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Thomas Begley, Staff Writer | May 19, 2021

Glued to her computer, freshman Ella Ariza searches the internet for tips on how to impress a potential employer.  She is preparing to blow away her interviewer. From making good eye contact to dressing for success, Ariza is ready for the real deal. Every semester, students enrolled in speech, forensics or debate classes have to go through the Mock Job Interview process, a simulated, graded interview...

Morgan McCormack, News Editor | April 20, 2021

According to the Omaha World Harold the percentage of students failing two or more classes has increased to 11.4% for in-person learners and to 32.6% in the 2020 fall semester for remote learners from the pre-pandemic 8.9%. It is due to this that MN has put together a system of Credit Recovery for the students at MN to aid them through the academic struggles caused by the pandemic. “It started...

Deeksha Shridher, Staff Writer | April 20, 2021

On Feb. 2, 2021, through an email sent out by superintendent Jim Sutfin, the Millard staff was informed that longtime superintendent Dr. Don Stroh had peacefully passed away with his wife by his side. Stroh is remembered for his powerful impact on the Millard school district. In turning Millard from a Class D district to a Class A district, he transformed a school system that students and teachers...

Cooper Piercy, Staff Writer | April 20, 2021

The players on the court seem miles below the stands, and yet, all of their actions; every twitch of their hand throwing the ball back into another dribble, seem microscopically visible. All the sounds, whether it be the rhythmic thud of the basketball on the court floor or the frantic thud of students jumping up and down on the stands, all feels equally projected directly into your brain. It all comes...

Olivia Torrez, Staff Writer | April 14, 2021

Long. Tough. Unpredictable. It was only supposed to be two weeks. Those two weeks last March grew into what felt closer to two years: schools went down, masks went on and the World Health Organization officially declared a pandemic. Disaster after disaster turned 2020 into a cosmic joke with humanity as the punchline. One full year later, what’s changed, and what exactly happened? “I am surprised...

Aiden Lewald, Staff Writer | February 7, 2021

Over the years, Millard North has prided themselves over their aesthetically pleasing campus.  This effort to further beautify the forty-year-old campus continues  as Principal Brian Begley proposes a new, unique landscaping project . “I liked the look of this [First National Bank Flower Bank] arrangement. Actually, I was inspired by an arrangement of marigolds on a bank I observed in South...

Cooper Piercy, Staff Writer | February 7, 2021

What’s worse: having to go through your senior year in high school in the COVID-19 pandemic, or having to go through that pandemic during your first moments of true adulthood in college. Lots of different people would give lots of different answers, but when college freshmen were asked about that very question, there seemed to be a definite trend. “It was definitely worse for me when I was...

Olivia Torrez, Staff Writer | February 7, 2021

The sound of pens filled the classroom as Dierks Bentley’s country music floated through during independent work. Nancy Anderson, a teacher at MN for 25 years, sat at the desk, listening along to her favorite artist. Bentley now plays in loved ones' hearts as a reminder of the teacher lost during the spring quarantine. Anderson was a mentor for many and a Millard champion- graduating from Millard...

Lily Taylor, Sports Editor | February 5, 2021

The air inside Pinnacle Bank Arena went still. The Thunderbirds had done the unthinkable, coming back from a fourteen point deficit in the fourth quarter during the State Basketball Championship. What MN boy’s basketball thought was going to be a remarkable finish to their best season ever, ended with a loss they didn’t suspect.  As the 2020-2021 basketball season approaches boys basketball...

Mahika Kanchanam, Staff Writer | February 5, 2021

“Until we get equality in education, we won’t have an equal society.”  These words regarding education inequity spoken by Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor emphasize a social issue sweeping American schools. Nicole Amato, a teacher at Pritzker College Prep addressed her concerns regarding the lack of scholastic resources in “The New York Times” “Many teachers, especially...