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Capturing the Moment- In light of COVID-19, Mr. Norris put together a virtual concert that included every band member. The virtual band concert went about as well as I could have hoped for, Mr. Norris said. It led well into my goodbye speech, which allowed me to let everyone know what I appreciate about them and what I will miss. Many students stayed in the zoom meeting for an hour afterwards, and we just talked about memories. Mr. Norris will leave Gretna with two consecutive state title under his belt.

Playing Amid Pandemic

Ethan Menning, Sports Editor
May 18, 2020
Ceasing Everything: COVID-19 left the US in a nightmare. Now the economy and its citizens are pleading to the government to reopen. It is time protect the markets and individual financial security, all while protecting the most vulnerable.

Lives vs. Stability

Ethan Menning, Sports Editor
May 15, 2020
Every Hill Counts- Bradley Sullivan (20) pushes at the end his cross country race at the Plattsmouth Invite. Racing gets really hard, especially in the heat and on tough courses, Sullivan. Thats where the hard training comes in. Sullivan placed fifth in the junior varsity meet.

Leading By Example

Ethan Menning, Sports Editor
May 13, 2020
Taking the Off Days Easy- Grace (22) and Rachel Pemberton (24) bike around Wehrspann Lake after a difficult workout.   I think biking is the best type of cross training for running, G. Pemberton said. I cross train mostly on the weekends but if I felt I had a rough workout that day at practice I will get on my bike to clear my head, so I can be mentally ready for the next practice. The Pembertons consistently bike throughout the year at many different destinations.

Resting Up and Strengthening

Ethan Menning, Sports Editor
May 11, 2020
In the wake of the World Health Organizations alleged coverup for the Chinese Communist regime, President Donald J. Trump cut national funding for WHO. [It] will be interesting to see how Trump deals directly with [President] Xi in regards to their handling of the pandemic, social studies instructor Mr. Jon Swanson said. He has spoken favorably about Xi and their efforts [before], but then withholds money from the WHO. I am sure there are some specific needs from China that we will need, especially involving medications and chemical agents for testing etc., so I am sure there will need to be some negotiation. China has yet to respond to these actions.

Swift Hand of Uncle Sam

Ethan Menning, Sports Editor
May 11, 2020
Economic Turmoil- The U.S. Treasury has issued many relief packages to distressed Americans at the direction of Congress. This is a time of great financial stress and anxiety as they [Americans] wonder how they will pay off their bills, their rent, their mortgages,” social studies instructor Mr. Bryce Brunswig said. This should help these newly jobless Americans, but it is still going to be difficult.” Future aid will continue to roll out of the department.

Hurting System

Ethan Menning, Staff Reporter
April 27, 2020
Practice Cannot Make Perfect Due to COVID-19, the Nebraska Cornhuskers band and football teams are unable to prepare for their upcoming seasons. This pandemic hit ever sport, even those out of season.

Lack of Content?

Ethan Menning, Sports Editor
April 16, 2020
Business students got the opportunity to tour HUDL, a Lincoln-based sports company. Students really enjoy getting out of the classroom and giving them these opportunities to go out and learn, Business advisor Mr. Lucas Grossniklaus said. Whether its businessm journalism, English, or engineering, its great for students to see the many opportunities around them and these trips provide a lot of that. The classes saw how the work environment can vary from place to place, since HUDl takes a unique approach to theirs.

Preparing for Takeoff

Ethan Menning, Sports Editor
March 31, 2020
Return to the Mat- TJ Huber (12) comes back from his leg injury.“The season went well, but I was bummed that I couldn’t wrestle the first part,” Huber said. “I learned to be happy while I could support the team on the side at meets and help out a little at practice with the young guys.” Huber ended up
heading to the state semifinals and placing.

Fighting Through Injuries

Ethan Menning, Sports Editor
March 31, 2020
Size Matters Not: Pro-lifers hold up signs protesting the idea that fetal development is a valid argument for abortion. I was raised in the belief that every life matters, no matter how small, no matter how young it is, junior Colton Smith said. I’m strongly against the idea that you can just kill anything. The mother’s womb should be the safest place on Earth. The march took place  on the National Mall on Jan 24.

Marching to the End

Ethan Menning, Sports Editor
March 13, 2020

Second Amendment Under Fire

Ethan Menning, Sports Editor
January 23, 2020
Tom Clancys Jack Ryan is a must-see work of Hollywood art. The first two seasons are streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

The Next Bond?

Ethan Menning, Staff Reporter
December 18, 2019
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