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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, ...

Alignment Quiz Part 2 (GNE)

Alignment Quiz Part 2 (GNE)

Jessi Siebert, Columnist

February 20, 2020

This is a continuation of the last issue’s Alignment Quiz, so if you haven't done that one you should go check it out first! It explains a few things you need to know to take this one effectively. This half of the quiz will determine if you’re Good, Neutral, or Evil. You should already know this bu...

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...

Goodbye Hollywoo

Goodbye Hollywoo

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

February 20, 2020

Netflix recently released the final eight episodes of its original animated series, “Bojack Horseman.” Together with the first half of the season, which was previously released on the streaming service, this new batch of episodes ended off an exceptional series in what is maybe the best way poss...

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

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

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...

Wakanda Moon: Cosplay is for Everyone!

Wakanda Moon: Cosplay is for Everyone!

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

February 13, 2020

Diversity and representation of minority groups are on the rise in pop-culture, though not as fast as we’d like them  to be. Despite successful films such as “Black Panther” and “Get Out,” the majority of film and television projects are filled with more white actors than actors of color. Ev...

Wolves, Sacrifices & Saints: The Dark History of Valentine’s Day

Wolves, Sacrifices & Saints: The Dark History of Valentine’s Day

Veronika Lee, écrivaine

February 13, 2020

Valentine’s Day is typically a holiday begrudged by those who are not in relationships, and by those who are in a romance yet don’t want to celebrate what may be considered by some to be a “Hallmark holiday.” Little do individuals consider that the Christianized holiday, the feast day of St. V...

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 ...

Alignment Quiz (Part 1)

Alignment Quiz (Part 1)

Jessi Siebert, Columnist

February 13, 2020

At the request of my most dear colleagues, I have put together a quiz for determining your D&D alignment! This is the first part, which is the first half (Lawful, Neutral, Chaotic.) It’s a short, simple quiz. Each answer has a number in parentheses. Whenever you pick an answer, add that number...

UNO Student Film ‘Do You Love Me?’: Yes. We. Do.

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

February 13, 2020

NYU and UCLA better start taking notes. Again and again, UNO’s film students continue to be a force to be reckoned with and filmmaker KC Simms, a second semester junior, is no exception.    Last Saturday, Simms and his longtime collaborator, Maison Harris (another UNO second semester...

“Miss Americana” May Be Calculated—And That’s Okay

“Miss Americana” May Be Calculated—And That’s Okay

Juliette Stoltz, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2020

Taylor Swift’s Netflix documentary, “Miss Americana,” was released at midnight on Jan 23,  and of course I stayed up to watch it the second it dropped. Taylor has inspired me since my pre-teen years, a constant reminder of the person I want to be: kind, intelligent, and (I realize this one especia...

Physical Games in a Digital World: The Fall of GameStop?

Physical Games in a Digital World: The Fall of GameStop?

Trey Guillotine

February 7, 2020

A popular meme features a picture of dozens of video game cases and various gaming consoles with the text “GameStop be like ‘We can give you $1.99’” But, just as in sarcasm, there is a kernel of truth to this joke. The nationwide video game retailer GameStop is infamous for offering low trade...

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