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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


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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


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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


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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...

Daniels takes on counseling position

Nautica Lockett-Barnett, Features Editor

October 26, 2018


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This year North High’s Guidance Resource Center (GRC) has welcomed some new faces. LaTerra Daniels, a social and emotional counselor, is the counselor for students whose last names begin with the letters K, O, Q, T, W, and X. “I’m pretty relaxed in general, so I feel like that’s always a good...

The cost of belonging

The cost of belonging

Kylie Hughes, Features Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

The football team scores a touchdown. The Omaha North Vikings now have a 7-point lead. The crowd is full of students on their feet. The field is full of football players highfiving after the small achievement, with the energy in the stadium is at a high. To keep the energy going, the cheer team makes...

Fuertes remains fuerte*

Fuertes remains fuerte*

Joseline Albeño, Features Editor

October 24, 2018


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Red, white, blue, and tears. Those are the things that filled her eyes. Fear and the sudden realization that her father could be deported at any moment hit her all at once. Kasandra Fuertes, sophomore at Omaha North sat with her siblings in the back seat of their car while her father was driving,...

North High gets new curriculum specialist

Tyvon Smith, In-Depth Editor

October 16, 2018


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LaDeidre Jackson has been a science educator within OPS for twelve going on thirteen years. For eleven years, Jackson was a teacher at Blackburn High, then spent a year at Parrish Alternative School. Jackson is now the Curriculum Specialist over the science department at Omaha North, where her...

Danner diversifies the dance team

Chase Rehder, Sports Editor

September 28, 2018


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This Year the Omaha North High School Dance Team recruited two boys. One of which is Daevian Danner, 10.  Danner has only recently joined Omaha North High School’s Dance team. However, dancing has always been a part of Danner’s life and he said that he’d wanted to join since eighth grade.  ...

Mrs. Ricard’s Scholarship Check Ceremony Photo Essay

Caitlin Pieters, Back Page Editor

May 15, 2018


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Mrs. Ricards Scholarship Check Ceremony  By Caitlin Pieters     Mr. Haynes at the beginning of the ceremony. Mr. Hanes the principle of Omaha North gave the okay to start the ceremony.    A class of student that worked with Mrs. Ricard a lot receives the check for her scholarship. Mrs. Ricard's scholarship is twenty-five hundred dollars.    Mr. Haynes thanks the donors. He thanked them because they invested in the sch...

National Merit Award

Kylie Hughes, Features Editor

May 11, 2018


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Black History Month deserves more recognition

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

February 28, 2018


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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 Holiday a  song about racism and the  atrocities committed against Black Americans. Unjustified beatings...

Black teens fight against today’s racism

Kylie Hughes, Features Editor

February 28, 2018


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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 present. "Racism still exists, but if you put your mind to something you can st...

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