Male-dominated sports need women’s divisions

Joel Northrup trained long and hard for the Iowa state championship in Des Moines. His record was 35-4 and his opponent was a freshman girl, Cassy Herkelman. The homeschooled Northrup decided to forfeit, stating it was inappropriate to wrestle a woman.

Welcome to Nebraska; your papers please?

Arzona's controversial crackdown that bestowed greater powers and obligations upon local law enforcement officers to enforce immigration policy has prompted legislatures in at least 20 other states, including Nebraska, to consider similar measures.

Attack of the movie remake

We all have those guilty pleasure movies that we don't particularly like to talk about although they remain our constant favorites.

Egypt and the American Empire

For 30 years, Hosni Mubarak ruled Egypt in a reign of oppression, censorship, brutality and torture. After 18 days of mass protests that included violent clashes with police, the Egyptian people toppled a dictator.

UNO makes smart, yet painful move to Division I

On the morning of March 25, a fresh blanket of snow covered the turf. Maybe it was fitting, for the tenants of Al F. Caniglia Field were about to get the cold shoulder. West of the field, through the doors of Sapp Fieldhouse and up a flight of steps, wrestling's national championship banners hung from the rafters as remnants of the past. Down in Lincoln, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents met to unplug the life support that the UNO Mavericks Football and Wrestling teams clung to so desperately.

Sleep on it: the power of napping

This is your college-approved guide to napping with details on the best places to take naps on campus. The options are plentiful: the couches on the third floor of Criss Library, the Honor's Vault, the patch of grass across from CPACS, and even on the couches in the Milo Bail's Maverick Lounge.


Point Blank

Well, I can't say I didn't see it coming.  The Republicans in the Senate, either afraid of the Tea Party or in league with that miserable mob of malcontents, have decided against all reason and decency to block former senator and army veteran Chuck Hagel's nomination as secretary of defense by demanding a 60-vote majority to confirm him.  


Martin Luther King, Jr. has been in the public consciousness lately, and this is entirely appropriate as Monday, Jan. 21 is the day we celebrate his birthday.  
This year, his opinion on guns and gun control are of particular interest.  
Partisans on both sides invoke his name and legacy in an often vain attempt to add a measure of credibility to their argument.
While the notion of whose "side" King would take is certainly interesting to think about, maybe it's more effective if we let King's writings speak for themselves.