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The car wash business is booming in the area, and students are taking advantage.

Washing away the time

Michael Bartholomew, Staff Reporter
February 12, 2024
Standing in the center of Times Square, senior Ella Knowinski and sister Ava Konwinski shoot video for her short film “The Village Book.” After battling the loud noise and herds of people, the sisters finally got the right shot after spending hours filming. “Filming is extremely hard in a place like New York City,” Ella Konwinski said.  “But I knew I wanted to film there for the aesthetic.”

Film featurette

Quinn Burton, Editor-in-Chief
February 6, 2024
Placing out all of the finished cookies, senior Sydney Prasch organizes all of the decorated gingerbread cookies. Prasch and her extended family got together to bake 2,000 plus cookies to give out to friends and food drives. The cookies are all made from my aunts homemade recipes and they are the best things Ive ever tasted, Prasch said. Ive been helping since I was three and it is my favorite holiday tradition.

Baked with love

Delaney Lueck, Features Editor
December 18, 2023
Senior Bobby Joseph details the interior and exterior of his customers cars. He started this entrepreneurial business to earn a few dollars but it turned into a great opportunity to learn more about entrepreneurship. “I’m really glad I decided to take my own route and start my own business,” Joseph said. “Not only has it brought me a little money on the side, but has also brought me a lot of experience and has taught me a lot of skills that I can use in the future.”

Detailing his future

Holden Clausen, Staff Reporter
December 18, 2023
Sophomore Iman Khalil helping around at her job with her friend. Khalil started working at her friends family owned bar a year ago. She has been described as a great server and has really nice customer service.  I really like working there, Khalil said.  I get to work with my friend and plus, I know who the owners are and am close with them as well.

On that grind

Mohammad Khan, Staff Reporter
December 6, 2023
Juniors Natalie Kersten and Brykin Jones perform “Love is an Open Door.” Both Kersten and Jones performed various songs and dances together throughout the two-and-a-half-hour production. “Both Jones and I had some of the biggest parts of the musical,” Kersten said. “Getting to perform throughout the whole play was very exciting for us.”

New York state of mind

Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter
November 13, 2023
Sitting in the Capitol Building, senior Brooklyn Lech speaks with Don Bacons representative. Lech traveled to Washington D.C. to speak on behalf of the JDRF. I had to apply to be considered for the position, Lech said. I was the only girl chosen to represent Nebraska and the other two were brothers from Lincoln; Alex and Aiden Ourada.

Fighting for a change

Delaney Lueck, Staff Reporter
November 9, 2023
 Kevin Mar takes position as he referees for 16th season in college football. Kevin has officiated many games and is a veteran in the industry, with 28 total year under his belt. “This job has granted me with many experiences that I couldn’t get anywhere else,” Kevin said. “I love to travel the country and get the opportunities that I get through the NCAA.”

Stripes and whistles

Holden Clausen, Staff Reporter
November 9, 2023
Junior Lawson Pashia and other scare actors enjoy their time frightening people, playing different characters and bonding with the Bloodrush staff. The attraction is open from Sept. 29 to Nov. 3. “I didn’t want to have a job that wouldn’t give me good memories,” Pashia said. “I am glad I am still young enough to have a job like this where I can just enjoy my time and not have to be serious about anything.”

Fear’s performance

Leah Pickhinke, Staff Reporter
November 7, 2023
Waiting for a rebound, senior Michael Bartholomew plays two on two with seniors Luke Wu, Jordan Gassen, and Brady Mar. Bartholomew commonly uses the courts to practice at his dads gym Lifestyle in Valley. My friends and I come out to the gym often to play basketball, Bartholomew said. Its hard to find a time when we are all free but when we can make it happen, we have a lot of fun.

A new Lifestyle

Delaney Lueck, Staff Reporter
October 23, 2023
Wyatt Carmichael behind the scenes at Buell Stadium

Bobo’s photos

Connor Michalski, Staff Reporter
October 4, 2023
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