Get off the sofa this holiday break

As the semester ends we will all find ourselves with a little more time on our hands. I don't know about many of you out there, but this has been a particularly exhausting semester and I am looking forward to hanging out, catching up on sleep, and possibly reading a couple books for fun! However, the holidays are fast approaching and Omaha believe it or not has a spectacular calendar of holiday and winter themed events that you might like to check out.

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.

GOP Bad Idea Factory keeps chugging along

It must be a real challenge being a Republican lawmaker these days.  Not only do you have to find increasingly creative ways to explain your opposition to positions you once supported; you simultaneously have to keep coming up with ideas that are even worse than the last ones your colleagues just promulgated.  The race to the bottom is never won.

New iPad a letdown

Wednesday was Apple's first product launch since Steve Jobs' passing, so there was understandably a lot riding on it. Unfortunately for Apple fans and for the company, the new iPad (don't-call-me-3) was quite a disappointment.

Hopelessness: How to climb out of the pit of bad news

Leta Lohrmeyer OPINION EDITOR One evening I was huddled up in bed scrolling through my Twitter feed. As I was scrolling, I kept running into one...

Flight the flier frenzy of Durango Days

By Noelle Ashley, Contributor If there’s one piece of advice for any experienced Maverick to hand out to the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed freshman, it’s what...

Third-party candidates face unequal hurdles for presidential ballot


From the headlines on major news outlets, you'd think that Mitt Romney and Barack Obama are the only candidates for president this year. Exactly as planned.

OPINION: A bittersweet welcome to college

Abbie Russman CONTRIBUTOR For many, 2020 has been full of unfulfilled expectations and unanticipated events. For the new class of 2024, this year produced many obstacles that...