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Friday Night Football Results in Loss to Gretna

Friday Night Football Results in Loss to Gretna

Andrew Mize, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2017

Sept. 22, 2017 -- The SkyHawk football team was defeated by the Gretna Dragons Friday. Skutt Catholic had momentum going into the game after routing the Elkhorn Antlers last week by a score of 45-3. The game, which started at 6pm (an hour early to accommodate for Gretna's homecoming festivities) kicked...

FBLA Attends Fall Leadership Conference

FBLA Attends Fall Leadership Conference

Hope Stratman, Features Editor

September 25, 2017

Sept. 25, 2017 — Today, Skutt Catholic’s seven FBLA executive board members, along with FBLA advisor Mrs. Elizabeth Rudden, attended Nebraska’s Fall Leadership Conference. The conference was held at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, and Skutt Catholic’s attendees were joined by members of FBLA...

Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst Out at UNL

Athletic Director Shawn Eichorst Out at UNL

Tom Hermanek, Managing Editor

September 21, 2017

Shawn Eichorst, once Athletic Director at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is out of a job. University chancellor Ronnie Green announced the personnel change during midday on Thursday, the Omaha World-Herald reported. In a University press release, Green wrote, "Shawn has led Nebraska Athletics...

State Prisoner Arrested After Strangling Sheriff, Escaping in Police Vehicle

State Prisoner Arrested After Strangling Sheriff, Escaping in Police Vehicle

Lily Yates, Quintessence Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2017

Sept. 21, 2017 -- Wednesday afternoon, an inmate being transferred from the Diagnostic Evaluation Center in Lincoln to the Dodge County Jail used his restraints to injure a sheriff's deputy and escape the police car in which he was being driven. Eric Scott, 37, was on his way to a court date set for...

Earthquakes Hit Mexico Back to Back

Earthquakes Hit Mexico Back to Back

Zoe Clark, Copy Editor

September 20, 2017

Sept. 20, 2017 -- In the words of Paul Revere, “One, if by land, and two if by sea.” Anyone viewing the news has heard of the two recent hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, these are the two by sea. On Sept. 8, 2017, an 8.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico’s southern coast. Unfortunately, the quote...

President Trump Threatens to “Totally Destroy” North Korea

President Trump Threatens to “Totally Destroy” North Korea

Alaina Anderson, Op/Ed Editor

September 19, 2017

Sept. 19, 2017 -- During his first United Nations address, President Donald Trump confronted North Korea regarding the consequences of their recent missile launches. Throughout his address, Trump referred to North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man” and threatened to “totally destroy N...

AP Biology Students Visit Restored Prairie

AP Biology Students Visit Restored Prairie

Tom Hermanek, Managing Editor

September 18, 2017

Sept. 18, 2017 -- Despite the wet conditions, AP Biology students headed north to the University of Nebraska-Omaha’s Glacier Creek Preserve on Monday. The preserve, which is located at 144th & State streets near Bennington, was donated to the University in the 1960s. UNO then converted it from...

Skutt Catholic Cross Country Sweeps Blair

Skutt Catholic Cross Country Sweeps Blair

Bob Killgore, Sports Editor

September 15, 2017

Sept. 15, 2017 -- The Skutt Catholic Cross Country team has historically done well in Blair, and last night was no exception. The team's dominance included earning perfect scores for JV boys and girls, 26 medals earned by the athletes, and 4 team titles. The boys junior varsity team had eight of the...

Cleveland Indians Make History

Cleveland Indians Make History

Andrew Mize, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2017

Sept. 14, 2017 -- The Cleveland Indians are on a win-streak for the ages. Many teams in recent history have strung together multiple victories to approach records, but they fall short of that achievement. The Indians just surpassed the 2002 Athletics feat of 20 wins yesterday with a 5-3 win over the...

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Stops in Nebraska During Tour

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Stops in Nebraska During Tour

Maddie Mollner, Student Life Editor

September 13, 2017

Sept. 13, 2017 -- Wednesday evening, secretary of the Department of Education Betsy DeVos visited Midland University's Omaha campus for around an hour. DeVos’ short venture to Nebraska is part of her nationwide tour, “Rethink School” [via KETV]. DeVos will head westward to Lincoln tomorrow....

At Tuesday Meeting, Apple Announces New iPhones

At Tuesday Meeting, Apple Announces New iPhones

Sam Klemme, Entertainment Editor

September 12, 2017

September 12, 2017 -- Earlier today, Apple held a convention to announce the changes they had made to their various products. The big showing at the convention was the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X. These are the long awaited 10th anniversary phones, and Apple has made them to be better in every way they...

Looking Back with Forgiveness Rather than Regret

Looking Back with Forgiveness Rather than Regret

Emma Brisbois, Copy Editor

September 11, 2017

Sept. 11, 2017 — September 11, 2001 was a day that changed the country of the United States as a whole. People are more watchful, airports are more strict, and big cities have harsher law enforcements. Since the attacks, the United States has always been watchful towards anyone who may cause harm to ou...

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