Student News of Skutt Catholic High School

The Flightline

  • Musicians wanting to help with retreats/Campus Min events- meet today after school in CM Office!

  • Big Hawks! Friday we will being meeting up with your Little Hawks at 9:15 for a QR activity. Please bring your iPads to the gym.

  • Get your free 25th Anniversary T-Shirts During Lunch!

  • All students interested in Vivace Band or Crew, please stop and see Mr. Storm in the music room by Tuesday, August 22nd.

  • Set construction has begun for the fall play! Come to the stage after school at 3:30 and get involved.

  • SkyHawks for Life will be hosting their first Life Nite on Tuesday Aug. 22 @ 7pm in the Student Center.

  • Tryouts for the Mock Trial teams will be held on Sunday, August 27th at 5 p.m. in room C105.

State Sued For Prison System Issues

State Sued For Prison System Issues

Hope Stratman, Features Editor
August 16, 2017
Filed under Daily News, News

Just after midnight this morning, August 16, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against the Nebraska Deptartment of Corrections. Nebraska’s state prisons have reached a record 159% capacity, nearly 20% past the limit in which the government can declare it to be in emergency...

An Abundance of Banquets

An Abundance of Banquets

Hope Stratman, Copy Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Clubs & Activities, Student Life

As the school year comes to a close, colorful tablecloths and centerpieces have repeatedly overtaken our cafécommetorium. The pillars have been streamered up, inordinate amounts of food have been served, and emotional speeches might have even brought a few to tears. You guessed it. It's banquet season...

Seniors’ Declassified School Survival Guide

Seniors’ Declassified School Survival Guide

Hope Stratman, Copy Editor
May 8, 2017
Filed under BirdFeed, Tips & Tricks

Doing this whole high school thing right is something of an art form. Our four years at Skutt Catholic may be some of the most varied and fun-packed of our lives - but they're also, undoubtedly, some of the most stressful. As students adjust to the frenzy of high school, they pick up tricks to get t...

A Pro(m)posal: Next Year, Reschedule Prom

A Pro(m)posal: Next Year, Reschedule Prom

Hope Stratman, Copy Editor
May 1, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Uncategorized

Last Saturday at 10:30 PM, I was watching my long dress flare out as I spun to an irresistibly upbeat song. Last Saturday at 11:30 PM, I was unraveling the difference between enthalpy and entropy. The notoriously difficult AP tests, which cover material from the whole year and require several...

“The Point Isn’t the Points; The Point Is The Poetry”

“The Point Isn’t the Points; The Point Is The Poetry”

Hope Stratman, Copy Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Arts, Clubs & Activities, Student Life

SlamHawks take fourth in regional finals

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“The Skin of Our Teeth,” Explained

“The Skin of Our Teeth,” Explained

Hope Stratman, Copy Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Arts, Clubs & Activities, Entertainment, Performance, Student Life

The weekend of March 30-April 2 at Skutt Catholic, a couple celebrated their 5,000 wedding anniversary, a mammoth and a dinosaur ran rampant in a suburban backyard, and a young man from somewhere like New Jersey murdered his brother with a slingshot. In other words, the spring play was an interesting...

State Speech Spells Success

State Speech Spells Success

Hope Stratman, Copy Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Clubs & Activities, Student Life

Your stiff suit swishes as you walk, your dress shoes clicking. You swallow and, finding your throat dry, mutter a quick warmup about coffee pots to find your voice again. After all, in this moment your voice is your most important asset. As you reach the door of the room, you take a deep breath...

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...

Some Thoughts on Thinking

Some Thoughts on Thinking

Hope Stratman, Copy Editor
March 6, 2017
Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

Nearly 80% of middle school and high school students are involved in some sort of extracurricular, and over 25% of high schoolers have a job. Now, factor in seven hours of school, an average of three and a half hours of homework, and whatever socializing, recreation, or sleep that can be squeezed in....

On the Topic of Tissues

On the Topic of Tissues

Hope Stratman, Copy Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

Snot. That's a fun topic. Let's discuss, shall we? Picture this: you're sitting in your eighth hour class, dutifully taking notes over radians like a good student. But slowly a sense of dread pervades your thoughts as you feel mucus trying to escape your snout, the disgusting sensation thoroughly...

Football: Putting Player Safety First

Football: Putting Player Safety First

Hope Stratman, Copy Editor
January 30, 2017
Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports, Sports Feature

Football is in many ways America's favorite pastime, and Skutt Catholic is no exception. Most Friday nights in autumn, a screaming student section and an overwhelming amount of players evidence students’ love of the sport. But over the last ten years, research about the effect that repeated hits...

Photo Essay: Running Together, Whatever The Weather

Photo Essay: Running Together, Whatever The Weather

Hope Stratman, Copy Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports, Sports Feature, Sports Showcase

Every winter, a band of Skutt Catholic students straps on earmuffs and tennis shoes to go for 30 minute runs in freezing temperatures. By choice. Unthinkable, right? Well, not for this group. The hard core individuals in Rock Climbing Club are willing to brave frigid conditions in what can only ...

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