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Online Dating: To Friend or Not to Friend

September 5, 2013


Filed under Lifestyles

Now that Facebook has taken over the world, it’s hard to know the appropriate “friending” etiquette as it relates to the dating scene. I get this question all the time – “Should I friend someone after the first date if it went well?” The short and sweet of it is … no no no! When it comes...

Facebook Opens Polls, Users Vote Against Privacy-policy Changes

By Jessica Guynn, Los Angeles Times (MCT)

December 4, 2012


Filed under National

SAN FRANCISCO -- Twenty-four hours after Facebook opened the polls, more than 100,000 users have cast their votes 10 to 1 against Facebook's proposed changes to its policies. That includes a proposal that would do away with Facebook users' right to vote on future changes. Hoping to get out the vote,...

Team Jack: An Inspiration

Team Jack: An Inspiration

Olivia Shoemaker, Reporter

October 9, 2012


Filed under National

Jack Hoffman and his family have inspired people across the Husker nation and beyond. At only age 6, the Atkinson, Nebraska native was diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer. After suffering through a life threatening seizure and many tests, it was found that he had a brain tumor. He has endured...

You Can Quote Me on Ethics

Nikita Rector, Editor in Chief

October 9, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Many people are afraid to talk to reporters or writers for fear of being misquoted or taken advantage of. Anyone with a background in journalism knows how to handle an interview, as well as how to properly use the information received. In some cases however, the writer can misinterpret or misuse this...

Have a Tattoo? You Judge Too.

Nikita Rector, Editor in Chief

April 26, 2012


Filed under Opinion

"When people get tattoos and spend 98% of their time complaining about how society "judges" them." Facebook user Michaela Volk posted on April 11, 2012. This made me stop and think: yes, quite often society does judge people for having tattoos. Many people see them as trouble makers. Some think...

Technology Hooked

Technology Hooked

Britt Young, News Editor

April 19, 2012


Filed under Technology

Fifteen years ago bag phones were in cars and the internet was scarcely used by students in the Midwestern schools.  Moving the present, some people are so involved with technology they can not live without it for one full day. Many people comment how they have several hundred Facebook friends, but...

Contest: The Most Beautiful Teenager in the World

Brittney Means, Opinion Editor

March 29, 2012


Filed under Opinion

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...

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...

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