New study shows contamination is possible from paper towels

A new study by researchers at Laval University in Quebec City shows us that paper towels, especially those that are made from recycled paper, could actually carry germs. Researchers also found that contaminants can be found on everyday items including toilet paper, newspapers and business cards.


Civil Rights activist talks OWS, celebrates Civil Rights women

A Civil Rights activist and member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee told a group of UNO students Friday she was skeptical of the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protests.


Occupy Wall Street protests reach downtown Omaha

Nearly 1,000 people gathered in the plaza near the City-County building at 17th and Farnam streets on a clear, cool Oct. 15 morning in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement ongoing in New York City.


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.
 


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.  
 


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.