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Family opens new door to opportunity

Family opens new door to opportunity

Marissa Lute, Editor
June 18, 2016
Filed under Columns, Top Stories

For the last twenty-plus years, The Saloon Too in Laurel, Nebraska has carried the slogan "feels like home". That's because when you walk in the door, it really does feel like home. It’s actually just like the lyrics from the opening of the 80's show, Cheers– "sometimes you want to go where every...

Be a “crazy” safe driving advocate

Be a “crazy” safe driving advocate

Taylor Ewald
April 19, 2016
Filed under Campus, Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Do you text while you drive? Do you talk on the phone while you drive?  Do you realize you are putting your own life and the lives of others at risk when you are distracted behind the wheel? Think of all the people that you encounter daily while driving. People, with families and their own stories, driv...

Take the time to appreciate

Take the time to appreciate

Marissa Lute, Editor
March 17, 2016
Filed under Campus, Columns, Top Stories

It seems like we spend our lives looking forward to “something”. In elementary, I couldn’t wait to be old enough to babysit. Middle school, I couldn’t wait to be in high school and have a boyfriend. In high school, I couldn’t wait to graduate, move out, and be on my own. However, now I’m...

Why we should stop being nice

Why we should stop being nice

Taylor Ewald
March 4, 2016
Filed under Campus, Columns, Top Stories

For the sake of humanity, stop being nice. Instead, be kind. It’s simple. It really is. It seems absurd that I am telling you not to be nice. Our parents, teachers, and other adults told us for years to “be nice, say you're sorry” or “I know Billy is mean, but be nice.” Well, I'm h...

The Media Deprivation Assignment

The Media Deprivation Assignment

Taylor Ewald, Reporter
February 25, 2016
Filed under Campus, Columns, Top Stories

Could you stay away from all media for 24 hours? Yes, all media in all its forms- internet, phone, email, book, you name it, and you cannot have it. What would I do for that 24 hour time period living life unconnected from the world? I have no clue whatsoever. On the surface, it seems like a difficult task....

No One Likes Your Facebook Status Games

No One Likes Your Facebook Status Games

Angela Richart
February 4, 2015
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I'd like all of you folks to stop and take a minute to think about something. There are countless diseases that devastate millions of families across the United States every single year. There are a wide variety of cancers, ALS, MS, Autism, the list goes on and on. Now ask yourself what is dumping a...

Pay It Forward Over The Holidays!

Pay It Forward Over The Holidays!

Terry Nelson, Northeast Speech Instructor-Director of Forensics
December 4, 2014
Filed under Columns

I like what Drew Hill recently wrote in her Younglife blog about Christmas. Hill says this time of year we often find ourselves wanting more. Let’s be honest—it even starts with wanting more pumpkin pie at the Thanksgiving table! More time, more money, more brains, more gig, more fries! Simultan...

A Stocking Full Of Study Habits

A Stocking Full Of Study Habits

Terry Nelson, Northeast Speech Instructor-Director of Forensics
December 4, 2014
Filed under Campus, Columns

Everyone says you shouldn’t cram for a test, but let’s face it—most of us have, at least once.  I’ve even crammed a suitcase or two.  But inevitably, the zipper rips and the contents fall out, if you get my metaphor.  And while it’s more fun to decide if you’re going to hit the slopes or...

Did You Vote? You Should Have!

Did You Vote?  You Should Have!

Joe Lose
November 6, 2014
Filed under Campus, Columns, Top Stories

Tuesday, November 4th has now come and gone.  With it, a new-look US Senate and House.  That's right.  Tuesday was election day.  A big election at that.  Unfortunately, a lot of people only knew about the election because of all the campaign commercials and didn't even bother to vote. Voting...

Stop Taking Selfies

Stop Taking Selfies

Joe Lose
October 31, 2014
Filed under Campus, Columns, Opinion, Top Stories

Seriously.  Enough already.  Selfies aren't cute or cool.  In fact, the word itself makes me want to yarf.  I think one of two things when I see a picture you've taken of yourself and post it on social media... 1)  You have no real friends.  Why else would you have to take a picture of yourself...

No One Owes You Anything

No One Owes You Anything

Joe Lose, Opinion
October 23, 2014
Filed under Columns, Opinion

The title should say it all, but please, allow me to elaborate.  There isn't a single thing in this life owed to you by anyone or anything.  Sound a little tough?  It is.  But that's life.  Deal with it. There are way too many people walking around these days with a tremendous sense of entitlement....

One Man’s Opinion: Tattoo You

One Man’s Opinion: Tattoo You

Joe Lose, Writer
September 25, 2014
Filed under Columns

We see them every day on family, friends, and strangers alike.  Some make you cringe while others make you wonder what on earth this person's story is.  I'm speaking of course, of tattoos. Love 'em or hate 'em, tattoos have become huge in today's culture.  These custom ink jobs have gone from something...

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