UNO walks for a cure

Students and community members alike gathered at the Sapp Fieldhouse April 8 for UNO's Sixth Annual Relay for Life.

This year's event was lead by Chair Jackie Whelan, a UNO student who has been involved with Relay for three years.

Whelan said planning this year's Relay started in September.


A home for the holidays

MaverickPR, The UNO Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, teamed up with the Town and Country Humane Society for its annual fundraiser on Sunday at The Bookworm bookstore, 8702 Pacific St. Thirty-two dogs, four cats and one rabbit posed for pictures with Santa Paws, a part played by School of Communication professor Chris Allen. Allen's wife, Elaine, was Mrs. Paws.


Rally on Dodge Street supports union workers

Troves of union workers and supporters gathered Feb. 25 at the intersection of Dodge and 72nd streets to show their support for union and worker rights amidst harrying winds, blistering snow and freezing temperatures.


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.


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.


Scott Court dorms to open fall 2011

The Scott Court dorms are set to be finished in August 2011, just in time for the 2011-12 academic year.

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.


Massive MIP arrests at Omaha party

Twenty-six minors received an unwelcome surprise Friday night, when Omaha Police responded to a disturance call reporting at 2211 Maple Street and cited all 26 for minor in possession of alcohol.