Sandhya smiles into the distance as she sits at the edge of Broyhill Fountain
Sandhya smiles into the distance as she sits at the edge of Broyhill Fountain

For APIDA Heritage Month, we’re featuring students who are making an impact on campus and beyond. This week, meet Sandhya Karki, a nutrition and health sciences major with a minor in psychology and sociology from Kathmandu, Nepal. She’s always worked to positively impact others and on campus, she does just that through her involvements.

You’re involved in a few different things on campus that allow you to help others. Has service always been something you’re interested in?

My core values include helping others and being people-oriented. Ever since I was a child, I knew success feels better when being shared. For as long as I can remember, personally uplifting people and my community has always been my passion. …


Tamayo smiles outside the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
Tamayo smiles outside the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center

For APIDA Heritage Month, we’re featuring students who are making an impact on campus and beyond. This week, meet Tamayo Zhou, a master's student in Educational Administration with Student Affairs Administration specialization. On campus, he’s been integral in creating spaces for dialogue on important issues and hopes to continue that impact post-grad.

Talk about the events you’ve organized recently to address AAPI racism.

Recently, I organized a special edition of Late Night Dish It Up at OASIS, to address anti-Asian hate crimes and provide local action items. And then, I co-coordinated a Stop Asian Hate Vigil to assist the community in healing and processing feelings. …


A pink flowering tree frames the entrance to the East Campus Dairy Store
A pink flowering tree frames the entrance to the East Campus Dairy Store

As we approach the months of longer days and warm summer sunshine, it probably feels like the only real way to decompress is to binge-watch TV shows and sleep in until 11 am. While it is important to take time to decompress and recharge once the semester is over, there are so many ways you can utilize your summer to its fullest potential. Check out tips below to maximize your summer break.

Explore your city

Summertime can mean heading back to your hometown, so spend a day or a weekend being a tourist. Try a restaurant you haven’t been to, explore a new…


A still of Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger and Jack Nicholson in Terms of Endearment

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has produced plenty of movie-magic-making alums. That means there are tons of flicks out there made with the help of your fellow Huskers! They’ve done stunts, recorded sounds, designed sets and more to make creative ideas come to life on screen.

And some of those Huskers have even worked on films that were recognized at the Academy Awards! Check out these Herbie-approved Oscar-nominated movies that Huskers had a hand in creating:

Gone Girl (2014)

Tim Croshaw (BFA 2000) has been a set designer and art director on some of Hollywood’s biggest films and TV shows. You can check out…


At Nebraska, students from any college can dip their toes into the world of advertising. Jacht, a student-run ad agency at the university, gives Huskers hands-on experience with real clients as they create work that wins awards and helps businesses and organizations throughout the community. Jacht copywriter Landon Braun gives us the inside scoop on the agency.

How would you explain Jacht to someone outside the CoJMC community?

Jacht is most known as a student-run agency at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. However, it’s so much more than that. It is a place to challenge yourself to grow in your skillset, and it is not just a place for CoJMC students. We…


A collage of Aakriti helping young girls on the computer and a photo of her in her grad cap. An image of the College of Business appears on the left side with text that says “College of Business Class of 2016” and “Aakriti Agrawal” on purple stickers
A collage of Aakriti helping young girls on the computer and a photo of her in her grad cap. An image of the College of Business appears on the left side with text that says “College of Business Class of 2016” and “Aakriti Agrawal” on purple stickers

Coming to Nebraska as an international student was a new experience for Aakriti. But the actuarial science and finance major from Pune, India soon found a community and built lasting and impactful relationships through her involvement. Today, she helps people understand how to use data at Ameritas and encourages young girls to get involved in STEM through Girls Code Lincoln. We talked to her about being involved, co-founding a nonprofit and the power of mentorship.

What was it like coming to Nebraska as an international student? Did you have any misconceptions about the university when you first started?

I had never really heard of Nebraska before coming here and had never visited, so I had no idea what I would be walking into…


Morgan Hartman, project coordinator for recycling services, wheels a new recycling station down the hallway of Canfield Hall as student worker Damien Niyonshuti loads an old trash can onto an elevator.

There are hundreds of ways to live more sustainably, starting with the items you use on a daily basis. But wait — don’t fill up your online shopping cart with a bunch of brand new products. You don’t have to drop a chunk of change to make a change!

There are plenty of inexpensive ways to incorporate sustainable products into your routine. These switches make it easy to be eco-friendly. From how you do your dishes to how you carry your coffee to class — there are so many ways to be sustainable each day.

Make a product plan

Chances are, there’s probably something…


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…

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