MNHS Online

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...

Lily Taylor, Sports Editor | February 5, 2021

As seniors enter their final semester of high school, they look to their past for guidance on future decisions. For some, it is clear academically what they want to pursue, and for others, it’s their dreams they wish to chase. As a child, senior Carver Jones was said to have a fiery passion for music. As he grew, his infatuation with music never faded, but blossomed, making it clear to his family...

Anna Pipinos, Lifestyle Editor | October 10, 2020

Finding a treat that wouldn’t hinder my weight loss progress, that could satisfy my notorious sweet tooth, and that wasn’t chocolate chip cookie dough Halo Top ice cream had proven to be quite the challenge. And on a Friday evening, my brother and I were feeling quite the urge to have something delectable, and so, as per usual, we went on a quick run to Super Target to pick up a pint of my favorite...

Pandemic pups

Alida Grobbelar, Staff Writer | October 10, 2020

Late night potty breaks, bleary morning walks, and the endless barking. The expected trials of a new puppy can still be a shock. Luckily, people think the adorable dogs are worth it, especially in this pandemic. Having a canine companion has always been a source of comfort.. Their excitement and undying loyalty fills owners with optimism. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America says...

Cooper Piercy, Staff Writer | October 10, 2020

In early March, dozens upon dozens of actors, stage hands, technicians, light crews, writers, and directors showed up for the final dress rehearsal for the Blue Barn Theater’s newest production, Marjorie Prime. Then, in the words of Blue Barn’s Resident Technical Director Bill Kirby, “Everything stopped.” This story of half-finished productions, rehearsals for shows that would never happen,...

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...