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Jazz Fest to bring its most eclectic lineup in years

Leo Castell, Contributor
February 8
Filed under Opinion

  The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival will be upon us once again towards the end of April and through the beginning of May. This year’s lineup consists largely of nostalgic favorites from as far back as the 70’s along with a couple more recent movers and shakers in music. Stevie...

America’s political system was tested with Trump’s Muslim ban

Staff
February 8
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

This past week the nation was witness to a prime example of the American political system’s structure, a shining example our founding fathers’ wisdom. A federal judge blocked the Trump administration’s recent ban on Muslim immigrants from countries considered to pose a terrorist threat, allow...

CDs are still in

CDs are still in

Fernando J. Saballos, Contributor
November 16
Filed under Financing Your Future Today, Opinion, University

The truth about investing is that it’s not as simple as buying shares of stock and hoping to make a profit. It requires money and commitment, and at this stage in our lives, hiring a professional money manager is most likely out of the question. This obstacle makes investing a turn-off to those...

No, my vote won’t be waste

Clay Mistich, Contributor
November 2
Filed under Column, Opinion

I'm voting third party. Deal with it. The biggest argument against voting third party is the myth of the wasted vote, the idea that if you vote for a candidate who doesn't win, your vote does not mean anything. The only wasted vote is a vote that goes against your morals, a vote for the lesser evil. The...

If you vote third party you’re a f*cking idiot

If you vote third party you’re a f*cking idiot

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief
November 2
Filed under Column, Opinion

I’m not sure if it’s because I spend the majority of my time on a liberal arts college campus with scores of morons studying basket weaving, but this political season, I’ve heard a plethora of first-time voters declare they’re going with a third party come November. Let me make this very...

Hillary Clinton is the obvious choice for president

Staff
November 2
Filed under Editorial

Hillary Clinton is, objectively, the most qualified presidential candidate in history. The bizarre notion that the country should be run like a business or by someone outside of the political establishment is a misguided and dangerous belief. The country should be run by a politician - a good one....

Index funds: Passive investor’s paradise

Index funds: Passive investor’s paradise

Fernando J. Saballos, Contributor
November 2
Filed under Financing Your Future Today

Instead of trying to beat the market (actively looking every day at businesses’ stocks and predicting individually how they will do), investors should employ an investment strategy known as ‘indexing” via the index fund. An index fund is a mutual fund that seeks to replicate the performance...

Gary Johnson wins third debate

Gary Johnson wins third debate

Adam Poyner, Contributor
October 26
Filed under Column, Opinion

Anyone who watched the third and final debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton would likely agree that “more of the same pettiness” is an apt way to describe the night. The Clinton campaign made an interesting change to Hillary’s debate strategy: she was much more aggressive than in...

Gun safety ordinance is illogical

Gun safety ordinance is illogical

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor
October 26
Filed under Column, Opinion

Mitch Landrieu’s recent Gun Safety Ordinance is one he’d love you to believe is a step toward progress. There’s no doubt he was attempting to spark an emotional response by announcing the ordinance at Bunny Friend Park, the same location of last year’s shooting that left 17 people wounded. The...

Airbnb ruling a big mistake

Staff
October 26
Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The New Orleans City Council finally voted on the long-delayed bill dealing with short-term rentals on Thursday, Oct. 21. Widely considered to be a landmark decision, the council decided short-term rentals could continue in the city with some exceptions. Proponents of the ban on short-term rentals...

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