The North Star

Valuable History of the Most Invaluable part of town

Cory Griffen, Opinion Writer

November 28, 2016

iffen North Omaha, once being the busiest business district in the city, is now defined by the run down buildings and the lost memories of a prosperous neighborhood. Once being a cultural center, the area had an influx of immi...

The Future of Old Music

The Future of Old Music

October 23, 2015

I am Jessa Bateman and I’m a Mormon

Jessa Bateman, Opinion Editor

March 27, 2015

The link was all over my Facebook feed. The description said something about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints leaders officially releasing a statement on religious freedom and LGBT rights. Those were two things I never ex...


Jakob Arman, Opinion Editor

March 27, 2015

Hated it. Having to wake up, go to school everyday, and pretend to be the funny, care-free guy. He had to watch all of his friends succeed while he slumps around pretending to be as good as them. Jakob Arman just wanted it to be...

Click it or risk it

Staff Editorial

March 27, 2015

As we are leaving winter in our tail lights and the driving conditions may not be as bad, we should still practice safe driving and seatbelt usage. According to the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, Half of all teens will be inv...

Healthy food: Not what it seems

Amberlee Welsh, Star Reporter

February 6, 2015

You are sitting in the car on the way to school one morning, and a talk show turns on. They are talking about the real value of healthy food. You hear them say that there are hidden sugars in almost all food, even when the marketing...

Schools miss the mark with spending

Staff Editorial

November 3, 2014

ery school year, hundreds of millions of dollars are poured in-to standardized testing in school districts all across the country. "All of those tests, they were pointless, it felt like we were just taking tests to pass the time...

Junior year blues

Sydnii Washington, Opinion Manager

October 29, 2014

Sydnii Washington cried in a car for fifteen minutes. Tears streaming down her face non-stop leaking into her shirt. She cried because she could not deal with today let alone tomorrow. The gravity seemed to be heavier drooping...

Students should exercise their right to write

Jessa Bateman, Opinion Editor

October 22, 2014

In a 2002 New York Times article, a survey stated that 81% of Americans feel like they have a book inside them, and that they should write it. I am one of them. Writing books is my passion. I have finished one and partially...

Graduation frustration ends

Staff Editorial

September 26, 2014

Although OPS students will be walking across a stage located in Iowa, they will still be receiving a Nebraska diploma. Omaha Public Schools has recently decided to change the 2015 graduation venue. The district’s previous...

Where credit is given, credit is due

Jessa Bateman, Opinion Editor

September 26, 2014

It does not take long to hear the rumors of students placed in the wrong science course. I first heard them in my Honors Biology class and shuddered at the thought. The rumors said that some students wound up retaking Honors Physical...

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