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The chaotic mind of local artist, Sam Bayless

The chaotic mind of local artist, Sam Bayless

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

April 14, 2019

Sam Bayless is a freshman majoring in visual art and minoring in education in hopes of becoming an art teacher for young children. Bayless tends to be modest with his art, and teaching may help him come out of his shell while also giving a larger meaning to his work. “I think getting a healthy mix of unbound ...

Trump’s free speech order: who does it really benefit?

Trump’s free speech order: who does it really benefit?

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

April 14, 2019

On March 21, President Trump, Education Secretary Betsy Devos and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar gathered in the east room of the White House to sign an executive order for free speech on college campuses. Trump said signing the order was a “historic action to defend American students and American ...

Flag throwers in the business building

Flag throwers in the business building

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

April 4, 2019

In a wide lecture hall, I’m barely keeping my eyes open to a professor’s monotone lecture. It’s 12:00 pm: there are 15 more minutes of wasted time listening to a lecture as dull as a burnt-out lightbulb. Suddenly, a trumpet sounds from somewhere outside the classroom. “Alright class, I’ll let ...

Study abroad: daily life, studying and roommates

Study abroad: daily life, studying and roommates

Demi Guillory, Reporter

April 3, 2019

A group of UNO students shared their firsthand experiences studying abroad, giving insight into the study-life balance and life with new, unfamiliar people. For undecided students who may be interested in studying abroad but have apprehensions about the challenges of balancing studies with free time...

Women’s History Month luncheon

Women’s History Month luncheon

Demi Guillory, Reporter

April 3, 2019

As part of a series of events hosted in accordance with Women’s History Month, an all-female panel of UNO personnel was conducted in the UC Gallery Lounge on Thursday, March 21. Guests listened for an hour as distinguished faculty, staff and students shared their respective experiences in higher education...

UpBeat Academy teaches teens to make beats

UpBeat Academy teaches teens to make beats

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 31, 2019

Matt Zarba is trying to organize “meet and greets” between his students and the electronic and hip hop performers at the upcoming BUKU music and arts festival. “Wanna meet Kevin Gates?” “Nuh, I already met him,” replies Louis Hubbard, age 17. Upbeat Academy is a unique nonprofit ...

What is it really like to study abroad?

What is it really like to study abroad?

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 31, 2019

Every summer since 1973, UNO has sent students around the world to study abroad. According to the summer program’s webpage, 17,000 students, including guest students from 75 American universities, have studied abroad with UNO’s award-winning programs. For a handful of UNO students and educators w...

Are right-wing dollars affecting campus programming?

Are right-wing dollars affecting campus programming?

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 27, 2019

“I would like to thank everyone who has made this night possible, and a lot of the stuff that we do here — which includes the UNO student government association, Charles Koch Association, and the UNO Founders Club,” said Professor Chris Surprenant on Thursday night’s political discussion panel with...

Mardi Gras: can locals even enjoy it any more?

Mardi Gras: can locals even enjoy it any more?

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 27, 2019

All things must come to an end. Beneath the shimmering veils, the invite-only balls, vibrant floats, sugary king cakes and parties sprawl all the waste,  trash, crime, street blocks, frustrations, and for many, anxiety. If New Orleans is already the city of contradictions, then Mardi Gras is the time whe...

Spotlight: Holladay retires, pursues passions

Spotlight: Holladay retires, pursues passions

Hope Brusstar, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2019

“It is both an honor and a horror to receive instruction from Holladay. He is brilliant and will easily leave you in the dust if you are not paying attention,” said one student on RateMyProfessor. Said another, “If you want the privilege of hearing a literal genius give lectures that are heart...

How Jay-Z went from Street Corner to Corner Offi ce: book discussion

How Jay-Z went from Street Corner to Corner Offi ce: book discussion

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 11, 2019

The UNO Diversity Engagement Center holds book discussions each semester on the book of their choice. This semester, coinciding with the Black History Month, the book of choice was “Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went From Street Corner To Corner Office.” Erin Sutherland, an academic counselor...

Mardi Gras Field Guide: NOLA Craft Culture

Mardi Gras Field Guide: NOLA Craft Culture

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

March 10, 2019

Whether you count the days until Mardi Gras season begins or count the days until it’s over, we can all agree that Mardi Gras is a special event that is a significant component to New Orleans culture. With this field guide series, I will single out the key aspects to Mardi Gras and the specific pla...

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