Fraternity bounces for a cause

Gabriel Guardado CONTRIBUTOR For three days straight, members of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity jumped on trampolines and slept in tents for their Bounce-A-Thon event in...

First ever Dishcrawl hits the Omaha metro

On April 23, the first ever Dishcrawl will be hitting the Omaha metro.
Founded in San Jose, Calif., Dishcrawl is a play on the popular events called "barcrawls" in which participants travel around different bars, seeing what each one has to offer.
Similarly, Dishcrawl will travel through downtown Omaha, touring some of the area's most popular restaurants and sampling their specialties.

Mavericks encouraged to enter business plan competition for a chance at $3000

Megan DeBoer Contributor The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Business Administration’s Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Franchising is encouraging students to enter the seventh...

UNO Plans Week of Spring Break Service

The University of Nebraska at Omaha invites the community to spend spring break in service. The university will be partnering with more than 20...

Nebraska Wind Symphony performing Sunday at Strauss

The Nebraska Wind Symphony (NWS) is teaming up with Omaha's middle school "All Stars" and the Omaha Percussion Ensemble for their formal winter concert, "With Bells On!" Sunday, Feb. 12, at UNO's Strauss Performing Arts Center. The concert begins at 3 p.m. and will last about an hour and a half.

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.

Local choir performs in ‘Distant’ concert

For fans of the Final Fantasy video games, Thursday, March 21 was as magical as the classic series' stories and plots.

Omaha botanical gardens offer winter fun despite the cold temps

For most Omahans, going to a botanical garden center doesn't sound like a fun activity in the winter. However, at Lauritzen Gardens, there is an indoor activity that makes the local botanical center worth a trip, even with some snow on the ground.