Opinion

  • Religious public forum aggravates plaza passers

    By UNOcontributors on September 23, 2014

    By Kylie Holman, Contributor “Find salvation through Jesus: Churches are a joke.” Some of you may have seen this phrase outside of the Milo Bail Student Center, written upon the largest homemade sign I have ever seen. Though the owner of this sign was trying to save our souls, most students probably saw this as an unanticipated speed bump...

  • Yik Yak – App provides breeding ground for complacent ignorance

    By Nick Beaulieu on September 23, 2014

    By Nick Beaulieu, Editor-In-Chief Anonymity can bring out the worst in people. It’s natural that when protected from actions, ideas and statements being attached to themselves and their image, people will say just about anything. With the new app Yik Yak, people can write tweet-like posts that are then voted up or down by other users. The app then...

  • Dodge construction delays daily commute

    By UNOcontributors on September 23, 2014

    By Andrew Aulner, Contributor We’ve all been down this road, driving at 45 mph when suddenly, a flashing yellow arrow orders all drivers to move one lane over as they pass construction. This makes what would normally be a speedy drive through one of Omaha’s busiest thoroughfares, Dodge Street, an anxious trek past orange traffic cones and loud surfacing...

  • Night in Elmwood: Dangers of off-campus parking

    By UNOcontributors on September 11, 2014

    By Kelly Langin, Contributor For many University of Nebraska at Omaha students, Elmwood Park is a campus gem which is easily accessible from both Dodge and Pacific Campuses. The breathtaking park, which students pass as they drive behind yet another slow-moving campus shuttle, is a calm place to study outdoors or play ultimate frisbee with friends after class; many...

  • What your classroom seat preference says about you

    By UNOcontributors on September 11, 2014

    By Noelle Ashley, Contributor It’s the first day of class, you walk into the lecture hall of your first course of the semester: you check to make sure you have the correct room. After confirming this, what’s next? It’s time to pick a seat—a task which should be simple and uncomplicated. However in actuality, we know this is a...

  • New bookstore arrangement is organized chaos

    By UNOcontributors on September 9, 2014

    By Kaitlin Vickers, Contributor Many University of Nebraska at Omaha students, ranging from freshman to graduate students, are finding the new layout of the UNO Bookstore difficult to navigate. The bookstore recently had a grand opening in the Milo Bail Student Center, and many students were excited to see the new layout. The new bookstore consists of apparel, school...

  • 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...