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Op-Ed: Mardi Gras Class System

Op-Ed: Mardi Gras Class System

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

February 20, 2020

 Mardi Gras is my favorite holiday. Halloween is a close second, but while All Hallow’s Eve is only one night or weekend, Mardi Gras is practically a month long. What I love most about Mardi Gras is the unique nature of it. Sure, living here most of my life, I’ve seen my fair share of parades, ...

Cardio: The FREE Drug

Cardio: The FREE Drug

Joseph Bellott, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2020

Who has time for the gym? We look up and it's already Friday, you know? If the gym was a pill it would be the most prescribed pill in the world, but the time it takes to suit up, hit a workout, and take a shower (hopefully) is just too much time and energy. Well I am your heavenly sent angel herel to tu...

Alignment Quiz Part 2 (GNE)

Alignment Quiz Part 2 (GNE)

Jessi Siebert, Columnist

February 20, 2020

This is a continuation of the last issue’s Alignment Quiz, so if you haven't done that one you should go check it out first! It explains a few things you need to know to take this one effectively. This half of the quiz will determine if you’re Good, Neutral, or Evil. You should already know this bu...

Mardi Gras Goes Virtual: The Krewe of Vaporwave

Mardi Gras Goes Virtual: The Krewe of Vaporwave

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

February 20, 2020

“New Orleans' first! Modern Catholicism's first! The world's first! Show me a previous virtual krewe and we will cede the title,” claims the leader of the Krewe of Vaporwave, who goes by the initials M.S, through an email interview. “The idea for the Krewe of Vaporwave, like Vaporwave itself, came fr...

Goodbye Hollywoo

Goodbye Hollywoo

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

February 20, 2020

Netflix recently released the final eight episodes of its original animated series, “Bojack Horseman.” Together with the first half of the season, which was previously released on the streaming service, this new batch of episodes ended off an exceptional series in what is maybe the best way poss...

Planning Ahead – Things to Do for Valentine’s Day

Planning Ahead – Things to Do for Valentine’s Day

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief & écrivaine

February 20, 2020

February isn’t exactly known for Valentine’s Day in these parts - Mardi Gras seems to be the name of the game. But nothing can kill the vibe for your Valentine’s Day paramour worse than not having something planned. Whether you are committed or if you just want a spot to hang with your platonic...

How UNO Students Can Take a European Vacation Without Breaking the Bank

How UNO Students Can Take a European Vacation Without Breaking the Bank

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief / écrivaine

February 20, 2020

Louis Armstrong International Airport Terminal doesn’t look like a million bucks.    It looks more like a billion bucks because last year debuted a $1 billion renovation and a new 35-gate terminal with all the amenities to let our airport shine as a reflection of beautiful New Orleans. 2...

Entering the Matrix: UNO Unleashes Its New Networking App

Entering the Matrix: UNO Unleashes Its New Networking App

Erron Thomas, News Editor

February 13, 2020

For many university students, the college experience is a vehicle transporting them to their next phase of life. The most common goal for students is to have a career, and it is popular for students to reach out and connect with those they meet along the way, hoping that networking proves valuable on t...

Wakanda Moon: Cosplay is for Everyone!

Wakanda Moon: Cosplay is for Everyone!

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

February 13, 2020

Diversity and representation of minority groups are on the rise in pop-culture, though not as fast as we’d like them  to be. Despite successful films such as “Black Panther” and “Get Out,” the majority of film and television projects are filled with more white actors than actors of color. Ev...

Wolves, Sacrifices & Saints: The Dark History of Valentine’s Day

Wolves, Sacrifices & Saints: The Dark History of Valentine’s Day

Veronika Lee, écrivaine

February 13, 2020

Valentine’s Day is typically a holiday begrudged by those who are not in relationships, and by those who are in a romance yet don’t want to celebrate what may be considered by some to be a “Hallmark holiday.” Little do individuals consider that the Christianized holiday, the feast day of St. V...

Floats and Throws: A Mardi Gras Survival Guide

Floats and Throws: A Mardi Gras Survival Guide

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

February 13, 2020

Night after night Mardi Gras parades fill the streets of New Orleans, often bringing the city’s functionality to a halt. Though Mardi Gras can be one of the biggest parties of the year, it can also bring the biggest headaches if you don’t know how to navigate the ins and outs of the revelry. By fol...

UNO Student Film ‘Do You Love Me?’: Yes. We. Do.

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

February 13, 2020

NYU and UCLA better start taking notes. Again and again, UNO’s film students continue to be a force to be reckoned with and filmmaker KC Simms, a second semester junior, is no exception.    Last Saturday, Simms and his longtime collaborator, Maison Harris (another UNO second semester...

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