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New Orleans hosts Junior Achievement entrepreneurial finalists

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief
March 22
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Junior Achievement, a national organization implemented in many middle and high schools around the country, has a mission to “inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy,” per their website. One of the New Orleans branch’s signature events is a program called “Trust Y...

Department of Management and Marketing hosts first Spring Management Week

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor
March 22
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The University of New Orleans’ Department of Management and Marketing celebrated its first Management Week from March 13-17. The week kicked off with a number of events geared toward workplace leadership, including professionals around the city visiting to impart their valuable business expertise to ...

Female entrepreneur panel empowers students

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor
March 22
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On March 16, a group of local female business owners gathered before students in Kirschman Hall and shared their entrepreneurial journeys, including how they overcame obstacles and reached success.   On the panel were previous UNO students and small-business owners Sherri Hansen of Culinary Kids,...

The ruling is in: the monuments are out

The ruling is in: the monuments are out

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor
March 22
Filed under News, Top Story

It was a little over a year ago that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed an ordinance calling for the relocation of four city monuments: Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard, and the Battle of Liberty Place. The ordinance declared the monuments “nuisances,” and a violation of C...

GNOCIA Shines a Light on Cyber Security Program at UNO

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor
March 15
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Despite the occasional budget cuts plaguing the University of New Orleans, the university’s cybersecurity program is flourishing, having merited local and national attention in recent months.   “We have a center here that is the Greater New Orleans Center for Information Assurance,” said I...

Buku Jumper

Anna Gowin, Features and Entertainment Editor
March 15
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Unbeknown to many of the partiers in attendance, an emergency situation brewed behind the scenes during the BUKU Music and Arts Festival’s first night (March 10), when one festival-goer jumped into the Mississippi River. Capt. Williams, one of the initial EMS responders to the 10:14 p.m. call (an...

Austria and Migration: The Current Refugee Crisis in Historical Perspective

Roxanne Ardekani, Contributor
March 15
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Dirk Rupnow, a German historian and the distinguished visiting Austrian chair at Stanford University gave a lecture on the current hot-topic: refugees, and, specifically, the refugee crisis in Austria.   Rupnow said, “To say migration is an important issue is an understatement—it is one o...

The Big Dance

The Big Dance

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor
March 15
Filed under News, Showcase, Top Story

It has been a long time coming for the University of New Orleans men’s basketball team, and—frankly—for the university itself. After what can only be quantified as an exhilarating win by the University of New Orleans men’s basketball team in overtime, the Privateers are set to be written in t...

Service Coalition to focus on recycling efforts

Emma Landsom, Contributor
March 8
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For the past five years, the University of New Orleans Service Coalition has been actively doing their part to induce change on campus. The recycling division of the Service Coalition is a student-run operation, reliant solely on volunteer work orchestrated by dedicated overseer, Recycling Coordinator...

Student organization provides disaster aid

Brandon Melerine, Contributor
March 8
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The tornadoes that struck New Orleans East only a few weeks ago have left the community in need of great help. The University of New Orleans Service Coalition is currently in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, which has come to the aide of those harmed by the twisters.   Graduate student and Service Coalition advis...

Student-exclusive bar hopes to increase game attendance

Matthew Ramos, Contributor
March 8
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The Sunken Saloon is a new bar open only to University of New Orleans students during basketball games. The bar opened as an effort to engage student interest at UNO home games and other events at the Lakefront Arena. It offers alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks as well as dry-food snacks, such as chi...

Students react to Endymion incident

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor
March 8
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On Saturday, Feb. 25, 28 parade-goers near the intersection of North Carrollton Street and Orleans Avenue were injured when a 25-year-old lost control of his vehicle near the parade route. The youngest victim of the accident was just a year old. According to police, Neilson Rizzuto, the driver, failed a Stand...

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