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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” falls short of expectations

Will Patterson A&E EDITOR “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” the latest addition to the Star Wars franchise, debuted this past holiday season. The film drew a variety of responses from critics and fans alike—and for good reason. The latest Star Wars movie incorporates several exciting new...

Repeal of Net Neutrality goes against public opinion

Jessica Wade OPINION EDITOR For months, most internet users have held their breath in anticipation of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of net neutrality, the principle that internet service providers and regulating governments have a moral duty to treat all data and internet users the...

UNO student starts media company spotlighting local talent

Megan Wade ADVERTISING MANAGER College is an opportunity to try something new. For students Christopher Schmidt and Morgan Blasing, that means creating the company they’ve been planning since high school. “You can never start too early,” said Schmidt, who studies political science at UNO. Schmidt had a dream...

Dundee Theater reopens as part of Film Streams

Will Patterson A&E EDITOR For nearly a century, the Dundee Theater has been a central part of Omaha’s film and arts community. After closing in 2013, the theater’s future was uncertain—until the property was purchased by the Sherwood Foundation and donated to Film Streams. Under the ownership...

New Years resolutions for the world

Jessica Wade OPINION EDITOR The origins of New Year’s traditions can be difficult to determine. There’s the celebration in Times Square, the fireworks in Hong Kong and the traditional dances of Samoa (the first country to celebrate 2018). No matter the nation, one tradition recognized around...

45 percent of Puerto Ricans still without power

Jessica Wade OPINION EDITOR Hurricane Maria slammed into the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico Sept. 20, bringing with it wind gusts of 113 mph and torrential rains. The hurricane utterly destroyed the island. Infrastructure was swept away, communication was lost, damaged agriculture will take years to...

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Celest Butler at the Union for Contemporary Arts

By Will Patterson Celeste Butler is a current member of the Union for Contemporary Art’s Fellowship Program. The Union is a nonprofit organization in north Omaha dedicated to providing resources and artistic opportunities to the local community. Getting into the Fellowship Program was a major accomplishment...

UNO alumna shares story of resiliency

Cassie Wade MANAGING EDITOR Returning to the University of Nebraska at Omaha 10 years after graduating took Autumn Sky Burns down memory lane as she made her way to Criss Library. As a student, Burns used to ride the shuttle to Dodge Campus. Now, as a working...