A MELTING pot magic city gets its own museum

Just like the community that forged him, the dreams of South Omaha native and historian Gary Kastrick don’t die easy. The educator developed the Project Omaha teaching museum at South High, but when he retired the school didn’t want it anymore. For years he stored his collection’s thousands of artifacts at his home while seeking […]

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The Chubicks Way Comes Full Circle

Things have come full circle for a father-son coaching duo. Omaha South head basketball coach Bruce Chubick I guided South to its first state Class A hoops title in a quarter century last year with help from assistant Bruce Chubick II. Thirty years ago the father coached the son to Atkinson-West Holt’s Class C-1 state […]

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Tony Vargas

  Nebraska Legislative District 7 candidate Tony Vargas canvasses homes wearing shoes with soles worn to the nub. Even though his feet get wet on rainy days, he intentionally sticks with that same beat-up footwear. “It is a reminder that if I’m not knocking on doors, I’m not doing enough,” said Vargas, 32. “There is […]

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Aguek Arop

  En el 2014 Aguek Arop de South High en Omaha cumplió sus sueños de baloncesto cuando, con tan solo 15 años de edad, él aceptó una oferta por una beca deportiva de Nebraska. Ahora esta historia de cuento de hadas entre el prometedor jugador y el programa se ha convertido en una historia con […]

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Aguek Arop

  In 2014 Omaha South High’s Aguek Arop realized a hoops dream when, at 15, he accepted an athletic scholarship offer from Nebraska. Now this once storybook wedding between promising player and program has turned cautionary tale. His Husker commitment made him the latest Omaha Sudanese athlete to make waves in local hoops. But he […]

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Cinemateca Series

This year’s sampling of Latin American motion pictures in the biennial Cinemateca series at Film Streams is heavy on fiction, though a much anticipated documentary is also featured. Cinemateca has been part of Film Streams since the North Downtown art cinema’s 2008 start. This fifth collaboration with the Office of Latino and Latin American Studies […]

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