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After An Electrifying Weekend, SkyHawks Advance to Tuesday’s Championship

After An Electrifying Weekend, SkyHawks Advance to Tuesday’s Championship

Tom Hermanek, Features Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase, Spring

Following two sound victories this weekend, the SkyHawk girls soccer team will compete against Columbus Scotus for a second consecutive state title at Morrison Stadium Tuesday. The SkyHawks had a sound win in the first round, defeating Columbus three to zero. In the semifinals, SkyHawks faced a challenging...

Turns Out, You Really Should Study for Those AP Exams

Turns Out, You Really Should Study for Those AP Exams

Tom Hermanek, Features Editor
May 8, 2017
Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

Like many stories of bad decisions go, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Back in February, I had the chance to take an AP Psychology exam, an opportunity to earn a college credit that would be nearly universally accepted. Since I was already dual enrolled for the psychology course through th...

Opinion: Nebraska’s Absurd Age of Majority

Opinion: Nebraska’s Absurd Age of Majority

Tom Hermanek, Features Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

At age 18, you're old enough to fight, and possibly even die, defending your country. But according to Nebraska State Law, you're too young to buy a lottery ticket. You're also too young to enter into a legal contract or change your name without your parents' permission. In 47 states, the legal a...

Martial Arts Instructor Runs For Mayor, Refuses Campaign Donations

Martial Arts Instructor Runs For Mayor, Refuses Campaign Donations

Tom Hermanek, Features Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under News

It’s becoming increasingly rare to find a political candidate who’s honest and down-to-earth. It’s even harder to find one who refuses campaign donations and doesn’t wish to participate in debates. Martial Arts Instructor and Black Belt Christopher Geary, however, isn’t your typical politi...

The SAT’s Dreaded Fifth Section

The SAT’s Dreaded Fifth Section

Tom Hermanek, Features Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Finally, it was over. I had just finished my first SAT, and after my answers had been checked, I began to daydream about what I would choose to do during the remainder of that warm spring Saturday. However, to my dismay, the proctor announced that a fifth section of the test was still to be administe...

Photo Essay: Annual Sandhill Crane Migration Reaches The Platte

Photo Essay: Annual Sandhill Crane Migration Reaches The Platte

Tom Hermanek, Features Editor
March 13, 2017
Filed under Features

National Geographic has called it one of the most magnificent sights in North America. I'm not talking about the Grand Canyon, but rather the annual sand crane migration which passes through Central Nebraska each spring and fall. The cranes, over 600,000 in all, spend their days eating corn left...

Experimental Rocket Society: Skutt Catholic’s Rock Band

Experimental Rocket Society: Skutt Catholic’s Rock Band

Colin Fullinfaw, Guest Writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Arts, Features, Showcase, Student Life, Student Spotlight

The Experimental Rocket Society isn't a new science club; rather, it's a music group at Skutt Catholic that's bringing back rock and roll. This isn't some old-timey rock band, mind you. It's a five member, full-fledged band that has even had a few gigs. The band, originally a musical trio, has grown...

Swimming State Meet Brings Successes and Disappointments for SkyHawks

Swimming State Meet Brings Successes and Disappointments for SkyHawks

Tom Hermanek, Features Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Winter

You win some, you lose some: this was the story of the performance of the SkyHawk swim team at this year's state meet. Much like the season as a whole, the team had some great achievements by young swimmers in the 500 freestyle, though the team suffered some bitter disappointments in the boys and ...

The Ins and Outs of Vivace

The Ins and Outs of Vivace

The Flightline Staff
February 20, 2017
Filed under Arts, Clubs & Activities, Features, Indepth, Student Life

How do you want to be remembered? That is the question that the show choir members ask with their show this year. The Flightline takes a look at the how this group has made themselves known.

Show Choir’s Unrecognized Heroes

Show Choir’s Unrecognized Heroes

Hope Stratman, Copy Editor
February 20, 2017
Filed under Arts, Clubs & Activities, Student Life

  Show choir dazzles. It’s nearly impossible to tear one’s eyes away from the performers as they go through their show; glittery dresses, intricate dance moves, and gorgeous harmonies ensure that the show grabs its viewers’ attention from the first note. However, there is far more to a Skutt Catholic show choir production than the glitz...

Speech Team Sets Sights on State Under New Coaching Staff

Speech Team Sets Sights on State Under New Coaching Staff

Tom Hermanek, Features Editor
February 20, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

At the start of this year, the Skutt Catholic speech team found itself in an all-too-familiar predicament: they had lost key seniors in the previous year and had an almost entirely new coaching staff. But the team has managed to overcome these obstacles. They've gained a wealth of members, both new...

A New Vision for Omaha: A Class of ’08 Alum Runs for Mayor

A New Vision for Omaha: A Class of ’08 Alum Runs for Mayor

The Flightline Staff
February 13, 2017
Filed under Amazing Alumni, Features, Indepth

It's fairly common for students to choose one of their peers as most likely to be president--but what about most likely to be mayor? This week, the Flightline takes an in-depth look at one Skutt Catholic graduate who is seeking the highest office in our city.

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