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Molly Murch, Co-Editor-In-Chief | May 23, 2020

A screen with a dozen anxious faces grew progressively tense as eight lines of text appeared. Instantly, almost as if on cue, each two-by-two panel erupted into cheer.  On Apr. 24, MN journalism students poured into a Zoom call where State Journalism results were being revealed on a shared screen. Among the dozens of categories announced was ‘Yearbook Theme Development’, a hotly contested...

Isa Luzarraga, Lifestyle Editor | May 23, 2020

Loss can seem like an impenetrable darkness, seldom broken by rays of light and hope. When middle schooler Jenna Witherspoon was losing her battle against cancer, a song was commissioned in her honor to ensure her memory lived on through music. “In my Perfect Place” was born. The Millard North Wind Symphony created their own light in a time of uncertainty by becoming one of the first high school...

Nate Hollenbeck, Staff Writer | May 23, 2020

There are roughly three million high school seniors across America, all of whom are losing an important time in their lives to COVID-19. Sports seasons, graduation, senior prom, all gone.  Senior Mckenna Cottone spoke for all of America’s senior class on an episode of ABC’s Tamron Hall Show on Wednesday, April 29th.  The Tamron Hall Show is a widely popular daytime talk show that is broadcast...

Shruti Chada, Staff Writer | April 25, 2020

Quarantine can be very boring. Being stuck in your house unable to see friends face to face is an experience that can be hard to endure. Fortunately, there is something else you can do to take up time besides Zoom classes and homework: binge watching. What better time to explore the different media that lies in your hands? Through different streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime, entertainment...

Anna Pipinos, Staff Writer | April 25, 2020

Several days, several weeks or even a little over a month may have passed since you’ve last come in contact with people that aren’t your family, and as humans, we are not meant to be alone all the time.  The deprivation of human contact can take quite a toll on a person and their body. Scientists across the world are finding that during these last couple of weeks, humans have never shown such...

Lahari Ramini, News Editor | April 23, 2020

Twice a month, senior Shivani Mudhelli opens up her computer to greet a friend, Andrea Lizzeth Mayer García, who lives 1,200 miles away. Mudhelli speaks in Spanish while García responds in English as they exchange formalities, discuss their lives, and attempt to converse in a non-native language. Spanish teacher Theresa Jensen first piloted this interaction assignment to her IB Spanish class three...

Rylie Mendez, Staff Writer | April 17, 2020

Everyone’s lives have shifted since the hit of COVID-19. School has closed, leaving all students and teachers cooped up at home with a new system of learning to navigate. While students only have to worry about finishing assignments, teachers have come home to find they have a few new students: their children.  Many teachers are still struggling to master the distance E-Learning process. They...

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...