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Jessi’s Corner: Aligning the Stars

Jessi Siebert, Contributing Writer

January 25, 2020

It’s the start of the new semester, and what better way to kick off the new than with a new little series to do? Now, you may look at the title and think, “Jessi, what does that mean? Are you a prophet?” To that, I’d say no, I’m just a nerd writing for the Driftwood. This has nothing to do with the...

The 501st Legion at Wizard World New Orleans: “We all help each other out”

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

January 25, 2020

Wizard World New Orleans marks both the end and the beginning of the New Orleans Comic Con circuit. Usually taking place the first weekend of January (this year Jan. 3-5, 2020), Wizard World New Orleans is one of, if not the biggest, comic conventions held in New Orleans. Every year, it fills the...

Star Wars: Rise of the toxic fandom

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

January 25, 2020

  “THE DEAD SPEAK!” viewers read with excitement as the traditional opening crawl of “Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” premiered on movie screens on Dec. 20, 2019. This excitement was met with a fun and emotional sci-fi adventure that said goodbye to a saga forty years ...

‘Little Women’ 2019 Review

January 25, 2020

By Dhuha Darweesh Synopsis: Saoirse Ronan stars as Josephine “Jo” March, who lives in New York after the Civil War. The movie follows four sisters: Jo, a writer, Meg, an actress, Amy, a painter, and Beth, a pianist. The movie is mostly from Jo’s point of view, of her past and present, and...

Album Review: Poppy’s ‘I Disagree’

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

January 25, 2020

    Drawing by @kawaiic.art on Instagram  Internet chanteuse-android creature Poppy’s third studio album starts out with a warning siren which is all too appropriate. Poppy has been an underground web sensation for years - premiering seemingly out of the blue on YouTube where the...

The Proust Questionnaire: Dr. Dan Doll

January 25, 2020

Curated by Veronika Lee Dr. Dan Doll is one of the most beloved members of the UNO English Department. A graduate of The University of Illinois with advanced degrees from Purdue University, he submitted his answers to Marcel Proust’s Questionnaire. Proust was a 19th century French essayist and novelist ...

‘The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show’

‘The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show’

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

December 4, 2019

Not just anyone could pull off coming in hot dressed in a Bea Arthur “Maude”-era meets Cher jumpsuit get up,  but Miss Kacey Musgraves isn’t just anyone. Last year’s Grammy gladiator is no stranger to a country-pop confectionary for the holidays - she already has “A Very Kacey Christmas...

Cute, Baby Yoda Is

Cute, Baby Yoda Is

Trey Guillotine, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Jon Favreau’s latest show, “The Mandalorian” on Disney+, is already shaping up to be a strong entry into the “Star Wars” canon. Taking place between Episode VI “Return of the Jedi” and Episode VII “The Force Awakens,” “The Mandalorian” follows the adventures of a mysterious and ...

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is the holiday classic we all need

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is the holiday classic we all need

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

December 4, 2019

As the holiday season draws nearer, it is as good of a time as any to look back on one of the most iconic Christmas movies of all time. The movie in question is the 1989 classic, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” Starring Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold, a bumbling but ultimately lovable working-...

Saints holiday season recap

Joe Bellott, Contributing Writer

December 4, 2019

Bear with me here. According to the original story, Santa has eight reindeer. Drew Brees has 10. The difference isn’t in the number, but the contribution of these “reindeer.” Let’s assume there are five offensive linemen reindeer, one tight end reindeer, one running back reindeer and three wide re...

Top 3 Video Games of the Decade

Top 3 Video Games of the Decade

December 4, 2019

The past decade of video games has seen mishaps such as companies getting greedy with loot boxes and games not living up to promises made by developers. But this decade has also produced some amazing games. Before we enter the new roaring ‘20s, let’s take a look back at the top three games of the l...

UNO Student Spotlight: Lalibela Walto of Get the Bleach ad UNO’s Rock Ensemble

UNO Student Spotlight: Lalibela Walto of Get the Bleach ad UNO’s Rock Ensemble

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

December 4, 2019

Lalibela Walto wasn’t expecting to join a rock band this year at UNO. But after her orientation this July, that’s exactly what ended up happening.   “The teacher, Jorge Velazquez, had a booth in the UC and it immediately sparked my interest,” Walto said. “I have been singing since I cou...

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