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Skutt Catholic Art Field Trip

Skutt Catholic Art Field Trip

Emma Brisbois, Managing Editor

March 21, 2019


Filed under Daily News, News

March 21 — Every year in the spring, Skutt Catholic’s art department takes a field trip to all of the coolest art locations around the city of Omaha. This usually means a trip to Jocelyn, Hot Shops, and the yearly lunch stop at Spaghetti Works in the Old Market. This year, the trip was jam-packed w...

New Zealand Tightens Gun Laws

New Zealand Tightens Gun Laws

Blaine Wikoff, Media Editor

March 18, 2019


Filed under *Showcase, Daily News, News

On Friday, March 15th one of the worst terrorist attacks in New Zealand’s history happened in two different churches in Christchurch. It is believed the gunman attacked on a Friday afternoon because mosques are busiest on Fridays. It was also discovered that he had shared extremist videos online contain...

Skutt Catholic Community Affected by Flooding

Skutt Catholic Community Affected by Flooding

Emma Brisbois, Managing Editor

March 17, 2019


Filed under Daily News, News

March 19 — Over the recent weeks, melting of snow and excessive rainfall in Nebraska have caused intense flooding. This problem is especially bad in more rural parts of Omaha and outside the city, in places like Elkhorn, Wahoo, and Waterloo. Flooding continues to displace families, destroying homes, roa...

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...

College Basketball Coach Involved in Deadly Accident

College Basketball Coach Involved in Deadly Accident

Cole Mingo, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2019


Filed under Daily News, News, Sports

On the night of Wednesday, Feb. 20, Syracuse head basketball coach Jim Boeheim hit and killed a man with his car on his way home from a basketball game in Syracuse, New York. The victim was identified as 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez. Jimenez had been driving on I-690 when him and his three other passeng...

Omaha Flooding Escalates

Omaha Flooding Escalates

Clara Pohlman, Social Media Editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Daily News, News

March 14- Due to the copious amounts of snow and rainfall experienced this past weekend, Omaha is currently facing the worst flooding seen in the city's history. A flood warning has been in affect since Wednesday, March 13, and is expected to last through next week. Nebraska has not experienced such...

Pothole Predicament Faces Students

Pothole Predicament Faces Students

Adella Smolsky, Birdfeed Editor

February 12, 2019


Filed under *Showcase, Daily News, News

As water and snow melt, they seep into the cracks in the pavement. From there, as the temperatures drop the water freezes and expands water does when it freezes. Thus this creates cracks underneath the cement, within the cement, and above the cement, therefore it will make a pothole. Potholes in Omaha,...

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...

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his Day

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his Day

Emma Brisbois, Managing Editor

January 21, 2019


Filed under Daily News, News

January 21, 2019– The sixties was a time of revolutionary actions, we attempted to conquer the stigma around women, sexuality, and turned the tides for race. While all of these things still tend to be issues in today’s society, we can thank the 1960’s for being a decade of new thinking. We can...

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