Author: k.bane

Is PowerPoint a teaching crutch or helpful technique? 0

Is PowerPoint a teaching crutch or helpful technique?

Story by Katie Bane, NewsNetNebraska PowerPoint has simplified the presentation process and given a structured shape to lectures everywhere.  But sometimes watered-down bullet points can do more harm than good, according to some educators. ...

Google is great, but not always for researching 0

Google is great, but not always for researching

Story by Katie Bane, NewsNetNebraska Google it.  The common phrase people often use when they don’t know or understand something is also a term used among students when it comes to their research habits....

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Technology sometimes more distracting than helpful in class

Story and video by Katie Bane, NewsNetNebraska Technology is an excellent tool students typically add to their metaphorical toolboxes, but in the classroom, its effectiveness often is diminished by the distractions it causes, some...

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Food stamp assistance program helps needy get benefits

Video story by Katie Bane, NewsNetNebraska Even though the economy is improving, many of Lincoln’s impoverished citizens still need assistance getting on government-run benefits programs.  The Food Bank of Lincoln offers a relatively new...

New feminist message gives more positive outlook 0

New feminist message gives more positive outlook

Story by Katie Bane, NewsNetNebraska Feminism is on the minds of students and faculty as the national media plays up the movement’s possible resurgence. A media firestorm surrounding feminism re-emerged when Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s...

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Staff profile: Bethany Schmidt

Story and photo by Katie Bane, NewsNetNebraska Bethany Schmidt has traveled to Brazil and India as part of a photojournalism project and has attended two different universities, 1,600 miles apart, all while figuring out...

Marijuana legalization debate draws large crowd at UNL 0

Marijuana legalization debate draws large crowd at UNL

Young adults are not often cited for their interest in politics but mention the controversial words “marijuana legalization debate” and an auditorium fills to the brim with students. Over 500 people crowded into the Centennial Room at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on February 7 to participate in Heads vs. Feds, an ongoing series debating the legalization of marijuana. The debate between Steve Hager, the former editor-in-chief of High Times Magazine, and veteran Drug Enforcement Agency special agent Bob Stutman was fueled solely by student questions.