Breaking News!

The front page of Omaha.com, and the breaking news from the Omaha World-Herald Saturday was that Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy made 2,300 phone calls to four women. I read the article, looking for some indication why I should care that he called these women, and after reading the entire article, that question was never answered.
However, I do know exactly how many phone calls he made during what time frames to different women. I now know more about Mr. Sheehy's phone bill than I know about my own.
 


Is this seat saved? Students find it difficult to locate study space in ASH

By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor If you have ever had class in Arts and Sciences Hall, then you have probably observed a lack of study-friendly...

No, I won’t be “eatin’ mor chickn”

Bellevue's new Chick-fil-A is currently under construction, just a mile or so from where I live (as the crow flies). There's been much excitement building ever since the news broke several months ago. People really like their chicken, and apparently there's real demand for fried chicken sandwiches served six days a week.
 


Parking – Enough of the PR-safe “solutions,” as you park in your reserved stalls

By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor Ruffling feathers is a talent I’ve never been proud of, but it often brings a surge of realism to the voice of my...

[Opinion Piece] The myth of designing diversity, inclusion

By Matthew C. Stelly CONTRIBUTOR I originally wrote the guts of this article and made the presentation in October of 2000, and presented it at the...

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,...

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.


Awards season is upon us!

The Academy Awards, Hollywood's most pretentious night, is just around the corner, and it seems as if the battle for best picture will be one in which America's most honest president and Ben Affleck duel head-to-head. Both Lincoln and Ben Affleck's Argo are respectable pieces of film that portray politics with vigor and unrelenting tension. Both films deserve to be recognized and awarded, but that doesn't mean that tinsel town's favorite circus, known by most as award season, isn't broken.