The North Star

Local playwright helps establish Omaha theatre community

April 10, 2019


Filed under Features

Omaha native, Jo Ann Schmidman has taken on many occupations in the field of theatre. She has been a playwright, actress, artistic director, and one of the founders of the, now closed, The Magic Theatre here in Omaha located on 325 South 16th Street. Schmidman’s interest in theatre began when her...

Bailey and BSLC plan special event for Valentine’s Day

Bailey and BSLC plan special event for Valentine’s Day

Tyvon Smith, In-Depth Editor

April 10, 2019


Filed under Features

Johnna Bailey, sophomore at Omaha North, is an active member in the Black Student Leadership Council. With the 2018-2019 school year being her first year at Omaha North and involved in BSLC, she has been involved with fundraising, attending weekly meetings and the Black History Month Program. This...

Helproom provides students a safe place after school

Helproom provides students a safe place after school

Kylie Hughes, Features Editor

April 10, 2019


Filed under Features

What once started out as a program dedicated to student athletes has now evolved into an after-school center where all students have a place to go after school, can receive extra help, work on homework, or make up a test. The Homework Helproom, located in room 264, is a program that runs from 3:05...

Crawford plans to follow dreams, build rock-climbing gym

Crawford plans to follow dreams, build rock-climbing gym

Moolaw Soe, Features Editor

April 8, 2019


Filed under Features

As the 2018-2019 school year is almost over, many seniors have decided on their next stop for the future. Noah Crawford, 12, is a student at Omaha North who, instead of going to college right away after high school, aspires to open his own rock-climbing gym. Crawford described getting into rock climbing...

Pantry provides food for less fortunate

Kylie Hughes, Features Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Features

Across the library, in the back corner, sits a seemingly inconspicuous door. Many students disregard this door, most have probably never even noticed it. Yet, to some students, they know this door and what lies behind it and the importance it plays at North High. In what once was a storage closet,...

Meet the Browns

Meet the Browns

Moolaw Soe, Features Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Features

Distance, in a relationship teaches many lessons in the process of overcoming the barriers. Jamie Brown, a science teacher at Omaha North, has been married to her husband, Dillion Brown for two years. Dillion is enlisted in the military, which in some ways takes a toll in Brown’s life. Luckily,...

Art series targets gender-based street harassment through portraits of survivors

Art series targets gender-based street harassment through portraits of survivors

Hannah Miller, In-Depth Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under Features

In the fall of 2012 in Brooklyn, NY, a street art series focusing on genderbased street harassment was born. It is known as Stop Telling Women To Smile (STWTS), and its creator is named Tatyana Fazlalizadeh. She is an illustrator and painter and is based in Brooklyn but has branched out into street art...

Saxton faces a silent battle

Saxton faces a silent battle

Kylie Hughes, Features Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Features

The moment her head hit the ground, the world around her began to fade away. She turned over and the world came back. Little did she know that it would never be the same. Elyse Saxton doesn’t remember ever hitting the ground after tripping on the soccer field. She remembers turning over, winded...

Williams plans for her college education

Williams plans for her college education

Hannah Miller, In-Depth Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Features

Divyn Williams, a junior and color guard captain at Omaha North high school is preparing for college by participating in two college preparatory organizations and applying for scholarships. As of right now she plans on applying to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska-Omaha, and...

Taylor supports herself, others in the fight against sickle cell disease

Taylor supports herself, others in the fight against sickle cell disease

Nautica Lockett-Barnett, Features Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Features

Sickle cell disease (SCD) occurs among one out of every 365 African-American babies according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention. North high senior Alajah Taylor happens to be one of them. “Two weeks after they had taken me home, the doctors had called my mom and said they had found...

Szynskie receives unique chances

Szynskie receives unique chances

Kylie Hughes, Features Editor

November 5, 2018


Filed under Features

Jessie Szynskie didn’t get what most people consider a “normal” childhood. She didn’t get to do extracurriculars like all of her other friends got to do. In fact, she didn’t get many childhood experiences that her friends got. Years later, as a senior in high school, Szynskie considers herself...

Nozaki finds new home 6,000 miles from Japan

Nozaki finds new home 6,000 miles from Japan

Moolaw Soe, Features Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Features

Junna Nozaki, 12, is currently part of Sister Cities International, an exchange program to improve her English and gain a better experience of the world. “English is a widely used language that could be very helpful to me in the future,” said Nozaki. Nozaki became intrigued with the English...

The student news site of Omaha North High Magnet School
Features