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With mass shootings still infiltrating headlines, I sat down to watch one of my favorite movies —”The Fallout.” This movie is a true testament to how students in America overcome … more
For generations, the peanut (aka groundnut, goober, monkey nut) has been a favorite and healthy snack food for many.  The peanut is a legume crop grown mainly for its edible seeds. It is a … more
The ability to work brings purpose and a sense of accomplishment for many Nebraskans throughout our state. It takes both determination and an interest in the wellbeing of our loved ones and … more
The Nebraska lifestyle varies based on urban and rural locations, causing a divide in opinions about legislation. For instance, the Judiciary Committee heard LB 1269 in an attempt to implement … more
For many people, movies are not exactly something that they enjoy. I come across many people that enjoy watching documentaries. So for this week, I wanted to talk about my favorite documentary … more
On Jan. 27, thousands of Nebraskans came to Lincoln to walk in support of life. When I first ran for the position of state senator, I promised to represent the overwhelming voice of Nebraskans in … more
The ability for constituents to be involved in the legislative process for each bill is considered to be a privilege unique to Nebraska. Our Capitol building is known as “the people’s … more
The curse didn’t touch this movie. A new addition to the A24 list, “The Iron Claw,” is also a new addition to my five-star movie list. I have only given 35 of my 2,323 watched … more
The first horror release of 2024 is here. Hitting theaters Jan. 5, Bryce McGuire’s “Night Swim” rang in the new year with a jump scare. With producers Jason Blum and James Wan, this … more
Having been a publisher in Washington County for over 40 years, I can safely say that this county has never seen a year like 2023. While there were many good and positive things that happened … more
Generation Z has given the new year a new name — 2024 (for) the plot. Emphasizing their acts toward creating a chaotic and unforgettable year. I can get behind the name, but for different … more
Due to continental drift the map of the world has been changing over time. Some 220 million years ago there was just one supercontinent, Pangea and one giant ocean, Panthalassa. Australia … more
Netflix’s recent release, “Leave the World Behind,” has divided movie buffs across the world. From its title scene to the question-filled ending, Sam Esmail’s new film has … more
Over the last few weeks, I have been asking people what their favorite childhood movie they still enjoy is. Of course, the results varied, but many family-friendly movies later, I have picked my top … more
Ever since penicillin was discovered in 1928 and utilized to cure bacterial infections during and after WWII, scientists have been searching everywhere for new antibiotics. It soon became … more
We don't hear as much about tuberculosis (TB) today as people did years ago, but for centuries it was one of the most feared of all infections. This disorder, often called consumption, usually … more
Aphids are tiny insects that feed on the juices (sap) of plant stems, leaves and flowers and are found almost everywhere.  Some species are major pests because they are able to reproduce so … more
Pumpkin is a type of cultivated winter squash native to the Americas and was farmed by indigenous communities long before the arrival of Europeans.  Today, it is widely cultivated in the … more
Soft drinks include a variety of nonalcoholic beverages consumed all over the world as a way to quench one's thirst in a pleasant way.  The soft drink called Coca-Cola (aka coke) and its … more
The long extinct saber-toothed tiger was a fierce predator that has become one of the most iconic animals of the ice age.   They are more accurately called saber-toothed cats (or … more
The adrenal glands, also known as the suprarenal glands, are small, triangular-shaped glands that rest on top of both kidneys.  They are composed of an outer cortex and an inner part called … more
The fungi are a group of plant-like, spore-producing organisms that do not make their own food like other plants.  They feed on organic matter and are very important in the recycling of … more
Hummingbirds are among the most colorful birds possessing glittering, iridescent plumage.  Most are very small and expend energy very rapidly. They make up for this by feeding almost … more
Barley is a member of the grass family and is a major cereal grain.  It is rich in many nutrients and provides some impressive health benefits. It was one of the first cultivated … more
Hedgehogs are small mammals living in many kinds of climates and terrains in parts of Europe, Africa and Asia.  Some 100 years ago settlers also introduced them to New Zealand.  … more
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