Category: Opinion

Calling all watchdogs

Calling all watchdogs

While the CIA and other intelligence agencies in the United States are trying to secure more ways to watch the people, what are the people doing to watch them? A journalist’s mission should be to take a stance and be a watchdog of the government.

Do weapons deserve a spot on college campuses?

The issue of guns and where they should be allowed continues to be a heated debate. It seems that the federal government and anti-gun groups want to limit gun ownership as much as possible. In the meantime, many states are rushing to enact laws that protect their gun rights. One way states plan to do that is by enabling college students to carry guns on campuses.


CHANGE: just do it

As normal, everyday people we grow accustomed to comforts from an everyday schedule. We go home, turn on the television, watch a football game, or do anything at the end of a long day at work. Sometimes, this can turn into a reoccurring cycle. It’s good to have the comfort of familiarity when we go home, as it puts our mind at ease. However, this comfort can also come with danger.


Flint highlights government’s bad judgement

Imagine bathing, drinking, and utilizing brown, toxic water; all while the public officials whom so graciously represent you continue to deny your insistence for help. This is the reality of numerous citizens in Flint, Michigan.

Bryson Hellmuth

Support local business because it supports you

A middle-aged woman stands staring out the window of her once prosperous floral shop as traffic continues to bypass the small rural town. An old gentleman hangs a “Going out of Business” sign on his lumber supply store. He proceeds to watch as a local citizen of his once booming town drives down Main Street with a load of lumber from the large town 45 minutes away.

Shield law proposed in Nebraska

Shield law proposed in Nebraska

In the past year, the rights of student journalists at universities and colleges across the U.S. have come under inspection. At the University of Missouri, there were two student journalists who documented a faculty member attempting to infringe on their right to report a protest that was taking place in a public space.

Richard Heule III

Internet comments do not represent diversity

I have lived in Nebraska all of my life, and part of growing up here is learning to deal with some of the people around here and their beliefs. My father is a Socialist and raised me to try to appreciate all sides of the political spectrum, except for idiots who preach on the grounds of intolerance.