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Kenny Broberg piano performance a powerfully irresistible event

Kenny Broberg piano performance a powerfully irresistible event

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

October 22, 2017


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On Oct. 9, UNO's music department held its first Musical Excursions event of the academic year, inviting 23-year-old, 2017 Cliburn silver-medal pianist Kenny Broberg to provide an evening of exceptional music. In addition to Broberg's career-establishing win at the Fifteenth Van Cliburn International Piano...

With Lil Pump’s debut mixtape, Yachty’s legacy continues

With Lil Pump’s debut mixtape, Yachty’s legacy continues

Christopher Walker, Contributer

October 22, 2017


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Internet sensation/Soundcloud rapper Lil Pump’s self-titled debut mixtape is here, and with it the bizarre artist has sprung fully into the mainstream. With this mixtape, Lil Pump builds off the same trademark sound and substance that got him this far; distorted funhouse trap beats with repetitive and ...

Urinetown: Upholding the liquid gold standard

Urinetown: Upholding the liquid gold standard

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Instagram Manager

October 22, 2017


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Littered with bathroom jokes, pee puns and all-around crass humor, Urinetown: The Musical, was written by Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis and directed by A.J. Allegra. It is a contemporary satire with a talented cast, a great production team and an enticing story. The plot takes on a note of surreal humor an...

“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...

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