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A Dairy-Free Lifestyle

A Dairy-Free Lifestyle

Molly Gubbels, Entertainment Editor

March 13, 2017

Ever since I can remember, I have been absolutely obsessed with anything dairy. Considering that one of my first home videos chronicles my journey through a bowl of mac and cheese, this certainly isn't shocking. I've made my way through years of ranch drenched veggies and plates on plates of nachos,...

Exploring One of Space’s Deadliest Objects

Exploring One of Space’s Deadliest Objects

Sam Klemme, Staff Reporter

March 13, 2017

Try to imagine something the size of a peanut with the power to swallow our entire planet. Something that can be the hottest object one moment and then the coldest in another. These are just a few of the mysterious properties of black holes that I learned at the exhibit “Black Holes: Space Warps...

A Last Time For Everything

A Last Time For Everything

Allison Heithoff, Editor-in-Chief of Quintessence

March 13, 2017

The moments spent lacing up the fraying laces of my year-and-a-half old basketball shoes, putting on my number twelve jersey, and trying to ignore the nerve racking pre-game butterflies have now forever passed from my life. Bus rides with the music blasting and pre-game warm ups are quickly evolving f...

Some Thoughts on Thinking

Some Thoughts on Thinking

Hope Stratman, Copy Editor

March 6, 2017

Nearly 80% of middle school and high school students are involved in some sort of extracurricular, and over 25% of high schoolers have a job. Now, factor in seven hours of school, an average of three and a half hours of homework, and whatever socializing, recreation, or sleep that can be squeezed in....

Why Working in Fast Food is a Nightmare

Why Working in Fast Food is a Nightmare

Reagan Heaton, Guest Writer

March 6, 2017

People are more obsessed with food now than ever, yet many treat the employees that prepare and serve this very food with absolutely no regard. How can someone possibly demand a service but not show any consideration to those making that service possible? I understand that some customers on the othe...

How Something 39 Light Years Away is Relevant to Your Life

How Something 39 Light Years Away is Relevant to Your Life

Peter Quinn, Opinion Editor

February 27, 2017

Unless you are someone, like myself, who loves science, the recent breakthroughs NASA has made could be something that you might brush off your shoulder since many believe that anything in space past the moon has no relevance to us. Contrary to this mindset, the discovery of the solar system ‘TRAPPIS...

Defying Expectations

Defying Expectations

Maddie Mollner, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2017

Possibly the most annoying and upsetting thing about being a person, no matter what age, is having people tell you what your limits are. As a person who is very competitive, the one thing that has stood true throughout my entire life is that I am able to do anything as long as someone tells me I can't...

On the Topic of Tissues

On the Topic of Tissues

Hope Stratman, Copy Editor

February 27, 2017

Snot. That's a fun topic. Let's discuss, shall we? Picture this: you're sitting in your eighth hour class, dutifully taking notes over radians like a good student. But slowly a sense of dread pervades your thoughts as you feel mucus trying to escape your snout, the disgusting sensation thoroughly...

Editorial: Activities Receive Backlash from Teachers

Editorial: Activities Receive Backlash from Teachers

Molly Gubbels, Entertainment Editor

February 27, 2017

As the 2016-2017 school year really heats up, many students are being pulled out of school for various activities. Though these activities have led to slightly more vacant classrooms, teachers have begun taking unnecessary offense toward their absences, leading to a great deal of stress for involved...

A Fresh Face With a Hopeful Message

A Fresh Face With a Hopeful Message

Tom Hermanek & Peter Quinn

February 13, 2017

When I first heard that a 27-year-old, who aims to build an NFL stadium on Omaha’s riverfront, was running for mayor of Omaha, one thought came to my mind: Icetown. Icetown, the fictitious indoor ice hockey arena project undertaken by teenage mayor Ben Wyatt, is the focus of at least one episode of NB...

Theatrics Make Show Choir Cheaper

Theatrics Make Show Choir Cheaper

Nessa Woosley, Staff Morale Editor

February 6, 2017

Massive sets, leads roles, crazy wigs, and obvious themes- all characteristics of a theatrical “show choir,” if one could even call it that. We, the members of Vivace, believe the recent gradual transition to theatrical shows in the world of the sport poses an existential threat to show choir. The...

The Suprising Truth about Hawaiian Pizza

The Suprising Truth about Hawaiian Pizza

Nessa Woosley, Staff Morale Editor

January 23, 2017

It's plain to see that our nation stands divided on many topics. The most pressing of these, of course, being whether or not pineapple belongs on pizza. Pineapple made its debut as a pizza topping on the “Hawaiian Pizza” created by Sam Panopoulos in 1962, according to Atlas Obscura. Sam moved to Canada and the pineapple pizza fad was born. Haw...

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