Bake sale offers support to grieving family

Faith Worden, Reporter

October 2, 2019

Heartbreak and pain fills Burke as people suffer from the loss of senior Gary Marshall. Through this time of suffering, some choose to make a difference here at Burke. A group of students who were close friends to Marshall...

Scary Acres opens for another scary season

Faith Worden, Reporter

September 24, 2019

As fall and all 0f its festivities begin, haunted houses and pumpkin patches all across Omaha start to open. Scary Acres, a very popular attraction during the fall, had their opening night on Friday, Sept. 13. Junior Julia...

Advisement brings new opportunities, mixed emotions

Lexie Worden

September 13, 2019

This year, Burke took on a new schedule including a homeroom in between the first and second period of the day. Advisement is a 25 minute class period where teachers are encouraged to connect with their students by doing different...

California trip offered for students

Caban Willms, Editor

March 26, 2019

Chef Townsend believes students should be able to experience other cultures and food outside of Omaha. In the summer of 2019, she is hosting a trip to California.   “It’s an exciting adventure to see a whole bunch of differ...

Vaccine laws cause controversy around the country

Zoe Sanders, News Editor

February 26, 2019

In the past few years there has been an increase around the world in not vaccinating children. Vaccines serve to protect people from one or more diseases by stimulating the production of antibodies. Infants are too young to receive certa...

New bill surrounding medical marijuana influences students to consider the positives and negatives

Grace Martis, News Editor

February 26, 2019

For decades marijuana has been seen by the public as a recreational illegal drug, but in recent years the use of cannabinoids has been introduced into the medical field. Thirty-three states have legalized the use of medical marijuana...

Shining light on a serial killer’s victims

Zoe Sanders, News Editor

February 21, 2019

In light of recent documentaries and specials regarding infamous serial killer Ted Bundy, here at The Burke Beat we want to bring attention back to the victims. Documentaries such as the Netflix original Conversations with a K...

JROTC hosts fundraisers for events

Caban Willms, Sunshine Coordinator/Editor

November 26, 2018

  The JROTC program holds many events throughout the year. They include sporting events and social events. However, they also host fundraising events over the summer to help students pay for their many events throughout the...

Suicide prevention in Omaha

Ashley Taylor

November 1, 2018

Ashley Taylor Suicide prevention month/suicide walk September is national suicide prevention month and is also the month that the suicide walk takes place in Omaha, Nebraska. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in...

Flood of 2019 sends students home

Caban Willms, News Editor

October 4, 2018

On Tuesday, Sept. 4, our school day was canceled halfway through the day when a pipe burst in an upstairs classroom on the western side of the school causing flooding and water damage. It was during second lunch when the entire...

Kickoff Day starts off new school year

Britney Murillo, News Editor

September 20, 2018

Burke started the school year strong with its newest addition: Kickoff Day. This was held on August 17 and was the school’s attempt at welcoming new students and showcasing everything Burke has to offer. Students were split...

Homecoming 2018 is “star” of week

Zoe Sanders, News Editor

September 20, 2018

Burke hosted its annual Homecoming dance. The theme for this year was “Starry Night”, as decided by Senior Senate and sponsor Deb Ward. Doors opened at 7:30 pm and closed at 10:30 pm. Upon arrival, students were told to go through the cafeteria and take off their shoes and put any possessions they did...