Chinese vs. Western parenting: which is number one?

Professor Amy Chua of Yale Law School is the author of "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother." In the essay "Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior," Chua challenges Western parenting techniques, the aptitudes of its children and their work ethic. Chua points out that in Chinese culture, mothers also want the best for their children.  However, they have a different concept of how to make their children the best.


Losing the future

In a column I wrote last July titled "Education is the key to the future." I commented on the financial problems faced by states and municipalities and the measures local governments were taking to clean up their fiscal houses.  Among the options being considered at the time were cuts to education spending from elementary to higher education.


Go Radio a force to be reckoned with

 

Go Radio may be new to the music scene, but front man Jason Lancaster is a veteran when it comes to writing explosive songs that catch the ears of music fans everywhere. The singer and guitarist, formerly of Mayday Parade fame, knows how to write an album that will stick. Go Radio's first full-length album, "Lucky Street," is a perfect taste of pop rock.


Nebraska needs harsher DUI laws

You can change, rearrange, add on  or totally repeal the current laws concerning drunk driving in Nebraska. But if someone wants to drive drunk, he or she is going to do it. It's scary but true. No law can completely stop drunk driving.


No surprises at the 83rd Academy Awards

The Super Bowl for movie fans kicked off Sunday night with the 83rd Acadamy Awards. Producers attempted to enliven the show by hiring young, hip actors Anne Hathaway and James Franco to host.


Topher, you could do better than “Take Me Home Tonight”

Regular viewers of the now defunct "That 70s Show" can tell you that Topher Grace was always too good for the show. I got the same feeling watching his new 80s comedy, "Take Me Home Tonight."


Three ways to improve UNO

With student elections coming up March 8, it's high time some critical changes took place at this school.


The end of empires

In 1989 when the Berlin Wall came down, the world celebrated the birth of a new order. For nearly 70 years, the Soviet Union dominated half of Europe and spread the ideology of totalitarian communism throughout the world. Its empire extended across the world, influencing governments through its military and diplomatic power in Africa, Asia and Central America.