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25 Questions: Elizabeth Howard, Her Highness of High-Fives

25 Questions: Elizabeth Howard, Her Highness of High-Fives

Maddie Mollner, Staff Reporter
May 8, 2017
Filed under Features, Interview, Student Spotlight

On a typical school day, she can be seen walking down the halls of Skutt Catholic, hand outstretched, awaiting high-fives from passerby. Though widely known for her kindness and ability to strike up a conversation with just about anyone, not much else is known about the true colors of this particularly...

Beyond the Artist

Beyond the Artist

Molly Gubbels, Entertainment Editor
May 8, 2017
Filed under Arts, Student Life, Student Spotlight

The walls of Skutt Catholic are almost always lined with the most beautiful student artwork around, including the pen-drawn stylings of Josh Schmidt. However, what you may not know is that Josh holds many interesting qualities beyond his awe inspiring artwork. With the creation of a new Instagram...

17 Quirky Quotes, Courtesy of Zoe Weland

17 Quirky Quotes, Courtesy of Zoe Weland

Hope Stratman, Copy Editor
March 13, 2017
Filed under BirdFeed, Culture, Student Life, Student Spotlight

Zoe Elizabeth Weland is one of the most endearingly odd people I know. This five-foot, eleven-inch tall junior is quiet when you first meet her, but be warned: if you become her friend, get ready for a whole lot of amazing, ingenious craziness. She is ridiculously witty and weird, so it's not surprising...

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...

From Beauty Queen to Passionate Volunteer: The Life of Michaela Edstrand

From Beauty Queen to Passionate Volunteer: The Life of Michaela Edstrand

Sydney Reeves, Guest Writer
March 6, 2017
Filed under Student Life, Student Spotlight

You're used to her walking the halls in green plaid or sometimes a tennis uniform after school. But what is it like when she wears her formal gown and sparkling crown? Junior Michaela Edstrand is living the best of both worlds. Here is an inside look at her life as a normal school girl and a pageant...

Jessi Wessel: Writing Extraordinaire

Jessi Wessel: Writing Extraordinaire

Molly Gubbels, Entertainment Editor
February 20, 2017
Filed under Arts, Student Life, Student Spotlight

Jessi Wessel, though you may not know at first glance, holds a secret talent within her that many have not had the pleasure of witnessing. Though you may know her from Science Olympiad, Louder Than a Bomb or simply as just a friendly face in the hallways, you might not realize that Jessi is also an immensely...

Joe Bean: Lifeguard, Camp Counselor, and Coffee Shop Tycoon

Joe Bean: Lifeguard, Camp Counselor, and Coffee Shop Tycoon

Peter Quinn, Opinion Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under Student Life, Student Spotlight

You may know of him from his notorious coffee shop, “Cup of Joe”, but there is far more to Joe Bean than his ability to make a mean cup of coffee. Not many students can say that they have lived in multiple countries, are bilingual, opened up their own coffee shop, and are also in a band. Bean has...

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...

Angela Hutchings: Finding Her Voice Through Speech

Angela Hutchings: Finding Her Voice Through Speech

Allison Heithoff, Editor-in-Chief of Quintessence
January 16, 2017
Filed under Features, Interview, Student Life, Student Spotlight

Many people avoid public speaking at all costs, but senior Angela Hutchings just can’t get enough of it. “If people ever talk to me, I'm probably talking about speech, and it's really annoying I'm sure, but that's just because I'm always working on it. I'm always thinking about the next meet, if I need ...

Student Plays Amongst Professionals in Musical’s Orchestra

Student Plays Amongst Professionals in Musical’s Orchestra

Maria Koliopoulos, Graphics Editor
October 31, 2016
Filed under Arts, Student Life, Student Spotlight

Saxophonist Allison Young was a student at Skutt Catholic for her freshman and sophomore years, but transferred to Millard North for her junior year. Her return to the musical's pit provides for a good opportunity to reconnect with her Skutt Catholic family, and she's grown to fit in to Millard North...

The Amazing Mekelburg

The Amazing Mekelburg

Peter Quinn, Staff Reporter
April 11, 2016
Filed under Student Life, Student Spotlight

One morning, I was sitting in physics, and about half way through class Caleb Mekelburg (who I did not know at the time) rolls into class late. Of course, we asked why he came waltzing in to class 20 minutes late. Now instead of hearing a cliché student excuse like "I wasn't feeling good so I came ...

The ‘Wait’ is Over

The ‘Wait’ is Over

James Keeley, Op/Ed Editor
April 4, 2016
Filed under Arts, Student Life, Student Spotlight

For senior Luke Heffron, his second album is still only the beginning of his entrancing music career. He is following up his 2014 LP Melancholy Milkshake with his next project The Waiting EP, releasing on April 2nd.   Luke first took an interest in music after hearing one of his older sisters play the t...

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