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About Amanda Minckler

Amanda is currently a student at Creighton University and interning in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s Communications Department. She is also the photo editor and a staff writer for Creighton’s student newspaper.

Cold and flu season can hit college dorms hard

College is back in session and for students living in the dorms, so is the cold and flu season. In my first year in the dorms I had three or four colds. It’s easy to understand when hundreds of students are packing into one building. Each floor becomes a breeding ground for germs. A cold

By |2019-10-08T09:28:13-05:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Cold and flu season can hit college dorms hard

BCBSNE interns embrace corporate social responsibility at seminar

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently gave 10 interns the opportunity to attend First National Bank of Omaha’s Intern Innovation seminar on corporate social responsibility. The two-day seminar brought together interns from surrounding companies to create a community outreach campaign. “My favorite part was getting to meet and collaborate with interns from

By |2019-07-18T11:13:44-05:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE interns embrace corporate social responsibility at seminar

Getting healthy meant investing in herself

Michelle Shimmel is making 2019 the year to get healthy. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee joined a Healthy Weight Challenge at the beginning of the year and hasn’t looked back. “I lost 30 pounds, and I continue to lose weight after the challenge,” Shimmel said. “I used the challenge as

By |2019-07-03T10:26:10-05:00July 8th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Getting healthy meant investing in herself

Taking action to stop summer reading slide

Summer reading isn’t just a nice to have for children anymore. A Scholastic study shows that younger children and children from low-income families are the most likely to experience a “summer slide” in reading. Each slide they experience can set them further back in school. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) partnered with

By |2019-06-25T13:39:15-05:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Taking action to stop summer reading slide

E-scooter test drive proves they’re not toys

If you’ve been in the Aksarben, Midtown or downtown Omaha, you’ve probably seen a bright green scooter fly by on a sidewalk or in the street. They popped up in the area in May and might be here to stay. I took a ride to see what e-scooters are about. There are basic rules to

By |2019-06-07T09:19:46-05:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on E-scooter test drive proves they’re not toys