Makeup is for self expression, not first impressions

ClareDegan “Wow, my boyfriend is really going to appreciate this extra line of highlighter on my cheekbone,” said no one ever. The stigma of doing makeup to impress other people has always been around, and it heavily affected me as I began doing makeup at a relatively young age. I felt uncomfortable wearing makeup outside […]

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The Education system is failing its students

       *Alarm* BEEP BEEP BEEP. Check the clock, it is 6 a.m. Get up. Eat breakfast. Brush your teeth. Go to school. Get out of school at 3. Go to Practice and or work. Eat dinner. Do hours of homework. Study. Occasionally watch Netflix or Tik Tok (but at the risk of losing […]

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Spoiler alert: High school isn’t an ’80s movie

Opinion by LivBirnstihl I grew up surrounded by countless movies glamorizing the high school experience, so when a dance number didn’t await me at Marian, I was definitely shocked. It’d be bold to assume that “High School Musical” was actually plausible, but why was I brought up to believe it would be? As I’ve gone […]

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Own your ‘Hot Girl Summer’ all year long

Opinion by MelinaPiperis With life in Omaha returning to normal, I designated the summer of 2021 my Hot Girl Summer. This title, however, was not of my creation.  In August of 2019, rapper and songwriter Megan Thee Stallion released “Hot Girl Summer,” a single featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign. While the song itself […]

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Mental health over medals, Olympic gymnast teaches powerful lesson

Opinion by AnnaRasgorshek  Content warning: This story briefly mentions sexual abuse Simone Biles left the Olympic floor after a scary case of the “twisties” on vault.  “The twisties”—When your brain and body disconnect, you suddenly do not know where you are in mid-air. The twisties are incredibly dangerous for gymnasts—especially Biles, who is performing at […]

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