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“Alita: Battle Angel” a landmark achievement in filmmaking

“Alita: Battle Angel” a landmark achievement in filmmaking

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributer

February 6, 2019


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    “Alita: Battle Angel,” the longtime pet project of producer James Cameron and director Robert Rodriguez, makes its screen debut as a visually stunning dystopian epic that will stay with you long after you leave the theater. Make no mistake, we’ve all been hit over the head with abundant...

The Guide to the 91st Academy Awards

The Guide to the 91st Academy Awards

Dylan Mininger, Entertainment Editor

January 23, 2019


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As 2018 comes to a close, Oscar season takes helm, with the awards show broadcasting on Feb. 24, the world will see what the Academy has chosen as the years best films. Over the past couple years, the Oscars have been gathering more attention, as women and minorities seek to have a more prevalent ...

Fahrenheit 11/9: Michael Moore’s Left-Hook

Fahrenheit 11/9: Michael Moore’s Left-Hook

Dylan Mininger, Entertainment Editor

January 23, 2019


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There’s nothing better than a documentary that makes you absolutely enraged. No one is better at achieving that from their audience than Michael Moore, a filmmaker who has been making some serious documentaries designed to shed light on issues in America and the world that people may have missed. In...

“We Cast a Shadow” with Maurice Carlos Ruffin

“We Cast a Shadow” with Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

January 23, 2019


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Local author and UNO alumnus Maurice Carlos Ruffin is preparing for his debut novel “We Cast a Shadow" to hit the stands on Jan. 29.  Ruffin has been keeping busy as a book critic for the Virginia Quarterly Review, a contributing editor for 64 Parishes, and a presenter at workshops around the ci...

The Cats of UNO

The Cats of UNO

Flora Iste, Contributor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Literature

Translated from french poetry book “The Sound of French in Baltimore” In a small corner of a drenched city, there is an army of cats ready to defend the concrete palace. Squeezed in between the soft-eyed lake and the tranquil neighborhood, these sneaky cats strut about cute and ...

Students Activities Council presents a movie, food and discussion

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

October 10, 2018


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On Oct. 4,  Students Activities Council screened “The First Purge” at Milneburg Hall. They offered free food and drinks, such as pizza and sweet tea, and at the end of the event they had a discussion about the theme of movie and its relevance today. “The First Purge” is the latest in the ...

Undergraduates given a chance to perform

Undergraduates given a chance to perform

October 3, 2018


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On Thursday, Sept. 27, the English department had its first “Yeah, You Write” reading series  in the Cove, with six student writers participating. This event is a way for undergrad students to perform their writing in a comfortable atmosphere. English instructor Robyn Hoskins opened the event with a w...

UNO Theater presents: Desdemona

UNO Theater presents: Desdemona

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

October 3, 2018


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On Wednesday, Sept. 26, the UNO Theatre presented its opening performance of “Desdemona: A Play about a Handkerchief.” Many may be familiar with the Shakespearean classic “Othello,” but this version of the story dives deeper into the tragedy of Desdemona's death and the circumstances that lead ...

Women’s coffee talk presents: Little Women off the page

Women’s coffee talk presents: Little Women off the page

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

September 26, 2018


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On Thursday, Sept. 20 at 12:30 p.m., the Women’s Coffee Talk lecture series hosted Dr. Anne Boyd Rioux to discuss the Louisa May Alcott novel “Little Women” and its many resulting adaptations.P Dr. Anne Boyd Rioux is a professor of English at the University of New Orleans, the graduate coordi...

Tennessee Williams Literary Contests Open To Emerging Writers

Tennessee Williams Literary Contests Open To Emerging Writers

Erinn Beth Langille

September 26, 2018


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The Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival is the preeminent literary festival in the city of New Orleans, and every year it holds writing contests that are open to emerging writers. The contests have been an annual event for the festival for over 30 years. Students at the University of New Orlean...

Which bird are you? Part 2: Dr. Yaukey says to keep an eye out

Which bird are you? Part 2: Dr. Yaukey says to keep an eye out

Erinn Beth Langille

September 19, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, University

Despite the lingering heat of summer, at the University of New Orleans, signs point to the change in season. Students are deep into classes, and assignments are piling up. The natural world is also in transition: leaves are beginning to fall, flowers are going to seed. This also means the slow migration...

Poetry reading with Mohammed El-Kurd

Poetry reading with Mohammed El-Kurd

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

September 19, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Poet Mohammed El-Kurd did a reading of his work on Sept. 14 at the University Center on campus. This event offered food and beverages and a chance to enjoy poetry with new people. Organized by the University of New Orleans’ Young Poet Society with president Dhuha Darweesh and Vice President Li...

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