Omaha made the right choice

Last Tuesday, while the rest of the nation was watching the president's State of the Union address, the city of Omaha headed to the voting booths to decide whether Mayor Jim Suttle should stay in office.  The final tally was very close - a margin of just two percent decided he should keep his job. There's a lesson there: if you don't think your vote counts, think again.


The cycles of gang violence

According to the Omaha World-Herald, there were 16 gang-related homicides and 1,312 aggravated assaults in Omaha in 2010.


Top 15 Apps for the iCollegian

Life as a college student is challenging. Why not simplify things a little if you can? If you have an iPad, iPod or iPhone or if you are just iCurious… ahem, curious, I've compiled a list of apps that I've found either useful, efficient or - because we all need a little frivolity in our lives - silly.


Performances hold “The Mechanic” together

I have a theory about Jason Statham movies - the worse the movie, the more times we see him shirtless in the trailer.


Is “Supernatural” the best underrated show on TV?

Rabid fans can turn any TV show, especially science fiction shows, into huge sensations.

Six years ago when the CW, still known as the WB, debuted "Supernatural," it had all the making of that rabid-inducing fandom. Cool stories, great characters, amazing writing and a really cool car.


No easy answers in Arizona shooting

In the wake of the deadly shooting in Arizona, it's very tempting to take the easy way out by placing blame and restricting freedoms in the name of security.


Renting textbooks – a cheaper option

A new semester means new expenses. With tuition, fees and textbooks to consider, the costs add up quickly. Besides tuition, textbooks can be the most expensive part of college. Students can easily spend hundreds of dollars on books for one semester alone.


What is the Republican plan?

It's a new year and we have a new Congress, with the House of Representatives dominated by Republicans and the Senate still under control of the Democrats. The election was hardly over before the new House majority began announcing its major policy plans. It's a pretty short list - the only top priorities the Republicans have are repealing the Affordable Care Act (which they call "Obamacare") and freezing the ceiling on the national debt.