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Time Travel Survival Guide to the Louisiana Renaissance Festival by Trey Guillotine

Time Travel Survival Guide to the Louisiana Renaissance Festival by Trey Guillotine

Trey Guillotine, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

Time travel can be tricky. Venturing into the past is rife with dangers where even the slightest change to history can result in damages to the timelines, paradoxes and the risk of becoming your own grandparent. But fear not, for this is the comprehensive survival guide for traveling back in time to t...

Drab to Drag Makeup Tips

Drab to Drag Makeup Tips

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

November 14, 2019

Hannah Joffray AKA Visqueen speaks in spirited sentences and exclamation points, which may or may not be common for native New Orleanians.    “I moved here with my dad when I was six,” she said. “I’ve developed so many creative avenues for myself while here— I designed all the sp...

It wasn’t the referees

Joe Bellott, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2019

On Sunday, Sept. 10, The Atlanta Falcons flew into the Superdome with a 1 and 7 record. If that isn’t shameful enough, they may have the weakest strength of schedule throughout the NFL preceding Sunday. Their losses this year include the Jets (2-7), Broncos (3-6), Dolphins (2-7), Redskins (1-8), and Card...

Wizardfest: Holding Out Hope that Dragons are Real

Trey Guillotine, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

What gets a group of geeks to hang out at a bar late on a school night? Wizardfest! On November 5th, Pop-Up Party Tours and Southport Hall in Jefferson hosted a “Harry Potter” themed “pop up wizarding experience” for fans of the popular book and movie series.    Southport Hall looks fairly unassuming; a la...

No Damp Spirits at This Year’s Rainy Voodoo Fest

Olivia Post, Contributor

November 1, 2019

Despite heavy rain on Friday and Saturday morning, Voodoo Fest kicked off as scheduled on Friday Oct. 25. The three-day festival, described by their website as a “musical gumbo,” featured more than 65 bands on five stages. The rain and subsequent mud did not seem to dampen spirits, as thousands of...

Have Yourself an Unconventional Lil’ Halloween (On a Budget)

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

November 1, 2019

In these parts, Halloween is the one holiday season that truly can give Mardi Gras a run for its money. This year All Hallow’s Eve falls on a Thursday evening. For those traditionalists who prefer to commemorate Samhain on the actual night it falls on (or for those of you just looking for another ex...

The Rampart Street We Watched: The Hard Rock Hotel Crane Explosion

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

November 1, 2019

Botched.   That’s typically not the word one would want associated with the construction of a chintzy hotel franchise but, alas, after last week’s literal structural nightmare involving the developing Hard Rock Hotel on Canal Street, it’s all we can seem to think of.    Be...

Moonlighting as a Monster: Spotlight on UNO Business Student By Day, Scare Actor By Night

Moonlighting as a Monster: Spotlight on UNO Business Student By Day, Scare Actor By Night

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

October 18, 2019

Talk about moonlighting - when the sun goes down on the weekend, second year business major Anna Boe is in fright rags terrorizing fear seekers at Scout Island Scream Park. Becoming a part of the eerie outdoor attraction that sits atop 50 acres of dreadful landscapes was just as random as it sounds - B...

Local pumpkin patch: Montz’s pumpkins

Local pumpkin patch: Montz's pumpkins

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

October 18, 2019

Just a few miles past the airport lies an unexpected fall adventure: the Montz Pumpkin Patch. Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, the rural, riverside town of Montz, Louisiana is the home to the unassuming patch housed on owner Timmy Perilloux and wife Linda’s farmland. Even though Louisiana is hardly...

Impeachment Explained

Impeachment Explained

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

October 18, 2019

Today, it is almost impossible to browse the Internet without hearing about the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump. Although the term “impeachment” is all over the news and social media, many Americans may not understand exactly what it is or what the process entails. According to P...

US climate strike New Orleans

US climate strike New Orleans

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

October 3, 2019

On the morning of Friday, Sept 27, Jackson Square was as busy as ever, but there was more going on than the usual drinking and celebrating. At the back of the square, right in front of the St. Louis Cathedral stood the US Climate Strike New Orleans. Spearheaded by 350 New Orleans, Extinction Rebelli...

New Orleans artists at New Orleans Comic Con

Trey Guillotine and Trey Guillotine

October 3, 2019

Between the Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus and the big and small fan and comic conventions throughout the year, New Orleans is slowly making a name for itself with its geek community. This past weekend, the New Orleans Comic Convention, hosted by Mighty Con, was held at the Pontchartrain Center in ...

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