Omaha offers young artists a variety of spaces to grow

NinaMcMullen Omaha has historically been an art-filled city. Over the last 150 years, North Omaha has skyrocketed through the sounds of jazz, soul, blues, hip hop, gospel and much more. Historic 24th Street was known for the echoes of saxophones and trumpets. Downtown, the Hot Shops have thrived as a “living museum” according to hotshotsartcenter.org. The Hot Shops offers studio… Read More Omaha offers young artists a variety of spaces to grow

New Science Center: Where learning meets community

Martha Engel Curiosity. Exploration. Community. Creativity. Fun. Science?  The Kiewit Luminarium, which opened April 15, is located at The RiverFront in downtown Omaha at 345 Riverfront Drive. It aims to join exploration and hands-on learning with fields of science and technology in a meaningful way. The Luminarium not only brings Omaha a center for collaboration… Read More New Science Center: Where learning meets community

Gene Leahy Mall: Love letter to Omaha 

By MariellaVirgillito  Gene Leahy Mall is the first of three phases of Omaha’s RiverFront Revitalization Project. Over the past four years, MECA’s (the Metropolitan Entertainment & Convention Authority) non-profit organization has worked on the renovation and redevelopment of the riverfront parks in Omaha. MECA builds and manages public event venues in Omaha to preserve the… Read More Gene Leahy Mall: Love letter to Omaha 

Sophomore family comes together to celebrate Kwanzaa

EliseMoulton Kwanzaa is an annual celebration of African American history and coming together as a community as brothers and sisters. Kwanzaa became a cultural tradition after the Watts Riots in Los Angeles, California in 1965. Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor of Black Studies at California State University, created Kwanzaa after witnessing the disheartening violence in… Read More Sophomore family comes together to celebrate Kwanzaa