The North Star

Omaha North’s Black female leaders of tomorrow

Joseline Albeno, Features Editor

February 28, 2018


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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, Honors Pottery, Sociology, and Honors Engineering Design and Development. "In...

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 of Omaha. Each part of Omaha has underlying stereotypes that impact the views...

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 and Sudan. Roughly two million people died from war, famine, and diseases....

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, being located all the way in the basement (room 071), is far away from...

Elijah’s Tale: Living life with a service dog

Kylie Hughes, Features Editor

February 26, 2018


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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 at Omaha North. From the age of three years old, Bates has been suffering...

Daniela the dreamer

Joseline Albeno, Features Editor

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, Daniela Perez felt uncomfortable when she would have to tell people...

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 from all seven OPS schools, Millard schools, Bellevue schools, Papillion-Lavista...

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