Marian Students Put on Thinking Caps to Strategize Fundraising Methods

By J1 Reporter Regina Anyaegbunam Inside the box, outside the box, some ideas just can’t be contained. This year Marian saw strategies ranging from asking family to selling stickers to class hats. “Each class thought outside of the box this year with fundraising ideas,” said student board co-moderator Ms. Jessica Abel. This past month of […]

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Priceless Benefits of Taking a Gap Year

Column by J1 Reporter Jill Williamson Put in simple terms, the approximate time the average American student spends in school from pre-K through their senior year of high school is 1,827,720 seconds, or 30,462 hours, or 4,352 school days. To some people, 4,352 days might not seem that extensive on the surface, but all it takes […]

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Marian teachers keep motorcycles in style

By J1 Reporter Jessica Brusnahan When most of today’s students think of motorcycles at school, images from 70s and 80s movies (Say Anything and Grease, anyone?) come up. But this isn’t the case for science teachers Matthew Winterboer and Linda Brock.  Winterboer began riding motorcycles in college and continued throughout his time in the Navy. […]

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Meet Mater Dei: our neighbors across the street

LilyWeindel Located on 78th and Military Ave., Mary Immaculate Church has been a presence in our neighborhood since 1989. The parish includes both Mater Dei Seminary and Mater Dei Academy. Before its arrival in Omaha, the parish was originally located in Spokane, Washington. The parish is a traditional Catholic church, operating under the Religious Congregation […]

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Balancing it all: clubs struggle with participation, blame over-involvement

(Reprinted from the January Network, p.7) ChiaraWallen Striving for both over-achievement and over-involvement fuels the toxic ideal that in order to be perfect you must be a part of as many clubs, activities and sports as humanly possible. The adoption of this ideal tends to have a plethora of negative effects on both the individual […]

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