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You can’t waive broke

Jan. 16, 2013

Discussion in the newsroom this week centered on a common complaint. While we admit that the rhetoric is getting stale, we can’t help but be infatuated with the obscure costs that leave you with nothing but lint-lined pockets.

Benediction creates friction

Jan. 16, 2013

Recently, Louis Giglio, the pastor of Passion City Church in Atlanta, Ga., withdrew from an invitation to offer a prayer at President Obama’s inauguration. The reason for his withdrawal was the recent discovery of a sermon preached by Giglio about 15 years ago in which he condemned the act of homosexuality.

“Where do you get your textbooks? Why?”

Jan. 10, 2013

“Amazon. It’s so much cheaper.”

—Eunice Songthangtham,
18, freshman
of Bangkok, Thailand

Lend me your perspective

Jan. 9, 2013

We live on a spinning planet and each revolution marks a new day. After 365 days we complete our trip around the sun, and we begin a new year. This isn’t “astronomy hour” at The Eagle, its a reminder. Now is the occasion for casting away past failures and forging our resolves anew.

Charity shouldn’t be a holiday affair

Jan. 9, 2013

Approximately 50 percent of all charity donations occur during the six-weeks before Christmas. While one reason for this might be due to our tax codes, the holiday season is a period of charity and giving

Hashtag: #dontbeanidiot

Jan. 9, 2013

A trending topic on Twitter recently has disgusted the public. #cut4bieber and similar hashtags began appearing on twitter accompanied by pictures of young girls cutting themselves, urging popstar Justin Bieber to quit drugs.

Balance the (text)books

Jan. 9, 2013

With the rising costs of higher education, we look at our thinning wallets and start to question: is college really about opportunity? While Gov. Heineman is entertaining the idea of a tuition rate freeze, there is a cost that won’t be eased for Jill Freshman and Joe Sophomore: textbooks.

Don’t fear ‘Seasonal Greetings Disorder’

Dec. 5, 2012

A few years ago I wrote about what I’ve come to view as “Seasonal Greetings Disorder.” Sadly, we’ve made little progress in the U.S. and 2012 is no different. People still bristle at being hailed with the “wrong” greeting.

What are you looking forward to the most next semester? Why?

Dec. 5, 2012

“The summer. [I’m] just waiting for summer to come.”

—Teighlor Westemeier,
18, freshman,
Pre-Dental Hygiene major,
of Chadron

Taking criticism is a major life lesson

Dec. 5, 2012

Mastering the art of taking criticism is one of the most important life lessons one can learn. While we are naturally attracted to people who reward our efforts with praise, we only grow as individuals when someone challenges us.