Meet the new Nebraska Mosaic reporters

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A new crop of student reporters has joined Nebraska Mosaic, and their first step into reporting about new Americans has been to track their own immigrant past. One discovered that some of her ancestors came on the Mayflower, and another found that her relatives had served in every branch of the U.S. military. One has >

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In South Omaha, soccer is alternative to gangs

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By Whitney Dawn Carlson In the spring of 2005, Antonio Espejo, a gang officer with the Omaha Police Department, attended the National Youth Gang Symposium, a conference for people addressing gang and violence issues, in Orlando, Florida. While there, Espejo heard a talk by Bob Muzikowski, a businessman who began an inner-city baseball league in

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What’s ‘Good Life’ mean to new Nebraskans?

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Photographs & text by Veronica Vanderbeek When drivers cross into the Nebraskan countryside they see rolling hills dressed in wild grasses, perfect rows of corn as far as the eye can see, the giant dunes of the great Sandhills and the cherished green tourism sign welcoming them into “The Good Life.” As far back as

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Foreign-born students discuss pasts, futures

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By Kaylee Everly This is a story about what it means to be foreign-born. Ten Lincoln High School students give insights into why they came to the United States and what they hope to accomplish here.  

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Successfully settled, Yazidi now helps others

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By Emily Rust Below the Sinjar Mountains in Iraqi Kurdistan lies the town of Sinjar. It was once the home of Christians and Yazidis, living harmoniously. Then, on Aug. 3, 2014, ISIS came. ISIS killed the men and took the women, who were given two choices: convert to Islam or die.  Families were displaced. The

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Lincoln Literacy now has ‘whole world’

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By Brittany Schave Lincoln Literacy has worked for the past 40 years, teaching the people of Lincoln to read, write and speak English. The organization started with a small handful of volunteers back in 1972, after hearing Frank Laubach, a Christian missionary known to many as “the apostle to the illiterates,” stop to speak in Lincoln […]

May 15, 2015 at 1:36 pm


‘Lost Boy of Sudan’ visits Nebraska City

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By Eric Bertrand An original “Lost Boy of Sudan” will be at Calvary Community Church in Nebraska City at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10. “The Good Lie,” a movie that depicts the struggle the young Sudanese boys went through, will be shown. Dhiue, one of the original “Lost Boys,” will be there to watch the […]

October 5, 2015 at 4:25 pm


I’m more than my father’s daughter

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By Kaitlin Karins My whole life, I have always been told that I am my father’s daughter. We have the same pale skin, dark hair and quiet nature. When I asked my parents about our family history as a child, I never thought to question why I got only half of the story, my father’s […]

October 11, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Our Stories

Museums preserve past immigrant cultures

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By Erika Kime Museums are a place to preserve history, and cultural museums are places to preserve the history of unfamiliar cultures. In Nebraska, a variety of unfamiliar cultures are being preserved by the museums in Omaha and Lincoln. The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia Museum and Library in Lincoln and the Czech […]

May 11, 2015 at 11:11 am

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