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Anuj Singh, Opinions Editor | May 8, 2024

Looks are always deceiving. What some may perceive as a blessing others may see as a curse. What some support, others hate. And what some believe to be as natural as taking a breath of air, others feel that what they are doing must be humanely impossible. For senior Brooklyn Bratetic, this is dance. Though her skill makes it look easy, the intensity and rigor required to be a dancer of her level are...

Argyrenia Pipinos, Staff Writer | May 8, 2024

Taking a deep breath, senior Kat Beachler cradles the heavy metal orb in her palm, her gaze fixed on the field as she channels years of training and passion into a singular moment. With a pivot of her body, she releases the orb, her eyes following its trajectory until it hits the ground at 46 feet and 6 inches. Beachler has been a thrower since she could walk, with her mother as her coach. Competing...

Cecelia Vlieger, Staff Writer | May 8, 2024

Whether it’s a high school soccer game or an Inter Miami match, the US is passionate about soccer. For some, playing or even coaching is a dream come true. For teacher Sandro Deangelis, it is both. After 11 years of working as a coach for Millard North Boys Soccer, he was given the opportunity to coach and teach at Elkhorn South. “It was an agonizing decision. The reason I’m doing it is because...

Grace Evert, Staff Writer | March 27, 2024

Every year, hundreds of students run the mile in gym class. By the end, all are out of breath and sweating as they cross the finish. Minutes later, jogging stragglers finish, some walking to avoid exhaustion. Experienced by all students, this test gives barely a glimpse into the perseverance needed to be a distance runner, and a mile is just the brink of a true distance race. However, many people...

Elias Pipinos, Front Page Editor | March 27, 2024

In years past, Millard North’s baseball program has gone with the flow. This year, the mentality of the entire team has changed from what was once more relaxed gameplay to serious preparations. “We have a new coach this year, Bob Hlavac. He’s our head coach this year, and has been around baseball for his entire life,” Assistant Coach Tyler Wheelock said. With a history of baseball coaching...

Mia Castro, News Editor | March 27, 2024

As an athlete, I’ve been injured what feels like hundreds of times. Whether it was my ankle, knee, or shoulder, sometimes it felt like nothing could protect me from the dangers of contact sports. When participating in high school athletics, there are rules put in place to supposedly guide sports on the field, pitch, court, or track. But what happens when the rules don’t work? What happens when...

Callie Menke, Sports Editor | February 14, 2024

This season has been one for the books. Varsity girl’s basketball players have put up some impressive stats. As of Jan. 30th the team is ranked 4th in the Omaha World Herald with a season record of 13-5. Starting with birthday magic between Izzie Galligan and Emma Vanderplaats who got 16 and 17 points on their 16 and 17th birthdays, respectively. Followed by the impressive accomplishments of Avril...

Mira Mukherjee, Staff Writer | February 14, 2024

The blue mat serves as the border for your control system. Stepping on the surface, your feet tread lightly on the cushioned mats. You zone in your opponent, tuning the rest of the world out. The whistle blows and all noise fades away.  In a gripping effort you pin them down, their shoulders driven into the floor. The match is over. Senior Chase Moore knows the grit and effort it takes to be a wrestler,...

Mia Castro, News Editor | February 14, 2024

Heart thumping, lungs groaning, and palms sweaty, every muscle in your body begs for rest. But no, there is still time on the clock and points to be scored. The roar of the crowd fuels the fire of the close game as the ball is thrown at your chest. Seizing it from the air, you have no time to waste. With swift calculation, you propel the orange ball toward the backboard, your wrist flicking the ball...

Sarah Robey, Staff Writer | December 12, 2023

“G, 60…, G, 60…, B, 12…, B, 12...” As you enter the Mustang center, numbers are chanted through the air as the anticipation rises. The tables are filled with people chatting, fiddling with their game chips, and watching their bingo cards closely, hoping to be the one to shout “BINGO.” As Thanksgiving gets closer and the holiday season is on the way, the girls soccer team and the athletic...