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The Power of the Internet

April 5, 2012

Since the advent of the internet, information spreads faster than ever before. With websites like Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter, ideas can circle the earth within a few seconds. But can this be a good thing or a bad thing. It all depends on what side of the argument you are on. For some people, especially...

Charity: Don’t Be Naive

Nikita Rector, Editor In Chief

April 5, 2012

Many people today  support a variety of organizations and charity foundations. The question is: what is your money really supporting? There are many verifiable, charity organizations, but some aren't doing what you think they are. Example: Kony 2012. The Kony 2012 YouTube video became wildly popular...

Contest: The Most Beautiful Teenager in the World

Brittney Means, Opinion Editor

March 29, 2012

There is a page on facebook encouraging teens all over the world to put up pictures of themselves to see how many “likes” they get. The page has over 107,000 likes and almost 80,000 facebookers are talking about it. Teens, mostly girls, are putting up pictures of themselves and seeing how many...

Illegal to Hit a Prisoner, Legal to Hit a Student?

Brittney Means, Opinion Editor

March 22, 2012

In the state of Nebraska, animal cruelty can get a person a one thousand dollar fine and six months in jail. In Nebraska, spanking can be considered child abuse if it causes harm or mental distress.  However, in 19 states, it is legal for teachers to spank children as a form of punishment in schools. The...

Why Adopting an Older Dog or Cat may be better than a Kitten or Puppy

Caitlin Wilson

March 21, 2012

Puppies are cute. There really is no doubt about that, but anyone who has raised a puppy knows they are similar to raising a small child. It takes a lot of time and effort to get puppies well trained and obedient. So if you’re searching for man’s best friend and don’t have the time to devote to...

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Test Run

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Test Run

March 15, 2012

On February 29, 2012, technology birthed a new baby. Microsoft released its beta version of the new Windows 8 operation system for PC. The new operating system is meant to be very user friendly and it was originally aimed more at using it mainly for tablets and touch screen computers. With the release...

Sex in the Media: It’s Reality Not “Jersey Shore”

Nikita Rector, Ad Editor, Reporter, AEIC

March 13, 2012

"Angelina got it in with Vinny cuz she's a loosey-goose & then she had sex with Jose the next day... WHORE…just sayin’,” Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi from MTV's “Jersey Shore” said. “Jersey Shore” is a major example of the obvious sexual content found in all forms of media and entertainment...

How to be Anorexic: How to Dig Your Own Grave

How to be Anorexic:  How to Dig Your Own Grave

Britt Young, News Editor

March 10, 2012

Flipping through the channels the other day while at my parents house I stopped on a channel where they were talking about an author with a plan to destroy people’s lives-How to be Anorexic. The commercial I stopped on was of Dr. Oz’s show and he was going to have guests on that were followin...

Horrible Bosses

Brittney Means, Opinion Editor

March 1, 2012

Bobby (Boss): "Oh yeah, we've got to trim some of the fat around here." Kurt (Employee): "What do you mean by trim the fat?" Bobby: "I want you to fire the fat people." Kurt: "What?!" Bobby: "They're lazy and they're slow and they make me sad to look at." This is from the movie “Horrible...

Where did the 90’s Nickelodeon go?

February 14, 2012

Recently I have been reminiscing about when I was a kid. One of the biggest things that made up my childhood, as i'm sure it made up a part in your life, were cartoons. At the time when I was growing up, one of the main cartoon channels was Nickelodeon. Nickelodeon had so many shows and it had its...

Everyone Has a Story

Everyone Has a Story

Brittany Hinkel, Reporter/Cartoonist

February 14, 2012

As we walk through life, we face one undeniable fact: everybody is different. Everyone eats, drinks, sleeps, and talks differently. We all wear a different pair of shoes, so to speak. So why is this piece of information important? Without the diversity of each human being, the world would be a bland...

Does Nebraska have a new state song?

Alberto Garcia, A & E Editor

February 9, 2012

  “Something, something about my cool Nebraska guy, yeah something about, baby, you and I.” We have all heard that song by famous New Yorker, Stefani Joanne Angelina Gemanotta, and better known as Lady Gaga. Her song, You and I, has become an international success, making Nebraska internationally...

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