‘The Gateway’ tells the stories of our student-athletes and our coaches

Next Tuesday there will be an issue on the ballot for student government elections to allow funding to "The Gateway" through student fees.  This is a measure that appears on the ballot every year.


Get off the sofa this holiday break

As the semester ends we will all find ourselves with a little more time on our hands. I don't know about many of you out there, but this has been a particularly exhausting semester and I am looking forward to hanging out, catching up on sleep, and possibly reading a couple books for fun! However, the holidays are fast approaching and Omaha believe it or not has a spectacular calendar of holiday and winter themed events that you might like to check out.


The juice diet: not a success this time

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), about one-third of adults in our country are overweight. This has led to a multi-billion dollar diet and exercise industry. If you struggle with weight, your options for dropping it are endless. If you wish to follow a program, you can join Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig or Nutrisystem. If you want to take pills, there is Alli, Sensa, CTS 360 and thousands of others. Then of course there are the fad diets like Atkins and the South Beach Diet, but the latest fad is known as juicing.


Three Days – Day 2

I visited every shop in town and came up empty. The owners that didn't lock the door when they saw me coming just shook their heads and told me to leave.  People in the streets looked at me strange and crossed to the other side, ducked into shops, or just hurried their step as they passed.  By evening I got the hint.


PRESIDENTIAL PONDERINGS

The background of how the Board is organized can give you a little insight on how the Board of Regents functions but can never justify the time and the passion that they devote to the University.


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Textbooks: To buy or not to buy?

First week of the semester is finished. We have been through the rigmarole of syllabus reviews and  introductions.  However, even after the syllabus has been reviewed and the class expectations outlined, the question is still looming as to whether or not to purchase all the textbooks listed for these spring courses.


Obama’s strategy in 2012? ‘Anyone but Obama!’

The Gallup daily tracking poll has been tracking the political leanings of U.S. citizens since the 2008 election, and has come up with some interesting results.  Since 2008, the percentage of people who call themselves conservative has increased by 2% while people who call themselves liberal has decreased by 1%.