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What it’s like to be a student in your 30s

What it’s like to be a student in your 30s

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 6, 2019

“Where did the last decade of my life go?” Students in their 30s who decided to go back to school have probably asked this question more than once. The majority of the younger undergraduate student body probably can’t wait to be done with school. No more homework, no more stress or student loans...

Musaica transports an audience with “Angels in Flight” and Brahms

Hope Brusstar, Editor-In-Chief

March 6, 2019

On Wednesday, Jan. 30, an audience in UNO’s recital hall witnessed a classical performance so sweet and full of light that it may as well have been transported directly to heaven. Musaica, a group founded in 2006 by musical masters and performers from the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, had co...

HBO: The greatest channel to grace television

Dylan Mininger, Entertainment Editor

February 17, 2019

Home Box Office, a landmark in cable TV, has been around for nearly 46 years. When most people think about HBO, they think about the hits: “The Sopranos,” “Game of Thrones” and “OZ,” but it’s so much more than just amazing television shows. The network has been and still is a total wrenc...

The Ongoing Story: Part II

The Ongoing Story: Part II

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

February 17, 2019

Here’s the second installment of our fiction series, featuring a different writer every week! Follow along to see where the story takes us... “Welcome back” echoes in the room, vibrating the bare walls. I look to my left and see the slightest glimpse of a fleeting light. I can’t make out wh...

The Netflix algorithm and the success of streaming

The Netflix algorithm and the success of streaming

Dylan Mininger, Entertainment Editor

February 17, 2019

I still remember the first time I booted up Netflix Instant, looking at that pasty grey and red screen, my computer chugging and whirring, trying to comprehend and load up “Pulp Fiction.” Before all of this, I had mostly gotten my movies through the mail, at the video store and through other onlin...

The Ongoing Story

The Ongoing Story

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

February 17, 2019

This story is part of a series we’d like to call “The Ongoing Story.” This series continues for every subsequent issue published. The story will continue with a new writer for each upcoming issue. The writer may come from Driftwood's own writing staff or it could come from readers like you! Do you...

New Orleans King Cake Festival

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

February 17, 2019

On Sunday, King cake lovers gathered at Champions Square to taste and judge the best king cakes in New Orleans. This was the festival’s sixth year supporting pediatric programs and Ochsner Hospitals for Children. More than 400 Ochsner volunteers work the festival every year. According to one of the o...

“Alita: Battle Angel” a landmark achievement in filmmaking

“Alita: Battle Angel” a landmark achievement in filmmaking

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributer

February 7, 2019

    “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

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

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

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

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 ...

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