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“Jigsaw” a welcome but unsurprising addition to the “Saw” series

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributer

November 12, 2017


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Hitting theater screens just in time for Halloween is the eighth film in a horror franchise that was born and bred 13 years ago. “Jigsaw,” the latest installment in the “Saw” series and the first since 2010’s “Saw VII,” follows a much-needed seven-year break for a repetitive string of movi...

The Blackpot Festival in Lafayette a Cajun success

The Blackpot Festival in Lafayette a Cajun success

Michael Habermann, Contributer

November 12, 2017


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  On Oct. 27 and 28, The Blackpot Festival & Cookoff took place in Lafayette, Louisiana. The autumn event is a weekend affair held at Vermilionville, a historic park that celebrates the regional culture. Festival-goers come from all over to take part in the Cajun festivities. Music is ...

Voodoo lineup as good as it can get, sadly

Voodoo lineup as good as it can get, sadly

Christopher Walker, Contributer

November 4, 2017


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This year, thus far, has been an incredibly dull year for music. With the exception of a handful of albums, very few artists or albums have recently captured America’s attention. That’s why Voodoo’s 2017 lineup was so impressive; they managed to scrape together an incredibly solid lineup of artists ...

The mix of video games and comics provides a comical debate

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Instagram Manager

November 4, 2017


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Political climate often directly affects reception of arts, movies, books and most recently, video games. On Oct. 27, the new game in the Wolfenstein series, “Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus,” will be arriving in stores, with much political debate trailing after it. The game will be somewhat of a ...

Six winter beauty essentials for surviving the cold in New Orleans

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

November 4, 2017


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Though winter in New Orleans is brief, we still suffer from the effects of cold weather.  The dry cold can cause our bodies’ normal habits to change, and sometimes that means we have to change our routines with it.  Here are a few essentials for the New Orleans winter.     #1 – Heavy Mo...

The Celebrity Treatment: Sexual harassment in Hollywood

The Celebrity Treatment: Sexual harassment in Hollywood

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Instagram Manager

October 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Sexual harassment is a major problem for people in every industry. The most recent case is Harvey Weinstein. Audiences and fans may know him as the famous Hollywood film executive who helped produce movies such as “Pulp Fiction,” “Shakespeare in Love” and “The English Patient.” However, re...

Gucci Mane marries Keyshia Ka’oir on live television

Gucci Mane marries Keyshia Ka’oir on live television

Ariell Reed, Contributer

October 29, 2017


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On Oct. 17, rapper Gucci Mane married longtime girlfriend, fitness and beauty entrepreneur Keyshia Ka’oir on live television. The one-hour premiere included behind-the-scenes of their union, including “bridezilla” moments, drama between bridesmaids and Ka’oir being gifted with a custom turquoise ...

“Only the Brave” portrays the epitome of heroism and courage

“Only the Brave” portrays the epitome of heroism and courage

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributer

October 29, 2017


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Heroism and courage: two words that enter the public consciousness each time a tragic event unfolds. Sometimes they are used correctly, other times as an obligatory description. The 20 men known as the “Granite Mountain Hotshots” earned those two words each and every day they went to work. My pick ...

“The Florida Project” a refreshing look at the other side of summertime in Florida

“The Florida Project” a refreshing look at the other side of summertime in Florida

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributor

October 27, 2017


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It’s Summertime in Orlando, Florida - a tourist city overflowing with adults about to spend a fortune on their wide-eyed children who are about to have the time of their lives. “The Florida Project,” however, is not their story. Our narrative concerns the people you don’t get to see at Walt ...

Kenny Broberg piano performance a powerfully irresistible event

Kenny Broberg piano performance a powerfully irresistible event

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

October 22, 2017


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On Oct. 9, UNO's music department held its first Musical Excursions event of the academic year, inviting 23-year-old, 2017 Cliburn silver-medal pianist Kenny Broberg to provide an evening of exceptional music. In addition to Broberg's career-establishing win at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano...

With Lil Pump’s debut mixtape, Yachty’s legacy continues

With Lil Pump’s debut mixtape, Yachty’s legacy continues

Christopher Walker, Contributer

October 22, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Internet sensation/Soundcloud rapper Lil Pump’s self-titled debut mixtape is here, and with it the bizarre artist has sprung fully into the mainstream. With this mixtape, Lil Pump builds off the same trademark sound and substance that got him this far; distorted funhouse trap beats with repetitive and ...

Urinetown: Upholding the liquid gold standard

Urinetown: Upholding the liquid gold standard

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Instagram Manager

October 22, 2017


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Littered with bathroom jokes, pee puns and all-around crass humor, Urinetown: The Musical, was written by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis and directed by A.J. Allegra. It is a contemporary satire with a talented cast, a great production team and an enticing story. The plot takes on a note of surreal humor an...

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