Life in Omaha everything and nothing exchange student imagined it would be

Studying in the U.S. seemed like on impossible dream to me. I thought I never would visit it. It was in my imagination to come. The dream that I wanted is now real. Arriving here, I met people and that was a good thing for me. The most attractive thing to me is the culture, such as how people deal with you, what behavior Americans don't like, and what popular foods are. I have seen in America all these things.


Pick a side or admit bias

This week, I heard a lecture from a journalist who traveled to Iraq as an "embedded journalist." Basically, that means that he traveled with a military unit as he wrote and reported the news.
This has been a fairly common practice since before my time, but there are still journalists who go out on their own to get the story.
A lot of people defend embedded journalism by saying that Iraq, Afghanistan, and other war zones don't offer the safety for a journalist to move freely. I understand and agree; however, journalism is supposed to be objective.
 


Local news in the digital age

Newspaper sales have taken a one-two punch in recent years, first from the Internet and then from the widespread availability of tablets and other mobile technology. Local newspapers have been hit especially hard, as many don't have the resources to develop quality web sites and mobile apps. Many are wondering if this could be the death of local news as we know it, and I'm here to tell you it is.


SB 1070 steals presidential election spotlight

With national attention focused on the upcoming presidential election, it is difficult for anyone other than Barack Obama or Mitt Romney to win media coverage. That has changed, at least since last week, as the Supreme Court shares in some of the lime light. Before recessing for the summer, the Court handed down rulings on several important matters. The two most anticipated and controversial rulings came last Monday and Thursday, when the Supreme Court ruled on the Arizona immigration law SB 1070 and the Affordable Care Act, respectively.


Insecure about campus security

"Killing at Millard South." "UNL Warns Students of Possible Gunman." "Another Report of Possible Gunman at UNL."


U.S. education different than China

The education systems of China and the United States of America are completely different.


Gun control reform necessary for public safety

In hindsight of the horrific events that transpired in Aurora, Colo. and other acts of gun violence, there should be greater federal restriction on the types of firearms citizens are allowed to purchase.
 


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.