UNO's large campus and enrollment of 14,000 students can be intimidating to freshmen. That's a lot more than a typical high school graduating class. So how does a student meet new people and get involved? Join a club or organization!
Nobility obligates. That was the message last week in a New York Times op-ed piece written by Berkshire-Hathaway CEO and billionaire Warren Buffett, wherein he called on Congress to raise taxes on the super-rich.
I've been a senior for more semesters than I'd like to divulge in print. But with my extended college career comes a wealth of experience and advice to share. Take note, apply these carefully chosen anecdotes and my wise, if occasionally facetious, words of advice to however many semesters you have left here at UNO.
Two years ago, in an attempt to understand the philosophical underpinnings of the modern Conservative movement, I attempted to read Ayn Rand's magnum opus "Atlas Shrugged." My foray was short-lived, as I only made it a third of the way through before giving up entirely.
On May 9, UNO's much anticipated upgrade to Blackboard 9.1 debuted live on the Internet. Instructors integrated the latest version of the online software into summer courses with only a few reported glitches.
The first few weeks of parking on campus are an unavoidable nightmare. If you want a spot, you better haul your butt down to campus before 8 a.m. or you can forget about it. Every semester begins that way. Then, gradually, parking problems die down.
Eating ramen noodles four years in a row may be reality for some students, but you can still find ways to have fun on a dollar. No, the dollar isn't worth very much these days, but that's a whole other story.
The corporate heads of Borders recently announced they're filing for bankruptcy and all their stores will be closing.