Soda ban a stride in the right direction

 

Sodas and sugary drinks are under attack in the big apple! 
Call it what you want, pop, coke, soda, soda-pop, but once March 2013 hits, large sized soft-drinks will be banned in New York City.

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.
 


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.
 


Climate change shouldn’t be a domestic political issue

By Phil Brown OPINION EDITOR Earlier this year, the global levels of CO2 rose to 400 ppm. While the number is somewhat arbitrary, the milestone is a...

Does media coverage focus too much on gunmen responsible?

Jack the Ripper: a legend wrapped in grizzly true events, which led to the deaths of at least five women.
No guns were involved, just senseless brutality in which even the police were taunted with letters and bits of body parts.
 The papers gave him massive coverage, and any paper in England not covering him at the time would have been considered behind.
 


UNO should provide more consistent vegetarian options

By Phil Brown OPINION EDITOR With the unpredictable appetite and wallet of a typical college student, I don’t find myself planning out every meal too far...

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...

Do Space a welcome development in crucial area

By Phil Brown OPINION EDITOR Perhaps it’s a sign of the times. After Borders Group went under back in 2011 and began shuttering its 399 stores,...