The North Star

Give me a break, a tax break

Alex Skaggs, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Every day, power is transferred from the hands of working people to the bosses at the top. Now Congress has passed two versions of a bill which will only continue this trend. That is, the poor will remain poor and the rich will just get richer. Although portrayed to be an attempt to simplify and ease...

Omaha must be unleadead

Corey Griffin, Business Manager

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In 1997, American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO) closed its doors permanently in downtown Omaha after receiving a $3.6 million fine for dumping lead and other contaminants into the Missouri River. This is after a discovery in 1972 that lead was also poisoning the air and ground surrounding the...

School to crime: A cycle of violence

Cecelia Barbosa, Opinion Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The lack of public school's funding in the past few years, the heavy debates about gun control, and the increase in threats in schools across the US have become issues that simply can't be over looked anymore. All three have their own negative reflections on the student body and the community, however...

Outlook not so good: We build an unsustainable future

Corey Griffin, Business Manager

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Over a massive sign and towering brown fence lies a sea of houses that goes over one hill and past another, as if it were a churning sea. Homogenously green lawns and the infamous cookie cutter houses dominate the western city landscape and take up almost a third of Douglas County's area. Of the...

Where I lost myself: Multiracial identity in a black and white world

Alex Skaggs, Opinion Editor

February 26, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Until 1967, bans on interracial marriage were still legal and common in the United States. Just a century or two ago, it would be hard to imagine in this country a place where all kinds of cultures and peoples would come to grow up with each other and intermingle. Tracing its roots back to racism,...

Unfair Grading Scale

Caitlin Pieters, Back Page Editor

December 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Omaha Public Schools has changed their grading scale and call it their "new and improved grading scale". Students think it doesn't benefit them at all, but rather hinders them. Omaha Public Schools said, "Under the previous grading scale, teachers had expressed concern that some students could achieve...

Don’t stop the flow, period

Cecelia Barbosa, Opinion Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Women in America choose their feminine products based on what works best for them and what they feel comfortable with. While half of our population as women know this feeling, the necessities to women in their basic human function is priced and taxed as a luxury. Girls every month and ‘’the average...

DACA

Alex Skaggs, Opinion Editor

September 24, 2017


Filed under News, Opinion

Six months. Only six months of fear before the lives of young adults, having lived in the United States since they were children, have to live with the threat of possibly being deported. What opportunities they did have—an education, a source of income, a home—are all at stake. And for many, that...

Howard City, a Small Town and an Uncertain Future

Corey Griffin, Business Manager

September 24, 2017


Filed under Galleries, Opinion

Howard City, Nebraska is a small town, roughly fitting onto 20 square blocks of land, and chances are, you have never heard of it. The only way to get to it is by taking a rarely used state highway through obscurity until the little green sign generically welcomes you into the city limits. Though the...

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