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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...

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 ...

SlamHawk Season

SlamHawk Season

Maria Koliopoulos, Graphics Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Skutt Catholic’s very own Louder Than a Bomb poetry team is back. They returned from their first bout on Monday, March 20th, with a first place title. Over 60 Skutt Catholic students showed up to the UNO Thompson Alumni center to witness the SlamHawks successful return to the microphones. A...

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...

The Extraordinary Mr. Johnson

The Extraordinary Mr. Johnson

Ava Dreessen, Ad Manager/ Copy Editor
March 20, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Displayed along with the full suit, handkerchief, and endless array of goofy ties to top his signature look, lies the warmest smile on the most memorable face students pass by within the hallways of Skutt Catholic. This is David Johnson. Being the most prominent substitute, its almost difficult...

He’s Not Heavy, He’s My Brother

He’s Not Heavy, He’s My Brother

Maddie Mollner, Staff Reporter
March 13, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

However old or young your role models may be, they inspire you to become the best version of yourself. High school students tend to look up to those who are older than themselves, those who have lived through the things which we have yet to experience, people who can lead us through the ups and downs...

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...

Trading Backpacks for Suitcases

Trading Backpacks for Suitcases

Ava Dreessen, Ad Manager/Copy Editor
March 13, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

Joseph McAuliffe: Chicago, IL Reinventing everyone's favorite 80's comedy, sophomore Joseph McAuliffe and his family decided to tour Chicago donned as characters from "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," posing for reenactments all along the way. "When we were planning for our family trip, our family kept makin...

Student Sections: More Similar Than You Think

Student Sections: More Similar Than You Think

Lily Heyne, Guest Writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Features, Student Life

People are screaming on one side and chanting odd phrases on the other. This isn’t at a concert or even a cult gathering. This is a high school student section--an integral part of the high school experience. Like the majority of other high school activities, each school has its own spin on it. The...

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...

Skutt Catholic Says Goodbye To Class Ranks

Skutt Catholic Says Goodbye To Class Ranks

Sam Wiegand, Sports Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Unknown to the majority of the student body at Skutt Catholic High School, a few years ago, a monumental change occurred in the guidance office. This change hasn't actually affected this year’s seniors, but has affected everyone else. The school has eliminated class ranks. Class rank is a syste...

Welcoming the Stranger

Welcoming the Stranger

Kayley Anderson, Editor in Chief
February 27, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

6.6 million. That's how many people the UN estimates are currently displaced and at risk in Syria today, with around one million attempting to gain asylum in Europe as well as the U.S. The new executive order by President Trump, commonly known as the “refugee ban,” has left regimes in limbo and prompted...

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