By the Triumph Editors In the Spring of 2019, a number of students at Creighton organized in hopes to pressure the University to divest its endowment—donated funds which are invested in a number of sectors—from fossil fuels. The first thrust began with a small group of students, who, after being told they needed ‘the numbers’ to write legislation around divestment, arranged a meeting with Creighton’s … Continue reading Ad Majorem Petroleum Gloriam: Why is Creighton acting against students’ climate referendum?
By Pat Reilly Oftentimes, we seem to have conflicting intuitions about social reality. Just what are the social roles we fill and the social categories we fall into? On the one hand, there is frequently a strong intuition to conclude that social reality is a construct, and therefore less than real in some sense. On the other hand, our social roles, identities, and relations seem … Continue reading What is a social construct?
By Erika B. Some might say that Tacocat’s song “I Hate the Weekend” fails to credit the hard work the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America labor union put into earning the five-day work week. However, I say that the song brings to light the incredible need for a revolution of social reproduction. The Tacocat line, “They were made for the working stiff / With a … Continue reading No love for the weekend
by Erika B. A deeper shade of red is sweeping over the middle part of the United States as working-class folks in the Midwest and Great Plains are continually let down by the Republican nominees currently in power. An urgency to organize for working class power has been demonstrated by some of the most radical movements in the U.S. today taking place in right-to-work, “Republican … Continue reading Lincoln hosts second annual socialist conference
By Mark Honey In Dakota County, jailing migrants is making bank for the Sheriff’s office. Sheriff Chris Kleinberg brought in more than $60k in January alone through two deals with immigration agencies, the ACLU-Nebraska reports. That apparently isn’t enough for the Republican Sheriff, who sent an email to ICE asking, “How is it possible that those removals are so low, when there are so many … Continue reading ICE can use at least 33 jails in Nebraska, local law profits
It’s time to organize outside the bedroom. by t.s. In early May, actress Alyssa Milano tweeted a request for women to join her in a sex strike to protest the passage of a Georgia state law that criminalizes and bans abortions performed after six weeks of pregnancy. Her stated goal for the strike was to raise awareness about the fact that abortion and reproductive rights … Continue reading Beyond a #SexStrike
by Margaret Marsh HASTINGS, NE – Located 60 miles north of the geographical center of the United States, there is little to distinguish Hastings, Nebraska from any other small midwestern town. Our biggest claim to fame is that we’re the birthplace of Kool-Aid. We host one of the state’s largest tourist events each August in celebration of the soft drink. Our 25,000 residents live in … Continue reading Deportations draining life from Hastings, rural communities
by Mark Honey In April, city council passed an ordinance mandating inspections for rental units every 10 years. I can’t even tell you just how worthless it is. This ordinance came into the spotlight after the Yale Park apartment fiasco, in which landlord Kay Anderson was neglecting a large complex of apartments where refugees from Myanmar lived. The city declared it unlivable after an inspection, … Continue reading Could Omaha City Council Be Any More Useless?
By Phil Gillen When 19-year-old Atlanta rapper Lil Nas X released his country/trap hybrid “Old Town Road” in December 2018, it was at least partially tongue-in-cheek, with lines like “Cowboy hat from Gucci / Wrangler on my booty.” The song’s rise to popularity through TikTok was also driven by the humor of juxtaposing the worlds of “urban” and “country,” with TikTok users parodying country life. … Continue reading Horses in the Back: Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road signals a culture shift
By Abigail Edith Ellery For more than two years we have witnessed an evolutionary arms race in the world of conspiracy theory. Though it had already begun well before May of 2017, this race was accelerated by Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government. While Trump’s minions jumped at the chance to claim evidence for the … Continue reading Lessons From Russia