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.

Roles and Responsibilities: Breaking Down the Position of School President

Allison Heithoff, Quintessence Editor-in-Chief
February 6, 2017
Filed under Features

Over three days last week, Skutt Catholic board members, administration, and faculty interviewed three finalists for the role of Skutt Catholic’s new president.  As the search for a new president nears its end though, taking a step back to understand the significance that this decision has on the f...

School Community Speaks Out on Trump’s First Days

School Community Speaks Out on Trump’s First Days

Maria Miller, Birdfeed Editor
February 6, 2017
Filed under Features, Interview

President Donald Trump’s first days in office were, as expected by anyone who followed his eccentric campaign trail, full of controversy. People around the country are passionately protesting in opposition to his first actions as president, while others are commending his decisions as a way to put...

The Suprising Truth about Hawaiian Pizza

The Suprising Truth about Hawaiian Pizza

Nessa Woosley, Staff Morale Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under Features, Opinion

It's plain to see that our nation stands divided on many topics. The most pressing of these, of course, being whether or not pineapple belongs on pizza. Pineapple made its debut as a pizza topping on the “Hawaiian Pizza” created by Sam Panopoulos in 1962, according to Atlas Obscura. Sam moved to Canada and the pineapple pizza fad was born. Haw...

Slime Trend Starts to Stick

Slime Trend Starts to Stick

Alaina Anderson, Staff Reporter
January 23, 2017
Filed under Features, Student Life

“I'm obsessed,” over 100,000 Instagram users said. Last year, the quintessential must-haves were chokers, Birkenstocks, and various Adidas brand items. With the coming of the new year, these trends have become obsolete, so it is no surprise that a new one has already begun to plague society: slime....

Teacher and Student Takes on Snow Day Superstitions

Teacher and Student Takes on Snow Day Superstitions

Maria Miller, Birdfeed Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

If there is one thing that excites students and teachers alike, it is a day outside of the classroom. Not that the teachers and students at Skutt Catholic don’t love what they do here, but a break is always much appreciated. As every veteran of a harsh Nebraska winter knows, snow days are the best...

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 ...

“I Felt Completely Helpless” – Alum Finds Herself in Midst of Tragedy

“I Felt Completely Helpless” – Alum Finds Herself in Midst of Tragedy

Tom Hermanek, Features Editor
January 16, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

Tired from a trip filled with intense swim training, Anna Capoun was drifting in and out of an afternoon nap as her bus approached the airport. Then she was woken by sirens. These, combined with the sight of hundreds of people gathered on the Fort Lauderdale Tarmac, caused confusion, soon followe...

Students Showcase Talents in Humorous Poetry

Students Showcase Talents in Humorous Poetry

Ava Dreessen, Ad Manager/ Copy Editor
December 12, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

While their content may not be Louder than a Bomb worthy, the senior class has exceled in finding the edges of hilarity through their daily lives and converging them onto loose-leaf. These students have taken part in this opportunity within their AP Literature classes, taught by Stephanie Daniels....

Literature Lovers Unite: English Teachers’ Favorite Reads

Literature Lovers Unite: English Teachers’ Favorite Reads

Lily Yates, Quintessence Copy Editor
December 12, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

You groan hearing the words “assigned reading,” bemoaning the sleep you'll lose (or the SparkNoting you'll have to do) tonight thanks to your teacher. ‘Would they even actually enjoy this themselves?’ you think. In answer to the age-old question, here are Skutt Catholic English teachers’ favorite...

The Silent Killer: Coffee

The Silent Killer: Coffee

Nessa Woosley, Staff Morale Editor
December 12, 2016
Filed under Features, Showcase

Grande half-caf triple shot soy extra hot Caramel Macchiato with whip; thousand calorie drinks like these affect more than just your wakefulness. With finals week fast approaching, students are turning to coffee for a boost in studying motivation. Whether you require a cup everyday to function or enjoy...

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