Opinion

  • End of the year news roundup: Reviewing the headlines

    By Jeff Kazmierski on May 6, 2014

    Well, another fine academic year has drawn to a close, leaving in its wake stressed-out, overcaffeinated students, overworked teaching assistants and professors doubtlessly wondering how much time they’re really going to spend reading all those final term papers. I often wonder if some don’t just keep a balance scale in their offices and grade by relative mass. Kidding –...

  • Relaxing in the Sun: Summer-time fun; Relax, stay young

    By UNOcontributors on May 6, 2014

    Written by Noelle Ashley Every college student knows we that all prematurely sign out of school a few weeks prior to finals week.  All of the #TBT’s and summer goal tweets consume our every thought. Why do we do this to ourselves? The answer is: we can’t help it. Once the cold, winter gloom crawls away and the sun...

  • Sports Editor looks forward to becoming editor-in-chief

    By Nick Beaulieu on May 6, 2014

    Please, take a moment to plug your nose while I throw a few clichés your way. Like anyone says in times of reflections, ‘where did all the time go?’ After one full year as the sports editor this year for the Gateway, it’s my pleasure to make the step to Editor and Chief for the next year. There are...

  • Original Poetry by Noah Diaz

    Original Poetry by Noah Diaz

    By Noah Diaz on April 29, 2014

    When a Mother Leaves Her Prenatal Appointment Bloated and Lonely, She’ll Write a Letter to Her Unborn Daughter on Yesterday’s Burger King Napkin I’ll meet you on a Tuesday, baby. You’ll be the perfect shade of peach. I’ll kiss your toes and your chin and I’ll hold you close enough to smell the copper and milk of afterbirth and...

  • “Wind Rises” along with audiences

    By UNOcontributors on April 22, 2014

    Written by Hannah Gill It’s 11 a.m. at the Oakview AMC matinee, and I’ve just paid a paltry $4.50 for Miyazaki’s final masterpiece, “Wind Rises.” As I sit through the pre-commercial commercials, a rapper dances while attractive women make suggestive shushing mouths. I begin to wonder why it was so hard to see this movie, which was poorly released...

  • Eleanor & Park: the new Romeo and Juliet; set in Omaha, Nebraska

    By UNOcontributors on April 22, 2014

    Written by Hannah Gill The first sentence of “Eleanor & Park” by Rainbow Rowell tells its readers the book is going to be mired in the 1986 Midwest, with references both high and low brow. The rest of the chapter proves Rowell understands teenagers, and that she isn’t going to sugar coat their courage or depravity in all its...

  • Build Yourself: Tips and tricks with UNO Alumna, Amy Knight

    By UNOcontributors on April 15, 2014

    Written by Noelle Ashley Amy Knight, coordinator of Building a Scholastic Heritage (BASH) at Creighton Preparatory High School, has always had a plan for success. BASH is Creighton Prep’s annual dinner auction that plays an important role in the school’s ongoing commitment to deliver educational excellence. The money raised during BASH plays a key role in Creighton Prep’s ability...

  • It’s been real, it’s been fun: four years at the Gateway

    By Jeff Kazmierski on April 15, 2014

    It’s almost over. Both my university experience and my time with the Gateway. It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing this for four years, but time flies when you’re working your ass off. In 2010, when I started out at this job, I had no idea what I was getting into. I’d never worked on a newspaper before, had...

  • College students should take pride in something

    By Lindsi Fulk on March 18, 2014

    Why should I care? That question seems to pop up quite frequently in the life of an average college student. It seems all too common to forget that college is just four, maybe five, years and then we are forced out into the real world. No longer will the social norm include driving to Donut Stop at 2 a.m....

  • This week in dumb ideas: Let’s bring our guns to class

    By Jeff Kazmierski on March 18, 2014

    Every time I think state legislatures have reached the limit of really stupid ideas, I’m proven wrong. In recent years we’ve had idiotic proposals to limit access to women’s health clinics in Texas; in Michigan, a law requiring women to have “rape insurance” goes into effect; and in Oklahoma they passed a law outlawing Sharia law (as if that...