Awards season is upon us!

The Academy Awards, Hollywood's most pretentious night, is just around the corner, and it seems as if the battle for best picture will be one in which America's most honest president and Ben Affleck duel head-to-head. Both Lincoln and Ben Affleck's Argo are respectable pieces of film that portray politics with vigor and unrelenting tension. Both films deserve to be recognized and awarded, but that doesn't mean that tinsel town's favorite circus, known by most as award season, isn't broken.
 


Don’t let your voice be silenced!

Next Tuesday, March 6, the student government election ballot will include a question that will determine the future of the "Gateway." Students will vote on whether or not to continue funding their student newspaper with student fees. The "Gateway" has already been forced to adjust to recent budget cuts, and the cuts being proposed would effectively eliminate the University of Nebraska Omaha's student paper. This is a crucial time for students to get involved. 


New iPad a letdown

Wednesday was Apple's first product launch since Steve Jobs' passing, so there was understandably a lot riding on it. Unfortunately for Apple fans and for the company, the new iPad (don't-call-me-3) was quite a disappointment.


Economy and foreign policy the focus of second debate

Another Republican presidential debate was held on Sept. 22.  This round, hosted by Fox News and Google, included Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace as moderators. 


Education proposal makes no sense

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently proposed to the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards that teachers should be paid a starting salary of $60,000 a year, potentially being able to earn as much as $150,000 a year.

As an education major, this sounds like a dream come true.  However, as a rational, somewhat educated person, this is the most ridiculous proposal I've ever heard.


Steve Jobs’ resignation signals end of an era

Some of my earliest memories about a computer involve sitting in my grade school library in front of the old school Apple computer.


An Ending

I draw in a breath. My lungs fill. I smother the instinct to release, strain, chest aching, wanting to hold it in forever. My eyes involuntarily close with the effort.