California rejects pot legalization by vote

One of the hot-button issues for the last few elections has been the legalization of marijuana, especially in California. The state already has a law allowing the use of medical marijuana. If Proposition 19 would have passed it would have allowed for the legal use of pot under recreational circumstances. Fifty-three percent of the electorate voted against the proposition.

 


UNO Forensics team places third in national tournament

    By Jackson Taylor, News Editor The University of Nebraska at Omaha speech team, MavForensics, continued its history of competitiveness in a national contest, finishing third overall. Last...

9/11 firefighter shares experience with UNO

"Remember my friends," New York Fire Battalion Captain Jay Jonas said after giving a packed house of students, firemen and members of the public a compelling retelling of his experience on Sept. 11, 2001, less than a week before the tenth anniversary of 9/11 in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

As captain of the New York Fire Department's Ladder Co. 6, Jonas led a group of firefighters into the World Trade Center site moments after hearing a plane had collided with the center's North Tower.


Paris climate change summit

By Trent Ostrom CONTRIBUTOR The “United Nations Conference on Climate Change” held in Paris, France focused on how countries can negotiate plans with each other to...

We Can’t Wait:

Over the last few weeks, I've had the opportunity to get out of Washington and talk with folks across the country about how we can create jobs and get our economy growing faster. 


Lee Tary, Brad Ashford square off in second congressional debate

By Kelly Langin, Contributor Lee Terry and Brad Ashford talked dirty campaign advertisements and elaborated on their positions in the country’s most important issues in...

POT Crossing: Marijuana creeps its way into Nebraska due to Colorado legalization, UNO...

By Jackson Taylor, News Editor Amendment 64 was enacted In November 2012, allowing adults in Colorado aged 21 and older to grow up to six...

Students should take opportunities to participate and serve

Phil Brown OPINION EDITOR In a world where inequality, marginalization, and economic instability are commonplace, it’s often difficult to see how change can be accomplished. It’s...