The Huskers suffer a disheartening loss in the Big Ten Championship game against Wisconsin; an Alliance, Neb., man shares his story of being held hostage; and the Husker volleyball team plays its last game at the NU Coliseum in The World-Herald Week in Pictures: Nov. 26 – Dec. 2, 2012.
Even Nebraska’s brightest moments on Saturday came with some struggle. Taylor Martinez’s second touchdown run, an 11-yarder in the third quarter, left the junior quarterback in a tangled heap with Badger linebacker Ethan Armstrong. Earlier in the game, the Husker quarterback did his best Barry Sanders impression on a 76-yard scramble for a touchdown. But that run, one of Nebraska’s best in some time, tested the NU star; he must have covered somewhere near 100 yards on the play. ALYSSA SCHUKAR/THE WORLD-HERALD
I have been a staff photojournalist at the Omaha World-Herald since September 2008. I'm from Lincoln and am a 2006 graduate of the College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Previously, I worked as an assistant at Malone and Co., a commercial photography studio in Omaha. My favorite pictures are those that give insight on the life of an individual or family because I understand the world better through the experiences of the people I meet. It's always humbling to be allowed such intimate access. My most challenging assignments come in many forms. Funerals, especially those of soldiers, always are emotionally draining, but I try to approach people with respect and dignity. In my time at the paper, I have covered a wide variety of assignments, including the Nebraska and Iowa National Guard's deployments in Afghanistan, Husker football at home and away, portraits of wigs big and small, rodeo queen competitions and intimate views of everyday life and love. Follow me on twitter @OWHalyssa.