Valentine’s Day means more than Hallmark, candy and flowers

As a hopeless romantic, I think Valentine's Day is a very exciting time of year.  It may be  my favorite holiday.


If we’re going to be serious about hockey, we need our own arena

In the last two years, the UNO hockey program has made a lot of changes. With the addition of head coach Dean Blais and the move to the WCHA, you could argue that the Mavs have finally stepped up to big boy hockey.


Sex education bill must pass

There's a scene in "Mean Girls"where the gym teacher is facilitating a lecture on "sex ed," and as he chomps loudly on a piece of gum, he yells, "Don't have sex, because you will get pregnant and DIE!" He then holds up a plastic bin of condoms and, ironically, adds, "OK, now everyone take some rubbers."


24-hour news cycle roundup

Somehow, talking about being at the forefront of technology and begging young Americans to become teachers just does not draw as much attention as firing your entire cabinet amid riots in the streets.


The cycles of gang violence

According to the Omaha World-Herald, there were 16 gang-related homicides and 1,312 aggravated assaults in Omaha in 2010.


Renting textbooks – a cheaper option

A new semester means new expenses. With tuition, fees and textbooks to consider, the costs add up quickly. Besides tuition, textbooks can be the most expensive part of college. Students can easily spend hundreds of dollars on books for one semester alone.


No easy answers in Arizona shooting

In the wake of the deadly shooting in Arizona, it's very tempting to take the easy way out by placing blame and restricting freedoms in the name of security.