At work in the fields of the righteous

Servant leader Ricardo Ariza has worked with area youth for five decades. Armed with two social work degrees, he’s filled roles at Boys Town (1988-1995) and Creighton University (1996-2016). Today, he teaches at the Omaha Nation high school in Macy, Nebraska and works for the Catholic Migrant Farmworker Network. His South Omaha blue-collar, melting-pot background. […]

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Goodbye to Susan Aguilera-Robles

All schools are different. I’m not talking about the actual building, the number of students, or the educational focus they follow. I’m talking about the school’s spirit. This is something that can only be appreciated when you have a good Principal. This is the case of Spring Lake Magnet Center, where Sue Aguilera- Robles has […]

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Positively no negativity | Nick Hernandez

  Some call it bliss. Others, serenity. For Nick Hernandez of Lincoln, Nebraska, the study and practice of positive psychology is both way of life and career. The 41-year-old couldn’t have imagined this two decades ago. Back then, the Olathe, Kansas native was a married post-graduate student who looked at people and life critically. Now […]

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Wide Support for DACA in Nebraska

On September 7th various community organizations including Justice for Our Neighbors Nebraska (JFON_NE), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and OneWorld Community Health Centers, among others came together to host an information session on DACA at the Gross Auditorium on the College of Saint Mary campus. The auditorium quickly reached its capacity and remaining attendees […]

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Susan Mayberger Legacy with ESL Program

Growing up, whenever the subject of the Omaha Public Schools (OPS) came up, sure enough the name, Susan Mayberger was tied to the story some how. I would hear people say, “Well Susan Mayberger said,” or “Susan Mayberger is involved in helping,” so on and so forth: it seemed to me Susan Mayberger’s name was […]

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