Benson High News

Places to get COVID-19 Tested

JaVell Mapp-David

October 21, 2020

With the US leading the world in COVID-19 cases and Nebraska COVID-19 cases going up, the chances of someone contacting it is higher. Even saying quarantined in your home there are still ways you can contact the virus by ordering thing...

Libraries reopen across town

JaVell Mapp-David

October 5, 2020

Select Omaha Public Libraries are now reopening and are available for full service: Bess Johnson Elkhorn Branch, Charles B. Washington Branch, Millard Branch, Milton R. Abrahams Branch and Willa Cather Branch reopened on Sep...

Spanish Club meets online

JaVell Mapp-David

October 5, 2020

OPS school clubs have been limited, but not extinct, because of virtual learning. The Spanish Club held by Mrs. Lobato is going to be held virtually. Starting Sept. 21, Spanish club will be meeting once a month.  T...

Gardner commits suicide

JaVell Mapp-David

October 5, 2020

  After the grand jury looked at the evidence and interviewed witnesses, they announced that Jake Gardner was charged with manslaughter. Gardner was indicted and was supposed to turn himself in on Sept. 20.  On ...

City Council continues mask mandate

JaVell Mapp-David

October 5, 2020

On Sept. 15, the mask mandate was to expire. Omaha’s mask requirement has been extended until Oct 20 because Omaha COVID-19 cases have raised from 7.4% to 9.5%.  August was the month the mask mandate started. Any in...

Downtown Protest

JaVell Mapp-David

September 16, 2020

Protests here, protests there, protests everywhere, especially over police brutality.  What was used to be uncommon is now an everyday occurrence in the Old Market.  Even though the protests in Omaha have been calm...

“Let Us Play”

JaVell Mapp-David

September 16, 2020

“Let Us Play” signs where held all over Burt Street on Sept. 2, by OPS students and parents over the cancelation of fall sports, some students even wore their sports uniforms there.   Many student-athletes say it'...

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