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The 501st Legion at Wizard World New Orleans: “We all help each other out”

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

January 25, 2020

Wizard World New Orleans marks both the end and the beginning of the New Orleans Comic Con circuit. Usually taking place the first weekend of January (this year Jan. 3-5, 2020), Wizard World New Orleans is one of, if not the biggest, comic conventions held in New Orleans. Every year, it fills the...

Star Wars: Rise of the toxic fandom

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

January 25, 2020

  “THE DEAD SPEAK!” viewers read with excitement as the traditional opening crawl of “Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” premiered on movie screens on Dec. 20, 2019. This excitement was met with a fun and emotional sci-fi adventure that said goodbye to a saga forty years ...

‘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’

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...

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 ...

Student Musician Spotlight: Feck

Student Musician Spotlight: Feck

Veronika Lee

October 18, 2019

Eric Arnouville (aka Feck) is a senior English major who already has a canon of music. Earlier this year, he released “South Wayside and 45” on Spotify. With a catalogue of 39 albums total on his Bandcamp, this appears to be his slickest and most ambitious project yet.   Although the ...

Fall 2019 SGA elections

Jada White, Contributor

October 18, 2019

The closer we approach midterms, the more strongly students focused on selecting new Senators for UNO’s Fall 2019 Student Government Association (SGA). This year, representatives ran in every college as well, and administered a new Constitution. Students were expected to vote “Yes” or “No” o...

Moonlighting as a Monster: Spotlight on UNO Business Student By Day, Scare Actor By Night

Moonlighting as a Monster: Spotlight on UNO Business Student By Day, Scare Actor By Night

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

October 18, 2019

Talk about moonlighting - when the sun goes down on the weekend, second year business major Anna Boe is in fright rags terrorizing fear seekers at Scout Island Scream Park. Becoming a part of the eerie outdoor attraction that sits atop 50 acres of dreadful landscapes was just as random as it sounds - B...

Whats all the RAVE on campus about

Whats all the RAVE on campus about

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

The University of New Orleans is home to thousands of people. How is it remotely possible for a single department to keep every person on this campus safe? Departments utilize various tactics to protect students on campus—systems like a rotating on duty surveillance of campus grounds, real camera ...

‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ is Kinda Bad

‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie’ is Kinda Bad

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

October 18, 2019

Note: This review does not contain spoilers but will reference some cameos.   Americans love Jesse Pinkman. A quick scan of a well-curated Twitter or Facebook feed will reveal that most likely both your diehard conservative aunt in West Virginia and your comic book enthusiast pals in Santa Monica hav...

It 2 Review

It 2 Review

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

September 20, 2019

For fans of the mostly perfect 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s 1,138 page novel “It” 2019 felt far away. You knew in the theater, watching Pennywise the clown terrorize a group of kids so much cooler than the “Stranger Things” gang, that he was going to return. And sure, we knew that the sequ...

Prayer in Schools

Johari Reynolds, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Last week, Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints quarterback, received backlash on the issue because he was seen in a promotional video for “Bring Your Bible to School Day.” Focus on the Family have been hosting “Bring your Bible to School Day” for the past five years. The purpose of this event is ...

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