From Practicum to the Real Deal

From Practicum to the Real Deal

Nicoletta Cole, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017

Katie McMullen is a new teacher at Northeast High School, but she is a familiar face for a number of upperclassmen. Last year she was a practicum student, and she helped teach diff Chemistry with Mr. Schlautman. This year she is teaching science classes of her own. “She’s a fun teacher,” says Ramzy Ha...

Brooks v. Geiken: Close Friends or Mortal Enemies

Brooks v. Geiken: Close Friends or Mortal Enemies

October 11, 2017

If you’ve ever had the pleasure of being taught by Mr. Brooks or Mr. Geiken you may know of their intense rivalry. They are famous for their playground insults and witty one-liners towards each other. One might wonder what could cause these two, fully grown adults to act like manchildren. One might...

What a week without sleep does to your body

What a week without sleep does to your body

July 31, 2017

We live in a world where everyone is busy. The to-do list seems to only grow longer while the days go by quicker. With so many things to do in a limited amount of time, people often prioritize their plans at the expense of sleep. Skipping out on sleep seems relatively harmless. Some people believe “sleep i...

Article Correction: The Fight with Failure

Article Correction: The Fight with Failure

May 16, 2017

There was a typo in the first sentence. It has been revised and changed. All students in high school work for the final reward of a diploma. In Lincoln, Nebraska, the only requirements to obtain a GED are to accumulate 245 credit hours (certain areas of study require certain amount of credit hours)...

One of my most embarrassing moments was…

One of my most embarrassing moments was…

May 3, 2017

“When I had to wear a chicken suit the whole day.”—Eli M., 15, Freshman “Getting taken out of of the lunchroom in handcuffs at North Star.”—Anonymous, 17 “When I slipped on water and was slipping down a whole hallway.”—Anonymous, 17, Junior “Whenever I turned a corner d...

Picture This: On Photo Editing

Picture This: On Photo Editing

April 28, 2017

Most photos published in media undergo post-processing. But if done correctly, editing can go unnoticed (for the most part). To demonstrate, this photo will be edited with a step-by-step explanation: This photo of our newspaper staff was the best option out of all the photos taken. However, the mask in the background is d...

How to Handle Stress as a High School Student

How to Handle Stress as a High School Student

Fatima Al-Sammak, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2017

Being a teenager is stressful enough as it is, but try adding high school into the mix, and suddenly life becomes a hundred times harder. A student must go through long school hours listening to teachers lecturing about this and that, while being cooped up in a desk for almost an hour. Then when schoo...

High School Students Experience Mental Health Complications

High School Students Experience Mental Health Complications

February 21, 2017

You are sitting in class and see someone walk in with their eyes red and hair disheveled. Did you know this person has a sleeping disorder? You are leaving school and see someone sitting alone, crying in the hallway. Did you know this person has elevated levels of stress and anxiety? Mental illness...

The Normalization of Cultural Appropriation

The Normalization of Cultural Appropriation

February 8, 2017

Cultural appropriation has been a Popular topic lately. Maisha Z Johnson, a pop culture researcher, defines cultural appropriation as “a power dynamic in which members of a dominant culture take elements from a culture of people who have been systematically oppressed by that dominant group.” Thi...

Things I Wish I Knew as a Junior

Things I Wish I Knew as a Junior

February 7, 2017

NUMBER ONE - You don’t know everything! I know that some of the tips I am about to give you are going to sound redundant, but listen to them! I wish I had someone in my corner feeding me this information when I was a junior. I also know when teachers say these things, it can be difficult to take t...

The Monster in Our Schools: Pressure and Competition

The Monster in Our Schools: Pressure and Competition

February 3, 2017

Pressure and competition are great sources of diversity and success, but can they also be extremely harmful? A quick glance into the life of a high school student proves this to be true. Pressure from all possible sides attack high school students in the attempt to make a sparkling diamond, but inste...

Germaphobes Vs Average Person

Germaphobes Vs Average Person

January 24, 2017

Germs; they’re everywhere. Everyone knows what they are, and when you think of germs, your mind automatically goes to negative thoughts. Although this is a widely popular stereotype, not all germs are bad, some are even life-saving. There is a condition that causes this idea to become unrecognizable....

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