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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

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

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

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

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...

Students Embark on Pro-Life March

Clara Pohlman, Feature Editor

January 15, 2019

January 15– The fifty plus attendees of Skutt Catholic, in order to attend this year’s March for Life, embarked today on their journey to defend the Catholic Church’s stance on abortion. The group began with a Mass at 2:30 pm in the auxiliary gym accompanied by ten chaperones and attendees’ families. Run...

Skutt Catholic Girls Basketball Outpace Roncalli

Skutt Catholic Girls Basketball Outpace Roncalli

Gracie Killgore, Op/Ed Editor

January 9, 2019

Jan 8, 2019— Skutt Catholic girls basketball team defeats Roncalli 67-48. The SkyHawks jumped to a lead of 19-10 at the end of the first quarter and never looked back outscoring the Crimson Pride in every quarter. Skutt Catholic’s height advantage contributed to the win. This advantage led to L...

Monday’s Lunch gets a Makeover

Monday’s Lunch gets a Makeover

Emma Brisbois, Managing Editor

January 7, 2019

Jan 7– Skutt Catholic High School’s weekly lunch program faced big changes already in the New Year. On the first day of the second semester, in the 2018 to 2019 school year, Boyd and Charlie’s- a locally owned barbecue restaurant- debuted their catering in the Skutt Catholic cafeteria. In past...

US, China Reach Truce in Trade War; Chinese Executive Arrested

US, China Reach Truce in Trade War; Chinese Executive Arrested

Natalie Pearson, Entertainment Editor

December 13, 2018

On December 1, United States President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping met at the 2018 G20 Buenos Aires summit. The two agreed to a 90-day truce in the US-China trade war, in which both countries would delay their planned increases in tariffs to allow time for them to negotiate their tra...

New Information about Cohen and Manafort

New Information about Cohen and Manafort

Emma Brisbois, Managing Editor

December 10, 2018

December 10– This week, President Donald Trump’s former attorney- Michael Cohen- and former campaign manager- Paul Manafort- have been under serious fire and could land many years in a federal prison. The “Russian Scandal” has been a glaring problem during the Trump administration, the talk of...

Ukraine Declares Martial Law

Ukraine Declares Martial Law

Natalie Pearson, Entertainment Editor

December 6, 2018

On Monday, November 26, 2018, Ukrainian lawmakers voted to introduce martial law in the border areas with Russia. The decision came after a naval skirmish between Ukraine and Russia near Crimea, over the Kerch Strait, a key waterway for both countries. According to CNN, the Ukrainian military sai...

Advent Drive Commences and Competition Ensues

Advent Drive Commences and Competition Ensues

Adella Smolsky, Birdfeed Editor

December 4, 2018

Skutt Catholic’s Annual Advent Drive has officially begun and students can start bringing in items for the homeroom competition. “I think students should know that we really need their support in order for this to work,” said Ms. French. “This was intuitively a student lead initiative, three...

Two Trials Down, Two to Go

Two Trials Down, Two to Go

Maddie Mollner, Flightline Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2018

Dec. 3, 2018 — Ten Nebraska schools gathered today at the Roman L. Hruska United States Courthouse in downtown Omaha to take part in day one of state mock trial. Skutt Catholic competed against York High School and South Sioux City High School in two preliminary trials that determine the teams’ pla...

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