Opinion

  • Course evaluations go online, spark debate

    By Richard Larson on December 17, 2014

    By Richard Larson, Opinion Editor Before students can take their finals and feel the unbridled joy that is winter break, course evaluations block the road to freedom. For freshmen, you may not realize what torture waits for you at the end of every semester. A course evaluation is a one-page, front and back form that gives the opportunity for...

  • It’s not feminism, it’s being treated with dignity

    By UNOcontributors on December 10, 2014

    By Samm Sack, Contributor Scantily dressed women and men alike showed up on a chilly Saturday afternoon to strut the streets of Omaha. It was the clothing, or lack-thereof, that the participants wore that had drivers turning their heads to witness the 2014 SlutWalk. It was then, with the public’s attention in the palm of their hands, the participants...

  • News manipulation in the internet age – Bias in the media effects how people perceive current events

    By UNOcontributors on December 10, 2014

    By Joseph Gabbert, Contributor For just about as long as the news media has existed, there have been accusations of manipulation directed towards governments all around the world. Anti-German propaganda was prevalent during the First World War, often terming them the “Huns” in an attempt to dehumanize them. State run media was hardly unbiased behind the Iron Curtain, and...

  • 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...