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Local venues for comedy fans to check out

Will Patterson A&E EDITOR The comedy scene in Omaha has been gaining momentum over the past several years. With a few dedicated comedy clubs, open mic nights and comedy groups, Omaha has developed a dis-tinct humor industry. Here are some of the local places to catch...

Four women fight for change in UNO Theatre’s “The Revolutionists”

Danielle Meadows SENIOR REPORTER Real women who lived boldly during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror come together in “The Revolutionists,” UNO Theatre upcoming mainstage production directed by Maire Creegan. The play by Lauren Gunderson premiered at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park two years ago. There have...

Lauritzen Gardens “Metamorphosis” exhibit promotes sustainability through art

Will Patterson A&E EDITOR Lauritzen Gardens is currently hosting the “Metamorphosis” exhibit, which highlights human environmental impact through colorful sculptures constructed of plastics and other non-biodegradable waste. The exhibit will be on display until May 13. The featured artists include Sayaka Ganz and Aurora Robinson. Ganz was...

Govermental solution: Build a wall

Ashton Nanninga CONTRIBUTOR Americans thrive on dichotomies. Right, wrong; fact, fiction; true, false; good, evil; Democrat, Republican. These are simple, easy. People are unsure when they are given more than two choices or if those choices slide on a spectrum. This is especially true for the...

The PROSPER Act

Jessica Wade OPINION EDITOR With an already uncertain financial future at the state level, graduate and professional students around the country may soon face financial woes on a federal level. In early December, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce unveiled the PROSPER Act (Promoting Real...

Holocaust denier running as Congressional candidate

Madeline Miller SENIOR REPORTER It seems strange that one would see an actual, real-life Nazi running for a government position a little more than 72 years after the end of World War II, especially with any kind of success. However, that’s exactly what is happening with...

U.S. media sugarcoats North Korea at Olympics

Jessica Wade OPINION EDITOR No CNN, Kim Jong-un’s sister is not “stealing the show at the Winter Olympics,” she is not “North Korea’s Ivanka,” Washington Post, you’re better than that. The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, NPR—U.S. media that seems to have forgotten that Kim...

First-generation student Melissa Ramos finds success at UNO and abroad

Jessica Wade OPINION EDITOR First-generation student Melissa Ramos said that she is not entirely sure what her post-graduation plans are, but she hopes to make the most of her opportunities while at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Proficient in English and Spanish, Ramos is working toward...