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UNO art student’s journey from Columbia to Omaha

Will Patterson A&E EDITOR Adriana Montano, a University of Nebraska at Omaha student majoring in studio art, describes her path to becoming an artist as “nonlinear.” “It has not been a linear path,” Montano said. “I think a lot of us haven’t had a linear path into...

The social tool of “political correctness”

Madeline Miller SENIOR REPORTER In an increasingly divided world, words and terminologies have never been more important. Time moves quickly and language evolves in ways people sometimes struggle to keep up with. Some believe that being “politically correct” is just a fancy term for allowing a...

UNO student publishes first novel, “Atlas”

Ashley Quintella CONTRIBUTOR A sense of relief washed over Ethan Free after holding the book in his hands for the first time. It wasn’t a book he decided to read in between his busy class schedule, but a book that has his name bolded on the...

Chemical attack in Syria

Jose Rodriguez CONTRIBUTOR The Syrian war has been a complicated war that started as a civil war six years ago. Different allies’ interests, rebels own conflicts and use of chemical weapons have been some of the countless layers that surround this war. One of the most worrying...

Universities should protect all ideas

Kenneth Pancake CONTRIBUTOR On Jan. 30, President of the University of Nebraska Hank Bounds sent an email to all students in Nebraska’s only public university system. Part of that email read: “Our pledge to you is that the University of Nebraska will keep working every day...

A streetcar would move Omaha forward

Zachary Mulrenin CONTRIBUTOR Earlier this year, Amazon announced that they were seeking a location for a second headquarters. Among their preferences for the host city were that it should have a population of over 1 million, can attract and retain a workforce and have a good...

Tax reform’s affects on UNO students

Grant Sobetski CONTRIBUTOR With sweeping federal tax reform being proposed, UNO students will see both immediate changes and long-term effects. Both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate released tax plans the first week of November that open discussions about the scrapping of certain tax deductions...

“Spring Awakening” comes to UNO theater

Danielle Meadows SENIOR REPORTER Realistic and raunchy, UNO Theatre’s production of “Spring Awakening” will take the stage this week. “Spring Awakening” is a rock musical by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sate. The musical chronicles the lives of several adolescents maturing in late 19th century Germany. The...