Field day cheerleaders cannot be in spring sports

By J1 Reporter Maria McLeay Field Day Cheer is one of the eight scoring categories for Field Day. The exciting routine is 3-5 minutes long and is created by the girls who make the team. Field Day Cheer is made up of 10% of each grade. Each girl much try out in order to make […]

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All Girls trap team defy gender norms in male dominated sport

By J1 reporter Nina McMullenPull!  Soon, a bright orange clay pigeon flies from the trap house as the shooter closely follows it before releasing the trigger. The cold is bitter but the warmth of the small explosion inside the gun warms her cheek as it rests between her shoulder and face. Chunks of the small […]

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Mascot Tradition Runs Deep

By J1 Reporter Megan Schneider  The year is 1995. Marian girls are decked out in thick chokers, platform Mary Jane Doc Martens, and then junior Ann Fitzgibbons has unknowingly started a new Marian tradition.   “One game I decided to wear a plastic knight costume from Nobbies that included a helmet, shield, and sword. I admit […]

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Grace Stannard skates her way to success  

By J1 Reporter Jackie Blossom The fluorescent lights are blaring down on her. It’s early enough in the morning that there’s not many people on the ice. Grace Stannard is at Motto McLean ice arena practicing her triple jumps. She keeps falling down, but one thing she’s learned over the years is to get right […]

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35-second shot clock down to a vote for 2022-23 season

AshleyJohanek Over the holiday break, Omaha high schools were introduced to a possible new shot clock rule during the basketball holiday tournament. Although it was experimental, a future state vote could make it a sanctioned rule of the game for the 2022-23 season.  “A shot clock really speeds up the game,” junior Sophie Shaffer said. […]

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