Athletics see surge of energy from innovative efforts

By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor It’s no secret that school spirit at athletic events has been disappointing within the past few years. Some point the...

Staying safe in the summer sun

Summer's here, and we all know what that means. Swimming, grilling and consuming large quantities of barley malt-based beverages, right? Before you hit the beaches – or pools, lakes, and ponds – take some time to plan your outing. You want to have fun, but make sure you do it right so you can do it as often as possible. The last thing you want to do is spend half of your summer smearing Noxzema and aloe all over your blistered shoulders, or spend any time at all in the emergency room. So, in the interest of ensuring maximum fun and enjoyment of the summer partying season, here are a few timely tips.

 


Restricting liberal media more important than restricting gun sales

As part of the constant search for a solution to mass shootings, a group of senators recently pushed out new legislature that would put stricter regulations on background checks for gun purchasers.
Ideally, that makes sense.  You have a violent past? Well, no, you can't have a gun because you'll obviously go on a rampage. But, wait, what about the guy that's only been in a couple of bar fights?


It’s not “just stretching:” How I turned my New Year’s resolution into a lifestyle

By Kamrin Baker ONLINE REPORTER When you go to Build-A-Bear Workshop to, well, build a bear, you are instructed to pick a fabric heart halfway through...

Obama’s gun orders infringe on nobody’s rights

By Jessica Wade CONTRIBUTOR “Hundreds of thousands of Americans have lost brothers and sisters or buried their own children. Many have had to learn to...

Victims of rape should be supported, not dismissed

Two weeks ago, at an Indiana Senate debate, Eric Turner, Republican state representative, delivered comments that angered many. While discussing an amendment to an anti-abortion bill that would allow women whose pregnancy is the result of rape or incest to undergo the procedure, he implied that women who want an abortion could simply lie about being a victim.


Snow tests UNO’s closure procedures

Early this semester, the worst snowstorm of the year swept across Omaha. Weather forecasters predicted over 12 inches of snow overnight, with more expected the next day.


UNO should provide more consistent vegetarian options

By Phil Brown OPINION EDITOR With the unpredictable appetite and wallet of a typical college student, I don’t find myself planning out every meal too far...