Spring is the perfect time for fresh beginnings. And what better way to usher in a new start than clearing out the old things in our lives? Lucky for you, there are spots on campus that can help with your spring cleaning goals! Read on to learn how to put your clutter to good use this year.

Clothing Swap

Got a couple shirts hanging in your closet that are collecting dust? Then it’s time to find them to a new home! Do a deep clean of your closet, then take your unwanted clothes to a clothing swap with your fellow UNL students…


Venn smiles for the camera amongst dress forms
Venn smiles for the camera amongst dress forms

For Women’s History Month, we’re featuring some of our impactful female students. This week, meet Venn Jemkur, a Master of Arts in Apparel Design student with a minor in Women and Gender Studies. Through her research, she examines the marginalization of large female bodies by the fashion industry and works to promote female empowerment.

Talk about presenting to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

The title of our talk was Fashion Forward: A Roadmap for Gender Equality, Empowerment of Women and Fashion Identity. …


A collage of photos show the Brugger twins examining plants and watching cattle with stickers that say “Matt & Joe Brugger” and “College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Class of 2019”
A collage of photos show the Brugger twins examining plants and watching cattle with stickers that say “Matt & Joe Brugger” and “College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources Class of 2019”

Matt and Joe Brugger always wanted to give back to their family farm and their hometown. While enrolled at Nebraska, the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program provided them a path to make that happen and support along the way. After graduating from the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, the business they started in college, Upstream Farms, is changing modern ag. We talked to them about the challenges of building their own business from the ground up.

Talk about your background in ag and farming.

Matt: We are a fourth-generation family farm located in Albion, Nebraska. Our great grandfather came here in 1920 and built our farm from…


For Women’s History Month, we’re featuring some of our impactful female students. This week, meet Noha Algahimi, a chemical engineering major with minors in biological sciences and mathematics from Lincoln, Nebraska. At Nebraska, she’s completing research, sharing her passion for engineering with others and preparing to make an impact by entering med school and engineering better medicines.

When did you become interested in engineering?

When I was about ten years old, I was exposed to engineering for the first time through a family friend who had just begun her own bachelor’s degree in the field. Up until that point, I hadn’t considered career options very seriously, but…


TW // Substance Abuse

Olivia poses outside the College of Business
Olivia poses outside the College of Business

For Women’s History Month, we’re featuring some of our impactful female students. This week, meet Olivia Rempe, a marketing major from Glenview, Illinois. After confronting substance abuse and reprioritizing her life, she’s thriving in the College of Business, setting goals for the future and using her story to encourage others.

Talk about battling substance abuse.

I have dealt with a substance abuse problem throughout my life, and it wasn’t until college that it started to take its toll on my life. The mind of an alcoholic is hard to describe to the non-alcoholic. …


Karen Wills holds a letter from former UPC Nebraska student Kaelie Kellner

We invited four Huskers from across campus to talk about Women’s History Month. But instead, we surprised them with letters from current and former students thanking them for the impact they made. Read the full letters below.

Karen Wills

UPC Nebraska Program Coordinator

Karen Wills made a tremendous impact on both my life and my college career. As my former UPC Nebraska advisor, Karen always pushed me to develop invaluable personal and professional skills. She encouraged me to take on tasks that were outside of my comfort zone, which in turn, helped me to grow as an individual and a leader…


Physically? We’re bundled under our Husker hoodies and sipping on hot coffee from The Academic Grind.

Mentally? Spring has sprung, the flowers are blooming and stepping outside on campus doesn’t come with a windchill.

We’re in a spring state of mind, and with that we’re planning out all our favorite springtime spots. Whether we’re catching up on our classes, enjoying some socially-distanced chats with friends or just taking some time to soak in the sun, these spots are the perfect place to unwind on those warm post-winter days.

Sheldon Garden

The Sheldon Garden is a staple on City Campus. Stretch out on…


Shemsa leans against the the Greenpoint sculpture near Love Library and smiles for the camera
Shemsa leans against the the Greenpoint sculpture near Love Library and smiles for the camera

For Women’s History Month, we’re featuring some of our impactful female students. This week, meet Shemsa Ndahiro Iribagiza, an integrated science major from Kigali, Rwanda. Since she was young, her parents instilled that she is a strong woman. Now she’s dreaming big, helping others find their voice and feel heard, and advocating for others.

Talk about your passion for women/youth empowerment.

I grew up surrounded by strong women. My parents were always vocal about the world needing bold, brave, and confident women. I’ve seen my mom go out of her way to teach me the importance of following your dreams. You know, she was working a full-time…


Lydia examines a test tube in a lab. She is framed by clear bottles and other lab equipment
Lydia examines a test tube in a lab. She is framed by clear bottles and other lab equipment

For Women’s History Month, we’re featuring some of our impactful female students. This week, meet Lydia Storm, a forensic science and biochemistry major from Lawrence, Kansas. As the winner of a CASNR Change Maker Scholarship, she’s working to encourage late-elementary school-aged girls to pursue STEM fields.

Why are you passionate about encouraging women, particularly younger girls in elementary and middle school, to get into STEM?

Many girls at the late-elementary/middle school level self-select out of difficult subjects like math or science because they do not feel smart enough when competing with boys. This time is crucial to get females involved and passionate about STEM fields so that they have the option later if they choose. It is proven that…


By Meyri Ibrahim, political science and journalism major

Growing up, we learned about slavery, the Emancipation Proclamation, and reconstruction. We learned about the Civil Rights Movement and the influential people involved, such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. However, the history we learned and the actual events are two very different stories.

Meyri smiles at the camera as she sits outside the Lied Center on the benches on a warmer winter day
Meyri smiles at the camera as she sits outside the Lied Center on the benches on a warmer winter day

To me, Black History Month means that people get to celebrate the accomplishments and try to understand the struggles that Black people have faced and still face in this country.

In one of her more famous poems titled Still I Rise, Maya Angelou shares a story…

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