TED Talks come to Omaha

By Kaitlyn Vickers, Contributor “Ideas worth spreading” is the slogan of the global conferences many know as TED. Though initially conceived in 1984, it was...

Keystone XL Pipeline in Supreme Court, future up in the air

By Hannah Gill, Contributor Adjunct Professor Larry Bradley was waiting patiently at a meeting of the tribal council to present his dissertation in 2010. On...

Ebola-infected doctor treated at UNMC

By Nithya Rajagopalan, Copy Editor ​On Aug. 5, the third American victim of the Ebola virus arrived at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in...


By: Sean Robinson, Lindsi Fulk & Nick Beaulieu Forty-two students have been displaced and their belongings destroyed as a result of a discarded cigarette. Shortly after...

Human trafficking a form of modern day slavery

Slavery was abolished in the United States in 1865. Even though it's now illegal, forms of it still exist. Hundreds of thousands are estimated to be victims of human trafficking in the United States alone.

Understanding the sequestration in Washington and how it effects you

Media outlets have been dominated by news of the sequester for weeks now, but few people fully understand where it came from and what it means for them.  

Vision beyond borders helps believers practice religion in secret

Over two billion people identify themselves as Christians, comprising 22 percent of the world's total population. Nearly 63 percent of those practicing this faith are native to Europe and North America, according to a report by the Pew Research Center. Vision Beyond Borders, an organization whose mission is to provide Bibles and service to Christian followers in nations where Christianity must be worshiped in secret, has made it their goal to spread their faith and the word of God to those living in areas such as Southeast Asia.

Mental health and predicting violence in wake of shooting

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn. elementary school shooting, a multitude of citizens have come forward with demands for socio-political change.
Some contend that the mental health system in place needs to be reevaluated, while others argue that gun control in America needs to be stricter.