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You, Ellen Forney, & Me: An insight to mental illness offered through a graphic memoir

Rachel Luck CONTRIBUTOR “It was a relief to discover that aiming for a balanced life doesn’t mean succumbing to a boring one,” Ellen Forney writes in her graphic memoir, Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, & Me. Marbles is an eye-opening, educational memoir about Forney’s personal journey through learning...

UNO drops the ball on Latinx student and cultural engagement

Michael Herndon CONTRIBUTOR Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is Latino Heritage month, and as a Latino student at UNO, I was excited to see what events the University would put on to celebrate my culture. In early September, I received an email about a talent show...

UNO art gallery showcases graduating students’ work

Will Patterson A&E EDITOR Thesis art projects from graduating art students and graphic design students are on display in the Criss Library’s Osborne Gallery and in the Weber Fine Art Building’s main gallery. The thesis showcase will be on display through May 5. Graduating students shared details...

Nebraskan poet Barbara Schmitz speaks at UNO

E.J. Free CONTRIBUTOR Barbara Schmitz always wanted to be a writer. Now known as the Poet of Highway 81, Schmitz has lived and worked in Norfolk, Nebraska, for the past 40 years, and most recently celebrated the release of her ninth book, “What Bob Says (Some More),”...

Courses featuring pop culture references, U.S. history to be offered in the fall

Benjamin D. Wells CONTRIBUTOR With a large variety of classes available at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, it can be difficult to pick courses. Check out this list of four classes available in the fall for help with creating the perfect schedule. English 4690: Food Writing Food...

Cuban-American professor uses his history to connect with students

Cassie Wade MANAGING EDITOR At 86 years old, University of Nebraska at Omaha adjunct Spanish professor Gerry Machado’s life contains more chapters than the book out of which he teaches. The intermediate Spanish II professor’s journey to UNO begins in Havana, Cuba, in 1931. Early Life Machado, who is...

Asexual student shares story of identity

Olivia Powers CONTRIBUTOR Sarah Beckenhauer knows the struggle that comes with being marginalized for her sexuality, even within the LGBT+ community. Beckenhauer, a University of Nebraska at Omaha freshman majoring in English, identifies as asexual. Asexuality, or ace spectrum, is an identity not associated with the sexual desires...

Summit League watch: Creighton star transferring to Denver

Kenneth Pancake CONTRIBUTOR Omaha basketball fans who paid close attention to the 2017-18 season remember the Denver Pioneers. On a cold January night, there were 2.4 seconds left in overtime, and Omaha was down by three points. The ball was heaved all the way from the opposite...