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Speech, Debate prepare for upcoming competition

Hannah Miller, In-Depth Editor

November 7, 2018


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Speech and Debate are currently preparing for their first tournament on October 26 and 27. They are traveling to a tournament in Maryville, Missouri at Maryville High School. Debate team competes on the 26th and individual events compete the 27th. “For this tournament it’s a lot of the varsity...

2018-2019 Flu season approaches

2018-2019 Flu season approaches

Paige Anthony, News Editor

November 7, 2018


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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), last year’s flu season was the worst recorded with a record-breaking number of hospitalizations and several deaths. Approximately 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter. This year’s flu season has turned...

JROTC gets involved in the community

Zach Hansen, Opinion Editor

November 7, 2018


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Omaha JROTC program has a busy month ahead as they get ready to participate in Veterans day activities and go through a promotion board. A promotion board is where the cadet is offered the opportunity to get a higher rank. To do this, they are asked to identify three JROTC ranks and asked anywhere...

Yale Park Apartments evacuate, stranding refugees

Yale Park Apartments evacuate, stranding refugees

Dominick Bartels, News Editor

November 5, 2018


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Between September 14 and 20, the City of Omaha Planning Department received more than 90 complaints against the Yale Park Apartments. According to City Councilman Pete Festersen, Kay Anderson, landlord, owner and tenant of the Yale Park Apartments will have between 30-90 days to make the required...

Black Student Leadership Council plans for upcoming school year

Molly Schmeits, Entertainment Editor

November 1, 2018


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Black Student Leadership Council (BSLC) is a well known club in school. BSLC is responsible for hosting the African American Professionals Day, and the Black History Month Program. According to Corie McCowin, 10th grade, BLSC is an “empowerment group for black students” that offers them opportunities...

HOSA preps students for the medical field

Dejunae Dandridge, News Editor

November 1, 2018


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Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) is an after-school club that offers many valuable experiences if you want to join the medical field. HOSA is sponsored by Amanda Fricke and Alexander Anton, science teachers at North. Throughout the year, HOSA will have competitions and events that they...

North Drama Club begins early stages of fall play

North Drama Club begins early stages of fall play

Nathaniel Smith, Magazine Editor

November 1, 2018


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Before a play or musical’s opening night, there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes in drama. Michael Brown, Drama, Stagecraft, and Debate teacher, is no stranger to the amount of work and dedication that happens off and on the stage, overseeing seven plays and musicals at North over his four...

OPS renovations reach North’s art wing

OPS renovations reach North’s art wing

Emily Mann, News Editor

November 1, 2018


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Throughout the last few years, OPS has spent millions of dollars on school renovations. Over the summer, North’s art wing received new floors, ceiling tiles, and walls, now adding it to OPS’s list of recently upgraded schools. Accompanying North on that list, is Lothrop Elementary. Over the 2017-2018...

Speech, Debate provides platform for students

Speech, Debate provides platform for students

Hannah Miller, In-Depth Editor

November 1, 2018


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Speech and Debate, a club at north, is sponsored by English teacher, Michael Brown. The club was founded by Brown four years ago and it became a class three years ago. “I did speech and debate in high school my freshman and sophomore year before moving to a school that didn’t have it. Then I picked...

Art Club, NAHS begins new year with fundraisers

Caitlin Pieters, Back Page Editor

November 1, 2018


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Art Club and National Art Honors Society (NAHS) stared up again, and NAHS meets on Tuesdays and Art Club meets on Wednesdays. As of right now art club is staring off the year with making crafts, Elisa Soto said, “in Art Club we are making little small crafts like jewelry making and making friendship...

NHS pushes students to leaders

Cecilia Barbosa, Opinion Editor

November 1, 2018


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Ever wanted an easy way to find volunteer work? National Honors Society (NHS) is a national organization that works with high school students to help them become a part of the community and learn to work with people. They start recruiting juniors at the end of the year that have a weighted GPA of...

Zoo Academy starts a new year

Joseline Albeño, Features Editor

November 1, 2018


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The Career Center has been helping students experience and learn new things by giving them hands on opportunities, such as the Zoo Academy program. Zoo Academy is a class that students take at the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo. It was designed to give students a new look into animal care. Students can...

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