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Riley standing in front of Simpson College.

College search looks different for the blind

Riley Tuzzio, Staff Reporter April 12, 2024

This upcoming fall, many seniors will be heading off to college – myself included. The difference is that I am almost completely blind, with 20/1600 vision and light-sensitivity. This resulted...

Purple star invites attention to military needs

Purple star invites attention to military needs

Leia Baxter April 10, 2024

  Papio South was awarded a Purple Star last school year, but what does that mean? The Purple Star School Program is meant to accommodate military children in schools, yet how schools are meant to help...

(Drawing: Hazel Rose)

Student needs need priority

Gigi Sedlacek, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 10, 2024

Creating safe and healthy learning environments for students is a stated priority of the U.S. education system. Papio South has been searching for ways to create a better learning environment for students....

Teens balance economic instability

Sullivan Bunyan, Staff Reporter February 29, 2024

In a couple months us seniors will be moving on into the real world. If that's college or straight to work, everyone has to make a living. Are we ready? There are many factors to take into account, from...

Moving has ups and downs for teens

Moving has ups and downs for teens

Leia Baxter, Staff Reporter February 29, 2024

With the month of the military child coming up, it is important to know the impacts that moving schools in the middle of the school year may have on someone. I would like to share my experience with moving....

EDITORIAL CARTOON: Evolution of Snow Days

Evolution of Snow Days

Hazel Rose February 29, 2024

Governor shifts view for kids summer support

Governor shifts view for kid’s summer support

Gabe Duhs, Staff Reporter February 29, 2024

Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen announced in December that the state would be withdrawing from an $18 million federal fund meant to  provide money to feed children in low-income homes.  After listening...

EDITORIAL: Private eyes on public school funding

Caitlyn Ybarra, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 27, 2024

Nebraska  lawmakers  are debating a bill that would allow public funds to subsidize the cost of private schools for participating families by depositing $1,500 a year into an educational savings account...

Ill be home for Christmas

I’ll be home for Christmas

Leia Baxter, Copy Editor December 13, 2023

A life without holidays or breaks would be forgettable and repetitive. Thanksgiving and Christmas give us something to look forward to, but what should we do once preparations are complete? What should...

EDITORIAL: Making a list, checking it twice

Tony McGill, Editor-in-Chief December 11, 2023

According to legend, at this time every year, Santa reviews his naughty and nice list to see which children get new toys and which children get a lump of coal. As Santa prepares to get in his sleigh and...

COMMENTARY: Abrupt end to a promising start

COMMENTARY: Abrupt end to a promising start

Sullivan Bunyan, Commentary Writer December 8, 2023

On Dec. 14, 2012, a gunman walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and shot and killed 20 children and six adults. I remember my family’s shock. I was in first grade at the...

No bull, that’s my grandpa

Hannah Kastrup, J1 student November 12, 2023

Watusi: What does the word Watusi mean to you? For me it reminds me of my Grandpa, Lee Meyer, who got pulled over with his giant Watusi bull named Howdy Duty in Norfolk, Nebraska. Most kids my age wonder...

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