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Omega Delta Sigma awards Madison Fisher a challenge coin

Omega Delta Sigma awards Madison Fisher a challenge coin

Claire Sargent

October 10, 2018


Filed under Features

On Thursday, Oct. 4 Delta Zeta sorority member Madison Fisher was awarded a challenge coin, which is a high-level award from Omega Delta Sigma, the co-ed veterans fraternity on campus. Fisher was given this award for two reasons: her work with Omega Delta Sigma’s president Ollie Olivero to help revamp t...

Delta Zeta presented Sunflowers for Starkey

Delta Zeta presented Sunflowers for Starkey

Claire Sargent

October 3, 2018


Filed under Features

Delta Zeta hosted their first-ever “Sunflowers for Starkey” fundraising event at UNO on Sept. 27 in the library breezeway. Students bought sunflowers while walking to and from class to support the sorority's philanthropy. The event sold out of sunflowers within the first hour of tabling, and the ...

Swampball: UNO ambassadors have another successful event

Swampball: UNO ambassadors have another successful event

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

October 3, 2018


Filed under Features, University

On Saturday, Sept. 29, the UNO Ambassadors held their annual Swampball competition. Many teams signed up and crowds of people came to both play and watch teams battle it out in the muddy water. This years theme was safari and many teams showed off it with team outfits. Swampball is one of the largest events that ...

Friday Night at NOMA: An evening of art and community engagement

Friday Night at NOMA: An evening of art and community engagement

Crystal McCay

September 26, 2018


Filed under City, Features

As New Orleans Museum of Art gallery attendant Matthew Germenis describes, Friday nights at NOMA serve “to make use of the very wonderful staff here at the museum that knows about and cares about everything that we have in here, and trying to give back. I think that’s what Friday nights are about, h...

David Gaines brings a poetry slam to the Cove

David Gaines brings a poetry slam to the Cove

Claire Sargent

September 19, 2018


Filed under Features, University

Campus organizations Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship and Student Activities Council presented an open mic night at the Cove on Thursday, Sept. 13. Spoken word poet David Gaines kicked off the event by sharing his work for the first hour, then students came up to the mic to share their own work. The Cove...

UNO Creative Writing Workshop Hosts Welcome Party in Mid-City.

UNO Creative Writing Workshop Hosts Welcome Party in Mid-City.

Erinn Beth Langille

August 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The University of New Orleans is home to the Creative Writing Workshop, a Master’s Program in Creative Writing for both campus and low residency students. On Saturday, Aug. 25,  the program had its annual welcome party at the Mid-City Yacht Club. Organized by Program Director Neal Walsh, among oth...

Chauvin, Lee To Be Honored at 2018 Distinguished Alumni Gala

Chauvin, Lee To Be Honored at 2018 Distinguished Alumni Gala

UNO PUBLIC RELATIONS

August 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Retired insurance executive William Chauvin has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 University of New Orleans Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Award, the UNO Alumni Association announced. Additionally Bivian “Sonny” Lee has been named the 2018 Homer Hitt Young Alumnus of the Year. Both men w...

A brief survey of changes in Student Housing

A brief survey of changes in Student Housing

Crystal McCay

August 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Students returning to the dorms at Pontchartrain Hall may have noticed some changes to the dorm experience since the last school year. One development is that student Housing has experienced an upward tick in the dorm resident population this school year. “This semester, the dorm occupancy was ...

UNO’s Back To School Block Party

UNO’s Back To School Block Party

Claire Sargent

August 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

On Thursday, August 23rd, the University of New Orleans held their annual Back To School Block Party by The Cove. The theme for the party this year was neon, and the Student Activities Council provided glow necklaces and bracelets and other neon accessories. The event also included snacks, snoballs,...

Upcoming events at UNO in September.

Driftwood Staff

August 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

Time Management Skills Aug. 29, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM University Center 206 A free workshop that helps identify and rectify time management problems.   Introduction to Sexual Assault Prevention Everfi Program Sept. 11, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM University Center Lobby Table Event ...

Find the club that’s perfect for you!

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

August 20, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Showcase

Making friends on campus may seem like a daunting task. For many, having the confidence to talk to other students in class, to approach strangers in the library, or to sit down with someone new while eating on campus is far too intimidating. However, The University of New Orleans does not leave stud...

Textbooks and You: Finding Cheaper Ways to Further Your Academic Life

Textbooks and You: Finding Cheaper Ways to Further Your Academic Life

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

August 20, 2018


Filed under Features

The start of the semester means a lot of shopping to ensure academic success. Students need paper, folders and books, but there is no need to make an already expensive semester even worse. The number one thing on a students to-do list should be obtaining the required books for their courses, but at a mor...

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