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Thursday, September 3rd, 2015
1:03 am
Pokes with a stick is it still alive?
Sunday, March 8th, 2009
10:40 pm
A large Blue mystery
Anybody know why the Capitol was lit up Blue on Friday night?

Please don't tell me it was a corny Watchmen tie in. . .

Current Mood: confused
Saturday, December 6th, 2008
6:15 pm
Star City HolidayParade 2008
Please post your thoughts and/or photos of the 2008 Parade.

My photos can be found here.

I thought it went fairly well. I did find it qite distrubing that more people stood for the UNL Marching Band then for the presentation of the flag.


Friday, November 28th, 2008
8:49 pm
the flower
Petals curved
and lifted high
Narrowly stalked
Fragrance adrift in the sky.

Delicate embrace
With mother earth
Picked and arranged
On many a hearth.

Bound with a narrow
Strip of ribbon
Or simply poses
On a counter in a kitchen.

One may trim and bend
And press and turn
And in time
The girl does learn.

But as the earth
once held it fast
If you break the stem
The beauty will quickly pass.

Current Mood: calm
Thursday, September 18th, 2008
10:16 am
"freedom" of the press
[cross-posted to nebraskans as well]

This is pretty fucked up. Terrible to think that Harvey Perlman would want to claim George W. Bush's legacy as his own. Emphasis added.
Vital voices go unheard as UNL limits journalists' access

Posted: 9/17/08

Dear Daily Nebraskan readers,

You may have noticed that some of our news stories have been missing a few noticeable voices recently. Those voices include University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman, other campus vice chancellors, associate vice chancellors and many more sources you've grown to expect to read in our coverage of important campus topics.

We would like to take this opportunity to apologize to you, our beloved reader, for the absence of these voices.

Let us explain the situation our reporters are encountering: These people, mainly administrators, aren't talking to us. Therefore, we can't interview them. Without interviews, we can't quote them in our stories. Here's why:

At the beginning of the school year, our newly developed projects desk started asking for documents from university officials.

Let's just say our administration wasn't too happy with us asking for documents, and soon some of the most important voices on campus received an e-mail from Susan Poser, associate to the chancellor, telling them that Perlman said to not answer any questions or look into any inquiries or requests for documents from journalists working at the Daily Nebraskan.

The e-mail was sent one day after we met with Kelly Bartling, university spokeswoman and manager of news for University Communications, to address her and Poser's concerns about why we were requesting these documents.

Our answer: Because it's our right.

The documents we've requested are public records by all legal standards, and the press has the right—just as our readers and other citizens do—to see these documents. From the behavior of the administrators, they seem to see things differently.

Documents are as telling as people are sometimes. They keep track of trends from one year to the next. If our reporters find trends from the data in documents showing that the university is doing something great, they'll write about it. And if our reporters find trends that don't look so good or even suspicious, they'll write about that, too. They'll question the information and interview the relevant people to tell readers what's going on, if anything. That's a journalist's job.

And now, it feels as though we're being punished for doing our job.

No longer are we allowed to freely interview the reliable, authoritative and informative sources we're used to in order to bring our readers the most in-depth and unbiased stories we can.

Everything now is filtered through the aforementioned Bartling. Administrators are now required to direct any Daily Nebraskan journalist to her for information or inquiries.

Don't get us wrong. We love talking to Bartling. She has always been a friend to the Daily Nebraskan. She still is. She's on the shortlist of who to call to get more information, and she has always made herself available to our reporters and editors.

While we appreciate the time Bartling has devoted to helping reporters get in touch with possible sources, the situation has become quite burdensome for us and probably for her, as well. Each time we want to interview an administrator, she has to talk to them first because of this new procedure Perlman requested. And now more than ever, stories are not getting put into the paper in a timely manner—or at all—for our readers because of this, and because sources haven't been returning phone calls.

This isn't good for anyone—us, them or the readers.

The administration shouldn't expect us to sit and ignore the situation at hand.

We are, after all, the student newspaper of UNL, not the newspaper of the administration. With this policy, the administration is making it tough for us, and tough for Bartling, to do our jobs. We just want to report the news for students.

Yes, you, the students, the people whose tuition pays for these administrators' salaries.

In the past, the Daily Nebraskan has done its best to make students more aware of their administrators. We interview the vice chancellors and deans on a frequent basis to hear what they have to say. Last winter, we wrote a profile on Perlman for a series of articles titled "People to Know." The idea behind the profile was to get students closer to their chancellor. But now, he's pushing himself away.

We also do not believe that the administration should be treating the Daily Nebraskan any differently than other publications. The Lincoln Journal Star and the Omaha World-Herald would never face this treatment. We know that for a fact. We've spoken with people at those papers. They don't have to go through what we're going through right now. Even though we're students, we still deserve the same respect as other journalists who are doing the same job we are. We're still the working press.

So, dearest reader, thank you for giving us this opportunity to explain ourselves. We will continue to provide you with the best information we can with the limited resources we have been given.

All in all, we want administrators to talk to us, not run away. Our ears are always open, and we look forward to the return of their voices in our paper.

The Daily Nebraskan Editorial Board
Saturday, August 9th, 2008
9:43 am
Monday, August 4th, 2008
1:00 pm
Wednesday, June 4th, 2008
4:24 am
I heard on the radio that there are petitions going around about the state fair and affirmative action going around. Anyone know where I can go to sign these petitions?

-Travis J.

Current Mood: curious
Wednesday, January 16th, 2008
9:29 am
Please join the National Bone Marrow registry...
...live in or around Lincoln, NE?

There is a drive here *TOMORROW*

January 17th, 2008
2:00pm - 6:00pm

Christ Lutheran Church:
4325 Sumner ST.
Lincoln, NE 68506

A dear friend died from complications from T-cell Lymphoma yesterday afternoon at St. Elizabeth's. He was 35. If he had been able to have a bone marrow transplant, he would have likely recovered and lived another 30 years. He, like many people in need of a transplant, died waiting for a proper donor match.

PLEASE go get registered. Registering is not painful, and even donating bone marrow at this point is no different than donating blood.
Wednesday, July 18th, 2007
1:08 pm
imaginary friends
Did you have one?

my sister and I were talking about them.

I had one.
She didn't.

Now, its obvious that I'm more creative than she is, but I just want some imput. Do more of the "Creative, Artsy kids" have them more than non-artsy people? I don't know. I haven't asked anyone outside my family yet, but so far my sister ashley, and my brother ryan didn't have them, and neither of them are very creative...I had one, and so did my dad, and I'm a theatre major, and my dad was a broadcasting major...so yeah. The real question is...
Did you have an imaginary friend???

Thanks so much.


(x-posted in a few communities...)

Current Mood: curious
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007
5:26 pm
so, yes we actually *are* in the dark ages here...
The Unicameral of the State of Nebraska is actually debating whether or not it should be legal to discriminate against people on the basis of their sexual orientation or marital status.

LB 475 is being debated RIGHT NOW.

Actually, that is not accurate... right now they are debating whether they should set the bill aside permanently without deciding anything about the subject one way or another.

Find your senator
E-mail your Senator

...and let them know you will be holding them accountable for their choices on this bill when election day comes.

Whether you are heterosexual, bisexual, gay or lesbian, married, divorced, separated or single - without this law in place, in the State of Nebraska, it is LEGAL for you to be discriminated against on the basis of your sexual orientation or marital status. If that idea makes you uncomfortable, you should act NOW to let your senator know how you feel.
Thursday, December 21st, 2006
1:39 pm
Encyclopedia giveaway!
i have a dilemma. i'm moving away and need to find a new home for my copy of the Great Soviet Encyclopedia. it's a glorious 31 volumes of propaganda (for example, an entry entitled "American Agression in Vietnam") and awesomeness from the later days of the Soviet Union (1970s). i really love it, but it's impractical to move across state lines and my parents refuse to store it. so if you're interested in giving it a good home, shoot me an email or respond here.

Saturday, December 16th, 2006
6:32 pm
Christmas Lights
My girlfriend and I are planing on going on a christmas light drive. Any suggestions on where we should go?


Current Mood: curious
4:50 pm
dress alterations?
Hello everybody!

I'm going to be in a wedding in June and I recently had my dress shipped to me - I definitely need some alterations done. Does anybody have any recommendations on where to go for this?

If not I'll just pick up a phone book and start going to random places, I guess. :-/

Thanks in advance,
Thursday, June 8th, 2006
10:57 am
Anyone looking for an apartment?
The upstairs apartment in my house is up for rent (again, for those who remember this post from last year). The details are:
- Two-bedroom apartment
- Hardwood floors
- Free on-site laundry
- Nice, quiet, residential neighborhood
- Most pets welcome
- Spacious front porch and back yard
- On bus line
- Bike to campus/downtown
- Walk to grocery store (Sunmart, Walgreens, Russ' Market, Open Harvest)
- Free off-street parking
- Free trash removal
- $450/month
- Available Mid-August (First and Last months prorated)

The current tenants loved the place, but they're moving to Vermont for law school.
Pictures below the cutCollapse )
If you're interested or know someone who is, contact Tim at (402) 472-4386 or (315) 749-4089 or e-mail at tloughlin2(at)unl(dot)edu. Thanks!

(Cross Posted at Nebraskans and unebraska communities)
Sunday, March 5th, 2006
7:31 pm
800 P Street, Ste. 301 Lincoln, NE (402) 477-8311 www.loftatthemill.org

MARCH 2006

8-9 Angels Theatre Company presents "Nebraska Next," a play about the suffrage movement in Nebraska, at 7:30 pm. Information: 474-2206, or http://www.angelscompany.org.
Angels Theatre Company presents Women of Note, a concert featuring Terri Jo Dodson, at 7:30 pm. Information: 474-2206, or http://www.angelscompany.org.
Thursday, October 6th, 2005
8:23 am
Apartment for Rent in Lincoln
Here's hoping this doesn't violate the community's standards on acceptable advertisement...

I recently bought a house in Lincoln that is converted into two apartments. While my fiance and I live in the lower apartment, we're trying to rent out the upper one.

It's a nice, spacious, two-bedroom apartment with hardwood floors. The house is in the Near South neighborhood, on 18th St. between South and Harwood. It's very quiet and close to the bus lines and grocery stores, and within biking distance of UNL. We're asking $450/month, which includes off-street parking, water, garbage, and laundry. Most pets are welcome.

Pictures below!Collapse )Cross Posted in Nebraskans
Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
6:15 pm
Royal Grove
I heard The Royal Grove was no more. Anyone know if anything is planned for the building?
Tuesday, July 26th, 2005
4:02 pm
Computer desk on the cheap
Hello, folks, I just moved into a new apartment, and I have little desire to move my wooden computer desk up three flights of narrow stairs, so I'm trying to get rid of it.

Therefore, if you are interested in a slightly worn, all-wood computer desk, I've got just the thing for you. This thing is big, so it will fit all the necessary computer accomodations, including: 17" Monitor, keyboard, tower, Wacom tablet, external hard drive, upright scanner, and stereo with two speakers! Plus, it fits even more on its two lovely shelves!

If you're going off to college soon, or getting a new computer, or a new place, come get this quickly, while it's still on the ground floor of my old apartment.

All this, and it's only $80. A real bargain!

View a picture of this grand piece of work.Collapse )

Current Mood: all crazy-Larry
Saturday, July 9th, 2005
4:07 pm
Looking for Lincolnites that love QAF that have a space to use for a QAF series finale party!

Holla at your girl!
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