Valentine’s Day means more than Hallmark, candy and flowers

As a hopeless romantic, I think Valentine's Day is a very exciting time of year.  It may be  my favorite holiday.


Keystone XL Pipeline – a potentially dangerous venture

Madeline Miller SENIOR REPORTER Ever since the idea of the Keystone XL pipeline was announced, it has been a highly contested plan. Conservatives have touted the...

Panini panic: Sandwich hiatus sparks concern among students

By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor There is nothing quite like trekking through the library on a chilly day for a warm sandwich. Yes, I am...

Parking memoirs of a basic Mav

By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor It was a humid, rainy weekday around the lunch hour. Crippled with the task of delivering some paperwork to campus,...

The campus runway: what to wear to class

You may not see a spotlight or photographers snapping shots at every turn, but sometimes a college campus can feel more like a runway than anything else you've been through.


Time to capitalize on the University’s momentum

Nations and regions are recognizing that to compete successfully in the 21st-century global economy, they must increase educational attainment levels. This is true in China, India and Brazil, as well as in the U.S. and Nebraska.


What I learned from college application essays

Melanie Buer OPINION EDITOR How great was your college application essay? Was it the slam-dunk, Harvard-worthy piece of prose that you hoped it would be? Or...

The problem with directness: Chinese vs American

Shudi Peng CONTRIBUTOR I’ve been in America for 4 years and I found there are interesting forms of communication for both Americans and Chinese. Americans tend...