Some of my earliest memories about a computer involve sitting in my grade school library in front of the old school Apple computer.
This summer about 400 foreign exchange students from countries including China, Nigeria and the Ukraine came to our country on a summer cultural exchange work visa program. They wanted to practice their English, earn some money and learn more about what life is like in the United States.
What happened to them should be a national embarrassment. The students were put to work in a Pennsylvania plant that packages and ships Hershey's chocolates.
The beginning of a semester is always hectic. Dropouts haven't been weeded out yet, so there's a surplus of people on a bustling campus. Needless to say, it's awfully tough getting around the university area this time of year.
The military retirement system is under attack. Budget cutters and penny pinchers in Washington have directed the Pentagon to reduce costs, and one of the best retirement plans available in America is facing the ax.
Greetings, UNO students, faculty, alumni and all other Gateway readers. Welcome to a brand-new year on campus! Taking over as Editor-in-Chief of the Gateway this fall has been a fresh and exciting start to my sophomore year of college.
If you're reading this, you're engaging in an activity that has entertained, informed and enlightened humans for almost as long as we've been walking on Earth. I'm talking about reading, of course. It's one of the oldest forms of communication in the world (second only to the spoken word) and nearly every culture on Earth does it.
Two years ago, in an attempt to understand the philosophical underpinnings of the modern Conservative movement, I attempted to read Ayn Rand's magnum opus "Atlas Shrugged." My foray was short-lived, as I only made it a third of the way through before giving up entirely.