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Nebraska Union gives homeless shelter from cold
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Mike Leupold, assistant director
for union operations. Because
it’s a public place owned by the
state of Nebraska, homeless peo
ple can use it, he said.
Most of the time, he said, the
homeless people do not cause
problems in the union.
In the summer, Kantor does
n’t spend time at the union
because he is busy mowing lawns
six days a week.
The winter’s cold tempera
tures, though, mark the end of
the temporary outdoor jobs that
Kantor relies on for money.
But Kantor has found part
time work helping out at Day
Watch, a not-for-profit group that
helps homeless people.
Alan Green, the executive
director of Day Watch, said most
homeless people have situations
similar to Ranter's.
Job losses, medical and psy
chological injuries, financial
emergencies, alcohol and drug
abuse, and broken families are
common causes of homeless
ness, he said.
But each person has a differ
ent situation, he said.
Green said he has met many
homeless people that used to
have high-paying jobs.
One even had a MBA, he said.
Homeless people want to
work and have a roof over their
heads, Green said.
But many homeless people
have never learned the basics of
working, such as getting up early
and not leaving until the work is
done, Green said.3
He said Day Watch gives
homeless people free breakfasts,
showers and laundry facilities so
they can be presentable when
they look for jobs.
“People see them as bums,
but they are really survivalists try
ing to get by,” he said.
Brett, a homeless man who
sometimes sits in front of the
union, said he sees students on
campus judging homeless peo
He said people make general
izations about homeless people,
as well as ignore them.
Brett, who didn’t want to give
his last name, said he can stare at
the ground for hours without
anyone saying hello or noticing
Many people don’t care about
homeless people, Brett said, or
they are too scared to approach
“Homelessness is not a dis
ease that will rub off on you,” he
But Brett said he knows a few
students who stop by regularly
and talk with him
Kantor also talks to students
occasionally and has never had
problems on campus, he said.
He said he wants to have an
average, everyday life like the
COLUMBUS from page 1
Taylor said. "If you can change
that title and not have protests, it
shows that people are open to dif
ferent views of history.”
Others said all they knew
about the day was that banks
were closed, but it was good to
recognize American Indians
because they were here before
Physics graduate student
Dave Schmitter said he had not
heard of the change.
“Columbus Day is not some
thing I even celebrate,” Schmitter
said. "It’s not like I have posters of
the Santa Maria hanging in my
Brett drinks cof
fee to stay warm
Friday. Brett said
he stands in
front of the
union every day
to get money.
He treats it like a
lives of the college students he Green said bad luck such as
meets. Kantor’s is not uncommon.
But, Kantor said, he had some “The paths to homelessness
bad luck and has had a hard time are as numerous as the avenues
finding work because of his age. to success," he said.
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