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New rules create high school transfer portal similar to college, causes unfair advantage for open-enrollment districts

New rules create high school transfer portal similar to college, causes unfair advantage for open-enrollment districts

Brody Heidemann, Sports Editor February 20, 2024

Back in 2021, when the NSAA stripped the Class A State Champion title from our football team, our community was outraged. An offensive player was found ineligible following a transfer into the district...

Time to show up, show out for Nebrasketball

Time to show up, show out for Nebrasketball

Peyton Parker, Reporter February 17, 2024

Husker basketball has taken a big step from their previous seasons under head coach Fred Hoiberg, who has a record of 57-91 during his time with the Huskers and is now sitting with a record of 17-8 this...

Work piles up, causes stress after snow days

Work piles up, causes stress after snow days

Leena Macklin, Reporter February 9, 2024

Going full force into the second semester, students have already started to complain about the workload being thrown at them so early on in the new semester. Gretna Public Schools has been back in session...

Counting the days; Gretna’s amount of school days compared to other districts

Counting the days; Gretna’s amount of school days compared to other districts

Brayden Hansen, Editor January 26, 2024

Anytime Gretna Public Schools is in session while other Omaha-area districts have a day off school, like the half-day before Thanksgiving, it’s common to hear complaints and frustrations from the student...

Fortnite Battle Royale Chapter 4 Season OG. was available for one month and brought millions back to the free, web-based game.

‘Fortnite O.G.’ nice while it lasted

Brody Heidemann, Sports Editor December 21, 2023

-REVIEW- A gift to gamers from Epic Games expired earlier this month as Chapter 1, Seasons 5-10 came to a close. While it was a short-lived gift, it was much appreciated and will be missed. From Nov....

Navigating holiday blues: 10 essential tips to manage seasonal depression

Navigating holiday blues: 10 essential tips to manage seasonal depression

Reese Beery, Reporter December 20, 2023

Going through the winter season can be demanding enough with school (including finals), sports, and family issues, but the added anxiety and pressure that can be associated with the holidays and winter...

During a Creighton basketball game at the CHI Health Center, the arena lights are turned down and blue lights are cast out to set the scene.

Creighton men’s basketball program takes fans on roller coaster ride

Drew Rhoades, Reporter December 2, 2023

-Commentary- With the 2022-2023 Creighton men’s basketball season ending with a controversial call in the Elite Eight of March Madness, no one knew which players would stay or leave. With 1.2 seconds...

Black Friday or Cyber Month?

Black Friday or Cyber Month?

Leena Macklin, Reporter November 23, 2023

-OPINION- From a Walmart employee being trampled to death in 2008 to a dying man dropping to the floor while shoppers stepped over his body in 2011, Black Friday stories are some of the wildest to be...

Staying connected: Proposed student Wi-Fi would benefit more than students

Staying connected: Proposed student Wi-Fi would benefit more than students

Brayden Hansen, Editor October 31, 2023

-EDITORIAL- It’s no secret that the Wi-Fi situation at Gretna East has caused mass opposition among students. With the school being a cellular service “dead zone” and the school not providing...

Now that fall has officially begun and it gets darker earlier, sophomore Adelaide Brosh captures a photo of the full moon on Sept. 28. I like Halloween because I like scary stuff. Im not easy to scare so I enjoy spooky things. I took the moon picture during a walk the other day. I hadnt realized it got so dark till I saw the moon Brosh said.

Scare up the perfect Halloween movie night with these top horror film picks

Madeline Petrick and Leena Macklin October 30, 2023

-OPINION- With the hallmark holiday of spooky season being tomorrow, many students may find themselves in a paradox because they want to do something for Halloween, but feel they are too old to trick-or-treat,...

In their English 9CP class, freshmen Hailey Havranek, Amanda Weis and Lexi Gilliam, read along to To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The students in Nicole Schlautmans class had to follow along and be ready for their part to come up.

Surviving freshman year: Tips and insights from a sophomore’s perspective

Abigale McQuain, Reporter October 26, 2023

With just over two months of high school under their belts, some freshmen have adjusted well, while others are still struggling to keep up with all that encompasses being a high schooler. As a sophomore...

At the home game on Oct. 1, the game against Michigan coses out in a light show.

Nebraska is back…?

Brody Heidemann, Sports Editor October 21, 2023

Growing up in Nebraska, there are many staple traditions, but one sticks out: Nebraska football. The Nebraska Cornhuskers have not been stellar in the past decade, yet the state rallies behind them as...

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