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College admissions scandal not only affects parents, but effects the students

Jaeden Johnson, Entertainment Editor

May 5, 2019


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Over 33 parents including, Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman were a part of the college admission scandal. The 2019 college admission bribery scandal is a conspiracy to influence students college admissions decisions. Parents paid college test prep organizations to secretly change their ACT/SAT score...

DECA provides business experience

Moolaw Soe, Features Editor

April 16, 2019


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DECA is an organization that specifically targets the field of business and marketing. They not only help students become better leaders and entrepreneurs for college and the business world, but they constantly update their curriculum to match the pace of modern world businesses. During the 20182019...

Lack of subs causes teachers to lose plan period

Dominick Bartels, News Editor

April 16, 2019


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Omaha Public Schools (OPS) “seems to be” experiencing a shortage in substitute teachers causing regular classroom teachers to have to cover classes during their plan period, Lynne Braddock, assistant principal at North High, said. According to Cheryl Connors, English teacher at North, finding...

FDA rekindles tobacco product conversation

Emily Mann, News Editor

April 16, 2019


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In 2015, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported high school cigarette smoking to be at 10.6 percent, the lowest number seen within two decades prior. Since this, the number of high school students using electronic means of smoking, such as vapes, has increased to nearly 21 percent...

BSLC program raises funds

BSLC program raises funds

Molly Schmeits, Entertainment Editor

April 16, 2019


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Recently, Black Student Leadership Council hosted their third annual Black History Month Program. The program ran during the last block on Feb. 27 and 28. Each day, teachers signed up their students who are in their last block of the day to attend the event. Both days, the entire auditorium was filled...

Speech, Debate entries decrease due to snowstorm

Speech, Debate entries decrease due to snowstorm

Hannah Miller, In-Depth Editor

April 16, 2019


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Currently, Speech and Debate students are preparing for their upcoming national tournaments. Michael Brown, Speech and Debate teacher, said that the NSDA tournaments, National District Speech and Debate qualifiers were on Mar. 1 and 2 at Millard North. If the team places in the top two, they qualify...

CRU provides faith-based service opportunities

CRU provides faith-based service opportunities

Denaya Lewis, Opinion Editor

April 10, 2019


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Campus Crusades for Christ is a national Christian organization, started in 1951 at UCLA. CRU was started at North last year thanks to senior Tim Williams. They are a small club that meets every Tuesday night at 5:30 to pray and enjoy each other’s company. “Just seeing the ways god has moved through...

Winter weather delays trip to D.C.

Winter weather delays trip to D.C.

Emily Mann, News Editor

April 10, 2019


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Last semester, seniors at Omaha North were presented with the opportunity to visit the country’s capitol, Washington D.C. The annual trip was started four years ago by two of North’s English teachers, Laura Geiger and Mark Gudgel. However, the trip scheduled from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2, was postponed...

JROTC practices, prepares for out of state trip

Zach Hansen, Opinion Editor

April 10, 2019


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The North High School JROTC program will be looking forward to two events that were supposed to take place in February but have been since moved to March due to weather. A color guard competition was held Mar. 2, and the results of the biathlon have come back. North’s Alyssa Burk took third and...

Omaha entertainment centers close doors

Omaha entertainment centers close doors

Paige Anthony, News Editor

April 8, 2019


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SkateDaze was originally one of eight local rollerskating rinks owned by the Cernik family. When this location opened in 1982, roller skating was its only attraction. Since then, they’ve added a three story Playdazium, laser tag, bumper cars, 75 arcade games, birthday party rooms and a café. Scott...

Open Door Mission provides assistance for homeless population

Open Door Mission provides assistance for homeless population

Kylie Hughes, Features Editor

February 21, 2019


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Throughout the Omaha area, 2,000 people are living without a home, according to the Open Door Mission. For some, it started with the loss of a job. For others, it was substance abuse that led to the loss of their home and sometimes, everything they know. It’s the point where people who have lost...

Fontenelle teacher put on administrative leave

Tyvon Smith, In-Depth Editor

February 14, 2019


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During the 2018-2019 school year, Omaha Public Schools has had a staff member be put on administrative leave with a pending investigation on sexually violating children on the job. The Omaha World Herald reported that Gregory Sedlacek, former first grade OPS teacher at Fontenelle Elementary School,...

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