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Mark Champion

I'm a senior advertising and public relations and journalism double major. I work at The Daily Nebraskan as the senior culture editor.

‘Nebraska. Honestly, it’s not for everyone’ campaign grows state tourism

Carhenge billboard mockup
After Nebraska Tourism launched its campaign that declared Nebraska is “not for everyone,” it was only about a week before Nebraska Tourism Executive Director...

Prairie Peace Park now lies in pieces

Barrels off the interstate
Prairie Peace Park opened on June 11, 1994, to a welcoming crowd of more than 1,500 people. The park, which was planned by Nebraskan...

After legalization, hemp’s roots in Nebraska take hold

Feral hemp
In 2019, the Nebraska Hemp Farming Act was passed, which legalized the production and sale of hemp, a cousin of the marijuana plant. Now,...

Brain strain: Students across Nebraska see lower test scores in pandemic

Creighton Prep students have seen many changes to their school year, such as having watch parties for sporting events and safe lunch settings. Photo courtesy of Creighton Prep
After some students traded in chalkboards for iPads to study at home across the state, new standardized testing scores show detrimental effects to learning.  Data...

Nebraska communities continue mask mandate discussions

Image of the coronavirus.
The mask mandate debate continues this spring as the first Nebraskans receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Unlike the governors of states such as California and Colorado, Nebraska...

Albion couple looks to hand local newspaper business to new owners

Jim and Julie Dickerson are looking to sell a small-town newspaper businesses they have owned for 13 years.

UNL researchers study Trump use of term ‘Chinese virus’

Two University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers are scouring social media comments in the United States and China to analyze the impact of the Trump administration’s use of the term "Chinese virus" and other racially divisive descriptions of COVID-19.

Elmwood family transitions to empty nest after raising 12 in a...

Petersen house
The Petersen family raised 12 children in an adapted farmhouse that used to house the Ebeler Nursing Home about 50 years ago.