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It 2 Review

It 2 Review

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

September 20, 2019

For fans of the mostly perfect 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s 1,138 page novel “It” 2019 felt far away. You knew in the theater, watching Pennywise the clown terrorize a group of kids so much cooler than the “Stranger Things” gang, that he was going to return. And sure, we knew that the sequ...

Prayer in Schools

Johari Reynolds, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Last week, Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints quarterback, received backlash on the issue because he was seen in a promotional video for “Bring Your Bible to School Day.” Focus on the Family have been hosting “Bring your Bible to School Day” for the past five years. The purpose of this event is ...

UNO students travel westward and beyond

UNO students travel westward and beyond

Christy Lorio, Submission

September 20, 2019

I was fortunate to have two incredible travel opportunities this summer. I went to Cork, Ireland with UNO’s Writing Workshops Abroad program for the third time in July. I worked as a graduate assistant on the program, which meant I assisted the program coordinator with daily tasks and helped run week...

YAL Updates: Fall 2019

YAL Updates: Fall 2019

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

September 19, 2019

The Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), the nation’s largest libertarian student-led activist organization, recently hosted their regional convention in Austin, Texas, from Friday, Sept. 6, to Sunday, Sept. 8. This year’s attendees included Travis Kieff ([email protected]), rising junior, mechanical engin...

Netflix ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Sparkles

Netflix ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Sparkles

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

September 19, 2019

I really don’t know how Netflix disperses its promotional funds. It would seem that “Dark Crystal” merch should be everywhere right now - think endless partnerships with Coca Cola and Target. Alas, I assume these things are just saved for shows like “Stranger Things” Season 3 - which needed all the...

Fourth annual UNO Playwrights Festival

Fourth annual UNO Playwrights Festival

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

September 19, 2019

On Sunday, Sept 15 the UNO Gallery on St. Claude Avenue hosted the first night of the fourth annual UNO Playwrights Festival. The festival offers playwriting students in UNO’s Creative Writing Workshop (CWW) an opportunity to showcase their work through staged readings, which provides them an importan...

Student Spotlight: Junior Film major, Paige Touzet

Student Spotlight: Junior Film major, Paige Touzet

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

September 19, 2019

Not every junior can say they were shooting a three-part music video/short film collaboration on location this summer. But film major Paige Touzet is an exception to this rule.    It wasn’t that long ago that Paige was working as an office production assistant on the Netflix film “The T...

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...

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