Veterans’ jobs bills can’t wait

Friday is Veterans' Day, that largely unsung holiday that falls between Halloween and Thanksgiving that's become mostly an excuse for stores to offer yet another pre-Christmas sale. Everywhere you look, you'll see ads and store displays festooned with flags and bunting, hawking "big Veterans' Day savings." Some stores even offer additional discounts to veterans, which I suppose is nice.


Things Ann Romney will never understand

Last week, Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen caused a bit of a kerfluffle with some comments she made about Ann Romney, wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.  By way of dissecting Mr. Romney's statement that he relies on his wife to keep him apprised of "women's issues," Rosen said that Ann Romney doesn't understand the pressures and challenges other women face because she had, in Rosen's words, "never worked a day in her life."


Blackboard 9.1

On May 9, UNO's much anticipated upgrade to Blackboard 9.1 debuted live on the Internet. Instructors integrated the latest version of the online software into summer courses with only a few reported glitches.


The season Pumpkin flavored Everything

'Tis the season to be spooky. Fall is by far my absolute favorite season, considering the hot and sticky Nebraska summers are usually so miserable and deathly for my incandescent skin.


A printing press

Her left shoulder dips involuntarily, her body responsive to the harsh words barraging her vulnerable neck. It's as if her nervous system is trying to invoke gravity, forcing nouns, adjectives, verbs to tumble off of her askew shoulders. It's too late. Each letter, its blunt, blocky shape, forces its way into her pores.


Rise and shine


Media reinforces Islamophobia

Aghast and devastated when news reached us of the attacks in Norway, everyone was deeply pained that someone could so mercilessly claim the lives of 90 innocent individuals.