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First-generation student credits success to involvement

Charlotte Reilly NEWS EDITOR Like many college students, Jedediah Heeran struggled with calculus. Unlike many students, he could not ask his parents for college advice. Heeran is a first-generation college student. His mother has a travel certificate and works at the Travel and Transport building in Aksarben....

Women’s soccer: 2018 preview

Jack Hoover CONTRIBUTOR You better keep an eye on the Omaha women’s soccer team in the future. The team recently wrapped up their season on Oct. 29 with a win over the South Dakota Coyotes. A two-goal performance from Emily Romero, the last coming in overtime to...

Trev Alberts: A loyal leader in an unfaithful industry

Ray Koch SPORTS EDITOR Loyalty is hard to find in sports— business and money tend to take its place. But for Trev Alberts, loyalty isn’t just a word or a forgotten principle— it’s something that’s always been a part of him. “I was raised on loyalty,” says...

Faculty Q&A with John Conrad of the Chemistry Department

By Kamrin Baker ONLINE REPORTER Dr. John Conrad started off studying guitar performance and now has five biochemistry academic publications listed to his name on his biography page on the University of Nebraska-Omaha website. For someone who has lived a life of twists and turns, he...

Soaring to the top: UNO flight team wins regional competition

Ethan Free CONTRIBUTOR When the UNO flight team, the Flying Mavs, sat down at the awards banquet for the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s SAFECON 2017 Regional Competition on Oct. 20, it was with an air of apprehension. “We could be in last place, (or) we could be...

Omaha volleyball clinches spot in Summit League Tournament

Sam Lauritsen CONTRIBUTOR Omaha volleyball had their winning streak halted at three as they were defeated by the South Dakota Coyotes on Friday night. The team battled hard in a five-set match but came up short, falling 3-2 at the Sanford Coyote Sports Center. The Mavericks...

Omaha and Kansas City’s thriving punk scenes

  Jenna Hynek CONTRIBUTOR Lying to parents is a teenage staple to the screwed-up youth culture. It’s the most thrilling form of rebellion a teenager can commit with (typically) the only consequence being not angry, but just disappointed parents. Harper Newell’s fix was competing with rugged older individuals...

The epidemic funded by American pharmaceutical companies

Jessica Wade OPINION EDITOR According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 90 Americans die every day due to opioid overdose. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimated in 2016 that the economic burden of opioid misuse in the United States adds up...