Choosing happiness: finding light in a dark situation

My homemade birthday hat was perched on the side of my head as I held a fake golden trophy in one hand and a microphone in the other. I knew I looked ridiculous, but the reason I was speaking in front of a crowd of people couldn't have been more serious.


Welcome to Nebraska; your papers please?

Arzona's controversial crackdown that bestowed greater powers and obligations upon local law enforcement officers to enforce immigration policy has prompted legislatures in at least 20 other states, including Nebraska, to consider similar measures.


UNO makes smart, yet painful move to Division I

On the morning of March 25, a fresh blanket of snow covered the turf. Maybe it was fitting, for the tenants of Al F. Caniglia Field were about to get the cold shoulder. West of the field, through the doors of Sapp Fieldhouse and up a flight of steps, wrestling's national championship banners hung from the rafters as remnants of the past. Down in Lincoln, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents met to unplug the life support that the UNO Mavericks Football and Wrestling teams clung to so desperately.


A football player’s thoughts…

It's tough to just sit here and know that a program I dedicated 5 years of my life to has vanished overnight.


Consider travel, volunteer work over Spring Break

A week of the warmest weather of the year is on the horizon and you have no academic obligations to keep you from enjoying it.


Painful fight over First Amendment

Last week, the Supreme Court made a ruling that has the entire nation discussing the meaning of the First Amendment.


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.