Losing the future

In a column I wrote last July titled "Education is the key to the future." I commented on the financial problems faced by states and municipalities and the measures local governments were taking to clean up their fiscal houses.  Among the options being considered at the time were cuts to education spending from elementary to higher education.


Staying safe in the summer sun

Summer's here, and we all know what that means. Swimming, grilling and consuming large quantities of barley malt-based beverages, right? Before you hit the beaches – or pools, lakes, and ponds – take some time to plan your outing. You want to have fun, but make sure you do it right so you can do it as often as possible. The last thing you want to do is spend half of your summer smearing Noxzema and aloe all over your blistered shoulders, or spend any time at all in the emergency room. So, in the interest of ensuring maximum fun and enjoyment of the summer partying season, here are a few timely tips.

 


Recall petitioners bring controversy

In early November, during a final week of unexpectedly pleasant weather before the start of that special hell Nebraskans call "winter," the Mayor Suttle Recall Committee brought its efforts to UNO.


UNO should provide more consistent vegetarian options

By Phil Brown OPINION EDITOR With the unpredictable appetite and wallet of a typical college student, I don’t find myself planning out every meal too far...

Bike Riding & Reading: A Message to the Governor and Legislature

Nancy Fulton President of the Nebraska State Education Association Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein As...

“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?

 


MavRide expansion a step in the right direction

By Phil Brown OPINION EDITOR The difficulties of parking on or near the University of Nebraska-Omaha campus have been written about ad nauseum in this paper....