The student news site of Omaha North High Magnet School

The North Star

The student news site of Omaha North High Magnet School

The North Star

The student news site of Omaha North High Magnet School

The North Star

Sources: The Guardian, The Washington Post, USA Today, Rotten Tomatoes, New York Times
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Graphic media: How far is too far?

Zach Hansen, Business Manager November 7, 2018

In today’s television and media, we’ve begun to desensitize ourselves to the more graphic scenes seen in some of the most popular shows today. The repeated graphic scenes in “13 Reasons Why” has...

Source: Omaha North Course Guide 
Graphic by Dominck Bartels

EDITORIAL: Requirement changes make Personal Finance worth the cost

Sydney Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief November 1, 2018

Starting with the class of 2019, seniors are required to take a semester long class called Personal Finance to be able to graduate. As stated in Honors and Academic Personal Finance teacher Jonas Luedtke’s...

Source: National Geographic and WDC
Graphic by Denaya Lewis

Seaworld attendence rises, company makes a comeback

Denaya Lewis, Opinion Writer November 1, 2018

It is no secret that orca whales should not be kept in captivity. It can be hands down the worst thing to do to sea animals. But businesses like SeaWorld still use these animals for cruel human entertainment....

These two murals are on the side of a Dollar General, a joint tribe and corporate owned facility. They depict the changes in clothing and way of life that the tribe has faced since its move to Nebraska.
Photo by Corey Griffin

Nebraska tribes must be proactive to better themselves

Corey Griffin, Business Manager November 1, 2018

The United States is responsible for its crime against humanity, the near complete destruction of an entire culture, and yet it continues to deny that such an atrocious event even occurred. The systematic...

Four day school week: Is it for the students?

Zach Hansen, Business Manager November 1, 2018

The merits of a 4-day school week have yet to be fully discussed and studied completely, but so far, the pro’s seem to outweigh the con’s. A study done by the Journal of Education and Training...

Graphic by Cecilia Barbosa

School recycling needs prioritization

Cecilia Barbosa, Opinion Editor November 1, 2018

Thousands of students across the America eat school lunch every day, starting from elementary to high school. They pick their stuff to leave, throw away their cardboard trey & milk and plastic silverware. Many...

Foundations for everyone

Cecelia Barbosa, Opinion Editor February 28, 2018

The beauty world is filled with color and options ranging from twenty different red lip shades, to the types of eyeliner tips to use. When you shop online or walk into any beauty store you can see hundreds...

A legacy forgotten: Lost history must be reclaimed

Alex Skaggs, Opinion Editor February 28, 2018

Once a year, the country comes together to remember the legacy of a man who seemed to change the world in an instant. They speak of him in admiration and praise. Few, if any, could speak out against him...

Delegating months to cultural celebration is segregation

Corey Griffin, Business Manager February 28, 2018

African American History Month has been contested since its creation and questioned whether it brings an overall benefit to society or creates a further divide between whites and blacks . February is...

Give me a break, a tax break

Alex Skaggs, Opinion Editor February 28, 2018

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...

Omaha must be unleadead

Corey Griffin, Business Manager February 28, 2018

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....

School to crime: A cycle of violence

Cecelia Barbosa, Opinion Editor February 26, 2018

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...

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