How to be your own personal trainer

With a significant amount of Americans saying they want to lose weight, it's important to know what to do and how to do it.

Candy of the South

Two white brothers and an Indian friend,

Three heads above the alligator-green water

Of the Atlantic Ocean.

“We will always love you”

Musical legend Whitney Houston, merely 48 years old, passed away this past Saturday.  Internationally known for her singing talents she will be remembered as a powerhouse in music history, and her influence on the industry will remain strong even after her passing.

Nothing I Could Do

Smoky darkness blanketing the narrow road provided perfect conditions to hide our adventure from prying eyes. The trees lining both sides stood like soldiers promising me a false sense of security. I felt the engine growl, and my palms wound themselves tighter around the wheel. I glanced down as the orange needle crept past 60, 70, 80. My foot eased the pedal down, gently at first, then with a little more force. My best friend, Dan, whooped in the passenger seat, egging me on.

A printing press

Her left shoulder dips involuntarily, her body responsive to the harsh words barraging her vulnerable neck. It's as if her nervous system is trying to invoke gravity, forcing nouns, adjectives, verbs to tumble off of her askew shoulders. It's too late. Each letter, its blunt, blocky shape, forces its way into her pores.

Tips and tricks to navigating the murky waters of UNO’s social circles

Impossible parking, attacks by LARPers and the imminent threat of walking into the wrong classroom. These things come to mind when a student imagines the first week of classes.
Fortunately, I am willing to give a few of my key survival tips to ensure social and academic success.

Ten Years Later

Sunday will mark the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, when over 3,000 people were killed in terrorist attacks against World Trade Center buildings 1 and 2 and the Pentagon.  Since that fateful day, the date has become a de facto day of national reflection.  Every year, we pause and consider what we've lost, what we're fighting for, what we've become and where we're going as a nation.

Tablets have the potential to change education

In today's high tech world it can be intimidating stepping out into the job market.  Employers regularly use social media and online resources to find qualified candidates to fill positions, and applicants need to be increasingly tech-savvy.  It's the job of educators to prepare students for this environment, and it's our job to hold them accountable