Student News of Skutt Catholic High School

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  • 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.

Yiayia Olymbia: Cooking Memories With My Greek Grandmother

Yiayia Olymbia: Cooking Memories With My Greek Grandmother

Maria Koliopoulos, Graphics Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Column, Features, Showcase

My childhood was sitting on the floor with her by my side. She'd peel grapes, I'd pop them in my mouth like a little bird. I'd smell the flowers in the fabrics of her floral print homemade dresses, thinking the scent of her perfume was the scent of the silken petals on her clothing. I'm taking...

Sara Zaleski On Magazine Covers, Lessons Learned

Sara Zaleski On Magazine Covers, Lessons Learned

Lily Yates, Quintessence Copy Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Amazing Alumni, Features, Interview

Skutt Catholic students, teachers, and alumni alike were greeted with a welcome surprise opening a recent Sunday paper: graduate Sara Zaleski's face smiling on the cover of Omaha World Herald's Inspired Living Magazine. Zaleski, a notable figure in the history of the school, is involved in everything...

Looking Back Before Moving Forward

Looking Back Before Moving Forward

Allison Heithoff, Editor-in-Chief of Quintessence
May 15, 2017
Filed under Column, Features, Showcase, Student Life

Walking down the trodden halls of Skutt Catholic for the last few times is a bittersweet moment. Each senior has their own exciting direction moving ahead, but looking back at the past four years also reveals their uniquely individual high school experience. As seniors begin to make their biggest cha...

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...

Save the K-W House

Save the K-W House

Sam Klemme, Staff Reporter
May 3, 2017
Filed under Features, Teacher Feature

Mr. Koneck-Wilcox, our very own spirited Character Skills teacher, is doing something that will help more than just himself. He and his siblings are trying to raise money so that they can make repairs to their parents’ roof. His goal may seem lofty, but it can be reached. Gofundme.com is a website...

The Cost of Prom

The Cost of Prom

Nessa Woosley, Staff Morale Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Every year we get fancied up to flail in a decorated room to sounds coming out of a robot and call it prom. Don't get me wrong, prom is the dance of all dances, but the unnecessary expenses put extra stress on a night that's about having a last hoorah with your friends. Prom is expensive. The co...

The Return of Mrs. Lenz

The Return of Mrs. Lenz

Maddie Mollner, Staff Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under Features, Teacher Feature

After a mere six months of retirement, Mrs. Paula Lenz is happy to be back in action in the classroom as a substitute teacher. A history teacher since 1993, Lenz’s contributions to the Skutt Catholic community throughout the years have touched students and faculty, and continue to do so as she returns...

The Senior Studies Project

The Senior Studies Project

Nessa Woosley, Staff Morale Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Senior Studies: the infamous class which concludes senior year and one’s high school education. Senior Studies takes topics such as violence, poverty, and racism that occur in everyday life and looks at them from both a governmental and theological perspective. At the end of the one semester class...

High School Science Students Versus “Flat Earthers”

High School Science Students Versus “Flat Earthers”

Peter Quinn, Opinion Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

“Flat earthers", formally known as revisionists, have been a common laughing stock for anyone with a relative understanding of science. The AP Physics students of Skutt Catholic have taken it upon themselves to disassemble the revisionists’ ideologies. As a group of students who clearly know a thing...

Committed to Service, Students Venture Citywide

Committed to Service, Students Venture Citywide

Allison Heithoff, Editor-in-Chief of Quintessence
April 3, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

It is incredibly easy to read or hear about the seemingly infinite problems afflicting people and places worldwide that sometimes the issues facing our very own community can be overlooked. While Skutt Catholic offers numerous opportunities to perform acts of service far from where we live, such as...

Musical to Shift to Spring

Musical to Shift to Spring

Sam Klemme, Staff Reporter
April 3, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Many actors get ready to sing their hearts out every fall, but next year they must prepare their voice for the springtime. The musical, which usually takes place during the fall of every year, has been moved to the spring of 2017-2018. This has caused many different participants frustration, as the...

A World of Whys

A World of Whys

Molly Gubbels, Entertainment Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Our world is one packed almost to the brim with undying questions and their impossible answers. Every day we are faced with the whys and hows of life and, truly, some of these questions are difficult to answer. In all honesty, we often fall short of finding these answers, yet even the simple complexity ...

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