Charreria

  Charrería, the Mexican art that mainly consists of properly handling a horse, is without a doubt an important part of Mexicanity, becoming a major part of its culture and creating a way of life and historical heritage. As a tradition from centuries ago, it is a living symbol of Mexican nationalism as well as […]

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Sniffing Out Crime

  At first glance, Alley might seem like a sweet pet resting close to its masters. However, she is actually a member of the Fire Investigation Unit (FIU) of the Omaha Fire Department (OFD). Alley is a Labrador Retriever trained as an Accelerant Detection Canine, thanks to the State Farm Arson Dog Program. Her mission […]

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These Roots Run Deep

  Deibi Sibrian never remembers not having some sort of garden or fresh vegetable patch wherever he lived. He learned gardening techniques and farming at an early age from his grandpa back in El Salvador, and when he moved to the U.S. Sibrian and his family maintained a garden in their backyard. The Dorothy Patach […]

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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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Growth Underway At The Kroc Center

  The Salvation Army’s Kroc Community Center, a one-of-a-kind family space in Omaha, was established in a 122,000-square-foot location where the Wilson meatpacking plant used to be located up until it was closed in the 1970s. It was thanks to the generous support of philanthropist Joan B. Kroc, widow of Ray Kroc who was responsible […]

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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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Casa Robertas

  Being on the red carpet multiplies a designer’s fame and demand, as corroborated by Diego Medel, the Mexican designer who has caught the attention of Hollywood’s fashion industry and who recently opened the doors of Casa Robertas in South Omaha. For someone like him who lives in this world of glamour and haute couture, […]

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OLLAS Reporte Económico

“Los indicadores positivos más importantes en el reporte están relacionados a los jóvenes pues han disminuido las tasas de deserción escolar y de embarazos en adolescentes y un incremento en las tasas de registro en las universidades. Nosotros definitivamente apreciamos eso en UNO. Cada año llegamos a un record en cuanto a población latina. Esto […]

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OLLAS Economic Report

“The most important positive indicators in the report relate to the young population and include a decline in dropout rates and teen pregnancy and an increase in college enrollment. We definitely see that at UNO. Every year we hit a record in the Latino/Hispanic population. These things show promise in the sense that this young […]

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