Ismael Mendoza’s truck was totaled Monday after hitting a semi

With all other metro schools closed, UNO student crashes into semi on way to...

Jessica Wade OPINION EDITOR The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s cancellation policy states, “The safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff is...

Bike Riding & Reading: A Message to the Governor and Legislature

Nancy Fulton President of the Nebraska State Education Association Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein As...

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...

What would Batman do?

Batman is arguably the greatest superhero ever conceived. He doesn't have to fly around or use laser vision to get the job done. With his genius brain and his deadly martial arts skills, Batman is a force to be reckoned with. It might sound like I have a man-crush on him (okay, you got me), but he's my favorite superhero for a good reason.
Essentially, Batman is someone who can do anything he puts his mind to, and if we took a page out of his book, we could do the same. Granted, he's only a work of fiction. He's designed to triumph over evil no matter the situation, but there are still morals to be found, just like in any story. If we look beyond the pure entertainment value, it's possible to find many life lessons within the Batman lore.

Be careful who you snub

While few may pay attention to what goes on in Nebraska's legislature, fairly big news was announced just the other week in the Omaha World-Herald. State senator Scott Lautenbaugh of Omaha was picked up for a DUI. His blood-alcohol level was three times the legal limit, and he accepted full responsibility for what he had done.
A year ago, this story wouldn't have bothered me a whole lot. I mean, politicians behaving badly is a nightly reality show we call the news. However, this incident reminded me of that little saying: "What goes around, comes around."
Let me tell you the story.

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.

Why should one study science?

A couple of weeks ago someone asked me why I think studying science is so important. I began to answer their question with my usual answer, "It teaches people to think critically and to solve problems." However, as I thought about it, I realized that was not a good reason to learn anything. It is a beneficial outcome of learning science, but not the reason why people should want to begin studying it.

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...