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Sara Zaleski On Magazine Covers, Lessons Learned

Sara Zaleski On Magazine Covers, Lessons Learned

Lily Yates, Quintessence Copy Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Amazing Alumni, Features, Interview

Skutt Catholic students, teachers, and alumni alike were greeted with a welcome surprise opening a recent Sunday paper: graduate Sara Zaleski's face smiling on the cover of Omaha World Herald's Inspired Living Magazine. Zaleski, a notable figure in the history of the school, is involved in everything...

This Documentary Will Convince You Slavery Still Exists

This Documentary Will Convince You Slavery Still Exists

Lily Yates, Quintessence Copy Editor
May 8, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Everything in Between

The screen blinks on, and you're faced with a tattered black-and-white image of the American flag. But suddenly, you realize, it's not the flag at all. Those stripes are the stripes of a prison inmate. Netflix’s late 2016 premiere of the social documentary "The 13th" began a rampant stream of success,...

The Life of A Teenage Library Employee

The Life of A Teenage Library Employee

Lily Yates, Quintessence Copy Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Column, Showcase

I always knew that I'd do whatever it took to avoid getting a job in food service in high school. Fast food and waiting jobs are high-paying, pretty straightforward, and heck, they hire sixteen year-olds - so I can see what makes students often choose dim steakhouses or drive-thru windows. Though...

Disney World Hosts Skutt Catholic Band

Disney World Hosts Skutt Catholic Band

Lily Yates, Quintessence Copy Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Clubs & Activities, Student Life

Band students can usually be found in the practice room, at lessons, or in a storage closet piled high with musical instruments. But last weekend, the Skutt Catholic band department traded in the fluorescent lights of its home turf for Florida sunlight. “I organized the trip because I think we can...

Trump’s 2018 Education Proposal Slashes the Arts

Trump’s 2018 Education Proposal Slashes the Arts

Maria Miller, Birdfeed Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal cuts funding for almost every department, but some of the most shocking are within the cuts proposed for education. There are many of reasons one might be unsettled by these alterations: 3.7 billion dollars lost from teacher training programs, reducing desperately ...

25 Questions: The Grammar Man Himself, John Baylor

25 Questions: The Grammar Man Himself, John Baylor

Lily Yates, Quintessence Copy Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Features, Interview, Showcase

There is but a single, fervent “Hammer the Grammar" authority in the world, and his name is John Baylor. He’s the one man who has almost single-handedly managed to revolutionize how around 350 Skutt Catholic students - and those through the years - study for the ACT. His bombastic voice is a daily...

“Beauty and the Beast” Remake Outshines Original

“Beauty and the Beast” Remake Outshines Original

Maria Miller, Birdfeed Editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Movies

When Disney announced that they were going to remake “Beauty and the Beast,” I was skeptical to say the least. The original animated version was vastly loved by many people, which set the bar extremely high, and it consisted of so many characters that aren’t actually alive in real life. I was worried...

How to Be Alone

How to Be Alone

Lily Yates, Quintessence Copy Editor
March 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

After another call ending with a voicemail greeting, I made up my mind. It was Thursday night, and everyone was at work, play practice, or studying. So I put on my favorite outfit, grabbed my keys, and headed to the movie theater; something surprisingly few high schoolers can say they've experienced...

Academic Decathlon’s First Swing at State

Academic Decathlon’s First Swing at State

Zoe Clark, Guest Writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Clubs & Activities, Student Life

This was the Skutt Catholic Academic Decathlon team’s first time making it to state-- and hopefully not its last. The team got further than ever before and is more confident than ever in next year's prospects. Placing 13th out of the 14 teams, however, will hopefully prove to be even more motivation...

25 Questions: The Life and Teachings of Mrs. Sherri Hoye

25 Questions: The Life and Teachings of Mrs. Sherri Hoye

Lily Yates, Quintessence Copy Editor
February 20, 2017
Filed under Features, Interview, Teacher Feature

What better teacher than a passionate expert? If you're looking to increase your linguistic prowess, not to mention your taste for adventure, look no further than Skutt Catholic English teacher Mrs. Hoye. Quirky and giggly, yet capable and stern, the teacher has become an enigmatic fixture at the...

One Step at a Time: Save Dogs with This Simple App

One Step at a Time: Save Dogs with This Simple App

Lily Yates, Quintessence Copy Editor
January 30, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Everything in Between

Do you wish you could take home every pet at the shelter (but you're not sure how to help without moving into a zoo)? Good news: Walk For A Dog is the free app of your dreams, allowing you to donate, at no cost, to animals in need with every step you take. This seamless solution is available to animal...

Holly Nowak: Living Art Like a Lifestyle

Holly Nowak: Living Art Like a Lifestyle

Lily Yates, Quintessence Copy Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under Arts, Features, Interview, Student Life, Student Spotlight

With talk of application deadlines and acceptance letters swirling through hallways, life at high schools across the country are stressful right now. But amidst all that, Skutt Catholic senior art student Holly Nowak recently opened an envelope containing the fulfillment of a dream. After four years...

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