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Payton prevails:the NFL makes rule change

Payton prevails:the NFL makes rule change

Stefan Muro, Reporter

April 14, 2019


Filed under City, Sports

Sixty-five days after the controversial “no-call” that most likely robbed the New Orleans Saints of a trip to Super Bowl LIII, the NFL has taken significant actions to address the issue. It was all thanks to the persistence of Saints’ head coach Sean Payton. Last week, coach Payton led an eight-man com...

Ken Burns: the great American storyteller

Ken Burns: the great American storyteller

Dylan Mininger, Entertainment Editor

April 14, 2019


Filed under City, Entertainment

I walked in to search for a seat, and the house was packed to the brim with an eclectic group of people, old and young alike, waiting for one of the greatest American storytellers to take the stage. Most who showed up expecting a seat were directed to a little room outside the ballroom with plasti...

TRAX ONLY and Dounia bring diversity and depth to BUKU festival

TRAX ONLY and Dounia bring diversity and depth to BUKU festival

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under City, Entertainment

body positivity, For the seventh year in a row, BUKU festival has grown bigger than ever, adding another stage and selling out over the weekend of March 22 and 23 at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans. The festival, mainly attracting EDM and hip-hop spring breakers from around the country, had two alter...

Behind the scenes of chopped and screwed music

Behind the scenes of chopped and screwed music

Dylan Mininger, Entertainment Editor

March 31, 2019


Filed under City, Entertainment

In the early 1990s, somewhere deep in a basement in Houston, a bass-heavy track emanates from the cracks of the house and fills the street. Robert Earl Davis Jr., or DJ Screw, sits at his turntables, pitching down his music to a low tempo and letting the record spin slower. The song unveils a deeper layer of tone, the t...

UpBeat Academy teaches teens to make beats

UpBeat Academy teaches teens to make beats

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 31, 2019


Filed under City, Features

Matt Zarba is trying to organize “meet and greets” between his students and the electronic and hip hop performers at the upcoming BUKU music and arts festival. “Wanna meet Kevin Gates?” “Nuh, I already met him,” replies Louis Hubbard, age 17. Upbeat Academy is a unique nonprofit ...

What is it really like to study abroad?

What is it really like to study abroad?

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 31, 2019


Filed under City, Features, University

Every summer since 1973, UNO has sent students around the world to study abroad. According to the summer program’s webpage, 17,000 students, including guest students from 75 American universities, have studied abroad with UNO’s award-winning programs. For a handful of UNO students and educators w...

Anna Laura Quinn feels the sudden urge to sing

Anna Laura Quinn feels the sudden urge to sing

Milena Martinovic and Dylan Mininger, Reporter and Entertainment Editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under City, Entertainment

Brazilian Bossa Nova. French Jazz. Dixieland. Anna Laura Quinn is a first year MFA student in jazz vocal performance at UNO who not only uses a range of vocals but sings fluently in three languages and multiple styles. Driftwood sat with her at the “Return of the Goddesses” event where she performed on Fe...

Mardi Gras: can locals even enjoy it any more?

Mardi Gras: can locals even enjoy it any more?

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 27, 2019


Filed under City, Features

All things must come to an end. Beneath the shimmering veils, the invite-only balls, vibrant floats, sugary king cakes and parties sprawl all the waste,  trash, crime, street blocks, frustrations, and for many, anxiety. If New Orleans is already the city of contradictions, then Mardi Gras is the time whe...

‘Amalgamations:’ A Walk Through Brennan Probst’s Exhibition

‘Amalgamations:’ A Walk Through Brennan Probst’s Exhibition

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

March 26, 2019


Filed under City, Top Story, University

On a lively Saturday evening in the Bywater Arts District, the UNO St. Claude Gallery hosted MFA student Brennan Probst’s graduate exhibition. The title of the exhibition bears significance to Probst’s work. “Amalgamations” creates visuals based on the dynamic nature of time via photos and sketches. “It’s...

“Pleasure, Love and Run Fast:” film review of “Sorry Angel”

“Pleasure, Love and Run Fast:” film review of “Sorry Angel”

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 11, 2019


Filed under City, Entertainment

The 22nd annual French Film Festival took place from Feb. 15 - 21 at the Prytania Theatre. The film festival isn’t just for foreign cinema lovers: New Orleans, deeply rooted in French culture from history to cuisine, celebrates France through its strong, specific visual art as well. It is an opportuni...

Mardi Gras field guide: Killer Poboys

Mardi Gras field guide: Killer Poboys

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

March 10, 2019


Filed under City, Entertainment, Top Story

Marching up and down streets caked with makeup and adorned in elaborate costumes, many parade-goers find themselves desperately in need of a snack and or drink. Local New Orleanians know the inconvenience of walking countless blocks just to find one decent place to eat. The days of stumbling upon rand...

Mardi Gras Field Guide: NOLA Craft Culture

Mardi Gras Field Guide: NOLA Craft Culture

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

March 10, 2019


Filed under City, Features

Whether you count the days until Mardi Gras season begins or count the days until it’s over, we can all agree that Mardi Gras is a special event that is a significant component to New Orleans culture. With this field guide series, I will single out the key aspects to Mardi Gras and the specific pla...

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