Austin Ortega

February 23, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Sports

How did a smallish soccer-playing Hispanic kid from sun-drenched Escondido, California, end up an ice hockey star in Nebraska? Although his profile does not fit the stereotypical hockey player, UNO Mavericks forward Austin Ortega has […]

Frequent Flyers

February 20, 2017 · Posted In: Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Sports

When the world’s elite horses (and riders) arrive in Omaha, an entourage of police and first responders—including mounted patrol—will escort them to the location of the Longines FEI World Cup. The international championship for show […]

The Other World-Renowned Kobe

January 7, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Omaha Magazine, Publications, Sports

Kobe Paras had never heard of Omaha when Creighton called this past summer. He spent the first 15 years of his life in the Philippines before moving to Los Angeles to chase a basketball scholarship. […]

Pheasant Heaven

January 4, 2017 · Posted In: Entertainment, Omaha Magazine, Publications, Recreation, Sports

“We went through 250,000 birds and 30,000 hunters in the last 30 years,” Bruhn says. “We had every celebrity you could think of out here.” As urban sprawl takes over rural America, yesterday’s pasture transforms […]

Marlin Briscoe

December 29, 2016 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Entertainment, Publications, Sports

Omaha native Marlin Briscoe made history in 1968 as the NFL’s first black starting quarterback. His success as a signal-caller carried huge symbolic and practical weight by disproving the then-popular misconception that blacks lacked the […]

Fighting Misogyny (updated)

December 15, 2016 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, Sports

“Fighter” is a very connotative word. People hear it and think of large, brutish men knocking each other out for money. They think broken homes, difficult childhoods, and a last resort. Women are an afterthought, […]

Fighting Misogyny

October 14, 2016 · Posted In: Sports, Web Exclusive

The undefeated Wilson fights her second career match at the Ralston Arena on Friday, Oct. 14. “Fighter” is a very connotative word. People hear it and think of large, brutish men knocking each other out […]

Baller Artist

Posted In: Art, Lifestyle, Omaha Magazine, Publications, Sports

“Kids need a community that shows them they can be successful and invests in their success,” -Aaryon Williams With an international basketball career spanning Peru, Denmark, Iceland, and Mexico, most 30-year-olds might be tempted to […]

Niles Paul

Explore! November/December 2016


 
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