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NASA’s SOFIA Sees Into the Light

NASA’s SOFIA Sees Into the Light

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Features

In February, the National Aeronautics and Space Agency’s (NASA) Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) began its observation campaign.  This is the fourth year that SOFIA has been fully operate. It is a collaboration between NASA, the Deutschen Zentrums für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR), ...

Sustainability suggestions

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Features

The strain on UNO to fix things that are actually broken is currently formidable, and if universities are anything like a business, UNO might understandably avoid improvements on its environmental impact until it finds itself in a better financial situation.That being said, recent months have shown ...

Work out List

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Features

Since the beginning of February, I’ve been regularly attending the gym a few times a week.  I’ve decided that doing squats, a quick ab routine, and cardio would be best for my goals. I grin and bear the first two, however, I really hate running and jogging.   If you ever spot me at the gym, I’m ...

Women lost in literature and life itself

Women lost in literature and life itself

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

March 27, 2018


Filed under Features

Before the end of the 20th century, women were largely expected to stay out of intellectual and publicly creative affairs such as publishing literature. That limitation has had lasting effects, and its consequences now show up in the academic world. “There is a long history of underrepresentation ...

The Assault on Assault Rifles

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Showcase

On Feb. 28, Dick’s Sporting Goods took a direct approach to gun control and stopped selling assault rifles and high-capacity magazines at all locations. The franchise also raised the minimum age to buy a gun to 21 and changed numerous other store policy items following the Florida shooting. Dick...

UNO professor honored by the Academy of Economics and Finance

UNO Public Relations

March 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

University of New Orleans professor M. Kabir Hassan was named the 2018 Academy of Economics and Finance Research Fellow on February 16 in Houston at the group’s annual meeting. Hassan is the Hibernia Professor of Economics and Finance and Bank One Professor of Business at UNO. Each year, the acade...

UNO to Play Key Role in Development of Coastal Geohazards Atlas

UNO to Play Key Role in Development of Coastal Geohazards Atlas

UNO Public Relations

March 7, 2018


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Mark Kulp, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences at the University of New Orleans, is part of a team working to produce a map of geological features affecting the landscape of coastal Louisiana. Described as a “geohazards atlas,” this project will compile maps and reports descri...

MoMENtum Black History Luncheon

MoMENtum Black History Luncheon

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

March 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

On Feb. 28, MoMENtum, a new project designed to increase the retention and graduation rates of African-American males at UNO, and the Diversity Engagement Center hosted a Black History Month luncheon in the UC. About 30 visitors enjoyed lunch while various community leaders shared words of encouragement t...

International Night 2018

International Night 2018

Claire Sargent

February 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Presented by the International Student Association and Student Activities Council, International Night: Together Towards Tomorrow takes place from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. March 24 in the Human Performance Center at UNO. International Night is held every spring semester. It is a UNO tradition to celebrate...

Bollards to “pedestrianize” certain blocks of Bourbon Street

Bollards to “pedestrianize” certain blocks of Bourbon Street

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

February 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Countless people have walked Bourbon Street, but only in the past month have pedestrians grazed new concrete covering the first four blocks. On Jan. 31, after more than a year and $17 million of construction, Bourbon Street was officially reopened for business, though work is to be continued. One...

“Making New Orleans Home: A Tricentennial Symposium”

UNO Public Relations

February 21, 2018


Filed under Features

The University of New Orleans will host the concluding events in what promises to be an historic and engaging four-day symposium celebrating New Orleans’ Tricentennial. “Making New Orleans Home: A Tricentennial Symposium,” March 8-11, is sponsored by The Historic New Orleans Collection and th...

Synthetic cannabinoids deadly on streets but promising in labs

Synthetic cannabinoids deadly on streets but promising in labs

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

February 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Seizures, psychosis and death – these are the possible side effects of synthetic cannabinoids, known more commonly as synthetic marijuana under the names K2 and Spice. Since its release in the early 2000s, the drug has plagued entire neighborhoods, leaving its users zombie-like, delusional and som...

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