Band instructor to retire at end of school year

Seh Na Mellick, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017

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Band instructor Peter Wilger announced to the students of the Central High Band on Oct. 20 that he will retire at the conclusion of the school year. Wilger has served primarily as a concert band and marching band director, but...

The Dundee theater to reopen

Malcolm Durfee-O'Brien

November 27, 2017

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The Dundee Theater closed in 2013 for renovations. For three years it stood dormant, no work being done. The 92-year-old theater is the oldest in the city and, prior to closing, had a penchant for showing foreign and art films...

Air quality became a concern for teachers, staff; problem later solved

Alec Rome, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017

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With an old building like Central, there are bound to be issues that arise. Creaky floors and withering walls are considered to be normalities; interesting bits of character hidden inside a historic landmark. Along with minor...

Alfonzo Davis Chapter pushes children towards math and science

Simone Davis, Staff Writer

November 21, 2017

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During World War II, there were 16 Tuskegee Airmen from Omaha. Today, Central alum Robert Holtz, 92, is the last remaining Airman. But the memory of all of their service won’t be lost, as Robert Rose, Air Force veteran and president...

Central’s Own Prodigies

Maddie Grabow, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

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Cellists Anastasia Wilson and Trevor Petersen were both selected to participate in elite honors ensembles this past month. This is a career-first for music educator Brad Rauch. “I’ve never had a student make it into one of...

History Teacher Announces Retirement

Maddie Grabow, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

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Mr. Richard Behrens has announced his retirement after 43 years of teaching. He began his career in 1974 teaching at Tech High School. Behrens moved to Omaha Central High School in 1984 and has taught here ever since. He currently...

ASVAB test cancelled due to low attendance

Sydney Prescott, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017

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Central’s Guidance Counselors are always looking for ways to help students both inside and outside of school. One way they have found out there is the ASVAB Test, which stands for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery....

Central band performs at regional competition, first time in 6 years

Emma Whaley, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017

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The Central marching band had been working all summer on their space-themed halftime show. The group persevered through long evening and morning practices in the blistering heat and shivering cold to get their music and marching...

New speech team to begin at Central

Grace Turner, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017

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This year, Central is once again having a competition speech team. While there has previously been a speech team at Central, this is the first year of the speech team being back. Molly Mahannah, a new English teacher, decided...

Two students attest to lack of diversity in higher level classes

Molly Ashford, Staff Writer

November 15, 2017

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Senior Ra’Daniel Arvie has been a consistent AP and honors student for his entire high school career. Mariana Perez, a senior who started on a high-level academic track this year, is on her way to becoming the most educated...

Apply to college week results in successful turnout, helps seniors

Hayley Raney, Staff Writer

November 13, 2017

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Central held the second formal Apply2College week for seniors Oct. 16-20. A total of 338 seniors participated in Apply2College week and more than 500 college admission applications were submitted. College counselor Angela Meyer,...

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