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The best Thanksgiving TV to celebrate this holiday season

The best Thanksgiving TV to celebrate this holiday season

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 22, 2019

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s important to have a game plan in case you need some peace amidst the impending chaos. And what better way to take a few moments off than by watching TV? Whether you’re sick and tired of your racist uncle trying to start fights with everyone, or you’...

The Rob Cerio at CONtraflow 2019: It’s about the authors by Trey Guillotine

The Rob Cerio at CONtraflow 2019: It’s about the authors by Trey Guillotine

Trey Guillotine, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

  In a large room of the Hilton New Orleans Airport, vendors have set up their tables to sell their goods and creations at the CONtraflow Sci-Fi and Fantasy Literature Convention of 2019. The hotel is filled with cosplayers dressed as “Star Wars” stormtroopers and bounty hunters and there’...

Time Travel Survival Guide to the Louisiana Renaissance Festival by Trey Guillotine

Time Travel Survival Guide to the Louisiana Renaissance Festival by Trey Guillotine

Trey Guillotine, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

Time travel can be tricky. Venturing into the past is rife with dangers where even the slightest change to history can result in damages to the timelines, paradoxes and the risk of becoming your own grandparent. But fear not, for this is the comprehensive survival guide for traveling back in time to t...

Drab to Drag Makeup Tips

Drab to Drag Makeup Tips

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

November 14, 2019

Hannah Joffray AKA Visqueen speaks in spirited sentences and exclamation points, which may or may not be common for native New Orleanians.    “I moved here with my dad when I was six,” she said. “I’ve developed so many creative avenues for myself while here— I designed all the sp...

InnovateUNO gives students the chance to share their scholarly work

InnovateUNO gives students the chance to share their scholarly work

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 14, 2019

On Nov 19-21, UNO will hold the annual research symposium, InnovateUNO. Taking place on the first and fourth floors of the library from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Nov 19 and 20 and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Nov 21, this yearly event celebrates scholarship of all kinds at UNO, even offering prizes for top projects. Regard...

The Outer Worlds Review: You’ve tried the best, now try the rest

Trey Guillotine, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

After 70 years spent adrift in a colony ship in space, you’re awoken from cryostasis to a galaxy owned and run by corporations, where workers struggle to survive. With the help of a mad scientist and the companions you meet, you must find a way to save your fellow colonists and stake your claim in this ne...

Wizardfest: Holding Out Hope that Dragons are Real

Trey Guillotine, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

What gets a group of geeks to hang out at a bar late on a school night? Wizardfest! On November 5th, Pop-Up Party Tours and Southport Hall in Jefferson hosted a “Harry Potter” themed “pop up wizarding experience” for fans of the popular book and movie series.    Southport Hall looks fairly unassuming; a la...

Big Easy Con 2019: Do What You Love at Home

Trey Guillotine, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Big Easy Con 2019 opened its doors to New Orleans for the first time this weekend. Setting up shop in the Ernest C. Morial Convention Center, its host, LeftField Media, promised a weekend of fun pop-culture events for fans of all ages.    From Nov. 1 to Nov. 3, Big Easy Con held panels representing a v...

New season of Bojack Horseman hits Netflix with a bang

New season of Bojack Horseman hits Netflix with a bang

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 8, 2019

On Oct. 25, Netflix released the first half of the sixth and final season for their original comedy, “Bojack Horseman.” With eight episodes being released now and eight more coming to the streaming platform on January 31, this final season of the critically acclaimed animated horse show will be the...

UNO Press Spotlight: Continental Divide

UNO Press Spotlight: Continental Divide

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

November 8, 2019

For over a decade, UNO’s printing press, the aptly titled UNO Press, has sat as a hidden gem among the Liberal Arts building’s other diamonds, such as its inviting, green courtyard and the humorous cut-out comics professors place on their office doors. The press, alongside other publications present on c...

Reform & Filmmaking Go Hand in Hand: An Interview with UNO Grad Student Ben Donnellon

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

November 1, 2019

After a recent screening for a film by UNO film grad student Benjamin Patrick Donnellon, an audience member from Oregon approached him and was pretty mad.   Donnellon’s documentary “Non-unanimous,” about the state’s now overturned law regarding unanimous jury verdicts, had just sc...

Get Out revisited

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 1, 2019

Almost three years ago, writer-director Jordan Peele released his genre-bending classic film, “Get Out.”Starring a then-unknown Daniel Kaluuya, who has since gone on to appear in other high profile projects like “Black Panther” and “Widows,” the film follows an African American man who vis...

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