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Student Spotlight: Gary Aubert makes music to vibe to

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2017


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Gary Aubert is a senior majoring in journalism who makes more than good grades - good music is what he strives to create in his free time. Aubert sat down for an interview with Driftwood to share his creative process.   AC - Anjanae Crump, Driftwood editor-in-chief GA - Gary Aubert, musician   A...

Student Spotlight: Meredith Knauer helps autistic children

Student Spotlight: Meredith Knauer helps autistic children

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

September 15, 2017


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Meredith Knauer, a “super-senior” studying psychology and English, wears many hats. She is also the treasurer and the academic chair for the Delta Nu Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha.  To gain psychology experience for her practicum, Knauer signed on to be a volunteer practicing applied behavior analysis (ABA)...

NOLA stands in solidarity with Charlottesville and continues its own fight for justice

NOLA stands in solidarity with Charlottesville and continues its own fight for justice

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

On Saturday, Aug. 20, Take ‘Em Down Nola and People’s Assembly held a rally in solidarity with Charlottesville after a man drove his car into a crowd of anti-racist counter-protesters, killing one, Heather Heyer, and injuring dozens more.  Much like those in New Orleans, the counter-protesters were...

Student Spotlight: Crystal Suggs the social media naturalista

Student Spotlight: Crystal Suggs the social media naturalista

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2017


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Senior Crystal Suggs is a civil engineering major at UNO - but outside the classroom, she is a popular YouTuber and a rising Instagram star. She runs the natural hair page @curliecrys and the YouTube channel of the same name. She posts photos and video tutorials showing how to style and maintain natur...

Citizen volunteer group offers free firearm safety lessons for students

Citizen volunteer group offers free firearm safety lessons for students

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor

March 29, 2017


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Mike Weinberger, founder of Home Defense Foundation, a New Orleans-based organization that teaches safety defense mechanisms, said he aims to educate college students on proper methods of firearm safety. Gun control has been a major debate across the country, and Weinberger attributes much of the...

Alumna’s book offers humorous meditation on age and regret

Roxanne Ardekanni, Contributor

March 22, 2017


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  Kara Bachman, a UNO alumna from 1992 and writer for The Times-Picayune, among other magazines and newspapers, published a book of essays this year.   “Kissing the Crisis: Field Notes on Foul-Mouthed Babies, Disenchanted Women, & Careening into Middle Age,” is Bachman’s...

Americans increasingly consume biased, tailored news

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

March 22, 2017


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Technology and the internet have allowed those alive today to have access to an unprecedented amount of information and resources. The information age we are currently living in and the technology behind it have influenced every aspect of our lives, including how we consume our news.   The American po...

New Orleans celebrates its Irish immigrant history with parades

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

March 15, 2017


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On March 17, along with every other city in America and many around the world, New Orleans will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. “Everywhere in the world celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. In New Orleans, where so many people have Irish blood and celebrate Irish culture, I think it’s a little diffe...

Safe Spaces on campus offer support to LGBTQIQ+ students

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

March 15, 2017


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The University of New Orleans is taking steps to provide a welcoming environment to its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and queer population. The Safe Space Alliances Program is one of its implemented strategies. Assistant Director for First Year Student Success and Safe Spa...

God around the world – different religions share the same message

God around the world – different religions share the same message

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

March 8, 2017


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Religion is one of the oldest pillars of human society. As history has shown, it can be difficult to coexist peacefully with so many forms of spirituality in existence, each equipped with its own system of values, beliefs and traditions. Four religious student associations at the University of New Orlean...

Campus minister emphasizes service and connection

Anna Gowin and Christina Brown

March 8, 2017


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Chris Lazarine, who has been campus minister of the Newman Center, the University of New Orleans’ home to the Catholic campus ministry and student group on campus, since August, said he understands why it’s hard to get college students engaged. “[Deciding not to go church anymore] happens with a lot of stu...

AA’s religious structure works for some, not all

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

March 8, 2017


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Alcoholics Anonymous is the world’s premiere get-sober program, not just for alcoholism, but for a variety of addictions. The organization is synonymous with addiction recovery and treatment. What is less-known about the organization and its 12-step program is how heavily it relies on religion and how c...

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