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

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

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributor

October 20, 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 ...

D.I.Y. at-home Halloween movie marathon for all to watch

D.I.Y. at-home Halloween movie marathon for all to watch

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Contributer

October 13, 2017


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October has officially settled in, which means it's also time to settle in for all those Halloween movie marathons. We are already a week into Syfy’s Thirty-One Days of Halloween, and Freeform promises all the Hocus Pocus a heart could want, so it’s pretty easy to creep it real. For those who ca...

The Farewell Rag – a UNO-made movie in the N.O. Film Festival

The Farewell Rag – a UNO-made movie in the N.O. Film Festival

Lenny Vasbinder, Contributer

October 13, 2017


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Award-winning filmmaker and University of New Orleans (UNO) Assistant Professor Henry Griffin announces the world premiere of “The Farewell Rag” at the 2017 New Orleans Film Festival (NOFF). “The Farewell Rag” is the second of seven short films included in the Louisiana Shorts: Evolution serie...

Get ready for the New Orleans Film Festival!

Get ready for the New Orleans Film Festival!

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributer

October 13, 2017


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The wonderful world of independent film takes the stage in New Orleans for the 28th annual New Orleans Film Festival (a.k.a. Cannes on the Mississippi), sponsored by the New Orleans Film Society. The festival takes place Oct. 11 - 19 throughout several area theaters. Director Sean Baker’s touching “The ...

Get free passes to see “Marshall” at the theater!

Get free passes to see “Marshall” at the theater!

October 3, 2017


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Hey students! Get free passes to see Chadwick Boseman in "Marshall," the true story of America's first African-American Supreme Court Justice. The free screening will be held at AMC Elmwood Palace 20 on Tuesday, October  10 for 7:30 p.m. You can download a pass (for two) at: http://www.gofobo.com/FojmZ13919 Be sure to arrive early, and we'll see you at the show!...

“The Vietnam War” a powerful ten-part documentary

William Ryan, Contributor

October 2, 2017


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“The Vietnam War,” a 10-part documentary, aired this month on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). After the program’s run on public television, it is slated to appear on Netflix. Documentarian Ken Burns provides a glimpse of the heart of the social awakening, political activism, music, uphe...

Lingofy plugin for Google Chrome a free and competitive alternative to official AP Style Lingofy app

Lingofy plugin for Google Chrome a free and competitive alternative to official AP Style Lingofy app

Lenny Williams, Contributor

September 29, 2017


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While setting up a new Windows 10 based desktop PC, installing MS Office and Google Chrome, then personalizing them, I realized how many of my journalist friends and classmates still may not know about the Grammarly plug-in for MS Office and most popular browsers   While Grammarly mainly follows MLA rule...

“Mother!” one of the most controversial films of 2017

“Mother!” one of the most controversial films of 2017

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributor

September 29, 2017


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  Writer/Director Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan,” “The Wrestler”) made a career out of films that challenge his audience’s collective perception of reality. While some of his works (e.g. “Requiem for a Dream,” “Pi”) are more cerebral than others (“The Fountain,” “Noah”), Arono...

Villainy: A lecture in Anti-Heroism

Villainy: A lecture in Anti-Heroism

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Contributor

September 29, 2017


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  On Sept. 21, the UNO English department hosted the first of many Midday Musings scheduled for this semester. Three presenters described the birth of a villain, the modern-day villain and how villains have changed throughout the years.   Betsy Housten, a MFA creative writing student at UNO, prese...

“I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream” continues to thrill readers

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

September 22, 2017


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Perhaps one of the most digging questions which comes forth upon reading Harlan Ellison's short story "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" is "what did Ellison mean by this?" Clearly intended not only to stretch the imagination but also to stimulate contemplation, the single-draft story written in just one night...

“This Impossible Light” sheds light on hidden issues

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2017


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“This Impossible Light” by Lily Myers depicts the life of Ivy, a teenager who is losing control of more than just her growing body. Her parents have divorced, her brother has moved out, her best friend has found someone new and her mom has seemingly lost touch with herself and the world around he...

Pokemon franchise re-releases two popular games

Kellie Vedros, Reporter

September 22, 2017


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Upcoming releases for the Pokémon franchise include the newest installments of Pokémon UltraSun and Pokémon UltraMoon. However, the games that most Pokémon fans are excited about aren’t new at all. The most hotly anticipated games are re-releases of two of the most popular games in the Pokémon s...

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