Former back Lawrence Phillips discusses Huskers in letters from prison

By Staff on June 2nd

Former Nebraska running back Lawrence Phillips has been reflecting on life in prison in recent months by sending letters to some former coaches. The letters were later on obtained by

Jazz in June to feature New Orleans Jazz played by bands from across the nation

By Hana Muslic on June 2nd

On Tuesday, June 2, Lincolnites will welcome back a long-standing local tradition – Jazz In June. The annual concert series, now in its 24th year, is coming back stronger than ever this time around with an abundance of changes.

Yoga House and Footloose and Fancy team up to host free yoga, promote local business

By Lindsay Esparrago on June 2nd

Local businesses are inviting all levels of yogis, amateurs and gurs, to focus less on flexibility and more on the sense of community.

STOKELY: Government should not fight ‘horror’ with ‘horror’

By Annie Stokely on June 2nd

I generally don’t get into politics. To be honest, I don’t understand many of the finer details. So I keep to myself. The fastest way to achieve peace, I suppose, is for everyone to keep to themselves.

The Rad Trads blend jazz, other genres into 'American music'

By Kelsey Connelly on June 2nd

The Rad Trads are known for having some of the most entertaining live shows in New York City, and on Tuesday, the band kicks off Lincoln’s Jazz in June concert series.

Leaf and Hops overcomes legal hurdles to serve hookah, food

By Sam Bauman on June 2nd

Walking into Leaf and Hops on a busy Friday night, patrons can hear two things: laughter and the sound of drawing smoke from the hookah pieces. With a down-to-Earth feel, Leaf and Hops may soon become one of the new hangout places in downtown Lincoln.

UNL Landscape Services to give walking tours of campus before each Jazz in June concert

By Justin Perkins | Photo by Justin Perkins on June 2nd

Whether breathing in the crisp summer air under the cool shade of a tree canopy, admiring the vibrant flare of Tiger Lilies and Mock Oranges or walking along the paths that Willa Cather once did, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s campus landscape is filled with niches of...

Jazz in June Market to feature over 25 food, craft vendors

By Corey Oldenhuis on June 2nd

Saxophones and sarsaparilla. Bustling drums and deftly drizzled doughnuts. Upright basses and downright delicious barbecue. For those who like their jazz served hot with a generous helping of eclectic street vendors, the Jazz in June Market promises to please.

Outdoor Adventures Center to provide bike valet service at Jazz in June

By Zach Fulciniti on June 2nd

Attendees of this month’s Jazz in June festivities who choose to ride their bikes to 13th and R streets won’t have to worry about locking them up.

‘5 to 7’ is unconventional in plot, videography

By Bree Samani on June 2nd

A 95-minute dramatic romance showing at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center until June 4, “5 to 7” tells the story of an aspiring writer, Brian (Anton Yelchin) and his passionate love affair with a beautiful French woman, Arielle (Bérénice Marlohe). The twist, however, i...

New hookah pub boasts relaxing atmosphere, high-quality and affordable foods, flavors

By Bree Samani | Photo by Amber Baesler on June 2nd

Over time, downtown Lincoln has grown more and more, with a variety of local stores and restaurants. One of the latest additions is a locally-owned hookah pub called Leaf and Hops. Located on P Street, nestled between Buffalo Wild Wings and Raising Canes, the pub provides a...

Lincoln summer concert series

By Lani Hanson on June 1st

The west side of the Sheldon Museum of Art isn’t the only place music-lovers can get their concert fix this summer. Here’s a selection of other concert series happening in Lincoln this summer, all free and open to the public.

Nebraska lawmakers narrowly override veto, repeal death penalty

By News Desk on May 27th

In a historic vote Wednesday, the Nebraska Legislature held firm on its decision to repeal the death penalty despite a veto from Gov. Pete Ricketts.

Death penalty repeal passes, lawmakers anticipate veto

By Staff | file art by Duncan Reed on May 20th

Nebraska lawmakers voted Wednesday to abolish the death penalty.

Husker defensive lineman's stolen truck returned

By Kelsey Connelly on May 19th

The Lincoln Police Department has found and returned the truck belonging to Husker defensive lineman Jack Gangwish.

Husker defensive lineman reports truck stolen

By Kelsey Connelly on May 18th

The Lincoln Police Department is investigating the theft of a truck belonging to Husker defensive lineman Jack Gangwish.

Assistant coach remembered as devoted father, role model, kind-hearted friend

By Lauren Reams on May 17th

As the unfortunate passing of a Husker assistant soccer coach makes headlines across local media outlets, the news about the passing of an incredible father, husband and friend hits closer to home for many of us.

Assistant soccer coach Peter Underwood killed in car accident

By Staff on May 16th

During a recruiting trip on Saturday, coach Peter Underwood was killed in a car accident near Atlantic, Iowa, according to a report from the athletic department. Underwood, 31, had just finished his fourth season with the Nebraska soccer team.

Miles hires assistant coach from University of Florida

By Staff on May 15th

Rashon Burno, who spent his last three seasons at the University of Florida under Billy Donovan, has been hired by men's basketball coach Tim Miles to be an assistant coach at Nebraska. 

Investigators search Antelope Creek, Salt Creek for body of missing student

By News Desk on May 13th

Investigators are searching Antelope Creek and Salt Creek for the body of a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student who has been

Lincoln Police Department requests help in search for missing UNL student

By News Desk on May 12th

The Lincoln Police Department is searching for a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student who has been missing for more than a week.

DN to begin summer production in June

By News Desk on May 1st

Despite the arrival of summer semester, Daily Nebraskan will continue to deliver news.

UNL to award 3,000 degrees at commencement

By News Desk on May 1st

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will award almost 3,000 degrees during commencement ceremonies on May 8 and 9 at the Pinnacle Bank Arena and Lied Center for Performing Arts.

KENYON: What being an editor has taught me about teaching

By Amy Kenyon on May 1st

As much as college is a place of intellectual exploration and personal enjoyment, it also aims to prepare us for the real world. At least some of us hope to emerge from this cesspool of stress and muddiness with a sense of who we are and where we’re headed. Getting a sense ...

Coach of the Semester: Bill Straub

By Cody Nagel | Photo by Morgan Spiehs on May 1st

Midway through the 2013-2014 bowling season, Nebraska coach Bill Straub was hospitalized for an aortic dissection, or a tear in his heat. As the team competed in the championship match of the 2014 NCAA Championships, Straub coached his players with what he said was too many...

First Friday brings repurposed art back to life

By Jamie Musil on May 1st

As part of May’s several First Friday receptions, galleries in and around the Lincoln area will be unveiling new art for audiences to see this Friday, May 1.

A signature away: Lincoln Yazidi’s long struggle to America

By Chris Bowling | Courtesy photo by Chris Bowling on May 1st

After a dinner of naan, duqot and fried chicken, Mardan Dna sinks into his living room couch while Yazidi wedding music plays in the background.

Lincoln software company establishes headquarters in Haymarket

By Katie Knight | Photo by John Ficenec on May 1st

Hudl, a Lincoln-based software company for athletes and coaches, will officially be getting a new headquarters in the west Haymarket.

WIEDEMAN: Complexities of Baltimore protests need to create dialogue

By Grady Wiedeman on May 1st

As I turned on the news this week, I saw images of Baltimore go from flames and rioting to intense standoffs between protestors and police officers. These images aren’t new to us; we have seen similar scenes from Ferguson, New York and other movements that sparked all aroun...

Male Athlete of the Semester: Robert Kokesh

By Riley Bowden | Photo by Adam Warner on May 1st

Seniors are a valuable commodity in college sports.

Lincoln hosts brewery tours after finals week

By Cait Thiesfeld on May 1st

Drinking ice-cold beer with friends after finals week? Sounds like a pretty good idea to many of-age college students.

Merger of architecture and performing arts colleges pending for Regents’ approval

By Justin Perkins on May 1st

With approval still pending from the University of Nebraska Board of Regents, administrators say plans to merge the College of Architecture and the College of Fine and Performing Arts are underway.

Female Athlete of the Semester: Rachel Martin

By Seth Olson | Photo by Will Stott on May 1st

Sophomore shooter Rachel Martin of the Nebraska rifle team is this year’s Female Athlete of the Semester for winning the smallbore national title at the NCAA Championships in Alaska back in March.

'Clouds of Sils Maria' visually stunning, but lacks originality

By Michaela Luckey on May 1st

Set against the painfully gorgeous Swiss Alps, “Clouds of Sils Maria” tells the story of an aging actress who agrees to take part in the revival of the show that catapulted her career.

NU softball hopes to secure bye with victory against Illinois

By Staff | Photo by Lindsey Yoneda on May 1st

The Nebraska softball team will finish off the regular season with a three-game home series against Illinois this weekend.

How $2 million in renovations changed the face of the Nebraska Union

By Bailey Schulz on May 1st

For alumni visiting the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Nebraska Union might be almost unrecognizable.

‘Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter’ makes audience question reality, sanity

By Cassie Kernick on May 1st

“Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter” is a film that you wouldn’t likely picture when thinking about going to the movies with friends. Expansive scenic shots with very little dialogue and the first half of the movie being in Japanese are all things that often turn viewers off.

Letters from the editors: Our favorite DN moments

By Staff on May 1st

Nearly a dozen Daily Nebraskan senior staff members will be departing the paper at the end of the semester. We asked a few of them to share their favorite moments from their time at the DN.

Campus construction meant to stamp UNL with memorable identity

By Lindsay Esparrago | Photo by Tyler Meyer on May 1st

Students of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have made adjustments in the paths they take to classes, switched up their regular study spot and seen a few trees felled because of recent construction.

Huskers baseball strives to attend conference tournament

By Michael Dixon | Photo by Adam Warner on May 1st

With a chance to put a .500 month of April behind them, coach Darin Erstad and the Huskers (31-17, 6-9) travel east for a three-game set against Northwestern this weekend.

Photo gallery: Nepal earthquake candlelight vigil

By Photos by Raghav Kidambi on May 1st

Photos by Raghav Kidambi | DN

Top 10 stories from Arts and Entertainment

By STAFF on May 1st

As the year comes to a close, we here at the Arts & Entertainment section like to reflect on some of the coolest stories from the past year we’ve had the pleasure of writing. And this is a good time to take a break from the finals grind, kick back and read the Daily Neb...

UNL Ballroom Dance Company members find joy in old-fashioned variety

By Lauren Brown-Hulme | photo by Tyler Meyer on April 30th

Ellen Dudley stood in her friend’s small apartment. Amid the soft murmur of conversation and the pouring of drinks, a record player played soft music in the corner of the living room.

Kitchen Sink Cookie Company uses surprising but tasty ingredients

By Annie Albin | Art by Ally Frame on April 30th

The traditional bakery can offer customers any stereotypical cookie.

Lincoln farmers' market vendors to watch for

By Madi Weinberger on April 30th

The sound of the whistle will kick off the Haymarket’s 30th annual Farmers Market this Saturday.

Zoo Bar musician hopes to revitalize jazz in Lincoln

By Raghav Kidambi on April 30th

Luke Polipnick, the current musician in residence at the Zoo Bar and Minnesota native, plays his instrument masterfully as he brings with him a library full of instrumental knowledge, ranging from modern day jazz to Carnatic music.

Campus style, April 30

By Gabriella Martinez-Garro | photo by John Ficenec on April 30th

We love great style here at the Daily Nebraskan Arts and Entertainment section. That’s why this year, we’ll be scouting out the best-dressed students on campus to feature in our very first weekly street style section. We plan on featuring all interesting UNL style. Whether ...

Bourbon Theatre to host 2nd Lincoln Arts Expo

By Arts Desk on April 30th

This Friday, the Bourbon Theatre will host the second Lincoln Arts Expo.

Crime Log: UNL student finds disturbing Craigslist ad

By Staff on April 30th

A string of vandalisms, an assault at the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house and a report of a disturbing Craigslist ad concerning a University of Nebraska-Lincoln student were in the university police reports this week.

Husker baseball pitcher Josh Roeder ties NU’s career-saves record

By Michael Dixon | Photo by John Ficenec on April 30th

A bearded counter-culture has arisen in Major League Baseball, giving less visible players, such as Johnny Gomes and Mike Napoli, an identity in the league.

KLAFTER: Idealizing perfectionism is dangerous

By Vicki Klafter on April 30th

The 10 different introductions I wrote were winding their way down my forearms. I told myself to ignore it, to come back to the introduction later, that it would sort itself out. I returned to the body of the paper and continued writing even though I was already 2,200 words...

Departure of key figures marks transition period for UNL

By Jacy Marmaduke | Photo by Andrew Barry on April 30th

When Harvey Perlman celebrates his 74th birthday next January, he’ll also be gaining a unique distinction: UNL’s oldest-ever chancellor.

3 Huskers projected to be taken in NFL Draft

By Austin Moylan on April 30th

Over the course of 48 hours and beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday night, 256 men will hear their names announced and destinations revealed in what will surely be the moment of a lifetime for each. The 80th edition of the NFL Draft will be held in Chicago’s 126-year-old Audito...

STOKELY: UNL should focus on students’ well being, not campus beautification

By Annie Stokely on April 30th

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been in the Big Ten Conference for almost four years, a mark of student-athlete distinction. I think we’re among good company – we are Huskers, after all. We play admirably and with talent, and a good chunk of the entire state frequent...

Lincoln mayoral candidates encourage students to vote

By Benjamin A. Schoenkin on April 30th

While students are stressing over finals next week, voters will flock to the polls for a citywide election.

3 Lincoln places to watch the Pacquiao v. Mayweather match

By Staff | Art by Duncan Reed on April 30th

It seems like if you want to watch the biggest boxing match in the last 20 years, you might be best off paying the $100 for pay-per-view and watching it at home rather than finding a spot downtown.

UNLPD to host LGBT training for officers, staff

By Justin Perkins on April 30th

This July, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department plans to host its first-ever training on LGBT issues for officers, dispatchers and civilian staff, in collaboration with UNL’s LGBTQA+ Resource Center.

TURNER: Eastside Suites drug paraphernalia poster shouldn’t be tolerated

By Jazmin Turner on April 30th

A couple weeks ago I got a text from a friend about a poster that has been hanging in the Eastside Suites fourth floor lobby. It’s a picture of men with ties, hanging by their heads, which are covered in clouds within the sky, with pills floating around them. I found this t...

NU softball rallies as the season closes, aims for the postseason

By Riley Bowden | Photo by Adam Warner on April 30th

On March 31, the Huskers sat at 18-16 and were coming off two losses to non-conference opponent North Dakota State. This was a far stretch from where the Huskers sat a year before. That team was 23-11 at that point in the season and would eventually go on to an NCAA super r...

BATT: Gov. Ricketts needs to acknowledge benefits of medical marijuana

By Mark Batt on April 30th

We have all heard the stories of suffering children; kids that are sick and dying from painful, incurable diseases. They’re living with painful illnesses where it seems no synthetic drug on earth has the answer for pain relief. Many times, there are no answers for the harsh...

CHRISTENSEN: The best teams for Husker NFL draft picks

By Allan Christensen on April 30th

As the NFL draft looms, a few ex-Husker football players’ futures lie in the balance. When and where a player is drafted can have a huge effect on the success of a player no matter how talented he is. An offensive or defensive system can make or break a player’s chance at m...

Husker women’s tennis team looks forward to new recruits, tennis complex

By Seth Olson | Photo by James Liu on April 30th

Success isn’t always measured by wins or losses or how quickly a team climbs out of the rocky valleys. That was the case with the Nebraska women’s tennis team in 2015.

STAFF: UNL needs an open dialogue between students and administrators

By Staff on April 30th

It’s been a difficult year for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The relationships among the student body, the student press (see: the DN) and the administration have been strained at times.

Letters from the editors: What I learned from a year of DN overhaul

By Jacy Marmaduke | Courtesy photo by Hailey Konnath on April 30th

Dear reader,