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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...

Tour guide gives an inside look at New Orleans sight-seeing

Tour guide gives an inside look at New Orleans sight-seeing

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor
February 8
Filed under City, Features

Here in New Orleans, a bustling city booming with tourism, there is certainly no shortage of city tours—and to that extent, tour guides. During peak times in the tourism season, it would almost seem that for every tourist there is a tour guide, routinely making their rounds in the central business ...

UNO graduate opens collaborative art space in the Bywater

UNO graduate opens collaborative art space in the Bywater

Carly Zimmerman, Contributor
February 7
Filed under Features, Showcase, University

If you have been involved in any recent conversation about New Orleans’ Bywater neighborhood, you have probably heard a slew of comments about how the eclectic safe space where all feel welcome.” Huster is a singer-songwriter who has been making music from the Ninth Ward since his arrival in the...

SAC’s Cultural Conversation Series wins national diversity award

SAC’s Cultural Conversation Series wins national diversity award

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor
February 6
Filed under Features, Showcase, University

The University of New Orleans’ Cultural Conversations Series, hosted by the Student Activities Council, is known on campus for providing content to students that is educational, intellectually stimulating, thought-provoking, and now—award-winning. The series has won the coveted Outstanding D...

University celebrates Homecoming week with weeklong celebration

University celebrates Homecoming week with weeklong celebration

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief
February 6
Filed under Features, Top Story

This past week, UNO held its annual Homecoming celebration with a week-long celebration leading up to the big game against Nicholls state. UNO managed to pull off a victory in both the women’s and men’s game. The Homecoming King and Queen were revealed at the halftime of the men’s game, with...

The Renovation and Innovation of the UNO Library

The Renovation and Innovation of the UNO Library

Michael Habermann
February 3
Filed under Features, Showcase

The University of New Orleans' Earl K. Long Library used to be shorter - two stories to be exact. In the 1980s, state funding was secured for the construction of the third and fourth floors that exist today. At a certain point, a decision was made to extend the fourth floor outward, resulting in a...

UNO Jazz studies program offers valuable classes taught by jazz legends

Nick Blanchard
February 3
Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

The University of New Orleans’ jazz program is often regarded as world-class, keeping the music birthed in the city alive and well, partly by inviting jazz musicians to visit and present masterclasses, hold open rehearsals, or perform with students at on-campus events like “Jazz at the Sandbar.”...

UNO grad students learn book publishing from the ground up

UNO grad students learn book publishing from the ground up

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor
November 16
Filed under Features, Showcase, University

The winner of the 2016 University of New Orleans Publishing Lab Prize was chosen by a class of ten UNO graduate students. Melanie McCabe will receive a $1,000 royalty advance, as well as a publishing contract with UNO Press to release her nonfiction work, “His Other Life: Searching for my Father, His...

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards visits UNO’s Political Science Department

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards visits UNO’s Political Science Department

Tana Stevenson, Contributor
November 2
Filed under Features, Showcase

Governor John Bel Edwards spoke with students and faculty of the political science department at the University of New Orleans October 12. He was invited by Ph.D. candidate Tony Licciardi to do an interview on early voter behavior. “As a teacher, I like to connect the theoretical with the practical....

Music department makes more than music

Music department makes more than music

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor
November 2
Filed under Features, University

The University of New Orleans’ Music Department is staffed with experienced and widely respected music professionals. The faculty includes recipients of Guggenheim fellowships as well as Grammy winners. Coca-Cola Endowed Chair of Jazz Studies Stephen Masakowski said, “I’m very proud of our...

A conversation with Bernie fans who now support Trump

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief
November 2
Filed under Features

The 2016 primary season may very well be remembered as the year of the outsider. Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump caused national unrest on both sides of the political spectrum, with the former putting up a far more prolonged fight than many believed possible, and the latter going on to secure the nomination...

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