Plans for new track, soccer field add to exciting lists of Marian updates

JessicaBrusnahan Attention, athletes: it’s time. After the past few years of extensive construction on Marian’s academic facilities, the athletic grounds are getting a facelift.  “We [the Marian administration] did a feasibility study a few years ago, but the track was not one of our top three priorities,” President Mary Higgins said. It’s almost a running […]

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Aqua Africa helps struggling communities, gives essential gift of water to many

QuinnFindley At Marian we dread getting last in Walk-a-Thon for the 4-mile walk around the neighborhood, but this is an everyday ritual for many families in the villages of African countries.  Aqua Africa is a non-profit organization founded in Omaha that is dedicated to providing clean drinking water and power to the rural communities of […]

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Temporary COVID-19 teaching practices might outlive the pandemic

NaomiDelkamiller When Mr. Tom Baker attended high school more than 50 years ago, it was a different time. High in the Berkshire Mountains of Norfolk, Conn., he sat quietly in his seat, took notes, and carried physical textbooks instead of electronic ones. Now one of Marian’s most tenured social studies teachers, he is in the […]

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Free speech on social media: where is the line?

NaomiDelkamiller For Marian girls who use social media, the decisions being made to ban certain accounts and content is concerning. Junior Sydney Schroeder said she believes that “people can say, do or post whatever they believe in as long as they respect others and do so in a peaceful manner.”  In the fallout of Twitter’s […]

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