Point Blank

Some interesting events happened recently in the arena of sex politics in America. It's too early to tell yet whether we'll see any positive changes, but what I've observed so far has been tentatively encouraging.
 


It’s time to address the sweeping term of “mental illness” when it comes to...

By Kamrin Baker ONLINE REPORTER When a man killed over 50 people in Las Vegas last week, the runners on the news told us that Paul...

Millennials: The first generation to live predominately with their parents

Mariel Richter CONTRIBUTOR More young adults have are now living with their parents than they have in 130 years. 32.1 percent of young adults aged...

Awards season is upon us!

The Academy Awards, Hollywood's most pretentious night, is just around the corner, and it seems as if the battle for best picture will be one in which America's most honest president and Ben Affleck duel head-to-head. Both Lincoln and Ben Affleck's Argo are respectable pieces of film that portray politics with vigor and unrelenting tension. Both films deserve to be recognized and awarded, but that doesn't mean that tinsel town's favorite circus, known by most as award season, isn't broken.
 


GALLERY: Inside the 2018 Omaha Women’s March

By Kamrin Baker ONLINE REPORTER My first thought upon entering the crowd of about 8,000 people was conflicting and authentic: I am so excited to march...

In wake of Baltimore, Omaha must exorcise its own demons

By Phil Brown, Reporter Nebraska is now the second most dangerous place in America to be black.    For a white student in a safe campus, it’s easy to forget...

Gun control reform necessary for public safety

In hindsight of the horrific events that transpired in Aurora, Colo. and other acts of gun violence, there should be greater federal restriction on the types of firearms citizens are allowed to purchase.
 


Gender in the workplace: Why are we still even having this conversation?

By Kamrin Baker ONLINE REPORTER Socially, we call it many different things: Sexual harassment, workplace harassment, a hostile work environment, a boss that’s a jerk. Or...