Student News of Skutt Catholic High School

The Flightline

  • The Book Club is starting on Tuesday October 24th in the Student Center from 3:15-3:45.

  • Audition sign ups for our District One-Act Play are up on Mr. Wright's window.

  • Those interested in jazz band please meet in the band room at 6:45am Oct.24

  • Attend Pollen Nation meetings Tuesdays at 7:15 in Mrs. Fuelberth's room

  • If you are interested in study abroad: see the educational opportunities bulletin board in the guidance office

  • Senior photos are due by October 31st!

  • Check the bulletin board in the guidance office for several new employment opportunities

Juniors Take Powderpuff

Juniors Take Powderpuff

Hope Stratman, Features Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports Feature, Sports Showcase

The colors of Moylan field are crisp, and the announcing voice of Mr. Plum drones in your ear as you get ready for the hike. You glance over at the opponents lined up across from you, try to recall what play your captain had decided on and focus your eyes on the velcroed flags around the waist of...

Looking Forward: The Future of Hawktober

Looking Forward: The Future of Hawktober

Erin Gottschalk, Guest Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Hawktober is about celebrating Skutt Catholic as a community and a school. But Hawktober is getting a little monotonous; every year, most of the activities and themes students participate in are the same. Students would like to see something different to change up Hawktober and make it more fun for incomi...

25 Questions: Mr. Koneck-Wilcox, Theology Teacher and Character Skills Aficionado

25 Questions: Mr. Koneck-Wilcox, Theology Teacher and Character Skills Aficionado

Libby Farrell, Guest Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Interview, Showcase, Teacher Feature

Witty and funny, yet very brilliant, Mr. Koneck-Wilcox (more commonly know as K.W.) has become a very likable teacher here at Skutt Catholic. In a matter of seconds, he has what it takes to put a smile on your face; get know more about his competitiveness, laugh out loud moments, and his inner moral ch...

Discovering the Art of Movement

Discovering the Art of Movement

Alaina Anderson, Op/Ed Editor

October 11, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

When most people think of art galleries, they think of a quiet, somber atmosphere that allows for admiration; however, Kaneko’s new exhibit “Kinetic” shatters this expectation. The sounds of creaking wood and whizzing gears are heard as massive wooden sculptures are set into motion to mesmerize...

Climate Change & Natural Disasters: Why You Should Care

Climate Change & Natural Disasters: Why You Should Care

Lily Yates, Quintessence Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Conspiracy theorists predicted the world’s end by asteroid on September 23- and humanity is still here, for the most part. But in light of recent patterns in ecological events, at this rate we may not be for much longer. As of September 27, there are currently at least 86 active wildfires in the U.S....

The Origin of Hawktober

The Origin of Hawktober

Zoe Clark, Copy Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Many students assume that Hawktober has existed alongside perennials such as Rendezvous, GrandHawks mass and Angel Flight, but this is not the case. Created a whopping 12 years after the school was founded, Skutt Catholic’s ‘Hawktober’ caught hold of school spirit and quickly became ingrained as...

Opinion: Mars Will Soon Be Within Reach

Opinion: Mars Will Soon Be Within Reach

Luke Lanik, Guest Writer

September 29, 2017


Filed under Guest Article, Indepth, Opinion

Many have called to the stars trying to find other life in the universe, but the call has been unanswered. We know that life on earth is unique, intelligent life even moreso. Humanity has only existing for a blink of the eye in the cosmos, and its existence is not guaranteed. At any moment something...

Making it to Mars

Making it to Mars

Nathan Fletcher, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Indepth, Showcase

A Martian colony sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, far off into the future – but interplanetary travel may be closer than you’d think. Elon Musk, owner of Tesla and founder of SpaceX- a privately owned space exploration company- plans to send immigrants on the 33.9 million mile journey...

Opinion: Moving to Mars Won’t Be Any Time Soon

Opinion: Moving to Mars Won’t Be Any Time Soon

Sam Klemme, Entertainment Editor

September 29, 2017


Filed under Indepth, Opinion

As time progresses, different names in space exploration have set their eyes on Mars. They plan to start by moving people to Mars and making a terraforming effort to make it more inhabitable. Terraforming is changing a planet to make it more inhabitable. While they do know that terraforming won’t happen...

Poem-a-Day: An Easy Way to Fulfill Your Daily Poetry Needs

Poem-a-Day: An Easy Way to Fulfill Your Daily Poetry Needs

Zoe Clark, Copy Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

Many teens and young adults fall short on the reading of poetry, leading to a loss of creativity and deep thought. “I believe poetry matters,” said English teacher Mrs. Kristen Deane. “Poems are a quick way to challenge my thinking, which I think is necessary for being a thoughtful, critical pe...

On Politeness and Peer Pressure

On Politeness and Peer Pressure

Nathan Fletcher, Staff Reporter

September 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

It's no secret that you treat others differently depending on who they are. Usually this is a good thing: you wouldn't want to speak with your teacher in the same way you speak with your friends. In some cases, though, people are less kind to those they don't like or act ‘fake’ around certain people...

To Serve or Not to Serve: Students Consider Military Careers

To Serve or Not to Serve: Students Consider Military Careers

Natalie Pearson, Staff Reporter

September 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

As Skutt Catholic students settle into their new routines, they are focusing on classes, friends, and the occasional extracurricular activity. But, soon the seniors thoughts will turn to college questions; ‘What am I going to do after graduation?’ Will it be UNL, will it be Berkeley, Steubenville,...

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