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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

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...

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...

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...

Dundee Theater Reopens Tomorrow

Dundee Theater Reopens Tomorrow

Natalie Pearson, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017


Filed under *Showcase, Daily News, News

Nov. 30, 2017 — Dundee Theater is finally reopening after its closing in 2013. The theater has been bought by the nonprofit organization Film Streams, which raised $7 million to restore the theater. They not only refurbished the 300-seat auditorium but added a separate 25-seat microcinema and a...

NBC Fires Matt Lauer

NBC Fires Matt Lauer

Maria Koliopoulos, Graphics Editor

November 29, 2017


Filed under Daily News, News

Nov. 29 – Making another addition to the growing list of public figures being accused of sexual harassment, Matt Lauer has been fired from NBC News. After an employee filed a complaint about sexual misconduct within the workplace, NBC terminated Matt Lauer’s employment. The complaint was filed...

Unsung Heroes Praised

Unsung Heroes Praised

Colin Fullinfaw, Copy Editor

November 28, 2017


Filed under Daily News

28 Nov. 2017 — Heroes don’t always wear capes. Skutt Catholic’s Unsung Heroes Mass illustrates just that. A long tradition here at Skutt Catholic, the Unsung Heroes Mass and reception afterwards is a great way to show our appreciation for our family members, cousins, and friends that have made...

Bowling Finishes Week Two

Bowling Finishes Week Two

Nathan Fletcher, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2017


Filed under *Showcase, Daily News

Nov. 27, 2017– The Skutt Catholic bowling team participated today in the second meet of the season. The meet was held at Mockingbird lanes. Ten schools competed in the Omaha Metro High School Bowling event, and each school had a number of both varsity and JV, boys and girls teams competing. Skutt...

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