VIDEO: Conceal and Carry Permits

Jamie Schmitz Contributor A bill was presented to the legislature last month that would protect those from out of state that have a conceal and carry...

Black Studies departmental rift spills over into lawsuit

By Phil Brown, Reporter A conflict within the University of Nebraska at Omaha Black Studies department that has been brewing for a year has spilled...

A new website for students looking for internships makes debut

Internships are a great way for students to get real-world experience in a field and make connections outside of the university. Students might even be able to pick up class credit in the process.
Recently, the Nebraska Department of Economic Development created a website to provide internships for students statewide. The site,, focuses on placing Nebraska students into jobs and internships.

Seven @MeanStreetsOMA members disband after moral disagreements with founder

By Kamrin Baker DIGITAL EDITOR Early Tuesday afternoon, local Omaha Twitter feeds were abuzz with drama coming from the once-powerful independent news outlet, Mean Streets Omaha...

Students build cardboard shelters, raise awareness

UNO students inhabiting the shantytown that's sprung up in the Crossroads Mall parking lot haven't fallen on hard times -- they're trying to make a difference

Family business a tradition at Omaha sporting events

Erik Mauro Contributor “Snow cones! Get ya snow cones!” It’s been a familiar call heard at Omaha sporting events for years. From the Omaha Storm Chasers...

Local independent film festival to highlight petroleum crisis

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.

West Nile virus has infected 22 Douglas County residents

Jessica Wade Editor in Chief The Douglas County Health Department reports that the West Nile virus has infected 22 people from across Douglas County this year,...