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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Differences in course expectations cause unnecessary stress

By J1 Reporter Christina Tinley Every day, whining voices complaining about too much homework, insanely hard tests, and crazy class rules bombarded me. They said it was “so unfair” how I was “so lucky.” In reality, I would not consider myself lucky under their definition of luck. Apparently, I got the “easy” teachers: the teachers […]

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Books explain everything the movies can’t

By J1 Reporter Marin Krenzer Every year, many novels are adapted for the big screen. Authors watch as their stories are passed between screenwriters, directors, cinematographers, and studio heads. It’s a different experience to watch the same story unfold on the big screen.  Reading a good book or watching a good movie are both popular […]

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