STUDENT LAB features stories from talented students in UNO's School of Communication.

Medicare workshop eases confusion

In Student Lab, on March 9th, 2011

Omaha, NE – Medicare is more than fifty years old, but people still have questions about the government health insurance program.

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Are e-readers the future?

In Student Lab, on March 2nd, 2011

Electronic reading devices are becoming more popular. With one device able to hold hundreds of books the ecological impacts are enormous. Fewer trees need be cut down for the paper, less gas and effort need be utilized for manufacturing and shipping expenses. However there are some downsides. Traditional book businesses are seeing a loss in sales. What kind of future can e-readers create?

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Texting and driving don’t mix

In Student Lab, on March 2nd, 2011

Omaha, NE – Distracted driving and accidents caused by texting is on the rise around the country. In Omaha, texting while driving is now a secondary offense and many say it’s just not worth it.

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The hidden injury: concussions

In Sports, Student Lab, on March 1st, 2011

Omaha, NE – The NFL is pushing states to protect young sports players from the often hidden injury of concussions. But legal protections might be tough to enforce on the local level.

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Rugby tackles Omaha

In Student Lab, on February 25th, 2011

Omaha, NE – The Omaha Goats…never heard of them? They’re the city’s rugby team, and also one of the top 10 rugby teams in the nation.

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Couch surfers travel light

In Student Lab, on February 23rd, 2011

Omaha, NE – Travelers are finding ways to rest overnight in new locations in creative ways. It’s the world of couch surfing.

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