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Nebraska at High Risk for Seasonal Flu

Nebraska at High Risk for Seasonal Flu

Natalie Pearson, Entertainment Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under *Showcase, News

With the United States currently in the peak of flu season, there has been an uptick in flu cases in the Omaha area. Flu activity typically ramps up during the winter months, but it can continue to occur as late as May. This year has been particularly severe, with over 80,000 influenza-associated ho...

The End of Opportunity

The End of Opportunity

Natalie Pearson, Entertainment Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under *Showcase, News

On Wednesday, February 13, NASA’s Opportunity rover mission ended after 15 years of exploring the surface of Mars. The Opportunity rover landed on Mars on January 24, 2004, seven months after its launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Opportunity was designed to last just 90 Mar...

First Data Sold for $22 Billion, Jobs at Risk

First Data Sold for $22 Billion, Jobs at Risk

Natalie Pearson, Entertainment Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under *Showcase, News

On Wednesday, January 16, it was announced in a press release that Omaha-born company, First Data Corporation, was to merge with Wisconsin-based Fiserv, a U.S. financial technology provider. Both companies have approved the merger agreement, in which Fiserv will acquire First Data for 22 billion dolla...

Government Shutdown Ends; Overall Cost Is $11 Billion

Government Shutdown Ends; Overall Cost Is $11 Billion

Natalie Pearson, Entertainment Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under *Showcase, News

The longest shutdown in U.S. history came to an end on January 25, after President Trump signed a bill that would temporarily reopen federal agencies. In the deal, the government will stay open until February 15, and during that time negotiators will try and work out a better compromise for immigrati...

Dedication Ceremony Held for New Entrance

Dedication Ceremony Held for New Entrance

Natalie Pearson, Entertainment Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under *Showcase, Daily News, News

Feb. 4, 2019 — Students filed into the gym Monday afternoon to celebrate the refurbished entrance. The new addition, which was being worked on since summer of 2018, was finished this past weekend. All students and faculty were in attendance, as well as Monsignor Gilg, one of the founders of Skutt Ca...

US, China Reach Truce in Trade War; Chinese Executive Arrested

US, China Reach Truce in Trade War; Chinese Executive Arrested

Natalie Pearson, Entertainment Editor

December 13, 2018


Filed under *Showcase, News

On December 1, United States President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met at the 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit. The two agreed to a 90-day truce in the US-China trade war, in which both countries would delay their planned increases in tariffs to allow time for them to negotiate their tra...

Ukraine Declares Martial Law

Ukraine Declares Martial Law

Natalie Pearson, Entertainment Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under *Showcase, News

On Monday, November 26, 2018, Ukrainian lawmakers voted to introduce martial law in the border areas with Russia. The decision came after a naval skirmish between Ukraine and Russia near Crimea, over the Kerch Strait, a key waterway for both countries. According to CNN, the Ukrainian military sai...

One-Act Takes Two at Kearney

One-Act Takes Two at Kearney

Natalie Pearson, Entertainment Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under *Showcase, Daily News, News

For the first time in school history, Skutt Catholic has placed at a One-Act invitational. On Saturday, November 17, the competitive theatre team traveled to Kearney for the Kearney High Competition. It was their first competition of the season. The group ultimately took home second place. This yea...

Journalist Jim Acosta Banned from White House

Journalist Jim Acosta Banned from White House

Natalie Pearson, Entertainment Editor

November 15, 2018


Filed under *Showcase, News

Last week Jim Acosta, CNN chief White House correspondent, was banned from entering White House grounds. After a heated news conference with the president on Wednesday, November 7, Acosta’s press pass was revoked. This was a direct result of his attempt to keep control of the microphone during ...

2-Alarm Apartment Fire Destroys Homes, Misplaces Families

2-Alarm Apartment Fire Destroys Homes, Misplaces Families

Natalie Pearson, Entertainment Editor

November 7, 2018


Filed under *Showcase, News

On October 31, Omaha firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze at the Park West apartment complex near 108th and Fort streets. Initially fire crews had a difficult time putting out the fire because of its location. They did ultimately get the fire under control by 10pm that night. By that time, the sec...

Skutt Catholic Marching Band Succeeds at State Championship

Skutt Catholic Marching Band Succeeds at State Championship

Natalie Pearson, Entertainment Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under *Showcase, Features, Student Life

Skutt Catholic High School’s marching band, as well as 16 other high school bands, assembled at Millard South Saturday for the NSBA state marching contest. Classes A, AA, B, and C participated. The band took 3rd place in the Class B division, and 12th place overall. At first glance, the contest is just an annu...

7 Ways to De-Stress on a Budget

7 Ways to De-Stress on a Budget

Natalie Pearson, Entertainment Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under *Showcase, BirdFeed, Tips & Tricks

As the 2018-2019 school year is just beginning, many students are already feeling the pressure. Although everyone deserves a break, sometimes your schedule or budget doesn’t leave room for spending over 100 dollars at Lush. Here are seven inexpensive and scientifically proven methods of relaxation. ...

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