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SlamHawks Celebrate Final Second Place Finish

SlamHawks Celebrate Final Second Place Finish

Clara Pohlman, Social Media Editor

April 18, 2018

April 18- Last night, April 17, the SlamHawks took on their final bout of the season. After two preliminary competitions, otherwise known in the poetry world as "bouts," Skutt Catholic's slam poetry team made it to semi-finals, competing with three other schools in the area. Amid their competition was...

Skutt Catholic Choirs Perform at the Holland

Skutt Catholic Choirs Perform at the Holland

Sam Klemme, Entertainment Editor

April 17, 2018

April 17, 2018 — Every year the Holland holds a concert all day for choirs to perform in an acoustically designed space. Choirs from all around Omaha show off songs both old and new. Both of Skutt Catholic’s choir ensembles attended this all day event. These students left their eighth period classes...

Flightline Staff Attends NSPA Convention

Flightline Staff Attends NSPA Convention

Alaina Anderson, Op/Ed Editor

April 16, 2018

Apr. 16, 2018 — Members of the Skutt Catholic Flightline staff ventured to San Francisco, CA on Thursday, April 12 and returned Sunday, April 15. While in San Francisco, staff members attended the annual NSPA journalism convention. The NSPA spring convention focuses on recognizing Pacemaker finalists...

SlamHawks Victorious at Second Bout

SlamHawks Victorious at Second Bout

Hope Stratman, Features Editor

April 5, 2018

Apr. 5, 2018 — Skutt Catholic’s slam poetry team engaged in their second competition (also called a ‘bout’ in the slam poetry world) of their season last night at 7:30 in UNO’s Thompson Alumni Center. These SlamHawks ended up taking first among three competing teams. The bout, which began...

Skutt Catholic Qualifies for State Journalism

Skutt Catholic Qualifies for State Journalism

Natalie Pearson, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2018

Apr. 3, 2018 — Skutt Catholic newspaper students Maria Miller, Lily Yates, Maria Koliopoulos, and Nathan Fletcher have been announced as finalists in the NSAA State Journalism contest. The NSAA’s yearly state contest covers all aspects of journalism, with opportunities to qualify in multiple categories. These...

Senior Studies Classes Learn About Prison Life

Senior Studies Classes Learn About Prison Life

Colin Fullinfaw, Copy Editor

March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018 — Certain blocks of the Senior Studies class traveled to prisons and jails throughout Omaha today. The half-day visit to local area detention centers highlights the current unit’s focus on social justice and gives students a look at the Douglas County and State or Nebraska prison systems. Before...

Wrongfully Convicted Man is Released After 23 Years

Wrongfully Convicted Man is Released After 23 Years

Blaine Wikoff, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018 -- In 1994, Nevest Coleman, an innocent man, was convicted of the rape and murder of a 20-year old woman and was sentenced life in prison. Initially, Coleman felt pressure to confess to the crime, because the body was found in his basement, but further into the trial recanted the testimony. The...

Successful Speech Season Comes to Close at State

Successful Speech Season Comes to Close at State

Zoe Clark, Copy Editor

March 23, 2018

Mar. 23, 2018 — After a successful season, the Skutt Catholic speech team was unable to claim the state title at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. “We got 4th, which is fairly terrible for us but not unexpected given how hard our district was,” said Skutt Catholic Speech Coach Brent Goetzinger....

Father Harrison Named Next Girls Golf Coach

Father Harrison Named Next Girls Golf Coach

Jack McGonigal, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2018

March 21, 2018 -- The girls’ golf program has found its new head coach. Father Patrick Harrison will lead the charge this upcoming fall. Harrison was an assistant coach last year, and has had a golf background for the majority of his lifetime. Harrison played golf throughout high school and college. He...

Skutt Catholic Junior Selected for Yale Young Global Scholars Program

Skutt Catholic Junior Selected for Yale Young Global Scholars Program

Maria Koliopoulos, Graphics Editor

March 21, 2018

March 21, 2018 -- Skutt Catholic Junior Patrick Slattery has been selected to participate in the Yale Young Global Scholars Program during the summer of 2018. The Yale Young Global Scholars Program is a summer academic enrichment and leadership program that  consists of a pair two-week sessions at ...

String of Texas Bombings Leads Police to Suspect Serial Bomber

String of Texas Bombings Leads Police to Suspect Serial Bomber

Maria Miller, Flightline Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2018

Update: March 20, 2018 – another bomb explodes in a FedEx near San Antonio on route to Austin; the other package shipped by the same individual has been secured and turned over to law enforcement. It is not believed to be linked to the previous bombings.    Two artillery simulators were found in ...

Spring Sports Pep Rally Goes Off Without a Hitch

Spring Sports Pep Rally Goes Off Without a Hitch

Emma Brisbois, BirdFeed Editor

March 16, 2018

March 16, 2018 – At approximately 2:30 p.m. Friday, the entirety of Skutt Catholic’s student section filed into the gym for the school year’s concluding pep rally. The spring sports pep rally is an event in which many students are recognized for their participation in sports and activities....

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