Opinion

  • Parking memoirs of a basic Mav

    By Richard Larson on September 2, 2014

    By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor It was a humid, rainy weekday around the lunch hour. Crippled with the task of delivering some paperwork to campus, I mustered up the courage to take on the midday parking catastrophe. Feeling rested with a good night’s sleep and a full day of opportunity, I made my way to campus. My mission: turning...

  • Presidential Pancake Party showcases CEC, flips more than flapjacks into Durango Days

    By Richard Larson on September 2, 2014

    By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor Last Wednesday, Aug. 27, student body President Jordan Koch put on a new kind of event. Koch created an event where students could enjoy pancakes from the iconic Pancake Man, hang out in the Community Engagement Center, CEC, and meet other Mavs. The event started at 5 p.m. and lasted a couple of hours....

  • Panini panic: Sandwich hiatus sparks concern among students

    By Richard Larson on August 26, 2014

    By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor There is nothing quite like trekking through the library on a chilly day for a warm sandwich. Yes, I am referring to the iconic paninis exclusively found in the library café. For years, students and faculty have been taking this campus delicacy for granted. Our worst fears have now been realized; the paninis are...

  • Flight the flier frenzy of Durango Days

    By UNOcontributors on August 26, 2014

    By Noelle Ashley, Contributor If there’s one piece of advice for any experienced Maverick to hand out to the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed freshman, it’s what to expect out of the plaza during welcome week. Any number of things can occur, really. Events vary from DJ’s spinning some fresh tunes (gnarly), to free food (take advantage), to petting zoos (you...

  • Is this seat saved? Students find it difficult to locate study space in ASH

    By Richard Larson on August 26, 2014

    By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor If you have ever had class in Arts and Sciences Hall, then you have probably observed a lack of study-friendly areas within the building. Whether you came early to get in some last minute studying or you have an hour between classes, the amount of electrical outlets and seating space is at a minimum....

  • Establishing personal bathroom preference

    By UNOcontributors on August 24, 2014

    By Noelle Ashley, Contributor Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you have your personal preferred bathroom on campus – it’s okay, you don’t have to confess today. We’ve all done it: spending the welcome week as a freshman wandering around campus, nonchalantly, like a dog on it’s first day off the leash, desperately searching for that perfect...

  • Woes of the summer HPER policy: Contradictory messaging ignites unrest with student population

    By Richard Larson on August 24, 2014

    By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor To those taking pride in their physical health, many are left at a loss over the summer. The facilities at the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s School of Health and Physical Education are only available to students taking summer class, and only from the start to the end date of the academic courses. Some...

  • 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...