The Walk for a Cause

Anthony Arenas-Rubiales, Reporter

February 15, 2019

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On Tuesday May 15, 2012, Benson High School Student Melanie Koontz passed away from a domestic violence case. Each year since Koontz death the Benson High School JROTC program does a walk in her honor about domestic violence. “Melanie...

Avoiding Debt in College

Gizela Kwihangana

February 15, 2019

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College is not cheap nor is it going to pay itself, but before stressing and panicking, remember that there are scholarships. Scholarships are defined as a sum of money or other aid granted to a student, because of merit, need,...

American College Stressing

Anthony Arenas-Rubiales, Reporter

February 15, 2019

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As a new school year has appeared, a new group of juniors will soon be taking the American College Testing (ACT) in April. Many are nervous while a couple are confident. There are many ways to study and practice for the ACT. “I’ve...

Former Teacher Writes Book

Anndee Jelinek

February 15, 2019

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John Beecham went from being an English teacher here at Benson to a published author. After months of hard work, his book, "Saving Emily Dickinson", was released on August 9. Saving Emily Dickinson is about a young girl named...

Benson’s Angel(a) in Disguise

Anndee Jelinek

February 15, 2019

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After teaching AP World History and AP Psychology for fifteen years, Angela Johanek has been promoted to the Magnet Coordinator. “I had no idea, the job was not yet open [at the end of last year],” Johanek said. The position...

Budget Cuts Looming for OPS

Samantha Sperry, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2019

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The Omaha Public School District is the only district in the state with its own retirement program. Other programs are issued by Nebraska’s Public Employee’s Retirement Board. The districts retirement program issues a payment...

Increasing Student Rights

Anthony Arenas-Rubiales, Reporter

February 14, 2019

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The first amendment rights of journalism students are at stake in the state of Nebraska. As Friday the 15 of February approaches teachers and students in the state are waiting to find out what will happen. LB 206 is a proposed...

Building a Musical Platform

Gizela Kwihangana, Reporter

February 14, 2019

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For the past fourteen years, senior Steven Pruss has been creating music with his violin and his hard work is paying off. “I am the winner of the Omaha Area Youth Orchestras Concerto Competition and the Cherokee Symphony’s...

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