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Selection of new pope interests catholics at UNL

By Torin Otis, NewsNetNebraska As the papal conclave gathers to elect a new Bishop of Rome, students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln reflect when Pope Benedict XVI was elected. Senior industrial engineering major Mike Mumaugh...

School safety after Sandy Hook sparks local debate 0

School safety after Sandy Hook sparks local debate

By Lindsey Berning, NewsNetNebraska In the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, Lincoln leaders are now debating bringing back police into schools. The Lincoln City Council and Lincoln Public Schools School Board...

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.

Bill would divest state funds from Iran 0

Bill would divest state funds from Iran

By Joseph Moore, Nebraska News Service      State funds invested in companies with ties to Iran’s oil and military sectors would be pulled out under a bill introduced by Sen. Bill Avery of Lincoln....

Three gay Nebraska athletes feel alone in struggles 0

Three gay Nebraska athletes feel alone in struggles

By Ross Benes, NewsNetNebraska As a successful sprinter, Todd Gulizia felt he couldn’t reveal his sexuality. Even though his twin brother already came out, Todd couldn’t. He wanted to be seen for just his...

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Senior assessments cap off students’ college career

Story, photos and video by Jim Tully, NewsNetNebraska Even after four-plus years of intro classes, advanced classes, midterms, finals, late-night study sessions, all-day study sessions, weight gain, weight loss, stress, stress and more stress,...

The F-35 debate 0

The F-35 debate

A side-bar story in the congressional debate over “fiscal cliff” federal budget cuts is the possibility that fewer next-generation F-35 aircraft will fly for the U.S. military. U.S. Air Force Secretary Michael Donley recently...

Local retailers are feeling merry about holiday sales 0

Local retailers are feeling merry about holiday sales

By Rhiannon Root, NewsNetNebraska Nebraskans may be dreaming of a white Christmas, but retailers are thinking about a green one. Holiday shopping is in full swing in the Capital City. Nationally, shoppers are estimated...

UNL’s Innovation Campus celebrates initial construction phase 0

UNL’s Innovation Campus celebrates initial construction phase

Story by Emily Younger, NewsNetNebraska Former State Fair Park after UNL’s Innovation Campus’ demolitions. After more than a century, shredded wood, metal and debris are all that’s left at the former Nebraska State Fair...