It’s not feminism, it’s being treated with dignity

By Samm Sack, Contributor Scantily dressed women and men alike showed up on a chilly Saturday afternoon to strut the streets of Omaha. It was...

“Two steps back” for transgender students

Ashton Nanninga CONTRIBUTOR Imagine being stuck in a room with only two doors. Both are locked, and you don’t have the key to either. This scenario illustrates...

Carey Dean Moore’s execution demonstrates a misunderstanding of justice

Will Patterson OPINION EDITOR Carey Dean Moore had been sitting on death row for more than three decades. On Aug. 14, his execution was carried out...

Tough fight for school reform

 

Less than halfway into 2012, and school reform has proven to be a tough sell to lawmakers.  Measures designed to improve teacher and administrator accountability in both Virginia and California have failed. This may come as a surprise to many, considering education consistently ranks among the highest concerns of voters.


UNO makes smart, yet painful move to Division I

On the morning of March 25, a fresh blanket of snow covered the turf. Maybe it was fitting, for the tenants of Al F. Caniglia Field were about to get the cold shoulder. West of the field, through the doors of Sapp Fieldhouse and up a flight of steps, wrestling's national championship banners hung from the rafters as remnants of the past. Down in Lincoln, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents met to unplug the life support that the UNO Mavericks Football and Wrestling teams clung to so desperately.


The GOP debate: How Gingrich connected

The CNN Southern Republican debate in South Carolina began with controversy last Thursday night. Former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, was promptly questioned by CNN moderator John King about his ex-wife's accusations of Gingrich wanting an "open marriage" while they were together. Gingrich was not pleased with this question.


“Three strikes”: Life in prison an excessive sentence

Hannah Delzell CONTRIBUTOR Life in prison. A phrase that would change a life forever. For many law-abiding citizens the phrase represents justice. What if, however, a...

The uncertain future of Crossroads

Kaylee Pierce CONTRIBUTOR The fate of Crossroads Mall once again faces an uncertain future. Just recently, the city of Omaha revoked the Crossroads Mall agreement, which...