The North Star

Black History Month deserves more recognition

DeAjia Philmon, Tyvon Smith, Nadia Spurlock, and MaRaya White

February 28, 2018

Filed under Features, Humans Of North High, In-Depth

Southern trees bear a strange fruit, Blood on the leaves and blood at the root, Black body swinging in the southern breeze, Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.             “Strange Fruit”  by Billie Holid...

Black teens fight against today’s racism

Kylie Hughes, Features Editor

February 28, 2018

Filed under Features, Humans Of North High

Tre' On Fairgood Jones It's the 21st century. To some, racism is a thing of the past. However, to others, including Tre' On Fairgood Jones, sophomore at North High, it was not left in the past-- it is an issue affecting the presen...

Omaha North’s Black female leaders of tomorrow

Joseline Albeno, Features Editor

February 28, 2018

Filed under Features, Humans Of North High

Rianna Gunter, 12 Rianna Gunter, senior, is one of the few female African American scholars at Omaha North, taking classes like, Honors Anatomy, AP Literature, AP Statistics, AP Government, Honors Career Academy Cap Stone,...

Stereotyping the Stereotypes: The differences in parts of Omaha

Kylie Hughes, Features Editor

February 28, 2018

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Omaha has a population of about 446,970 people according to the U.S. Decennial Census.  From those 446,970 people, each one comes from a different racial background, a different financial background, and from different areas...

Ben Matik achieves much off and on the battlefield

Joseline Albeno, Features Editor

February 28, 2018

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The Omaha North hallways are nothing compared to what Ben Matik has walked through. Security guard Ben Matik was born on January 1, 1981, in South Sudan Africa. In the year of 1983, a civil war broke out between South Sudan...

Dappen builds relationships with her students from the ground up

Kylie Hughes, Features Editor

February 26, 2018

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Being in the far basement away from other classrooms creates a "secluded feeling," as Ms. Ariel Dappen, special education teacher at North High School, claims. Ms. Dappen's students love visitors, according to Ms. Dappen. However,...

Elijah’s Tale: Living life with a service dog

Kylie Hughes, Features Editor

February 26, 2018

Filed under Features, Humans Of North High

For those suffering from Type 1 diabetes, there is no cure yet. There is only constant blood sugar testing, monitoring food intake, and insulin injections or use of an insulin pump. This is the life of Elijah Bates, a freshman...

Transferring to North

MaRaya White, In-Depth Editor

December 6, 2017

Filed under Features, Graphics, Humans Of North High

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Daniela the dreamer

Joseline Albeno, Features

October 18, 2017

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Having been born in Tijuana, Mexico and brought over to the U.S when she was just two months old, America has always been her home, she doesn't know a life outside of the United States. . . She is a Dreamer. Growing up in America,...

Cross country metro meet cancelled

Kylie Hughes, Features Editor

October 18, 2017

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The cross-country Metro meet and Junior Varsity Invitational was scheduled to be held on Thursday, October 5th, at Walnut Creek Recreation hosted by Papio South. The runners at this meet were going to be competing against runners...

NSBE Beat

Tyvon Smith, In-Depth Editor

September 22, 2017

Filed under Features, Humans Of North High, In-Depth

'National Society of Black Engineers', otherwise known as NSBE, is a national organization across the nation, founded in 1975 by six black students of Purdue University in Virginia. In Nebraska, it holds the state's only chapter...

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