Articles in the Headline Category
By Drew Sallinger
This year, North Star Art students participated in a unique contest. According to their website, the Vans Custom Culture Competition, “inspires high school students across the United States to embrace their creativity and draw attention to the importance of art as an integral part of our schools’ focus in the face of shrinking budgets.” Vans sent four pairs of shoes to North Star and 1,499 other high schools across the nation. Each pair was to represent one of four themes chosen by the company: Action Sports, Music, Art, and …
By Mikaelah Molifua
Costume, hotel, game ticket package– $700.
Taking a 14-hour bus ride to San Antonio to perform at halftime in the Valero Alamo Bowl–Priceless.
This past winter break, most of the North Star cheerleaders traveled 14 hours to San Antonio, Texas to perform in the 20th Anniversary Valero Alamo Bowl. Along with those 41 cheerleaders, there were family members that went along for the ride. After a couple stops along the way, they finally arrived.
The weather wasn’t as warm as they thought, and the wind was brutal. The Grand …
By Christina Nevitt/Gator Galaxy Advisor
It was an important day at Campbell Elementary School today. It was the school’s first Coyote Pride Assembly of the year. An assembly that honors students in each grade level for their hard work and citizenship in and out of the classroom.
Campbell students were also surprised with some special guests. Olympian Jordan Larson was on hand, and spoke to the students about setting goals and working hard to achieve those goals. She said she started setting her goals to become an Olympic athlete at the age …
By Megan Woodard
We’ve all grown up hearing about the many dangers of the internet. Our parents and teachers have warned us against sharing our private information online, but many of us do so anyway. After all, you only hear about those creepy Facebook stalkers in the news and on TV. They couldn’t possibly be in our midst – right?
A new app – which isn’t sponsored by Facebook – reminds us of the dangers posed by posting our personal information online. At TakeThisLollipop.com, users are asked for access to their …
By Megan Woodard
It all started at the end of World War II, when The U.S. Navy decided they would put together a team of talented and fearless pilots willing to start an air show. They called these pilots the Blue Angels. These pilots now fly in over 35 cities per year in the United States alone. The show’s purpose has always been “to demonstrate the pride and professionalism of the men and women in uniform,” said C-130 pilot Capt. Benjamin Blanton.
The Blue Angels often fly with six aircraft in the …
By Casey Molifua
From ringing her cowbell through the halls on game days, to leading the “roller coaster” during basketball games in the Swamp, Dr. Nancy Becker has always been a high spirited life-force at North Star.
After 35 years as an educator, Dr. Becker has decided to retire. When Dr. Becker said she decided to retire because, “ I wanted to leave while I still had the love and passion of coming to school to teach everyday. Some people retire when they dread going to work, because they don’t like their …
By Megan Woodard/Gator Galaxy Staff
On Vicki Bourg’s 40th birthday, she walked into Firemen’s Hall on West O Street to find a surprise awaiting her. As she opened the doors, she was welcomed by numerous students, teachers, co-workers, and friends. After weeks of planning, the Lincoln Police Department (LPD) and LNS teachers had pulled off the ultimate surprise party for Bourg. Students and staff wanted to show Bourg how much they appreciated everything she’d done for them over the years.
Cheerleaders made posters, and volleyball players served food to guests. The party …
By Kahla Stanley
“Arrive Alive, Don’t Text and Drive” is a student-based campaign started by the North Star Student Council’s Student Issues Committee. The campaign started when Mr. Mike Musiel showed a graphic public service announcement to Student Council members.
Three drama students from the United Kingdom created a public service announcement (psa) video that included a reenactment of what could happen if you text and drive. The PSA was graphic enough to open the eyes of the Student Council members. Student Council felt this was a serious issue that needed …
By Amanda Keblar, Gator Galaxy Staff
BOO! Halloween is almost here. Zombies, ghosts, vampires, and goblins will be lurking around the corner waiting to jump out and scare you in order to steal all those sweets in your bag. You also have to look out for Jason, Freddy, and a crazy Texan with a chainsaw. But how did Halloween get its name and traditions?
What’s In A Name?
According to Ezinearticles.com, Halloween originated from the Celtic holiday called Samhain. It was celebrated in Ireland and Scotland during harvest time for thousands of …
By Christina Nevitt, Advisor
The Gator Galaxy is finally taking the technological jump. Yes, we are live!
This year North Star’s newspaper is accessible via the world wide web.
We will still be publishing a monthly print edition, but the website will be a way for students to stay up-to-date on all things North Star in between distribution dates.
We are very excited about this new development. We hope you will come back often to find out what your favorite Gators are up to!