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  • Student Directed One Acts on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm.

  • Net Neutrality Vote takes place Dec. 14th

  • Half of service hours need to be Approved by Dec. 15th.

  • All students traveling to Spain on the Spring Break trip - there will be a meeting 12/13 at 3:15 in A150.

  • 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

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

Wildfires Wreaking Havoc on Southern California

Wildfires Wreaking Havoc on Southern California

Emma Brisbois, Birdfeed Editor

December 14, 2017


Filed under *Showcase, News

As of Dec. 4, 2017, wildfires have been raging across southern California; Areas from Ventura and Santa Barbara all the way to San Diego have been engulfed in flames as of the beginning of the month. People from the afflicted areas have been forced to evacuate their homes and leave everything behind, al...

Everything You Need to Know About Net Neutrality

Everything You Need to Know About Net Neutrality

Maria Miller, Flightline Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2017


Filed under *Showcase, Indepth, News

What is Net Neutrality? Net Neutrality was put in place to ensure equal access to information to all citizens and to protect our right to free speech; it is heavily backed up by legislation, specifically,  Title II of the Communications Act of 1943 and the Open Internet Order of 2015. In essence these docume...

Jones Defeats Moore in Alabama Senate Race

Jones Defeats Moore in Alabama Senate Race

Zoe Clark, Copy Editor

December 13, 2017


Filed under *Showcase, Daily News, News

Dec. 13, 2017 — In the special election held to fill Jeff Sessions' vacated seat, Doug Jones won the state Senate Race with 49.92 percent of the vote, compared to Roy Moore’s 48.38 percent. With Alabama being a largely conservative and Republican State, Roy Moore was expected to win for the majority...

Attempted Terror Sends NY Bus Station into Panic

Attempted Terror Sends NY Bus Station into Panic

Sam Klemme, Entertainment Editor

December 12, 2017


Filed under Daily News, News

Dec. 11, 2017 — Early Monday morning, a man walked into a busy bus terminal with a pipe bomb strapped to himself. The suspect, identified as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, detonated the device with little to no harm done to bystanders. As many as three people nearby were injured, but these injuries were...

Two Killed in Iowa School Bus Fire

Two Killed in Iowa School Bus Fire

Bob Killgore, Sports Editor

December 12, 2017


Filed under Daily News, News

Dec. 12, 2017 -- A fire occurred in a school bus southwest of Oakland, Iowa around 7:00 a.m. this morning. The bus, which belonged to the Riverside Community School District, was engulfed in flames when the firefighters arrived to the scene. Only the driver and one student were on the bus at the time...

Varsity Basketball Teams Suffer Two Losses

Varsity Basketball Teams Suffer Two Losses

Maddie Mollner, Student Life Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under *Showcase, Daily News, News, Sports, Winter

SkyHawk basketball was off to a rocky start this evening when the girls’ varsity faced off against Bishop Heelan High School. The Crusaders of Heelan put up a great fight on defense and were able to take the first half with a lead of 21-18. The second half fared somewhat better for the SkyHawks. A back-a...

“Silence Breakers” Named Time Person of the Year

“Silence Breakers” Named Time Person of the Year

Emma Brisbois, Birdfeed Editor

December 7, 2017


Filed under *Showcase, Daily News

Dec. 7, 2017 — Time Magazine has named the "Silence Breakers” as its 2017 Person of the Year. This group of individuals is those who have experienced harassment or assault in their lives and have come forward and told the world about their experiences. Such individuals range from those working...

Omaha’s Boys Town Celebrates 100 Years

Omaha’s Boys Town Celebrates 100 Years

Zoe Clark, Copy Editor

December 6, 2017


Filed under *Showcase, News

“There are no bad boys,” said founder of Boys Town, Father Edward Flanagan. “There is only bad environment, bad training, bad example, bad thinking.” In Dec. 1917, that young Irish priest set out with a mission to create a home for troubled and neglected boys. In the course of a century, this...

Glass Recycling Sites Introduced in the Metro

Glass Recycling Sites Introduced in the Metro

Clara Pohlman, Social Media Editor

December 6, 2017


Filed under Daily News, News

December 6, 2017 – In Oct. 2017, the non-profit organization Keep Omaha Beautiful started a glass recycling initiative throughout the metro. Two sites for these large purple bins sat outside of West Omaha's HyVee (178th & Pacific) and Fresh Thyme (150th & Maple). The success of the project...

Remembering the Von Maur Shooting

Remembering the Von Maur Shooting

Colin Fullinfaw, Copy Editor

December 6, 2017


Filed under News

On Dec. 5, 2007, 19-year-old Robert Hawkins walked into the Von Maur department store in Westroads Mall with a gun and opened fire, killing eight and wounding six in America’s worst mall shooting. This Tuesday marks 10 years since that day, and the Omaha Police Department has changed their tactics...

Mock Trial Takes Sixth at State

Mock Trial Takes Sixth at State

Tom Hermanek, Managing Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under Daily News

Dec. 5, 2017 – Skutt Catholic's mock trial team took sixth place at Tuesday's state competition at the Sarpy County Courthouse. The team competed in a total of three rounds between Monday and Tuesday, and finished the competition with a 2-1 record. The team, which was considered by many to be...

What You Need to Know About the 2017 Tax Reform Bill

What You Need to Know About the 2017 Tax Reform Bill

Maria Miller, Flightline Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2017


Filed under *Showcase, Daily News, News

Dec. 4, 2017 – The Senate's tax-writing committee passed, and already amended the 2017 Tax Reform bill; while it is still very subject to change, it is up for vote in the Senate this week. This bill differs from the reform bill passed in the House of Representatives in November in a few key ways, and...

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