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What’s in store for the future of New Orleans tourism?

LaFitte's Blacksmith Bar, a popular tourist spot and one of the oldest bars in America, has its doors shuttered...for now. Pic by Veronika Lee

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

April 30, 2020

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has recently extended the city’s stay at home order to at least May 16 to combat the Coronavirus pandemic. Although Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has said that state restrictions may begin to loosen as soon as May 1, Cantrell has decided to wait until infection...

Gentrification in New Orleans

Gentrification in New Orleans

Erron Thomas, News Editor

April 2, 2020

New Orleans is a fantastic city—arguably beyond fantastic. There are acres worth of reasons why this is the case. While politically Louisiana is a Republican state, the city of New Orleans is considered fairly liberal due to the diversity of its various communities. The culture flowing through all ...

Animals’ Kingdom: New Orleans Wildlife Enjoys a Quieter City

Animals' Kingdom: New Orleans Wildlife Enjoys a Quieter City

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

March 31, 2020

If "Jurassic Park" taught us anything, it was that "life finds a way."

Vitality by Kristin: This Sh*t Works!

Vitality by Kristin: This Sh*t Works!

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

March 27, 2020

Located between two train tracks in Jefferson, La is a large, beige warehouse. Inside, you can find the walls covered with work-out equipment from weights to stationary bikes to punching bags, and music blaring a variation of music from N.W.A. to Brittany Spears. On a back wall, behind row and ski m...

Coronavirus update: Virus spreads to United States

Coronavirus update: Virus spreads to United States

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

March 26, 2020

Although it initially seemed as if the threat of coronavirus would be largely contained to its origin place of China, it is now becoming clear that the respiratory illness will affect much larger sections of the world. China still remains the most heavily affected area, but as the virus spreads to nea...

A Driftwood Tribute to Local NOLA Celebrity, Brian Held, Jr.

A Driftwood Tribute to Local NOLA Celebrity, Brian Held, Jr.

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

March 23, 2020

Entertainment Editor, Trey Guillotine remembers New Orleans cosplayer enthusiast Brian Held, Jr.

Audubon Soul Fest: Great Food, Great Music

Audubon Soul Fest: Great Food, Great Music

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

March 11, 2020

If you found yourself stuck in traffic on Magazine Street this weekend, it was for good reason. On March 7 and 8, the Audubon Zoo held its 17th annual Soul Fest celebrating African American Culture. The event centered around Audubon Zoo’s Capital One stage, between the Audubon Tea Room and the Sea L...

Are changes ahead in the future of Mardi Gras?

Are changes ahead in the future of Mardi Gras?

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

March 11, 2020

This Carnival season, New Orleans experienced the usual mix of fun, revelry and enchantment, but the merriment came with a few tragedies. The city was just mourning the death of 58-year-old Geraldine Carmouche, who was crushed to death by a float in the Nyx parade, when 58-year-old Joe Sampson was str...

A New Orleans beach escape weekend

A New Orleans beach escape weekend

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

March 5, 2020

As Carnival season comes to an end and summertime approaches, now is a perfect time for UNO students to take advantage of some of the easily accessible destinations within a few hours of the city. Located anywhere from one to five hours outside of New Orleans, students can find several different beac...

The Pharmacist: One Person Really Can Make a Difference

The Pharmacist: One Person Really Can Make a Difference

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

March 5, 2020

Netflix’s new documentary “The Pharmacist” takes audiences through the emotional journey of Dan Schneider and his war against drugs and big pharma. This impact is even more significant for Greater New Orleans residents as they witness the events that took place in their own communities. “I liv...

Q&A with the Creators of the ‘New Orleans Unsolved’ Podcast

Q&A with the Creators of the ‘New Orleans Unsolved’ Podcast

Abigail Karas

March 5, 2020

Abigail Karas talks to the creators of a new NOLA-centric true crime podcast

If You Love New Orleans, Invest In Its Future: Spotlight on Son of a Saint

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Erron Thomas & Veronika Lee

March 5, 2020

“If you love New Orleans, invest in its future” is the motto of the Son of a Saint organization—but it doesn’t mean what you think it does, according to William B. Jones, the nonprofit’s Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator. “A lot of times people hear the word ‘invest’ and think...

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