2018 student highlights

Simon Bullerdick, Staff writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Humans of Central

David Hojnacke- “Going to Florida during the summer with my family” Alicia Chavez- “Thrift shopping at Scout and my grandmas closet” Mr. boeckman- I would have to say that my favorite moment of 2018 or the 2017-18 school year was Dr. Bennett running the zamboni in the halls here in Central...

The Phantom of the Opera

Molly Huibregtse, Staff Writer

December 8, 2018


Filed under arts & style, reviews

  The Phantom of Opera was at the Orpheum Theatre from November 21st  through December 2nd as part of the Broadway Across America series/tour. Since first opening in October of 1986, The Phantom of the Opera has captivated audiences of all ages.  The story of The Phantom of the Opera ...

Ika Restaurant Review

Kween Alabi, Staff writer

December 7, 2018


Filed under reviews

Ika Ramen and Izakaya is an Authentic Asian eatery that specializes in Japanese cuisine. The restaurant intermixes Japanese culture with attitudes influenced by African American culture and lies in a strip of Benson that probably holds Omaha’s most active nightlife.   When arriving to the Ika, its small yet wheelchair accessible entrance was what first caught my eye, along with the manager greeting us t...

Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post

Molly Ashford, Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2018


Filed under arts & style, reviews

The Miseducation of Cameron Post, the latest major film depicting LGBTQ+ youth to debut, is a heart-wrenching portrayal of conversion therapy set in the 1990’s. Throughout the short movie, the audience follows Cameron Post, an 11thgrade student who is sent off to ‘God’s Promise’ camp after she is c...

Review: The Haunting of Hill House

Molly Ashford, Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2018


Filed under arts & style, reviews

Creating a new 10-episode series out of the acclaimed Haunting of Hill House novel, Netflix and director Mike Flanagan have brought the supernatural thriller to life. Despite Netflix’s consistent mediocracy in the realm of horror, The Haunting of Hill Housedoes what little horror content does: pre...

Flora Feature

Olivia Gilbreath, staff writer

November 27, 2018


Filed under arts & style, features

Young musicians find inspiration in the people and events that surround them. Flora Griffith is a female musician who finds satisfaction in speaking her mind and being a role model to others. The freshman participates in theater, choir and is part of a local organization called Omaha Girls Rock. “If...

Review: Netflix horror drama show, Elite

Mackenzie Coughlin, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018


Filed under reviews

If looking for a new dramatic, horror, and action filled show to binge watch this fall season, Netflix’s Spanish series Elite could be just the one. This one-season series dropped to Netflix in early October and has gotten overall great feedback, with many eagerly wanting a second season. The show...

Attack-A-Taco Vegan Taco Truck

Rozlyn Olson, Staff Writer

November 19, 2018


Filed under arts & style, reviews

Usually found sitting on the outskirts of the parking lot of the Natural Grocers on 78th and Dodge, Attack-A-Taco is sweet place for some really good food with an uncommon twist. Everything they serve is vegan, organic, and environmentally friendly! For example, they have a compost next to the garbage b...

Beautiful Boy review

Malcolm Durfee O'Brien, Managing Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under arts & style, reviews

Beautiful Boy was released on October 12, 2018. It stars Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carell and was directed by Felix Van Groeningen. It was based on a book of the same name by David Sheff. Like the book, the film chronicles Sheff’s struggle to help save his son from meth addiction.  Probably the s...

High hopes for “Big Mouth” season two

Emma Whaley, Executive Editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under arts & style, reviews

The Netflix original cartoon Big Mouth is disgustingly funny. And I mean disgusting in the best way possible. The second season of the comedy is no less funny than the first. The adult cartoon circles around a group of middle schoolers and their “hormone monsters” as they dive into puberty and the...

Omaha’s Foreign Food Trifecta

Rozlyn Olson, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under arts & style, reviews

Accurately placed in “Little Italy,” Via Farina offers a unique dining experience that seems to drop you right into a modern Italian restaurant, five thousand miles away. Via Farina offers a relaxed environment with contemporary décor that is bright and cheerful, usually with happy little yellow...

Close the Gap talent bash

Olivia Gilbreath, staff writer

November 7, 2018


Filed under arts & style

Close the Gap is a project that was started by Bria Gilmore, Lydia Baum and Christina Gilmore to support Hemophilia awareness and raise money for the National Hemophilia Foundation. Joseph Mickeliunas, a history teacher at Central, has a son named Elliott who was diagnosed with severe Hemophilia A at...

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