Seeing and Drawing

Seeing and Drawing

February 27, 2017

The initial goal of most people who begin drawing is to try and recreate images they see. Drawing something exactly as one sees it, however, can be very frustrating. The difference between expectation and reality may be only a couple pencil strokes, but the resulting image can be tragic. The main compli...

Who is St. Patrick?

Who is St. Patrick?

February 27, 2017

Many recognize St. Patrick’s Day as a time to dress in all green and go out and get drunk with friends, but like many holidays, there is a serious origin to this holiday. As the name of the holiday would insinuate, the origin of this holiday begins with St. Patrick of Ireland, one of the world’s ...

Ate Reasons Why Waffles Are Better Than Pancakes

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February 24, 2017

1. They can be crispy and fluffy at the same time. Pancakes are mostly, if not entirely, fluffy. That is good to an extent. But waffles have the best of both worlds.       2. They work with savory. Waffles taste incredible as the foundation in an egg and bacon sandwich, a...

Banned Speech On Campus; Harmful or Helpful?

Banned Speech On Campus; Harmful or Helpful?

February 17, 2017

In the age of political correctness, there are many ideas that are perceived to be controversial. There will always be a large group on the positive side, the other group on the negative side and some in the middle. Living in America grants freedom, but how much can that freedom extend? When it comes ...

Lincoln attractions that’ll draw you in

Lincoln attractions that'll draw you in

February 17, 2017

If I had a dollar every time another teen complained about not being able to do anything in Lincoln, I’d be richer than Warren Buffett. Living in a relatively small city can get really boring, really fast. Of course there are a lot of fun activities to do, but they get repetitive, and eventually the...

How Happy is America?

How Happy is America?

February 13, 2017

Abraham Lincoln Said “Folks are usually as happy as they make their minds up to be.” The Harris Poll is used to calculate Americas happiness index, it gives them a score out of 100. This score is calculated by averaging the percentages of people’s positive and negative statements about the people in...

The Dark History of Valentine’s Day

The Dark History of Valentine's Day

February 13, 2017

Valentine’s Day. The day of love. Filled with roses, chocolate, and hearts. Little do people know, the origins are quite gruesome, despite being a tad inconclusive. One thing that is certain about the holiday of love is it came from ancient Rome and is in place to celebrate St. Valentine from the C...

10 Weirdest Sports

10 Weirdest Sports

February 13, 2017

Many people love watching and participating in sporting events such as baseball, football, or volleyball. However, there are many sports people around the world do not even know exist. Sports that may seem strange but are many people’s favorite pastime. Sports such as Extreme Ironing and Zorbing ar...

Pickleball – No Pickles Needed

Pickleball - No Pickles Needed

February 13, 2017

What is Pickleball? Pickleball is a game for anyone and for any age. Pickleball mixes tennis, badminton, and ping-pong. The game can be played both indoors and outdoors on a badminton sized court and a slightly shorter net than a tennis net. It is played with a paddle and a slightly heavier and m...

So You Want to be a Musician

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February 12, 2017

Violinist Sarah Chang, even at ten years old, rips through Pablo Sarasate’s Carmen Fantasy. She plays the end of the final movement, filled with challenging double stops and sixteenth note arpeggios, at around 152 beats per minute with her eyes closed. Chang, now thirty-six years old and playing professi...

Bánh-derful Foods to Try

Bánh-derful Foods to Try

February 10, 2017

Along North 27th Street in Lincoln is a string of Vietnamese grocery stores and restaurants. These restaurants serve many delicious meals, such as phở and grilled pork platters, but there is so much more to Vietnamese food that one may not find in these restaurants. While these dishes may be underrated,...

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe: A Review

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe: A Review

February 9, 2017

“I got to thinking that poems were like people. Some people you got right off the bat. Some people you just didn't get--and never would get.” -Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe   Stories live inside us. Each person is affected differently ...

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