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Isa Luzarraga, Lifestyle Editor | June 7, 2020

In the midst of a summer filled with updates on the current pandemic and heightening racial tensions, the purchasing of multiple blocks of property in North Omaha between 24th Street and Lake Street has seemed less relevant. However, this future redevelopment could spell significant changes for Omaha as a whole. The Sherwood Foundation, RH Land Management, 75 North, and other partners have been purchasing...

Anna Pipinos, Staff Writer | May 23, 2020

“Big or small, celebrity or common, there are several inspiring stories of how the community is coming together to support each other. I felt like I had to do something. I had to do my share of it. Every small thing counts when the need is so much,” freshman Mahika Kanchanam said.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, M. Kanchanam set out to start a drive to raise PPE, personal protective equipment,...

Morgan McCormack, Staff Writer | May 23, 2020

You walk into the library on the first day of school and what you see is nothing familiar. You’ll see a mixture of high and low tables surrounding bookshelves in the center of the room. You’ll see soft chairs and designated studying areas. It will be a whole new room. If you were to go into the Millard North library today, all you’d see is empty shelves and chairs pushed to the wall. However,...

Anjali Pullabhotla, Opinions Editor | April 25, 2020

Broken routines. Missed extracurriculars. Virtual graduation. For students across the country, the coronavirus has seemingly destroyed all semblance of normalcy. Most noticeably, the hallmark of high school, the traditional classroom setting, has been replaced with twice-weekly video calls. In spite of this disruption, the district has made efforts to ensure the success of all students through remote...

Morgan McCormack, Staff Writer | April 23, 2020

People’s lives have changed in drastic ways because of this virus that has swept the world. However, the rumors about the virus seem to be spreading faster than the virus itself. These rumors are a response to the fear also sweeping the planet. In times like this, it is especially important to separate myth from truth.   1. Being able to hold your breath for 10 seconds or more means you...

Lily Taylor, Sports Editor | April 23, 2020

  Lights turned off, signs across doors, websites shut down, phone calls directed straight to voicemail. Amidst the recent COVID-19 outbreak, businesses all around Omaha have closed their doors to the public.  As of Mar. 16, Gov. Pete Ricketts limited public gathering in Nebraska to 10 people, resulting in non-essential businesses* to close their doors.  For some Nebraskans, that means the...

Isa Luzarraga, Lifestyle Editor | April 23, 2020

During the last week in March, senior foreign exchange students Giorgia Spicciarelli and Lina Gaucke arrived at Eppley Airfield, completely unprepared to leave their home they had known for over a year. As Gaucke traveled to Kalrshrue, Germany and Spicciarelli to Bologna, Italy, their minds were not on COVID-19, but rather on the American high school experiences they missed because of it. “COVID-19...

Rylie Mendez, Staff Writer | March 23, 2020

When they announced his name, the sound was deafening. Hundreds of people stood to clap, and seven MN students roared in support as he walked onto the Sander’s Theater stage. Junior Pranay Mathur laughed in disbelief as he received the first place trophy for his performance in Humorous Interpretation (HI). This past President’s Day weekend, over 1000  forensics students from around the country...

Delano Lockhart, Copy Editor | March 23, 2020

Failed heating systems, rusted exterior walls, outdated lighting, safety and security issues are all realities facing Millard Public Schools as they enter the new decade. A $125 million bond was proposed to the Board of Education on Feb. 11, 2019 and was authorized unanimously on Jan. 20, 2020. The public will vote on this bond issue during the primary election on May 12, 2020, and projects are...

Sireen Abayazid, Online Editor | March 23, 2020

According to Professors Harry Holzer and Robert Lerman, “middle-skill” jobs make up roughly half of America’s employment. Our district has taken special steps to advance education that enables students to pursue these careers, and MN has implemented a number of methods to create interest in skill-based career fields such as SkillsUSA, Avenue Scholars and the annual Skilled Career Expo. “As...