The North Star

Pantry provides food for less fortunate

Kylie Hughes, Features Editor

February 12, 2019


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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