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NSCS hires PR firm in wake of NCAA investigation

Feb. 22, 2012

A flood of calls, letters, and emails to the Nebraska State College System about its handling of the NCAA investigation and firing of former Head Football Coach Bill O’Boyle has prompted the System Office to hire a public relations firm to restore its tarnished public image.

Unconscionable: Virginia lawmakers’ trans-vaginal ultrasound bill

Feb. 22, 2012

Virginia’s recent bill that would require a woman seeking an abortion to undergo a trans-vaginal ultrasound isn’t about practicality, rationality, or women’s health—it’s about contempt for women.

Lady Gaga rocks, plain and simple

Feb. 22, 2012

A few weeks ago, our opinion editor decided to take a look at Stephani Germanotta, better known by her stage name of Lady Gaga, who he believes to be “mediocre,” “arrogant,” and “unoriginal.” As usual, Aaron Gonzalez and I are not entirely on the same page, as Lady Gaga is one of my personal favorite artists.

Tourney Time

Feb. 22, 2012

It’s at once terribly cliché and, if you’re superstitious, possibly dangerous to call the Eagle’s 2011-2012 season a Cinderella story. But it’s tough not to notice the similarities.

Basketball falls short

Feb. 22, 2012

The women’s basketball team, after losing five games straight, now sits in the bottom half of the table due to an 8-17 record (8-13 RMAC.)

This weekend the Eagles fell to both the UCCS Mountain Lions, 71-70, and the CSU-Pueblo ThunderWolves, 79-52, on Friday and Saturday respectively.

Track rounds up handful of weekend wins

Feb. 22, 2012

CSC track and field athletes were separated yet again this weekend as many of the field participants were in Spearfish, S.D. at the Black Hills Open on Friday, and most of the runners were in Lincoln at the Tune-Up Meet on Saturday.

Roughin’ It – Buffalo Bill historian speaks to campus

Feb. 22, 2012

Steve Friesen, director of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, spoke to an audience of about 25 people, Friday in the Chicoine Atrium in the Sandoz Center.

Periphery profits while core suffers: perks for administrators is unjust

Feb. 22, 2012

While testifying before the Nebraska Legislature’s Education Committee in August, 2010, State Education Commissioner Roger Breed said there was no more fat in the state’s education budget, and that additional budget cuts would mean eliminating programs.

Trustees approve collaboration with China

Feb. 22, 2012

The Nebraska State College System’s Board of Trustees unanimously-approved a motion Wednesday to formally enter into a contractual agreement to provide academic courses to students in China.

Committee to review CSC’s $13 million request

Feb. 22, 2012

Nebraska Appropriations Committee to begin decision debate regarding Chadron State’s $13 million funding request sometime this week, source says.

Tim Freburg, spokesman for Sen. Lavon Heidemann, chair of the Nebraska Appropriations Committee, said Tuesday morning “They still have a week before they go to the all-day debate for it, so I’m sure some sort of action will be taken sometime this week.”