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What’s in store for the future of New Orleans tourism?

LaFitte's Blacksmith Bar, a popular tourist spot and one of the oldest bars in America, has its doors shuttered...for now. Pic by Veronika Lee

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

April 30, 2020

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has recently extended the city’s stay at home order to at least May 16 to combat the Coronavirus pandemic. Although Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has said that state restrictions may begin to loosen as soon as May 1, Cantrell has decided to wait until infection...

UNO Grad Christie Cognevich Talks About Being an Author & What English Majors Can Expect in the Real World

UNO Grad Christie Cognevich Talks About Being an Author & What English Majors Can Expect in the Real World

April 21, 2020

Author and teacher Dr. Christie Cognevich is no stranger to UNO. Having earned a BA in English as a Privateer in 2010, she returned to finish an MA in English. Most recently, she earned a PhD in literature from LSU and can add author to her resume. Her book “Depression: Insights and Tips for Teenagers (Empowering You)” comes out this October. The English lit and creative wr...

‘I’m only delivering the good news. You ARE the good news.’: John Krasinski’s ‘Some Good News’

'I’m only delivering the good news. You ARE the good news.': John Krasinski’s 'Some Good News'

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

April 7, 2020

There’s no point in denying it; right now we are living in a scary time. While we can make jokes and share memes about COVID-19, it doesn’t change the fact that this is something that most of us, if not all of us, have never experienced. Even for those who grew up in a post-9/11 world and surviv...

Animals’ Kingdom: New Orleans Wildlife Enjoys a Quieter City

Animals' Kingdom: New Orleans Wildlife Enjoys a Quieter City

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

March 31, 2020

If "Jurassic Park" taught us anything, it was that "life finds a way."

Let Taylor Exist Independently of Kanye

Let Taylor Exist Independently of Kanye

Juliette Stoltz, Contributing Writer

March 24, 2020

I want to celebrate the leaked Kanye-Taylor phone call as a victory for Taylor Swift, and I do. I want to write an article that provides a timeline of the ways that Kanye West has antagonized and bullied Taylor so that we all can understand that she was never playing the victim: she was the vict...

Going the Social Distance Route: Why You Should Take Isolation Orders Seriously

 Once crowded areas are now empty as people are encouraged to stay home and keep their distance; photo via Ken Yuel on Flickr

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

March 23, 2020

The world is currently fighting a seemingly un-winnable war against novel coronavirus, or Covid-19, and the best chance we have to stop its spread is to isolate as much as possible. As health care workers around the world fight to save the most critical victims of the respiratory virus, certain hard...

A Driftwood Tribute to Local NOLA Celebrity, Brian Held, Jr.

A Driftwood Tribute to Local NOLA Celebrity, Brian Held, Jr.

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

March 23, 2020

Entertainment Editor, Trey Guillotine remembers New Orleans cosplayer enthusiast Brian Held, Jr.

Driftwood Team’s Official Coronavirus Survival Guide

Driftwood Team's Official Coronavirus Survival Guide

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

March 23, 2020

Let’s be honest, we are living in a scary time right now. As if fires in Australia and citizens toxically divided on every issue wasn’t enough, we now face the CoronaVirus. Times are tough but fear not, Privateers! Your Driftwood staff has put together a guide to making quarantining not-so-bad.  W...

Sports Seasons Suspended

Sports Seasons Suspended

Lexi Ancar, Staff Photographer & Contributing Writer

March 19, 2020

The NBA, MLB, and NHL, almost everyone is a fan of at least one and, therefore almost everyone knows what is going on. It’s no secret that coronavirus is ruining a lot of events especially when it comes to sports. Before we all realized how major a virus it would be, currently labeled a pandemic, c...

5 Tips For Traveling With Your Cat

5 Tips For Traveling With Your Cat

Jillian Borukhovich, Guest Contributor

March 17, 2020

Looking ahead to brighter days, Driftwood is proud to share the work of first year MFA student, Jillian Borukhovich, who has a tip or two for those of us with hopes of bringing our feline friends along on future adventures.  As a college student or graduate student, you’ll probably be making ple...

A Bachelor Escape

A Bachelor Escape

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

March 17, 2020

On Monday, March 9 and Tuesday, March 10, the two night, drama-filled season finale of “The Bachelor: aired on ABC. The finale for the reality dating competition, which lasted two hours each day, included breakups, hookups, fighting and a whole lot of tears, as per usual for the series. But even as thi...

The Invisible Army: The Immune System

The Invisible Army: The Immune System

Joseph Bellott

March 12, 2020

Contributing writer Joseph Bellott explains the simple ways dietary changes can improve your chances of staving off the coronavirus.

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