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Alumna’s book offers humorous meditation on age and regret

Roxanne Ardekanni, Contributor
March 22
Filed under Features

  Kara Bachman, a UNO alumna from 1992 and writer for The Times-Picayune, among other magazines and newspapers, published a book of essays this year.   “Kissing the Crisis: Field Notes on Foul-Mouthed Babies, Disenchanted Women, & Careening into Middle Age,” is Bachman’s...

Americans increasingly consume biased, tailored news

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief
March 22
Filed under Features

Technology and the internet have allowed those alive today to have access to an unprecedented amount of information and resources. The information age we are currently living in and the technology behind it have influenced every aspect of our lives, including how we consume our news.   The American po...

New Orleans celebrates its Irish immigrant history with parades

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief
March 15
Filed under Features

On March 17, along with every other city in America and many around the world, New Orleans will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. “Everywhere in the world celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. In New Orleans, where so many people have Irish blood and celebrate Irish culture, I think it’s a little diffe...

Safe Spaces on campus offer support to LGBTQIQ+ students

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor
March 15
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The University of New Orleans is taking steps to provide a welcoming environment to its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and queer population. The Safe Space Alliances Program is one of its implemented strategies. Assistant Director for First Year Student Success and Safe Spa...

God around the world – different religions share the same message

God around the world – different religions share the same message

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor
March 8
Filed under Features, Showcase

Religion is one of the oldest pillars of human society. As history has shown, it can be difficult to coexist peacefully with so many forms of spirituality in existence, each equipped with its own system of values, beliefs and traditions. Four religious student associations at the University of New Orlean...

Campus minister emphasizes service and connection

Anna Gowin and Christina Brown
March 8
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Chris Lazarine, who has been campus minister of the Newman Center, the University of New Orleans’ home to the Catholic campus ministry and student group on campus, since August, said he understands why it’s hard to get college students engaged. “[Deciding not to go church anymore] happens with a lot of stu...

AA’s religious structure works for some, not all

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief
March 8
Filed under Features

Alcoholics Anonymous is the world’s premiere get-sober program, not just for alcoholism, but for a variety of addictions. The organization is synonymous with addiction recovery and treatment. What is less-known about the organization and its 12-step program is how heavily it relies on religion and how c...

NOLArts: a local art school tailored to the autistic

Roxanne Ardekanni, Contributor
February 22
Filed under Features

Inspired by the lack of services for children with autism in the city, Sarah Ambrose and Kate Lacour brought NOLArts, a nonprofit arts school which specifically caters to those with autism, to New Orleans in October.   Three years prior to the creation of NOLArts, the idea was further nurtured ...

With new EPA head, climate change discussion must continue

Michael Habermann, Contributor
February 21
Filed under Features

There has been much speculation over whether or not Scott Pruitt, Trump’s highly controversial choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, is a good fit.   There has been considerable debate from both sides of the political aisle regarding the decision since his nomination. Pruit...

AAUW president welcomes all to gender rights discussion

Anna Gowin, Features and Entertainment Editor
February 21
Filed under Features

  When Daisy Gaeta first started attending meetings of the American Association of University Women at the University of New Orleans last November, she said she never expected that she’d eventually become president of the organization.   As a transgender woman, she said she was ini...

UNO’s Career Services, an underutilized and misunderstood service

Angelle Cleneay, Contributor
February 21
Filed under Features

  On the second floor of the University Center, the University of New Orleans offers a service many students are either not aware of or choose not to take advantage of: Career Services. The Office of Career Services, made up of a small staff and located in Room 208 of the UC is led by direct...

Traveling art exhibit “Dear World” brings UNO’s community together

Traveling art exhibit “Dear World” brings UNO’s community together

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief
February 15
Filed under Features, Showcase

  “Dear World,” the New Orleans-founded traveling art exhibit famous for its viral social media photos, returned home to set up shop at the University of New Orleans’ campus on Feb. 6 and 7.   The exhibit’s premise was simple: participants came to the space with a personal sto...

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