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Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire Hathaway to Form Healthcare Company

Amazon, JPMorgan, Berkshire Hathaway to Form Healthcare Company

Tom Hermanek, Managing Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Daily News, News

Jan. 30, 2018 -- In 2017, American healthcare spending totaled $3.3 trillion, or nearly 18 percent of the country's gross domestic product. This figure, forecast to reach 20% of the total GDP by 2025, is the highest among developed countries. A new partnership between online retail giant Amazon, JPMorgan b...

Guest Speaker Kicks Off Catholic Schools Week

Guest Speaker Kicks Off Catholic Schools Week

Maddie Mollner, Student Life Editor

January 29, 2018


Filed under *Showcase, Daily News, News, Student Life

Jan. 29, 2018 -- Danny Leger, Scott Watts and Tom Theis visited Skutt Catholic this morning in hopes of spreading the mission of Hope of the Poor, an organization set in Nebraska, Alaska, and Mexico City. Skutt Catholic hosted Leger’s music-centric presentation as a kickoff for Catholic Schools Week. Alon...

HOSA Welcomes Health Professionals at Career Night

HOSA Welcomes Health Professionals at Career Night

Andrew Mize, Staff Reporter

January 26, 2018


Filed under Daily News, News

Jan. 25, 2017 -- At 7 p.m. Thursday, HOSA held their career night. Current students and an ER doctor answered questions from members of the group and spoke more about their current or future professions. HOSA, or Health Occupation Students of America, is a club where students interested in pursuing...

Coaches Vs. Cancer, Girls Basketball Senior Night Held Tonight

Coaches Vs. Cancer, Girls Basketball Senior Night Held Tonight

Clara Pohlman, Social Media Editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under Daily News, News

Jan. 26, 2018 – Tonight the girls basketball team celebrates both their seniors and cancer survivors. The girls' last home game will begin tonight at 5:45 with FREE T-Shirts for the first 100 SkyHawk fans in attendance. Decked out in pink, the shirts will symbolize the theme of the traditional...

Iowa Western College Performs Alongside Vivace

Iowa Western College Performs Alongside Vivace

Sam Klemme, Entertainment Editor

January 24, 2018


Filed under *Showcase, Daily News, News

Jan. 24, 2018 — Today at 7 p.m. Skutt Catholic held a performance in the commons with the show choir, First Edition, from Iowa Western Community College. They were joined by their director, Luke Johnson. The joint performance serves as a way to practice and exchange shows, while also offering a great...

Western Tsunami Warnings Issued, Cancelled Following Earthquake

Western Tsunami Warnings Issued, Cancelled Following Earthquake

Natalie Pearson, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2018


Filed under *Showcase, Daily News, News

Jan. 23, 2018 – A 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck in the Gulf of Alaska early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large part of the U.S. West Coast and Canada. The warning has since been canceled following no reports of waves in the area. The earthquake hit at about 12:30 a.m. and was recorded 173 mile...

FBLA Competition Tests Students’ Business Knowledge

FBLA Competition Tests Students’ Business Knowledge

Hope Stratman, Features Editor

January 19, 2018


Filed under *Showcase, Daily News, News

Jan. 19, 2018 — Today, 12 members of Skutt Catholic's FBLA attended the High School Business Competition at UNO. These students spent the day testing their business skills and learning more about the different functions of business. The High School Business Competition allows students to demonstrate...

CenturyLink Center in Talks for (Another) Possible Name Change

CenturyLink Center in Talks for (Another) Possible Name Change

Lily Yates, Quintessence Editor-in-Chief

January 17, 2018


Filed under Daily News, News

Jan. 17, 2018 -- It wasn't long ago that Omaha's iconic downtown convention center was known by a different name entirely. The Qwest Center served locals from its opening in 2003 to its renaming in 2011; now dubbed the CenturyLink, the massive building may be due for yet another rechristening. The...

Republican Joe Arpaio Announces Senate Run

Republican Joe Arpaio Announces Senate Run

Zoe Clark, Copy Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under *Showcase, Daily News, News

Jan. 12, 2018 — 85-year-old former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio has announced his decision to run in the 2018 Arizona Senate race. With GOP Sen. Jeff Flake soon retiring, Republicans are lining up to maintain the slim majority. Republicans Kelli Ward and Martha McSally, as well as Democrat Kyrsten...

Senator Deb Fischer Joins Senate Agriculture Committee

Senator Deb Fischer Joins Senate Agriculture Committee

Maria Koliopoulos, Graphics Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Daily News, News

Jan. 11, 2018 -- Senator Deb Fischer has reclaimed Nebraska’s seat on the Senate Agriculture Committee after Ben Sasse gave it up a year ago. The coverage gap marked the first time Nebraska didn't have a place on the committee for nearly half a century. “Agriculture is the backbone of Nebraska’s...

Mickey Edstrand Wins Miss Teen Nebraska

Mickey Edstrand Wins Miss Teen Nebraska

Andrew Mize, Staff Reporter

January 10, 2018


Filed under *Showcase, Daily News, News

Jan. 10, 2018 -- Most people know her as a regular student at Skutt Catholic, but Mickey Edstrand has a special talent: she participates in beauty pageants. Mickey was recently crowned Miss Teen Nebraska. This is a very prestigious honor as she was victorious over many competitors from the Cornhusker...

First Day of NFL Draft Recap

First Day of NFL Draft Recap

Bob Killgore, Sports Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Daily News, News, Sports, Sports Feature, Sports Showcase

After all the buildup and mock drafts, the first round is complete. The first overall pick chosen by the Browns was Baker Mayfield out of Oklahoma, who won the Heisman trophy last year and threw 43 touchdowns to lead the Sooners to a 12-2 record. The Browns are looking for a franchise quarterback and...

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