Jill* knew it, she was thrown...

Sadie Hugelman, Staff Writer | May 17, 2022

Jim Sutfin sits behind his desk with his eyes locked on his computer screen. He is in a Twitter battle with the students from his own district and the retweets for a snow day are overwhelming.  After hours of debate and scrolling through comment sections, the snow day is finally called. The Millard students are overjoyed for a day off and Sutfin is happy to connect with students and perform one...