Go Green On Earth Day

Go Green On Earth Day

April 13, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, Featured, Op-Ed

Mark your calendars everyone because April 22, which is the 46th annual celebration of Earth Day, is right around the corner. Earth Day is a worldwide event, where millions of people from across the globe go green to help improve the environment. Some ways people go green could include picking up litte...

Lincoln Should Implement A Reading Partnership

Lincoln Should Implement A Reading Partnership

April 6, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, Featured, Op-Ed

The Humane Society of Missouri has designed a program called The Shelter Buddies Reading Program, in which kids ages 6-15 read a book of their choice to the shelter dogs. The program is meant to give the dogs with anxiety more comfort around people as well as give the volunteers a chance to help the animals. ...

The fear of flying doesn’t deter ticket costs

The fear of flying doesn’t deter ticket costs

April 6, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, Op-Ed

According to the International Air Transport Association in 2013 over 3.1 billion people flew. In 2014 the global airline turnover towered over 743 billion dollars. According to ABC News 1 in 3 people are afraid of flying but over 3 billion people continue to fly. The fear of flying is one of the m...

Alcohol Awareness Month Is Here

Alcohol Awareness Month Is Here

April 1, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, Featured, Op-Ed

Each April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence have “sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month to increase public awareness and understanding,” as said by NCADD.   According to NIH, alcohol is a serious drug. Ethyl alcohol, or ethanol, is an intoxicating ingredient found in beer,...

Nebraska Outlaws and their Stories

Nebraska Outlaws and their Stories

April 1, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, Headline, Op-Ed

During the Great Depression, Nebraska was home to many well known thieves. The first and most successful one was Maurice “Blondie” Denning. At the age of 23, he formed a gang. After several robberies throughout the Great Plains, his gang ended up in the town of Kinney, Nebraska. Denning and a fel...

Autism Awareness Month

Autism Awareness Month

March 21, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, Featured, Op-Ed

Autism Awareness Month is an event that is used to raise awareness and educate communities about Autism. Autism Awareness Month was started by the Autism Society in the early 1970s. It is observed in the month of April.  Autism and Autism spectrum disorder are mental conditions where you unable to communicat...

R-E-S-P-E-C-T – Find Out What It Means

R-E-S-P-E-C-T – Find Out What It Means

March 3, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, Featured, Op-Ed

Other than being a catch tune sung by Aretha Franklin, respect is a very important concept in many cultures. Although it is received and displayed differently in each culture, it really has one meaning; a feeling of deep admiration or appreciation for someone or something, elicited by their abilities, q...

Presidential Candidates’ Opinions on Refugies up for Debate

Presidential Candidates’ Opinions on Refugies up for Debate

February 24, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, Op-Ed

In March 2011, the Syrian Civil War is a devastating event that is still occurring today. The war sparked by protests; then it started to escalate. There are about 6 million Syrian refugees and half are children. About 320,000 civilians have been killed since the Civil War began, and 1.5 million have...

The City of Lincoln, NE Is Considering Having Casinos Available To The Public

The City of Lincoln, NE Is Considering Having Casinos Available To The Public

February 24, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, Op-Ed

The City of Lincoln is considering the legalization of Gambling Casinos for the public entertainment. According to Nebraska. gov, all forms of gambling were illegal in Lincoln until 1934. When the Nebraska State Constitution was amended to allow pari-mutuel horse racing conducted on licensed race tra...

Should LNE Institute Crosswalk Guards?

Should LNE Institute Crosswalk Guards?

February 24, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, Featured, Op-Ed

Lincoln Northeast High School is praised for being a safe school, but are our streets missing the safety as well? About 1,500 kids attend Northeast and many of them walk to school each morning and home after school. With the main doors being on North 63rd Street, many students tend to cross it to get to sch...

Texting and Driving continues to be a problem

Texting and Driving continues to be a problem

February 24, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, Op-Ed

There is no doubt texting and driving is one of the most current and still developing problems in the world. According to The National Safety Council texting and driving is the cause of 1.6 million car accidents each year. More than 9 people die each day as a result of texting and driving and over o...

Seasonal Depression Affects Many Americans

Seasonal Depression Affects Many Americans

February 22, 2016


Filed under 2015-2016, Featured, Op-Ed

The time of flu is just retreating, but with its departure, a new menace rears its head. Seasonal Depression, the uninvited guest, is here to make an appearance. Seasonal Depression, otherwise known from its diagnostic term, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), is a mood disorder subset in which people ...

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