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“We Cast a Shadow” with Maurice Carlos Ruffin

“We Cast a Shadow” with Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, University

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


Filed under Entertainment

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


Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Entertainment

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...

Review of “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”

Review of “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”

Erinn Beth Langille

August 30, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”, released in April 2018 in the United Kingdom, was distributed internationally by Netflix as an original movie. The film is based on the bestselling 2010 book of the same name by writers Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrow. Directed by Mike Newell...

Back to School Movies to Build the Academic Atmosphere

Back to School Movies to Build the Academic Atmosphere

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Back to school means homework, classes and rigorous schedules. However, that does not mean the new semester should be hard work only, with the TV switched off, and the music turned down every night. Multi-tasking can be the key to making homework easier to endure. Try watching school-themed movies i...

Taking the first plunge: Fresh Fest

Taking the first plunge: Fresh Fest

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

On Tuesday, Aug. 21, the University of New Orleans had its traditional Fresh Fest, which allowed new and old students to find a club that was the right fit for them. The Students Activities Council (SAC) went all out, providing drinks and other treats for the students who poured in. “I showed ...

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