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Cecelia Barbosa, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The beauty world is filled with color and options ranging from twenty different red lip shades, to the types of eyeliner tips to use. When you shop online or walk into any beauty store you can see hundreds of different eyeshadow...

A legacy forgotten: Lost history must be reclaimed

Alex Skaggs, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Once a year, the country comes together to remember the legacy of a man who seemed to change the world in an instant. They speak of him in admiration and praise. Few, if any, could speak out against him besides those who are explicitly...

Delegating months to cultural celebration is segregation

Corey Griffin, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

African American History Month has been contested since its creation and questioned whether it brings an overall benefit to society or creates a further divide between whites and blacks . February is the shortest month of the...

Give me a break, a tax break

Alex Skaggs, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Every day, power is transferred from the hands of working people to the bosses at the top. Now Congress has passed two versions of a bill which will only continue this trend. That is, the poor will remain poor and the rich will...

Omaha must be unleadead

Corey Griffin, Opinion Editor

February 28, 2018

Filed under Opinion

In 1997, American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO) closed its doors permanently in downtown Omaha after receiving a $3.6 million fine for dumping lead and other contaminants into the Missouri River. This is after a discovery...

School to crime: A cycle of violence

Cecelia Barbosa, Opinion Editor

February 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The lack of public school's funding in the past few years, the heavy debates about gun control, and the increase in threats in schools across the US have become issues that simply can't be over looked anymore. All three have...

Outlook not so good: We build an unsustainable future

Corey Griffin, Opinion Editor

February 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Over a massive sign and towering brown fence lies a sea of houses that goes over one hill and past another, as if it were a churning sea. Homogenously green lawns and the infamous cookie cutter houses dominate the western city...

Where I lost myself: Multiracial identity in a black and white world

Alex Skaggs, Opinion Editor

February 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion

Until 1967, bans on interracial marriage were still legal and common in the United States. Just a century or two ago, it would be hard to imagine in this country a place where all kinds of cultures and peoples would come to grow...

Unfair Grading Scale

Caitlin Pieters, Photographer

December 29, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Omaha Public Schools has changed their grading scale and call it their "new and improved grading scale". Students think it doesn't benefit them at all, but rather hinders them. Omaha Public Schools said, "Under the previous...

Don’t stop the flow, period

Cecelia Barbosa, Opinion Editor

October 18, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Women in America choose their feminine products based on what works best for them and what they feel comfortable with. While half of our population as women know this feeling, the necessities to women in their basic human function...

DACA

Alex Skaggs, Opinion Editor

September 24, 2017

Filed under News, Opinion

Six months. Only six months of fear before the lives of young adults, having lived in the United States since they were children, have to live with the threat of possibly being deported. What opportunities they did have—an education,...

Howard City, a Small Town and an Uncertain Future

Corey Griffin, Opinion Editor

September 24, 2017

Filed under Galleries, Opinion

Howard City, Nebraska is a small town, roughly fitting onto 20 square blocks of land, and chances are, you have never heard of it. The only way to get to it is by taking a rarely used state highway through obscurity until the...

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