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Local artist follows her passion– and her students– into the world of watercolors

By Kamrin Baker ONLINE REPORTER “Miss Mason, you’re the best art teacher in the world.” Julia Mason; an art teacher at Indian Hill Elementary School, Beals Elementary School and a University of Nebraska at Omaha alum; knows what it’s like to have one student driving her up...

New Mario game hits the mark

Will Patterson A&E EDITOR Video game studios have been cashing in on nostalgia for years. “Super Mario Odyssey” plays on the mechanics and themes that were present in the Mario games adults grew up with. This isn’t Nintendo’s first attempt, but “Super Mario Odyssey” hits the...

Ceramics students hold show at Petshop Gallery

Will Patterson A&E EDITOR University of Nebraska at Omaha art students studying ceramics put on a public gallery show as part of Benson First Friday. The show, “Private Idaho,” was hosted in the Pet Shop Gallery. For those who don’t know, Benson First Friday is a monthly...

Power and the issue of sexual assault

Jeff Turner CONTRIBUTOR There have been a lot of disappointing reveals in the firestorm of Hollywood sexual harassment scandals. A serious talent will be revealed to be despicable, and their fans must make a personal choice. Many stop watching their films, some can manage. There’s no...

Graduating students’ thesis projects on display

Danielle Meadows SENIOR REPORTER Pieces by graduating studio art majors will close out the semester at the UNO Art Gallery. From the shading and precise lines that form an awestruck cat, to the expressive view of dealing with a sick family member, students shine in UNO’s latest...

The Union for Contemporary Art emphasizes creativity in North Omaha

Will Patterson A&E EDITOR The Union for Contemporary Art is helping bring out the cultural and artistic scene that has always existed in north Omaha, but hasn’t always had the resources. Although the Union has only been at the current location on 2423 North St. for about...

Keystone XL Pipeline – a potentially dangerous venture

Madeline Miller SENIOR REPORTER Ever since the idea of the Keystone XL pipeline was announced, it has been a highly contested plan. Conservatives have touted the pipeline as the key to opening new jobs in the energy business. Liberals have used opposition to the pipeline as...

Continued complexities of the Syrian Conflict

Jose Rodriguez CONTRIBUTOR What began with the graffiti of teenagers led to a civil war. From the U.S. and U.N. backing rebels as Russia assists the Assad regime, to President Donald Trump speaking to President Vladimir Putin about stability and the possible end of the war...