The perfect time for a good scare

Fall officially begins Sept. 21, and with changing weather comes Halloween and the opening of haunted houses around Omaha. Some houses not to miss this year include Shadow's Edge, Mystery Manor and Scary Acres.


Taste of Omaha draws in massive crowd for the 3-day festival event

Omaha's 15th annual Taste of Omaha proved to be a success as the Heartland of America Park and Lewis & Clark Landing was flooded with people all weekend long.


Annual Malcolm X festival seeks to enlighten about troubled youth

UNO's Department of Black Studies' 11th Annual Malcolm X Festival began March 7 with three discussions dealing with the law, youth and the problems that face both.


UNO Theatre Presents ‘Titus Andronicus’

While UNO students are learning to get back into the groove of school after summer, the UNO theatre department has been hard at work. Their upcoming production of William Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" will no doubt prove to be another stunning performance from the theatre department.


Tiny car racing helps beat winter blues

As winter drags on in Omaha, we have to find a way to entertain ourselves and beat the cold weather blues. The Tiny Car Racing Association offers this relief weekly at The Waiting Room in Benson.


Speed Dialogue gives a safe haven for serious discussion

It seems as we go further into the 21st century, our desire for better means of communication is increasing rapidly.  
Cell phones are designed around social media outlets like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  We are always seeking ways to make our computers faster.  People want to share every small detail of their lives, and they want to be able to do it instantaneously.
But, all too often, lost in the mix of Tweets, Instagrams and status updates, are the relevant and substantial topics.  For some, sharing intimate details about love lives is acceptable, but when it comes to discussing religion or politics, comfort zones are then breached.
Project Interfaith is an initiative in Omaha dedicated to providing a forum for open and respectful learning and interaction about identity, religion, belief and culture.  On Thursday, Jan. 31, Project Interfaith will host their fourth "Speed Dialogue" at the Urban Abbey on 10th and Jackson Streets.


World Civilizations Film Series kicks off with murder mystery

The history department's World Civilizations Film Series kicked off its second year on Friday, Feb. 24, with a screening of the 1947 film, "Crossfire." The series is the brain child of a group of World Civilization instructors, said organizer Jo Behrens.


UNO student plays bride at Journal Broadcast Group’s 2013 Bridal Fair

Although walking on stage to Justin Bieber's "As Long as You Love Me" was not my first choice, I was absolutely ecstatic to be part of the Journal Broadcast Group's 2013 Bridal Fair.
The Bridal Fair took place Jan. 6 at Centurylink Center. Everything wedding related was there to greet engaged couples, from Jone-Z Party buses to DJs and music for receptions. My duty, as well as the rest of the models from Image Modeling, who has been a part of the event since 2010, was to put on a fashion show to give all of the soon-to-be brides and grooms ideas for their special day.