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‘Little Women’ 2019 Review

'Little Women' 2019 Review

January 25, 2020

By Dhuha Darweesh Synopsis: Saoirse Ronan stars as Josephine “Jo” March, who lives in New York after the Civil War. The movie follows four sisters: Jo, a writer, Meg, an actress, Amy, a painter, and Beth, a pianist. The movie is mostly from Jo’s point of view, of her past and present, and...

Album Review: Poppy’s ‘I Disagree’

Album Review: Poppy's 'I Disagree'

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

January 25, 2020

Drawing by @kawaiic.art on Instagram  Internet chanteuse-android creature Poppy’s third studio album starts out with a warning siren which is all too appropriate. Poppy has been an underground web sensation for years - premiering seemingly out of the blue on YouTube where the eerily disconnect...

The Proust Questionnaire: Dr. Dan Doll

The Proust Questionnaire: Dr. Dan Doll

January 25, 2020

Curated by Veronika Lee Dr. Dan Doll is one of the most beloved members of the UNO English Department. A graduate of The University of Illinois with advanced degrees from Purdue University, he submitted his answers to Marcel Proust’s Questionnaire. Proust was a 19th century French essayist and novelist ...

‘The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show’

'The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show'

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

December 4, 2019

Not just anyone could pull off coming in hot dressed in a Bea Arthur “Maude”-era meets Cher jumpsuit get up,  but Miss Kacey Musgraves isn’t just anyone. Last year’s Grammy gladiator is no stranger to a country-pop confectionary for the holidays - she already has “A Very Kacey Christmas...

Cute, Baby Yoda Is

Cute, Baby Yoda Is

Trey Guillotine, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Jon Favreau’s latest show, “The Mandalorian” on Disney+, is already shaping up to be a strong entry into the “Star Wars” canon. Taking place between Episode VI “Return of the Jedi” and Episode VII “The Force Awakens,” “The Mandalorian” follows the adventures of a mysterious and ...

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is the holiday classic we all need

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is the holiday classic we all need

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

December 4, 2019

As the holiday season draws nearer, it is as good of a time as any to look back on one of the most iconic Christmas movies of all time. The movie in question is the 1989 classic, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” Starring Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold, a bumbling but ultimately lovable working-...

Saints holiday season recap

Joe Bellott, Contributing Writer

December 4, 2019

Bear with me here. According to the original story, Santa has eight reindeer. Drew Brees has 10. The difference isn’t in the number, but the contribution of these “reindeer.” Let’s assume there are five offensive linemen reindeer, one tight end reindeer, one running back reindeer and three wide re...

Top 3 Video Games of the Decade

Top 3 Video Games of the Decade

December 4, 2019

The past decade of video games has seen mishaps such as companies getting greedy with loot boxes and games not living up to promises made by developers. But this decade has also produced some amazing games. Before we enter the new roaring ‘20s, let’s take a look back at the top three games of the l...

UNO Student Spotlight: Lalibela Walto of Get the Bleach ad UNO’s Rock Ensemble

UNO Student Spotlight: Lalibela Walto of Get the Bleach ad UNO’s Rock Ensemble

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

December 4, 2019

Lalibela Walto wasn’t expecting to join a rock band this year at UNO. But after her orientation this July, that’s exactly what ended up happening.   “The teacher, Jorge Velazquez, had a booth in the UC and it immediately sparked my interest,” Walto said. “I have been singing since I cou...

Top 40 Albums of the Last Decade

Top 40 Albums of the Last Decade

Eric Arnouville, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

It’s the end of the decade and all the major music publications are compiling their lists of the best music of the decade, so Driftwood has its own stance. These are the 40-something best albums of the decade in the opinion of someone you don't know, in no particular order.   Richard Papier...

What to expect from the new airport terminal this holiday season

What to expect from the new airport terminal this holiday season

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 22, 2019

On Nov. 6, the new 35-gate terminal at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport officially opened, closing down the previous location. Increasing both in size and in offerings for food and retail, the terminal is designed to create an improved experience for travelers in and out of the cit...

Entertainment Industry Job Forecast in New Orleans

Entertainment Industry Job Forecast in New Orleans

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

November 22, 2019

Graduating UNO film department students who are entering the job market are in luck. Already one of the top hubs for film and television production in the United States and the world, Louisiana has amped up efforts to attract digital media content creators to the state via tax incentives. In a world ...

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