In wake of Baltimore, Omaha must exorcise its own demons

By Phil Brown, Reporter Nebraska is now the second most dangerous place in America to be black.    For a white student in a safe campus, it’s easy to forget...

GALLERY: Inside the 2018 Omaha Women’s March

By Kamrin Baker ONLINE REPORTER My first thought upon entering the crowd of about 8,000 people was conflicting and authentic: I am so excited to march...

“Birther” boneheads back, billowing bile

There's something ugly growing in this country. Across the nation, state legislatures are debating bills that'll have profound impact on future presidential elections. Known collectively as "birther" bills, they're a variety of provisions requiring presidential candidates to submit proof of American citizenship before they can get their names on election ballots.


An ode to podcasts

It's summa-summa-summa-summa-time, summa-time...and ew, I can't believe I just dredged up Will Smith's old relic of a song.  As much as I love music, I tire easily of listening to the same songs found in my music library, and don't have the extra income to routinely add to said collection.  So what's a gal to do?

 


Everyone, including the Pope, deserves their privacy

When Pope Benedict XVI announced he would abdicate, it created month-long skepticism about the reasons why. Immediately the media created a storyline focused on scandal.
What was broadcast and written hypothesized about further allegations of child molestation and cover ups, or some sort of financial wrongdoings. Those angles were once again presented when the pope finally left office on Feb. 28.
Regardless of the angle the media took on the story, it was almost always negative and focused on the probability something had gone wrong and imagined Benedict was being forced out of office.
However, the real reason Benedict left his post is much simpler, and not nearly as dramatic.
 


International student orders take out, best pizza in his life

In the U.S., people like to get their food by take out from restaurants.
The best restaurant I have eaten in is Domino's restaurant.
The restaurant has many kinds of food on the menu, for example, wings, pizza, pasta, and cheese bread. Yesterday, I had a delicious pizza from Domino's restaurant.
The pizza was the best one I ever had in my life.
 


Dreams deserve dignity, not deportation

One of the pressing issues facing the presidential candidates this election is how they will handle the nation's immigration problems.


Organization offers anything but peace

Peace Corps volunteers are mostly optimistic young people who want to make a change in the world.  But some volunteers who wanted to change lives overseas have returned home with their lives changed for the worse.