Rachel Tomlinson Dick sank into her cobalt blue mid-century modern chair and exhaled.
After hauling, with fellow volunteers, 10 drum kits and an array of guitars, basses, keyboards and microphones last Saturday, she was exhausted.
But the UNO alumna and volunteer co-coordinator of Omaha Girls Rock was energized by the summer camp's brand new equipment and potential new home, the Holland Performing Arts Center. Dick is entering her third year with the organization.
The power of the film "A Crude Awakening - The Oil Crash" is fueled by the visions of director Basil Gelpke and producer Ray McCormack as they explore the global peak in petroleum production through data, predictions and key historical facts. From producing clean tap water to driving to work, petroleum is seen as the fuel of the modern human race. It's a relevant film, considering the recent BP oil spill that ravished much of the Gulf of Mexico and the world's dependency on petroleum.
Legislative Bill 667, recently presented before Nebraska Legislature's Judiciary Committee, would repeal the current Administrative License Revocation (ALR) law for drunk drivers.
Twenty-six minors received an unwelcome surprise Friday night, when Omaha Police responded to a disturance call reporting at 2211 Maple Street and cited all 26 for minor in possession of alcohol.
The University of Nebraska Omaha chapter of the Chi Omega sorority teamed with Jones Bros. cupcakes for a successful charity event Sunday that raised nearly $1000 in free-will donations and featured balloon animals, face painting, a magician, a custom cupcake and a raffle.
More than 1,700 UNO students became alumni this spring. Of those 1,700, more than 900 participated in what was the largest UNO commencement ceremony yet, held May 6 at the Civic Auditorium.
Students caught a glimpse of the Freshman Leadership Council (FLC) last week, as they stood both inside and outside the student center with an oversized greeting card, urging passersby to write messages for incoming freshmen. The greeting card, which will be presented to incoming freshmen this fall, is a new idea the FLC hopes to make a UNO tradition.