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Wiener Dog Races This Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Track

Wiener Dog Races This Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Track

March 5, 2020

By Driftwood Staff The dust clouds rise over the track. The pound of feet is heard loud and clear. Magnificent animals wait to race against one another. The crowd cheers them on.  A bark is heard from one of the racers. A little Daschund, affectionately dubbed a “Wiener Dog,” crosses the finish...

A Word About Anonymous Sources

A Word About Anonymous Sources

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

March 4, 2020

This is my first year living in New Orleans. I’ve seen a major hotel collapse that is still rotting away blocks from where I live, and I saw people continue to have parades and celebrate. According to stats, there has already been a 57 percent increase since 2018 in car break-ins citywide. Two wee...

Op-Ed: Mardi Gras Class System

Op-Ed: Mardi Gras Class System

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

February 20, 2020

 Mardi Gras is my favorite holiday. Halloween is a close second, but while All Hallow’s Eve is only one night or weekend, Mardi Gras is practically a month long. What I love most about Mardi Gras is the unique nature of it. Sure, living here most of my life, I’ve seen my fair share of parades, ...

Coronavirus is not the biggest threat this flu season

Coronavirus is not the biggest threat this flu season

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

February 20, 2020

On Tuesday Feb 11, UNO Student Affairs sent out an email to all students with the subject line “Tips for staying healthy!”. In the email, Dr. Carolyn Golz, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs offers students several practices in the name of staying healthy through a flu season that has s...

Mardi Gras Goes Virtual: The Krewe of Vaporwave

Mardi Gras Goes Virtual: The Krewe of Vaporwave

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

February 20, 2020

“New Orleans' first! Modern Catholicism's first! The world's first! Show me a previous virtual krewe and we will cede the title,” claims the leader of the Krewe of Vaporwave, who goes by the initials M.S, through an email interview. “The idea for the Krewe of Vaporwave, like Vaporwave itself, came fr...

Planning Ahead – Things to Do for Valentine’s Day

Planning Ahead - Things to Do for Valentine's Day

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief & écrivaine

February 20, 2020

February isn’t exactly known for Valentine’s Day in these parts - Mardi Gras seems to be the name of the game. But nothing can kill the vibe for your Valentine’s Day paramour worse than not having something planned. Whether you are committed or if you just want a spot to hang with your platonic...

How UNO Students Can Take a European Vacation Without Breaking the Bank

Even Iceland runs on Dunkin

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief / écrivaine

February 20, 2020

Louis Armstrong International Airport Terminal doesn’t look like a million bucks.    It looks more like a billion bucks because last year debuted a $1 billion renovation and a new 35-gate terminal with all the amenities to let our airport shine as a reflection of beautiful New Orleans. 2...

Continuing Story: UNO Community Shocked as Another 4 Cars Are Vandalized in Broad Daylight

An open entrance to the Engineering Parking Lot

February 18, 2020

By Abigail Karas and Veronika Lee Once again, a notification labeled “Campus Crime Alert” appeared on the screens of University of New Orleans students. "When our campus community was celebrating its annual Mardi Gras parade,” it read, “4 auto burglaries happened in the Engineering parking lot....

Floats and Throws: A Mardi Gras Survival Guide

Floats and Throws: A Mardi Gras Survival Guide

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

February 13, 2020

Note: This story has been updated. Mardi Gras 2020 has had some tragic events. It’s spread an ill feeling over the whole season. It’s also reminded me of some other survival tips that I perhaps should have put in the first draft of this survival guide. So, as it’s Lundi Gras and tomorrow is the big ...

Continuing Story: More Cars Vandalized in Broad Daylight UNO Lot and the Receipts Don’t Add Up

Another car window taken out on campus by Lexi Ancar

February 13, 2020

Compiled by Driftwood Staff - Veronika Lee with Erron Thomas and Lexi Ancar An email sent university wide at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, announced that more vehicles had been vandalized in the UNO Engineering parking lot. Although the email from the UNO Police Department states that there we...

Women Determined supports formerly incarcerated women with their Released to Nowhere event

Women Determined supports formerly incarcerated women with their Released to Nowhere event

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

February 7, 2020

On Saturday, Jan 25, the non-profit organization Women Determined put on a production of their play, Released to Nowhere, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans. The play, which was written by, directed by and starring the organization’s founder and director, Rhonda K. Oliver, det...

The Cost of Democratic Policies Are No Laughing Matter

February 6, 2020

No statement stuck with me more than in 2016, when Trump won the presidential election, Abraham Lincoln’s Top Hat and Fox News gauntlet-thrower Ben Kissell declared, “Now is going to be a great time to be a local politician.” He was alluding to the way in which the public’s eyes would be fixate...

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