Universities are political battlegrounds, yet college-aged voter turnout is low

Ashton Nanninga CONTRIBUTOR Universities are often hubs for political discourse. It is rare to walk across a college campus without activists handing out flyers or student...

I can drive, vote, marry and go to war. Why can’t I drink?

  Ian DeRuiter CONTRIBUTOR America has a bizarre notion that 18-year-olds can control all aspects of their life except beverage choice. Most of us here at UNO...

Despite being largely forgotten, Labor Day’s purpose remains ever relevant in our society

John Kretzschmar GUEST WRITER Labor Day stands alone among our national holidays in that it is the only one dedicated to people who just do their...

The Queer Catholic experience of Omaha

Maria Nevada PHOTO EDITOR The Archbishop of Omaha, Bishop George Lucas, has endorsed a new human sexuality curriculum for use in some schools in the archdiocese....

Carey Dean Moore’s execution demonstrates a misunderstanding of justice

Will Patterson OPINION EDITOR Carey Dean Moore had been sitting on death row for more than three decades. On Aug. 14, his execution was carried out...

The Gateway responds to nationwide press unity

Gateway readers, As you may have seen recently, in a movement spurred by the Boston Globe, over 350 news outlets have come forward with columns describing...

Federal classification of marijuana is scientifically baseless and is hurting those who need it

Ian DeRuiter CONTRIBUTOR By law of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), marijuana is a Schedule I drug, ranking among drugs like heroin and synthetic opioids. Of...

U.S. Representative Don Bacon’s Q&A with the Gateway

Will Patterson Opinion Editor Q: What made you originally want to run for U.S. Representative? Bacon: I thought I had something to offer being a retired general...