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Rebecca Jacobsen, Staff Writer | December 17, 2021

It takes discipline to set aside time every day of your winter break to work out for forty-five minutes, then practice your sport for an hour. It takes an even higher level of commitment to travel overseas to Belgium three separate times with the main focus of playing and competing in that sport. Both of these statements apply to senior soccer player Ocean Scherlizin, and highlight her love for her...

Morgan McCormack, News Editor | December 9, 2021

Hitting the play button on Dune (2021), I was cautiously optimistic. Like many, I was waiting in anticipation for the film's release amidst frequent release delays. In the end, the film both did and did not disappoint. Set in the distant future, the Earth is a thing of the past, and our focus is rather the Atreides family as they are shuttled off their home planet and to the desert planet of Arrakis...

Sadie Hugelman, Staff Writer | December 9, 2021

Before walking out onto the football field, the girls come together to encourage one another and give their final pep talks before their performance. The boys football team is down by 28 in the first half, making it harder for the student section to cheer for their team.  It’s now the baton twirlers job to get the crowd pumped with their rehearsed twirls and spins, planning to capture the crowd's...

Deeksha Shridher, Staff Writer | December 9, 2021

With winter break coming up, a beach getaway would probably be on most of our travel bucket lists. Living in Omaha, Nebraska doesn’t exactly offer the most scenic landscapes or warm weather. However, for sophomore Mateo Rens, the beach was only a 5-minute drive away rather than a 5-hour plane ride away until recently. Rens was born in Connecticut and moved to Lima, Peru when he was six years old....

Anna Pipinos, Editor-in-Chief | November 16, 2021

“I am en route to becoming a National Youth Poet Laureate, one of my biggest dreams. I plan on attending a four year college, then I hope to go into the FBI. Millard North is providing me with a long overdue challenge and realistic opportunity to pursue my dreams,” junior Megan Lambert said. Created by Father Flanagan in 1917, Boys Town is a renowned, non-profit organization created as a place...

Asim Adhikary, Staff Writer | November 16, 2021

109 million monthly listeners, 25 Grammys, and over 50 billion streams. This is what it takes to reach “G.O.A.T.” status.  This past month, two of music’s most influential artists released their long-awaited albums. Kanye West-- controversial, trailblazer, and distinctive-- released his 10th studio album, Donda. And Drake-- calculated, accomplished, and versatile-- also released his 10th...

Enchanted at the edge of the universe

Mahika Kanchanam, Lifestyle Editor | September 27, 2021

After a very busy week at school, I decided that I would take this Friday evening to relax and treat myself to some coffee. Entering the drive thru at Scooters, I realized that I’d been getting the same three orders for the past three years from the same three places: Starbucks, Scooter, and Dunkin Donuts.  Itching for a new taste, I asked around to find a new cafe that was worth going to in...

Sky High

Rebecca Jacobsen, Staff Writer | September 27, 2021

“Over the summer, it was nonstop flying.”  Not many young people find themselves speaking this sentence. Junior Patrick Stolinski is one of the few who has received that opportunity.  “About three years ago, when a family friend of ours took me up in his small engine airplane, [he] let me take control for a little bit, [and I did] a couple of turns. That kind of set the flame going, and...

Planning an unforgetable night

Anna Pipinos, Editor-in-Chief | September 27, 2021

“I am excited to see some girls get dusted by girls who are on the track team. It’ll be a fun night,” senior Blane Wheeler said. On August 29, students in Advanced Marketing were given the task to plan Powderpuff by September 21. “Powderpuff has been ran by Advanced Marketing for quite a few years now, and it's just something we like to do in the fall as it’s a really fun event for...

Bridget Neville, Front Page Editor | May 14, 2021

C******.  Seniors, the time is upon us when we have to face what we have been dreading for the past 12 years of our lives: college admissions. But lucky for you, your writing fairy godmother (me), is here to give you five tips on how to make sure you stand out to admission counselors.  Before you even worry about writing your essay, make an account on the CommonApp. This website is the easiest...