Sparkles Cheerleaders

School Colors Shining Through

September 26, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Chloe McClellan has always been timid. She’s a quiet 17-year-old who likes to be alone and prefers to observe activities. So joining the Sparkles cheerleading squad at Westside High School was a bit out of […]

Debra McKnight at Urban Abbey

Resistance, Reflection, and Retaining One’s Religion

August 20, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People, Religion

The Rev. Debra McKnight’s journey to the altar hasn’t been without obstacles. The freedom to live out her calling as a pastor came on the heels of immense testing, resistance to conformity, persistent theological reflection, […]

Joe Cabral at GI Forum

Joe Cabral

June 13, 2019 · Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, Omaha Magazine

The lunch crowd for Taco Thursday is thick and talkative. Booming laughter bounces from every corner of the GI Forum restaurant on south 20th Street. Working-class clientele, families, and the occasional white-collar professional fill this […]

Omaha Police Detective Tony Espejo

Keeping Pace with Detective Tony Espejo

April 19, 2019 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

No matter where you find yourself in life, you can always pull yourself back up. Omaha Police Detective Tony Espejo says “perseverance” is the key to unlocking success. Developing Omaha’s Police Athletics for Community Engagement […]

pupusas from Latino Legacy

A Legacy of Flavor at Latino Legacy

February 14, 2019 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, Restaurants

A gentle chime sounds as customers step into Latino Legacy, an unassuming eatery that opens up to bright yellow and red walls, tissue paper flowers, and colorful Latino art. Corrido music softly plays in the […]

A 5-Year-Old’s Tribute to Grandma

October 24, 2018 · Posted In: Family, Omaha Magazine

Every year in late October, Viviana Handlos’ home transforms into a place of honor, respect, and celebration for the dead. In the middle of the foyer sits a table adorned with skulls, photographs, dancing skeletons, […]

From the Heart

September 30, 2018 · Posted In: Music, Omaha Magazine, People

Cristina Bertuldo caught herself singing—and lowered her voice to a slight hum.  “Sometimes, I’m very selfish with my gift,” she explains. “So many of my friends ask why I don’t sing as often.” She’s a […]

Lending Book and a Helping Hand

June 28, 2018 · Posted In: FamilyGuide, Giving, Young Hero

On a recent Monday evening, Omahan Kalli Pettit wheeled a squeaky book cart down a hospital hallway. A pair of teenagers jostled each other as they walked past. Kalli, not much older at age 18, […]

Miwi La Lupa

May 3, 2018 · Posted In: Entertainment, Music, Omaha Magazine

As soon as Miwi La Lupa’s melodies hit ears, listeners succumb to the indie-folk dynamo. Seduced by his poignant lyrics, the roar of bar chatter fell silent during a recent Slowdown performance. There he stood: […]

Busy as a Bee

September 26, 2017 · Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Ryan Sedlacek’s family farm—90 acres of gently rolling fields and wooded Nebraska land—sits barely a mile outside of Gretna’s busy shopping district. Life is much simpler there, with the beauty of mature corn stalks, the […]