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...

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,...

E-cigarettes: the debate between recharge-able remedies, battery-powered bothers

By Nathan Stephenson, Contributor Electronic cigarettes are growing in popularity. They’ve made their way into the zeitgeist because they usually produce an odorless, quickly-dissipating vapor—discreet in comparison to cigarette smoke. This...

Yik Yak – App provides breeding ground for complacent ignorance

By Nick Beaulieu, Editor-In-Chief Anonymity can bring out the worst in people. It’s natural that when protected from actions, ideas and statements being attached to...

Parking memoirs of a basic Mav

By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor It was a humid, rainy weekday around the lunch hour. Crippled with the task of delivering some paperwork to campus,...

Apocalypse Snow

We all saw it coming.  Icy road conditions, subzero temperatures and dangerous wind chills were predicted for the start of the week. By Monday, it was clear that travel the next day would be difficult at best. By 9 p.m., every primary and secondary school and some colleges in the Omaha area had canceled school for Tuesday, and many daycares shut down in anticipation of dangerous road conditions.


Losing the future

In a column I wrote last July titled "Education is the key to the future." I commented on the financial problems faced by states and municipalities and the measures local governments were taking to clean up their fiscal houses.  Among the options being considered at the time were cuts to education spending from elementary to higher education.


Woes of the summer HPER policy: Contradictory messaging ignites unrest with student population

By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor To those taking pride in their physical health, many are left at a loss over the summer. The facilities at the...