SB 1070 steals presidential election spotlight

With national attention focused on the upcoming presidential election, it is difficult for anyone other than Barack Obama or Mitt Romney to win media coverage. That has changed, at least since last week, as the Supreme Court shares in some of the lime light. Before recessing for the summer, the Court handed down rulings on several important matters. The two most anticipated and controversial rulings came last Monday and Thursday, when the Supreme Court ruled on the Arizona immigration law SB 1070 and the Affordable Care Act, respectively.


U.S. needs to take stronger action on North Korean humanitarian issues

With recent North Korean nuclear advances, the U.S. has joined the United Nations in enforcing stricter sanctions on the totalitarian state. However, greater economic action must be taken by the U.S. to address the serious humanitarian crises that affect North Korea and the rest of the world.
 


Gender in the workplace: Want to be a part of the change? #MeToo

By Kamrin Baker ONLINE REPORTER Read the other installments of this series here: Part One Part Two Part Three In 2007—10 years before the popular hashtag—Tarana Burke created a movement...

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...

Local news in the digital age

Newspaper sales have taken a one-two punch in recent years, first from the Internet and then from the widespread availability of tablets and other mobile technology. Local newspapers have been hit especially hard, as many don't have the resources to develop quality web sites and mobile apps. Many are wondering if this could be the death of local news as we know it, and I'm here to tell you it is.


Obama’s immigration policy shows progress

 

President Obama's announcement to stop deporting certain illegal immigrants has unleashed an intense debate across the country. A Bloomberg poll found that Americans favor his policy change two to one. Although my opinions on President Obama tend to be moderate, the president's willingness to make ethical progress on immigration has elicited my support.


Another year of change

The end is near.


End the death penalty

Perhaps some might remember when Nebraska finally ended its use of the electric chair for the death penalty in 2008, but the movement to abolish the death penalty in the state has been a far quieter force.