On Nov. 11, 1918 at 11:00, the guns of World War I fell silent. This moment marked the end of the first great war of the 20th century. It wasn't the longest, but it was one of the bloodiest and most brutal. At the time, its inhumanity was legendary. Millions of young men marched off to war; the casualties numbered in the hundreds of thousands. Entire cities were reduced to rubble as the armies of Europe beat each other to bloody ruin.
One of the hot-button issues for the last few elections has been the legalization of marijuana, especially in California. The state already has a law allowing the use of medical marijuana. If Proposition 19 would have passed it would have allowed for the legal use of pot under recreational circumstances. Fifty-three percent of the electorate voted against the proposition.
One of the biggest questions facing President Barack Obama since the Democrats' Election Day shellacking was whether he'd still have that "Yes We Can" charisma that energized people around the world. Apparently, in India, the answer is yes.
I'm still having flashbacks of the last encounter I had with Gregg Gillis, aka Girl Talk. It was a biting cold January 9, 2009 at Slowdown, and the recently immortalized Pennsylvanian DJ was in town to host one of his famed electric dance parties. I wasn't sure if the hype surrounding him was "all that," but I quickly learned that Gillis does indeed throw one hell of a party.
Theatrics, fashion, music and more will all come together on the Friday night with Toyland, a theatrical fashion show created with the United States Marine Corps, Neb. Division.
The national campaign collects and distributes toys through Toys for Tots, to needy children during the holiday season.
Friday, Nov. 12
The UNO Gerontology Interest Group will feature speaker Kim Haney. The event will be held in CPACS room 109A. Haney is the executive director of Life Chronicles in Omaha, a non-profit that produces videos of people with chronic illnesses.
Here We Go Magic bloomed from the heart of singer/songwriter Luke Temple, and over the past year and a half, it has evolved into an ensemble, working together and inspiring each other to play and create great music. After pulling together a group of musicians to record songs which Temper wrote, the band released a self-titled album as Here We Go Magic in March 2009.
Monday, Nov. 1
1:45 a.m. Campus Security witnessed a vehicle run a stop sign on University Drive West. They later discovered an alcohol violation near Maverick Village and Omaha Police responded. One individual was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
2:45 p.m. A visitor reported theft of money from a vending machine at the Peter Kiewit Institute. The theft occurred between Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 1 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 1 at 2:30 p.m.