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Hungering for the Block

Anna Pipinos, Staff Writer | March 23, 2020

Taking a bite out of a warm, crispy french fry, I marvelled at the taste, and with the perfect, cold sip of a vanilla milkshake to wash it down, goosebumps made their way up and down my body.   The Hunger Block, an authentic South American  bistro located in Rockbrook Village, serves various traditional dishes, primarily from  Venezuela.  Approaching the restaurant, I observed an outdoor...

Lahari Ramini, News Editor | March 23, 2020

Voice warm-ups? Check. Starbucks medicine ball tea? Double-check. Perfect hair and makeup? Triple-check.  Prior to any show choir performance, sophomore Jordan Jelkin kneels backstage and links hands with her fellow performers for a quick prayer after her mental triple-check. A few minutes later, she joins the rest of MN’s all-female show choir group, Illumination, for another show-stopping performance. Illumination...

‘Sorrow Before Joy’

Lucy Tu, Co-Editor-in-Chief | March 23, 2020

Forty-eight hours before hospitalization, freshman Natalie Burd was watching a softball game, casually stretching her legs out in the stands after competing just minutes before. The afternoon was punctuated with clear blue skies, the rare kind of perfect April weather in Nebraska. While Burd watched the players on the softball diamond, she felt a sensation in her body, comparable to a vaguely painful...

Rylie Mendez, Staff Writer | February 12, 2020

Disney has always been one of the biggest names in entertainment. Its new streaming service, Disney+, rocked the world with its release in November when over 10 million people subscribed within the first 24 hours. With countless other streaming services available, Disney has some hefty competition, and compared to Netflix, Disney+ should have stayed in the vault.  While  Disney+ brings back some...

Varsity Vogue

Bridget Neville, Staff Writer | February 12, 2020

For many of us, modeling and looking like a princess are dreams we all have growing up. But for senior Peyton Saar, this dream became a reality. And it came through hard work, not a fairy godmother.  “It was really fun shooting for a Nebraska Wedding Day. I also have been an extra in a regional Taco John’s commercial which was actually really fun. It was crazy to flip through the TV to see...

Sam Hoops, Staff Writer | February 12, 2020

Coming off the heels of big-name movies such as “Avengers Endgame”, “Iron Man” 1-3, and “The Lion King”, Jon Favreau has, once again, knocked the producer job out of the park with the new Star Wars TV show, “The Mandalorian”.  “The Mandalorian” follows a Mandalorian bounty hunter--nicknamed Mando by other characters--as he travels the galaxy protecting his target-turned-adoptive-child...

Morgan McCormack, Staff Writer | February 5, 2020

“We were going through the Suez Canal, and we all sat together on the top of the submarine and grilled hamburgers and hotdogs. That was a lot of fun,” physics teacher and veteran Brian Yueill said. While on a submarine, Yueill made many memories including the occasional grill-out with his crew. Yueill served from 1991-1999 as an officer and nuclear engineer in a submarine in the Navy....

Anjali Pullabhotla, Opinions Editor | February 5, 2020

“Last Christmas, I gave you my heart.” Literally. As a cheesy romantic comedy-fiend, I knew I would adore Last Christmas. I wasn’t wrong. Though I predicted the ending halfway through, after wrongly guessing that Henry Golding’s character was the one and only Santa Claus, the chemistry and Christmas-time cheer made the film more than enjoyable. From the beginning of the film, Kate,...

Not your average performer

Gracie Schweers, Social Media Editor | December 11, 2019

#1 on Apple Music’s “Breaking Pop”, iTunes “Best Of The Week”, Spotify’s New Music Friday, peaked at #31 on Radio Charts and still going. These and many more were all achieved by a young musical artist. Seventeen-year-old producer and DJ Christian Wood is already making waves in the music industry. Also known as Tomos, the former MN student’s latest hit, “NERVOUS” with Jake Miller,...

A purrfect cup of coffee

Felicia Xiong, Staff Writer | November 8, 2019

A building with a bright blue cat mural stands out against a dull backdrop on S. 24th St. Upon entering the building, the smell of coffee beans and catnip fills my nostrils.  Felius Cat café opened on Sept. 18. Partnered with Omaha Wags to Riches Rescues and Mug Life Coffee, it combines cat adoption and coffee. Customers can choose to sit near the entryway or in the cat cuddle room.  The cat...