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.


UNMC’s ice rink opens for winter with added festivity

The University of Nebraska Medical Center's outdoor ice skating rink has a new attraction this season. Open to the public since Nov. 27, the rink has added concessions, music and seasonal decorations. "The additions "make the atmosphere even more festive and help draw attention to the rink and make the site more visible," said UNMC's Media Relations coordinator Vicky Cerino.


Economic development official visits NU

U.S. Assistant Secretary of Economic Development John Fernandez gave a lecture Nov. 23 on the University of Nebraska's contribution to national innovation and entrepreneurship at the Embassy Suites in LaVista. More than 100 people from private and public sectors, including state politicians and members of the NU system, attended. 


Marathon dance raises funds for AIDS, HIV prevention

UNO seniors Kevin McKenna and Kelly Robinson felt sweat drip down their cheeks as they danced through the early morning hours. In a throng of hundreds of other dancers, the two busted a move in hopes of busting HIV and AIDS. 


Innocence Project students said to have used hidden wire during interviews

Student journalists for Northwestern University's Medill Innocence Project wore hidden tape recorders during an investigation into an alleged wrongful conviction, prosecutors told a Cook County judge Wednesday. 


Student wins dean’s money in essay writing contest

UNO senior Andrew Lescelius received $200 cash from Arts and Sciences Dean Joseph Boocker's pocket last week just in time for the holiday break. 

Lescelius won the money as the first-place award in the Dean Boocker's October essay contest, "Why Should I Sit in on Your Class?"


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.


Dance exhibition brings culture to UNO

In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, UNO hosted "Culture: Indian Style, Dance Exhibition" on Nov. 17.

The event began half an hour late at 12:30 p.m. and lasted until about 1 p.m.

Following Native American tradition, the event began with a prayer before kicking off the dance exhibition.

The first dance was a fancy shawl dance performed by Meredith Schramm. Before performing, she explained the dance as a more modern Native American dance that depicts the movement of the butterfly, as well as coming into womanhood.