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Trump’s administration is out of touch with birth control needs

Kaylee Pierce CONTRIBUTOR President Donald Trump has allowed more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to their employees. With the two new rules in place, employers can become exempt from covering the cost of birth control under the Affordable Care Act. Most over-the-counter medication...

Let the children trick-or-treat

Will Patterson A&E EDITOR Each year, the Halloween season brings about the yearly discussion of child safety — particularly the topic of trick-or-treating. An increasingly debated topic is how children should be allowed to trick-or-treat, if at all. The persistent urban myths of “mad poisoners” handing out...

“For Love and For Life” celebrates Nebraska’s role in LGBT history

Danielle Meadows STAFF REPORTER Thirty years ago this month, several Nebraskans traveled to our nation’s capital equipped with banners, signs and a need to be heard. UNO’s Criss Library is celebrating LGBT history month by presenting mementos from one of the largest rallies in the District of...

UNO aviation professor earns national recognition

Gregory Staskiewicz CONTRIBUTOR Rebecca Lutte, an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Aviation Institute, was honored with the V.L. Laursen Award for Outstanding Contributions to Aerospace Education at the 70th Annual University Aviation Association conference in September. Lutte has a doctorate in public administration...

Men’s soccer v. Michigan

Justin Kies Contributor The University of Nebraska at Omaha Men’s Soccer team traveled up to Ann Arbor, Michigan on Oct. 14 for an intense matchup with the No. 24 ranked Michigan Wolverines. Both teams came out in the first half with a lot of energy, but the...

UNO plans renovations for Arts and Sciences Hall and other school buildings

  The Arts & Sciences Hall will be receiving “infrastructure” upgrades in 2018 and 2019, but the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s administration has its eyes set on even more expansion. The southernmost building owned by First Data, a global payment technology services company, in Aksarben...

Playhouse’s “Stupid F*ing Bird” is a sad f*ing comedy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LId9UkUmQQ By Adam Abou-Nasr CONTRIBUTOR Days after World Mental Health Day, the comedy “Stupid F*king Bird” opened at the Omaha Community Playhouse. Almost ironically, all seven characters (and the plot) are driven by severe mental health issues never mentioned by the show. It’s raw and honest, if...

A Guide to Nebraska in the fall

By Kamrin Baker ONLINE REPORTER The long knit socks have come out of their hiding place in the back of our drawers, sweaters have slipped off hangers, and our Starbucks orders have gone from iced to hot. It’s finally fall in Omaha, Neb. For Omaha natives, this...