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Courtney’s struggle for dominance over Anxiety and Depression

November 26, 2016

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Courtney Andreessen, a sophomore at Omaha North, lived a happy life before she was diagnosed with depression in 2012 and anxiety in 2014. Courtney has been struggling for years, but what most people don’t realize is that...

Anxiety and Depression’s effects on Students

Molly Schmeits, In-Depth Writer & Page Designer

November 26, 2016

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  On August 30th, Selena Gomez canceled many tour dates from her Revival Tour. In a later interview, she confessed that it had to do with her anxiety and her diagnosis of Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease where ...

Spevak deals with Adjustment Disorder

Lily Spevak, Section B Manager

November 26, 2016

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I was diagnosed at the age of 16 with adjustment disorder, a mental illness similar to PTSD that presents with symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. Anxiety is a mental illness where a person experiences relentless feelings...

Hair color means more to Iltzch than just a style

Mirella Warner, Section B Manager

March 27, 2015

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Coming back from a psychologist meeting with boxes of hair dye in front of her, Katt Iltzch, started a tradition that would last her the next three years. Every month she would dye her hair. This started with the mixture of school bul...

Beauty has no size

Jordan Aksamit, In-Depth Editor

March 27, 2015

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It is hard enough for many people to feel comfortable in their own skin, let alone what they look like in the clothes that they wear. For awhile, Abercrombie and Fitch have been saying many things in order for certain people to ...

U-G-G-L-Y: The uggly side of uggs

Madi Pohlman, Editor-in-Cheif

March 27, 2015

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During passing periods, the halls of Omaha North High School are filled with the sounds of shuffling feet. Students hurry to their next class showing off their latest kicks; Nike, Sperry, and even Uggs. In 1978, "Ugg Australia" was sta...

Rosales battles her insecurities

Jordan Aksamit, In Depth Editor

December 8, 2014

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There’s always pressure. Sometimes it’s the pressure to succeed in school, pressure to have certain things and the pressure to be “skinny.” This pressure can come from your peers, parents, even yourself. Molly Rosales,...

The girl behind the makeup

Dez Brown, Features Manager

December 8, 2014

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In middle school I wondered why my parents and family would lie to me telling me that I was beautiful and an amazing person, because I was convinced that I was ugly and had horrible hair. Before middle school, I used to be happy...

We’re more than just “that bass”

Madi Pohlman, Editor-in-Cheif

December 8, 2014

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You’ve probably caught yourself singing along to Meghan Trainor’s “All about that bass” recently. I’ll admit, it is a catchy song and it has a strong message about embracing your size and loving yourself. If you’re...

Divorce affects more than just two

Mirella Warner, Section B Manager

October 22, 2014

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There’s no way to child-proof a divorce. Divorce affects the children involved but not in “any one way” according to Liliane Jamal, Omaha North High Magnet school counselor. “There are too many variables to label...

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