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Uzin Shrestha, Staff Writer | November 4, 2022

“Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble.” Add in a few spooky spells, a handful of witches, and a sprinkle of nostalgia, and what do you get? A classic Halloween comfort movie.  Hocus Pocus first hit the big screen in 1993 and wasn’t a successful film in the beginning. However, through the years, it has gained a cult-like following and grown into a beloved fall movie...

The Message of Music

Grace Evert, Staff Writer | November 4, 2022

There are few moments like the hush of a crowd before a performance. Just when the world could be no quieter, melodic voices break through the silence in perfect harmony. No matter who is watching, they are captivated by music. “You hear people say, ‘That was the moment I knew I wanted to do music.’ I want to do that to someone. I want to inspire people because you don’t have to be good...

Together as Teammates

Anuj Singh, Online Editor | November 4, 2022

There are 164,777 words in the English language that contain the letter ‘s’. Out of all of them, perhaps the most important is parents. They are the ones who bring you into this world, who care for you, and who protect you.  But what happens when the ‘s’ disappears? What happens when someone you’ve known your entire life leaves, never to return again? Sophomore Lola Wheeler has felt...

Sadie Hugelman, Sports Editor | October 3, 2022

The McDonald’s drive-thru had no line and was quick to get through. The voice at the window was a robot. At first, it got my order wrong, but then a human voice came over the speaker to direct me to the first window. This didn’t bother me much since the workers moved very quickly to get the fries paid for and handed out to me before I even could put my debit card back in my wallet. The fries...

Give a Hand for the Band

Emily Schmucker, Staff Writer | September 27, 2022

The bright stage lights shine onto freshman Finley O’Malley’s face as she adjusts the microphone in front of her. She takes a deep breath and readies herself for yet another performance. From a young age, O’Malley has always been intrigued by the art of music and performing through musicals, choirs, and more. “I was always more interested in dancing and singing on stage than throwing...

It’s About the Climb, Not the Destination

Rebecca Jacobsen, Co-Editor-in-Chief | September 27, 2022

Six-year-old Sarah Wood scaled the ladder and flew across the monkey bars, excitedly climbing her way around the entire playground. Now, as a senior, Wood has been rock climbing for six years.  “I had kind of heard about [rock climbing] because American Ninja Warrior was a popular show to watch when I was little. And then there was a woman who my mom was friends with at my elementary school who...

By Aiden Lewald, Design Editor | May 18, 2022

In a state where red dominates the blue, it is hard for LGBTQ students to find a safe place. While the more liberal hubs of Lincoln and Omaha have larger queer populations, Nebraskan queer communities aren’t always accessible to queer youth.  For generations, young queer people have been deprived of representation where they need it most, in schools. With teachers that have the same lifestyle...

Anna Pipinos, Editor-in-Chief | May 17, 2022

After stuffing ourselves with sushi at Blackstone’s sushi restaurant, Butterfish, my friends and I left and began our walk to our cars. Suddenly, after being outside for only a few seconds, rain began to heavily pour on top of us. With nowhere else to go, we quickly ran into Coneflower Creamery as it was the closest place to us.  As a first timer at Coneflower, I glanced around the creamery,...

Aiden Lewald, Design Editor | May 17, 2022

Warm sand beneath your toes, the cool condensation on the side of a Virgin Pina Colada, and the calming splash of clear water on the coast. Paired with beautiful, lush trees, layered on top of island wide mountains, the salty wind drifts between their leaves.   This is what senior Abby Spidle experienced on her exotic trip to Guanacasta, Costa Rica during spring break. After two long days of travel,...

Asim Adhikary, Staff Writer | April 18, 2022

What is Ramadan? The holy month of self-improvement, discipline, and reflection.  In the next coming weeks, Muslims from all over the world will gather together to celebrate Ramadan. Falling on the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, the floating holiday is devoted to praying, fasting, and gratitude.  "Ramadan is a time of getting together, and fostering empathy for those who are less...