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...

Benefits of books without batteries

I can't say I've never been tempted by one of those cutting-edge e-readers. I suppose I'm just old-fashioned. I prefer my books on paper and without batteries or chargers.


Omaha takes cycling from recreation to transportation

Omaha has a growing cycling community and the city is well on its way to making its streets safer for cyclists. Omaha has the potential to be a bike-friendly city.
 


Issue in the shadows

The last few weeks, gay rights have stolen the stage as the key social issue facing this country.  While the Supreme Court has heard arguments on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition Eight, conservative states have attacked a separate social issue.  With changing views on gay rights, conservatives have begun looking elsewhere to advance their political agenda.  Since the election, Republicans have tried to find a conservative solution to a changing demographic.  Many have suggested a more moderate stance on social issues could be the answer, but red states continue to stick to their socially conservative core.
 


Organization offers anything but peace

Peace Corps volunteers are mostly optimistic young people who want to make a change in the world.  But some volunteers who wanted to change lives overseas have returned home with their lives changed for the worse.


The unavoidable pains of classroom hunger

By Noelle Ashley, Contributor The “always-on” mentality is a common pain which most, if not all, college students are familiar with. Between the struggle of graduating on time,...

Resolve to fix the messes we’ve created

Sick of hearing about the "fiscal cliff" yet?  Buckle down, because it's not going away. Instead of accomplishing anything, Congress merely delayed the decision for two months.
Sick of hearing how many Cabinet nominations will probably be approved, but only after tons of posturing and aggression?
Americans have already placed their approval rating of Congress somewhere around 18 percent, according the most recent Gallup poll.
This is almost twice the rating it previously dropped to. Just goes to show just how poorly Americans see the state of our Congress.
We can all sit back and blame them for everything, but maybe it's time to take a look in the mirror.