DUIs may become a little more costly

Legislative Bill 667, recently presented before Nebraska Legislature's Judiciary Committee, would repeal the current Administrative License Revocation (ALR) law for drunk drivers.


Omaha girls enroll, rock

Rachel Tomlinson Dick sank into her cobalt blue mid-century modern chair and exhaled.
After hauling, with fellow volunteers, 10 drum kits and an array of guitars, basses, keyboards and microphones last Saturday, she was exhausted.
But the UNO alumna and volunteer co-coordinator of Omaha Girls Rock was energized by the summer camp's brand new equipment and potential new home, the Holland Performing Arts Center. Dick is entering her third year with the organization.


Mascots come under fire in Native American lecture

UNO celebrated Native American Heritage Month with a lecture titled "If REDSKINS are illegal...why not these mascots?" pointing out the racism of team mascots named after Native Americans, supposedly in their honor.


News you can use 3-29-11

News you can use 3-29-11


Chi Omega turns cupcakes into charity

The University of Nebraska Omaha chapter of the Chi Omega sorority teamed with Jones Bros. cupcakes for a successful charity event Sunday that raised nearly $1000 in free-will donations  and featured balloon animals, face painting, a magician, a custom cupcake and a raffle.


Bring out your brightest bike accessories for the third annual Owl Ride

The 16-mile bike ride, scheduled for Saturday, July 14, is the largest annual night bike ride between Chicago and Denver. Over 2,000 cyclists are expected to participate, including groups from UNO. 


Students create local campaign to prevent bullying

More than 160,000 U.S. students stay home from school each day from fear of being bullied, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
Bullying can lead to development issues, mental health disorders, sleep problems, school attendance issues and decreased academic performance.
The growing problem and severity of bullying prompted the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) to sponsor a national case study competition challenging college students to create a local campaign encouraging youth and their parents to work together to prevent bullying.
 


Local independent film festival to highlight petroleum crisis

The power of the film "A Crude Awakening - The Oil Crash" is fueled by the visions of director Basil Gelpke and producer Ray McCormack as they explore the global peak in petroleum production through data, predictions and key historical facts. From producing clean tap water to driving to work, petroleum is seen as the fuel of the modern human race. It's a relevant film, considering the recent BP oil spill that ravished much of the Gulf of Mexico and the world's dependency on petroleum.