Student News of Skutt Catholic High School

The Flightline

  • HOSA members: our next bake sale is Monday, Nov. 20

  • Juniors and Seniors: There are still 3 college visits this month

  • Attend Pollen Nation meetings Tuesdays at 7:15 in Mrs. Fuelberth's room

  • If you are interested in study abroad: see the educational opportunities bulletin board in the guidance office

  • Check the bulletin board in the guidance office for several new employment opportunities

SkyHawks in the City: A Weekend of Service

SkyHawks in the City: A Weekend of Service

Zoe Clark, Copy Editor

November 19, 2017


Filed under Daily News, Showcase

Nov. 19, 2017 — 23 Skutt Catholic students, representing all four grades, set aside their time this weekend to help improve their community. They visited and helped at Marquis Place, VSP Club, MOHM's Place - in Council Bluffs, Sheltering Tree, Heart Ministry Center, Heartland Hope Mission,...

Apostrophe Catastrophe: How Can One Punctuation Mark Be So Confusing?

Lily Yates, Quintessence Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

I want to say that I understand that not everyone cares about AP style rules or spends entire drives thinking of argument tactics in case they need to defend the necessity of the Oxford Comma. I don’t expect everyone to- the world would be a boring place. It is just these small, small things- jaunty...

A Contemplation on Compliments

A Contemplation on Compliments

Alaina Anderson, Op/Ed Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

You are amazing. You are perfect just the way you are. We as a society struggle to give and accept compliments like these because either we don’t receive compliments or we view ourselves in such a negative light that we are unable to recognize the truth behind them. As a culture, we neglect to...

Artificial Intelligence to Impact the Future

Artificial Intelligence to Impact the Future

Zoe Clark, Copy Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

First coined in 1956, artificial intelligence, once a simple idea for the future, has since become a very prominent reality. Artificial intelligence is defined as the capability of a machine to imitate intelligent human behavior. Essentially, artificial intelligence refers to technology designed to...

Vivace Makes Room For Allegro

Vivace Makes Room For Allegro

Zoe Clark, Copy Editor

November 17, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Student Life

The familiar harmony of voices breaks through the velvet sound barrier separating the stage from the commons. Only this time, it's not the beloved show choir known as Vivace; it's the fresh new sound of Allegro. The word Allegro refers to music that is performed at a brisk and lively tempo. This na...

Freshman Retreat: a Retreat with an Impact

Freshman Retreat: a Retreat with an Impact

Hope Stratman, Features Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spirituality, Student Life

If an innocent outsider had walked into Skutt Catholic on Monday, Nov. 6, they may have been hailed with enthusiastic screams of “Splish splash!” Or perhaps they might’ve seen freshmen, adorned with crowns or reindeer antlers, racing through the halls and trying to obtain obscure facts about the...

Mr. Cunningham: Teaching Life Lessons As Well as Spanish

Clara Pohlman, Social Media Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, Teacher Feature

Mr. Bill Cunningham, Spanish teacher and highly friendly faculty member at Skutt Catholic, has many interesting factoids and various “hidden” secrets that not many students would know. But what makes Mr. Cunningham so wonderful is his attention to the smallest details of day to day life. “When...

Speaker Aims to Increase Suicide Awareness

Speaker Aims to Increase Suicide Awareness

Sam Klemme, Entertainment Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Daily News, News, Showcase

The Kim Foundation, an organization that talks to students about the dangers of depression, visited Skutt Catholic freshmen today. Their campaign, called "13 Minutes," is named for the average amount of time between each case of suicide in the United Stated. A representative from the foundation came...

Skutt Catholic’s ‘Melting Pot’ Culture: SkyHawks Share Their Stories

Skutt Catholic’s ‘Melting Pot’ Culture: SkyHawks Share Their Stories

Natalie Pearson, Staff Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Student Spotlight

America is often described as a “melting pot,” a place where people merge and mix regardless of their differences in ethnicity, race, or culture. One could say that Skutt Catholic is a melting pot of sorts, where understanding other cultures and having respect for one another is an integral part...

Cole Mingo – A Difference Maker

Cole Mingo – A Difference Maker

Andrew Mize, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Student Life, Student Spotlight

Cole Mingo is a student with many talents. Whether he is the Quizlet king or the roller coaster radical, Cole is an exceptional person in the school. He gives encouragement to all and zooms by his opponents on the track and the cross country course. He is the ultimate SkyHawk. What is you favorit...

Thrilling Mystery Remains Unsolved

Thrilling Mystery Remains Unsolved

Emma Brisbois

November 14, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Kenneka Jenkins was found dead in an industrial freezer in the kitchen of Chicago’s Crowne Plaza Hotel. She was known as a fun-loving and all-around nice person, so when she went missing, it was a shock. Kenneka had arranged to attend a party at the hotel with some friends on the night of Sept....

Lightning Strikes Again In “Thor: Ragnarok”

Lightning Strikes Again In “Thor: Ragnarok”

Sam Klemme, Entertainment Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Showcase

"Thor: Ragnarok," the third in the series, has made some serious improvements from its predecessors. Marvel has slowly started to take itself less seriously and it’s surprisingly better than it might seem. Instead of trying to lace in a serious overtone, the movie just decidesd to focus on more humor...

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