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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

Strategically shaking it off - photo of Taylor Swift appears courtesy of Best in Australia 

Juliette Stoltz, Contributing Writer

February 13, 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...

Steve Masakowski: A Lifetime of Music at UNO

Steve Masakowski: A Lifetime of Music at UNO

Trey Guillotine

February 7, 2020

While Billie Eilish won big this year at the 2020 Grammy’s, taking home the awards for best record, song, album, and best new artist, another musician was recognized and awarded a little closer to home. Earlier in January, UNO’s own professor Steve Masakowski was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award ...

“Cats” is a universally confusing thrill ride

“Cats” is a universally confusing thrill ride

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

February 7, 2020

As fun as it is to watch a good movie, there’s something even more entertaining about a really bad one. Enter “Cats”, the recent movie adaptation of the stage musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Coming in with an astounding 20% on Rotten Tomatoes and 2.8/10 on IMDb, this take on the class...

UNO Cheerleaders’ on Netflix’s new docuseries, “Cheer”

Emma Seely

February 6, 2020

Netflix recently released its new documentary series “Cheer” to general acclaim and overwhelming popularity. The show, which follows the cheer squad at Navarro College as they prepare for the national collegiate cheer championships, has captivated the world, with social media exploding in support for ...

Chewbacchus Celebrates 10 Years of Roaring Wookies

Chewbacchus Celebrates 10 Years of Roaring Wookies

Trey Guillotine

February 6, 2020

Saturday night, New Orleanians began the Mardi Gras season with dancing space princesses, stomping snow beasts and roaring Wookies. The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus had the honor of being the first parade of the season and they did not disappoint. This wasn’t just any Mardi Gras season for Chewb...

What’s Filming In and Around New Orleans (And Who is Hiring)

What’s Filming In and Around New Orleans (And Who is Hiring)

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

January 30, 2020

Untitled Lifetime series. We don’t have all the details but it appears there is work available for PAs, camera assistants, and sound mixers. For details and to apply, visit https://staffmeup.com/jobs.   Heart Television/WDSU-TV (NBC Affiliate). There is an opening listed for a full-time r...

Netflix’s “Dracula” Sucks the Life from its Audience

Netflix’s “Dracula” Sucks the Life from its Audience

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

January 30, 2020

  When it was announced that Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat were reuniting to bring the classic story of Dracula to the small screen, fans were excited for a new series from the former “Sherlock” showrunners. Running from 2010-2017, “Sherlock” amassed one of the largest and most devot...

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”

The 501st Legion at Wizard World New Orleans:

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

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 ...

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