Opinion

  • UNO Cribs, Mavericks go head-to-head in dorm wars

    By Richard Larson on November 18, 2014

    By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor This week’s edition of UNO Cribs features best friends, Mackenzie Wenck and Abby Kellen. This is the first time we look in the rooms of the ladies on campus. Yes, I admit I expected some stereotypical contents. However, I was surprised by a few pieces that I believe made for good competition against each...

  • Restroom Review: Don’t let the door hit you on the way in

    By Richard Larson on November 11, 2014

    By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor The first floor bathrooms of the Arts and Sciences Hall provide more than just a convenient pit-stop. ASH is the oldest building on campus, which is not a surprise if you’ve had a class or strolled through there. Any Maverick knows the temperature in ASH ranges from hot to fiery-supernova-inferno, there aren’t a lot...

  • The buzz on bookbags – considering the benefits and drawbacks

    By Richard Larson on November 4, 2014

        By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor Two-strapping or one-strapping? This debate has troubled Mavericks for years. Pop culture has poked fun at this serious problem, as it was presented in “21 Jump Street.” This problem sparks further concern, as students have several choices regarding the desired mode of book and laptop transportation. For starters, the classic backpack is...

  • Get whole foods without spending a whole paycheck: weighing the options

    By UNOcontributors on November 4, 2014

    By Samantha Sack, Contributor An array of students come to the University of Nebraska at Omaha with an unrealistic expectation that monumental college experiences are about to ensue. To their dismay, it’s obvious that there isn’t always a party to go to, sometimes girls have boyfriends and worst of all, the freshman fifteen actually exists. Unfortunately, gaining pounds doesn’t...

  • UNO Cribs – Mavericks go head-to-head in dorm wars

    By Richard Larson on November 4, 2014

    By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor Nick Riesselman, Freshman, Scott Village Imported chair As wooden desk chairs are provided to every resident, Nick imported a more comfortable option from home. It features adjustable positions and foam-infused cushions. Chilling device & memo board A refrigerator offers a private stock of chilled beverages, and acts as a stand for Nick’s TV. The...

  • Halloween costumes that are cliched: the bad, the ugly, the worst

    By Richard Larson on October 28, 2014

    By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor The Pimp A popular choice for guys, this is often a last minute and easy costume. Armed with a cane, tophat, and a colorful blazer, it seems Halloween parties should be the headquarters for prostitution circles with the infinite supply of “pimps” or “gangsters.” The Cat This is a default costume, if it can...

  • Restroom review: MBSC privates

    By Richard Larson on October 28, 2014

    By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor It’s no secret that all bathrooms on campus are not the same. We all have special qualities and preferences when nature calls, and it’s tough to know where to go. Bathrooms on campus vary greatly from individual faculties to large lavatories. This week, we spotlight the private bathrooms on the first floor of the...

  • Take the call to explore – Studying abroad offers different ways of learning to those willing to take the leap

    By UNOcontributors on October 28, 2014

    By Hannah Gill, Contributor When I awoke my second weekend in Norway to lightly falling snow, I checked the Facebook page for a post canceling our planned walk. There was no post. Apprehensively, I put on several layers, a fluffy hat, boots and walked 15 minutes to the rendezvous point. I, and several similarly clad international students, were to...

  • Parking memoirs of a basic Mav: Surface lot parking

    By Richard Larson on October 14, 2014

    By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor It was a Thursday. Early afternoon. I was using my lunch hour to go speak to a Mass Communications class about the benefits of joining a relevant organization. I work within walking distance of Pacific Campus. The lecture was in the basement of Roskens Hall. My immediate thought was to shell out the $2...

  • The undoubtable prime feelings of being a dog mother

    By UNOcontributors on October 14, 2014

    By Noelle Ashley, Contributor I was in a time of my life when I felt ready to take on the responsibility of supporting another breathing being. “Aw, look at those big brown eyes. She looks just like her mother,” everyone said as I cradled my new found love. We had ventured to western Nebraska, out in the sticks to...