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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 Rare Bird of Fashion

The Rare Bird of Fashion

Alaina Anderson, Staff Reporter
March 27, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Everything in Between

“You can't take your eyes off Iris Apfel, but then again, why would you want to?" raves The New York Times about Albert Maysles’ documentary "Iris." "Iris" is a hidden gem that wows viewers with its outlandish vibe and infinite wisdom. Anyone who knows fashion knows Iris Apfel. She is iconic when...

Spielbound: The New Way to Game

Spielbound: The New Way to Game

Kayley Anderson, Editor in Chief
March 20, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Everything in Between

Ticket to Ride, Obama Llama, Pandemic, Concept. These are just a few of the many games found on the shelves of Spielbound in Midtown. The innovative cafe and gaming center stands on a corner near 36th and Harney, and serves not only coffee but also drinks in the evenings. My first impression of Spie...

Exploring One of Space’s Deadliest Objects

Exploring One of Space’s Deadliest Objects

Sam Klemme, Staff Reporter
March 13, 2017
Filed under Column, Entertainment, Everything in Between

Try to imagine something the size of a peanut with the power to swallow our entire planet. Something that can be the hottest object one moment and then the coldest in another. These are just a few of the mysterious properties of black holes that I learned at the exhibit “Black Holes: Space Warps...

11 Books You Need to Read Before You Graduate

11 Books You Need to Read Before You Graduate

Kayley Anderson, Editor-in-Chief
March 13, 2017
Filed under BirdFeed, Everything in Between, Tips & Tricks

Everyone at some point in time has failed to complete a reading assignment, whether because they hated the book or couldn't understand it, or even just couldn't find the time. However there are a few books in the long list of high school reading that you shouldn't miss out on. Here are those books as...

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...

The Game is Afoot

The Game is Afoot

Alaina Anderson, Staff Reporter
January 16, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Everything in Between

Exposing a government mole, chasing a billionaire serial killer, and a devastating death all have one thing common; they’re all components of the new season of BBC’s Sherlock. The three episode series is back after a two-year hiatus, and it’s already leaving viewers with a wide range of emotions. Said...

8 Things To Do During Christmas Break

8 Things To Do During Christmas Break

Allison Heithoff, Editor-in-Chief of Quintessence
December 12, 2016
Filed under BirdFeed, Everything in Between, Tips & Tricks

I know, the concept of free time is foreign and rare for the average high school student, and I'll be the first to say this semester was a whirlwind. Personally, it has been the most chaotic few months of my life, which is why Christmas break is needed more than ever this year. Aside from summer break, ...

Video Games to Splurge on Over Thanksgiving Break

Video Games to Splurge on Over Thanksgiving Break

Ava Dreessen, Ad Manager/ Copy Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Everything in Between

Wide-eyed and belly-filled, you stare blankly at your computer screen, your gateway into hours of splendid leisure, and it stares back at you, anticipating your next move. “Do I play another minute of Call of Duty,” you may ask, “Or Minecraft?” You shudder at the title alone. Summer was spent w...

This is Halloween

This is Halloween

Molly Gubbels, Entertainment Editor
October 31, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Everything in Between

On any given day, it's common for me to be seen sporting my "I just woke up and this is the best I could do" look, complete with crooked eyeliner wings. However, with Halloween upon us, I've traded in my eyeshadow for face paint and my lipstick for fake blood. Special effects have been a big part...

One for the Tabloids

One for the Tabloids

Alaina Anderson, Staff Writer
October 3, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Everything in Between

I've finally done it; I have found the hidden gem of all documentaries. I recently stumbled upon the under-appreciated documentary Tabloid. While it is often overlooked, Tabloid shouldn't be missed because it's all kinds of crazy. Crazy has many faces, but none of them compare to beauty queen Joyce...

Tibetan Monks Visit Omaha

Tibetan Monks Visit Omaha

Maria Koliopoulos, Graphics Editor
September 12, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, Everything in Between

The Tibetan Buddhist monks are back at the Omaha Healing Arts Center, September 7-15. They've been visiting Omaha for around 25 years, and these particular monks are at the end of a two year journey around the United States. After a morning blessing of the Missouri River on Thursday, Septembe...

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