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Flood delivers distinct blows to Nebraska’s immigrants

Fremont resident Alex D'Caprio in front of his mobile home, which was red tagged as being unsafe. Utilities to his home were shut off. Photo by Hannah Stodolka. By Elizabeth Rembert Shirley Peng’s phone has been ringing off the hook in the weeks since Nebraska’s...

New Americans Task Force unites community, service providers

By Megan Crain On a cold and snowy Friday afternoon in the middle of February, a conference room in the lower level of the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department is warm and welcoming. A group of tables in the center of the room have been pushed together to form a...

Lincoln high wrestler brings unique background to mat

Pla Plot Soe shows off one of his wrestling medals while sitting next to his father, Kyaw Gaw. Trev McDiffett When the 2019 NSAA State Wrestling Championships played host in February to the state’s top wrestlers, 896 competitors from all over Nebraska shot, rolled and...

Uniting the community one citizen at a time

By Baylee Vrtiska Pablo Cervantes arrived in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 2001 with hope for a new future, but soon found himself struggling in a new country, where he had nothing. Cervantes, who fell in love with dance while growing up in Mexico, had toured Nebraska with a...

Museum honors crafts making of multicultural women

By Samantha Biel On the third floor of the Nebraska History Museum, a giant pink, yellow and purple quilt splashes the white walls with bold patterns and color. Some squares of the quilt are embroidered with dainty flowers, while others are graffitied with a resolute...

From North Carolina to Hollywood: Mapping my family roots

By Noah Johnson My family is as old as dirt when it comes to our history in the United States. With our roots firmly planted in the American soil, my family has traversed throughout the country, from the Carolinas to the Deep South to the bright lights of Hollywood....

All history belongs in family stories

By Elizabeth Rembert My interest in my family history didn’t start until a black man with the same last name messaged me on LinkedIn. “I’m sorry to bother you but my family is from Rembert, S.C., and I’m very curious how we come together in the family,” Hosey Rembert,...

Choosing friendship over prejudice

By Trev McDiffett  Ida Mae Willey was a true patriot. Everything from the flag she flew above her Sutton, Nebraska home, to her son, Wayne, who fought in World War II had American pride written all over it. During the war, troops returning home on the train would...

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