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Thursday, January 27, 2022
Wednesday, January 26, 2022

It appeared as if my older sister’s boyfriend knew how to do almost anything. I was in grade school and this boyfriend (soon-to-be brother-in-law) could shoot a slingshot, get a campfire going seemingly without matches and tie a knot for about any use.

Monday, January 24, 2022

The state of Nebraska is in the midst of a labor shortage, yet it simultaneously boasts the lowest unemployment rate in the country: 1.8%. This unlikely pairing of circumstances leaves Nebraskan employers wondering, “Where are the workers?”

Businesses all over the nation are experiencing a shortage of workers. The cause for this is due to the pandemic we’re living in right now. COVID-19, norovirus and the omicron variant are making some people scared to work, while others are just taking advantage of paid unemployment.

Labor shortages have been a problem that many of us here in Nebraska and indeed across the rest of America have had to deal with over the past year. This is the result of many factors, both structural as well as policy choices. This author wishes to address these at length and offer possible…

There are many hardships America is facing today. For example, COVID-19 is prevalent and has a new variant called the omicron strand. The struggle to be discussed today, however, is one that has surprised many: The unemployment rate and the labor shortage. While some may just blame this tren…

Friday, January 21, 2022
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

On my mission to read all the Pulitzer Prize winners of fiction, it was time I tackled the two for which William Faulkner won the coveted literary prize.

A Lincoln senator is proposing a high-speed railway between Lincoln and Omaha. There are people who commute between the two cities for work every day who would love to skip driving in the heavy traffic. T

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Social media allows us to connect with friends and loved ones in meaningful ways even when we aren’t together in person, which is wonderful. It also allows us to get to know and interact with people in other places, whether that’s in the United States or around the world. That, too, is great…

Social media in general has many different pros and cons. On the pro side of things, one example is that it is great for showing things to families that live far away. Not all families live close together all the time, so being able to share pictures, videos or even word posts online to thos…

Social media can be both a tool and a weapon. Many teens have or will experience cyberbullying. The consequences of this mistreatment can alter physical and mental health. However, the danger of social media expands to all ages. The power held on the internet is unparalleled. When unaware of…

Friday, January 14, 2022

Christmas is coming — again — next week. My daughter and her boyfriend will be here to celebrate a belated Christmas with us, which has made me think about home economics.

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For nearly 50 years, fans have loved the burly Husker mascot who wears blue overalls, sports a big red cowboy hat and keeps an ear of corn in his pocket. The depiction of the blond-haired, blue-eyed farmer with a barrel chest and chiseled chin is, for many Nebraskans, a representation of the…

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Monday, January 24, 2022

The state of Nebraska is in the midst of a labor shortage, yet it simultaneously boasts the …

Monday, January 24, 2022
Friday, January 21, 2022
Wednesday, January 19, 2022

On my mission to read all the Pulitzer Prize winners of fiction, it was time I tackled the t…

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
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Thursday, January 13, 2022
Wednesday, January 12, 2022