Erin Vik, Director, Nutrition Services, Westside

Downtown to Westside

September 26, 2019 · Posted In: Food & Drink, Omaha Magazine, People

A sense of community drives Erin Vik. In choosing where to live or work, he looks for a specific feel to drive his decision. Beginning his career in the food and beverage industry at the […]

Professor Chris Allen of UNO

Omaha to Oman

Posted In: 60 Plus in Omaha, People

I’ve been enamored of traveling for a long time, I just didn’t start until I was fairly old,” says University of Nebraska at Omaha journalism professor Chris Allen. He first travelled overseas to Russia for […]

Mike-Dempsey

Exemplifying Hard Work and Humility

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Mike Dempsey shies away from attention. In his mind, he is doing his job—helping teenagers through the often sticky years of high school as the assistant principal and athletic director of Gross High School. Mike […]

Emma Carlson

Innovating in Science

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Emma Carlson sips her blackberry lemonade and tucks a stray strawberry blonde strand behind her ear. A smattering of freckles dust her nose, making her appear more like a freshman in high school than a […]

Sally Nellson Barrett

Inside the Mind Behind Nebraska Loves Public Schools

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

On a TV screen, a middle-school girl rests her fist on her cheek. Her red hoodie contrasts with her black painted nails. A camera zooms in on her blue eyes fringed by long lashes darkened […]

Joe Baker, 1933 Ford hot rod

Auto Body Experience

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder—just ask anyone who’s ever beheld a fully restored Model T, or a tricked-out, metallic green 1933 Ford hot rod. They get it. A talented auto body technician […]

Sparkles Cheerleaders

School Colors Shining Through

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 […]

Emily Brush

Learning Between the Lines

Posted In: Omaha Magazine, People

Who tells the story of a place? Who plots the points of history—chooses the moments and names that inhabit the official portrait of the past? “In a textbook, a significant historical event can get boiled […]

Back to School | October 2019 Ethics Column | Omaha Magazine

Back to School

Posted In: B2B Magazine, Ethics, Opinion, People

It’s in the air. You can feel it. Fall is upon us. The temperature has cooled down. Sunsets are golden. The last blast of summer, with hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill, was the […]

Keith Backsen

Tourism Builds Better Neighborhoods

Posted In: B2B Magazine, Business, Opinion, People

Last year, 465 billion U.S. residents traveled for business or leisure. Like most travelers, they wanted to experience something authentic—something they could get only in that particular city. Visitors often want to eat in popular […]