Three ways to improve UNO

With student elections coming up March 8, it's high time some critical changes took place at this school.


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.


Michael Phelps: the greatest Olympian of all time

No one could have predicted the tremendous success that Michael Phelps would achieve when he made his first Olympic debut at the young age of 15 in Sydney, Australia in 2000. He finished fifth in his only event, the 200m butterfly.  
 


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.
 


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.


An ode to podcasts

It's summa-summa-summa-summa-time, summa-time...and ew, I can't believe I just dredged up Will Smith's old relic of a song.  As much as I love music, I tire easily of listening to the same songs found in my music library, and don't have the extra income to routinely add to said collection.  So what's a gal to do?

 


Finally, some common sense when it comes to gun control

President Barack Obama has finally done it. He has confronted the National Rifle Association's bullying machine. Whether or not his words spoken during his gun violence speech last Wednesday will be met with congressional action, President Obama has accomplished something great.
 


Snow-maggedon, again

With every major storm, there is some sort of emergency to alert the masses. With winter storm Q, it was just the same. Why the hysteria for a storm that has been known about for days or even over a week? We heard the severe intensity of the storm, how massive it was going to be, what supplies were needed. It was like we never experienced a storm before. Some might have bought into the hype a little too much, preparing to be snowed in and running to the store and stocking up on survival supplies.