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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...

Sneha Selvaraj, Staff Writer | April 20, 2021

Moments before the musical begins, performers are usually rushing to get their hair done, sharing last minute snacks, and practicing vocal exercises together. Senior Mia Vander Zwaag fondly reflects on a tradition called “Pass the Power” in which all the actors would stand in a circle holding hands, sharing what they wanted to accomplish before giving each other last minute hugs. Unfortunately,...

Aiden Lewald, Staff Writer | April 20, 2021

As the days passed during Millard’s six day break, I fueled up my 2009 Acura TL, Akira, made sure my bank account was not completely dry, and finally began to prepare my stomach for a very important endeavor.  As I drove on the snowy roads in the despicably low temperatures, I searched for one thing and one thing only: noodles, specifically the best noodle place in Omaha.  My first stop was...

Alisa Prater, Staff Writer | April 20, 2021

On December 4th, 1969, a revolutionary scientist was hunted and assassinated by the FBI within the walls of his Chicago loft. 50 years later, director, Shaka King, depicts a story of betrayal, honor, and legacy in the new live-action drama “Judas and the Black Messiah.”  The 126-minute biographical spectacle conveys the time in which William O’Neal, played by Lakeith Stanfield, is sent to...

Alisa Prater, Staff Writer | April 20, 2021

“No matter how small the idea, it always turns into something big,”  Kaylee Knutson said, The small light bulb moments led the author to create her novel, “Breaking the Ice”.  Since her days of pencil grips and graphic erasers, Knutson has always expressed her love for the art of writing in any form. After four years, she now holds the position of President of the Writers’ Club and is...

Sidney Anderson, Opinions Editor | February 7, 2021

Take a moment to imagine not knowing where your next meal is coming from or not having a stable home to return to. Now picture this along with being a teenager still discovering their place in the world.  Freshman Amelia Wheeler helps  combat youth homelessness in Omaha through Youth Emergency Services. She  discovered YES volunteering with her church and found a passion in her service. “The...

Maddie Coffin, Staff Writer | February 7, 2021

Some might say a picture is worth a thousand words. Some might say a picture is just a quick photo taken on a cellphone. To seniors Lindsey Koster and Jeffrey Zimmerly, a picture is everything.  There are so many factors that go into the perfect picture, and  Koster and  Zimmerly know this all too well. Both seniors have their own photography businesses and spend long hours organizing photo shoots,...

Sarah Shelton, Staff Writer | February 7, 2021

As winter begins to slowly creep around the corner, everyone is in need of something warm in their hand and sweet in their cup. With this in mind, I set out ho-ho-hoping to find the best hot chocolate in Omaha.  For me, the best cup of hot chocolate has to have five components that will put it at the top of the competition: it cannot be too expensive, it should have whipped cream or marshmallows,...

Morgan McCormack, News Editor | February 5, 2021

I’ve always had difficulty finding a caffeinated drink that satisfies both my tired brain and my taste buds. I’ve also never been the one to drink coffee or energy drinks as they make my mouth pucker in distaste. However, I put myself up to the challenge to finally find a drink that will satisfy me. Faced with this challenge, I did what many high school students do and turned to social media. In...

Olivia Torrez, Staff Writer | February 5, 2021

“...How will this duo fit in and fulfill all? By sharing a love like you’ve never seen. WandaVision!”  Marvel’s new series, WandaVision, follows the superhero Wanda and the humanoid mind stone Vision’s ‘normal’ life in a new, sit-com style neighborhood. But there remains one question: How?  After the events of both “Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame” the baffling notion...

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