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Supreme Court will hear case on affirmative action at colleges

David D. Savage, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

February 21, 2012


Filed under Campus, National

The Supreme Court cast doubt Tuesday on the future of affirmative action at the nation's colleges and universities, agreeing to hear an appeal from a white student in Texas who seeks an end to "racial preferences" in college admissions. The decision could either limit the use of affirmative action or b...

Whitney Houston’s shocking death: Funeral set in hometown of Newark

Caitlin Wilson

February 15, 2012


Filed under Music, National

Whitney Houston’s unexpected death has left everyone in shock and grief. On February 11, 2012, the day before the 54th annual Grammy awards, Whitney Houston was found underwater and unconscious in her guest room at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The cause of death remains unknown...

Black Friday: Let the Madness Begin

November 5, 2011


Filed under National

The alarm goes off and it is cold and dark outside, it’s 2 a.m and that means it is time to get up and get ready for work on Black Friday. Thanksgiving is now over and when some are cleaning up from their holiday dinners, others are getting prepared for the big sales the following morning. While...

Teddies and Duckies Sign: Helping Children to Communicate

Teddies and Duckies Sign: Helping Children to Communicate

Britt Young, Ad Sales

October 25, 2011


Filed under National

Teddies and Duckies Sign is a class that teaches infants on up to adults how to use sign language, which bridges the gap between language barriers. Think about being able to communicate with children that can not speak yet.  Their every want and need could be understood and met like anyone else...

Rex Burkhead’s daily inspiration from a young cancer patient

Rex Burkhead’s daily inspiration from a young cancer patient

Caitlin Wilson, Web Editor

October 20, 2011


Filed under National

During the Nebraska football season, its easy to get caught up in the wins and losses. Its human nature but Rex Burkhead has developed a new perspective of human nature. Jack Hoffman, a six year old boy from Atkinson, Neb., was diagnosed with HSV Encephalitis which is a life threatening brain virus but...

56 animals shot and killed in Ohio after being freed by owner

56 animals shot and killed in Ohio after being freed by owner

Caitlin Wilson/Ann Sanner and Doug Whiteman from AP, Web Editor

October 19, 2011


Filed under National

Associated Press--Sherriff’s deputies in Zanesville, Ohio shot nearly 60 exotic animals, including 18 rare and endangered Bengal tigers and 17 lions, after the owner of an exotic animal habitat freed the animals and committed suicide. It may have been his last act of spite against his neighbors and...

Remembering Steve Jobs

Remembering Steve Jobs

Caitlin Wilson, Web Editor

October 11, 2011


Filed under Business, National

Steve Jobs, co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Apple Inc., died October 5th of 2011. He died from respiratory arrest at his home in Palo Alto, Calif. He had been battling pancreatic cancer since mid-2004. Many actually learned of his passing on one of the many devices he had helped...

Don’t ask, don’t tell ends after 18 years: Soldier posts video of himself coming out

Don’t ask, don’t tell ends after 18 years: Soldier posts video of himself coming out

Caitlin Wilson, Web Editor

September 21, 2011


Filed under National

After 18 years, don’t ask, don’t tell has finally been repealed forever. Although, President Obama had signed an initial repeal back in December. President Obama said, “As of today, Americans who want to serve the country they love will no longer have to lie about who they love.” Don’t...

Tighter online privacy rules for preteens proposed

Jim Puzzanghera, Jessica Guynn (MCT)

September 15, 2011


Filed under National

WASHINGTON — Many preteens have dived into the expanding worlds of social networks and smartphone apps, but federal rules designed to protect their privacy are still in the era of Web portals and flip phones. Now, regulators want an update. The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday proposed tougher...

9/11 Memorial and Museum opens

9/11 Memorial and Museum opens

Caitlin Wilson, Web Editor

September 15, 2011


Filed under National

This past Sunday everyone across the world came together to remember the tenth anniversary of September 11th. The day was full of grief, a little happiness, a lot of sadness, remembrance and some regret. The core of all these emotions were at the opening of the National September 11 Memorial. The...

Living With Multiple Sclerosis: What is it anyway?

Brittney Means, Opinion Editor

September 15, 2011


Filed under National

As you walk across campus, it may not occur to you how hard it would be to walk that same route to class with hand crutches. Imagine making dinner for your family, but having to quit because it becomes too painful to stand. Imagine needing to run an errand but having to wait because you can’t go on...

More bombs fall near Libyan town; war crimes probe begins

Nancy A. Youssef, Hannah Allam and Jonathan S. Landay

March 31, 2011


Filed under National

 By Nancy A. Youssef, Hannah Allam and Jonathan S. Landay McClatchy Newspapers (MCT) BREGA, Libya — A Libyan jet fighter bombed the outskirts of this rebellious eastern town for a second day Thursday as the International Criminal Court opened a war crimes investigation of dictator Moammar Gadhafi,...

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