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UNO-Innsbruck: go for the classes, stay for the culture

UNO-Innsbruck: go for the classes, stay for the culture

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

September 21, 2016

The UNO-Innsbruck Academic Year Abroad program is one of the most popular programs within the study abroad service. It takes place in the scenic Austrian Alps and can be scheduled for just a semester or the entire school year. “I was attracted to the Innsbruck program because it offered many busines...

Disney College Program: a magical experience for students

Disney College Program: a magical experience for students

Jamie Lloyd, Staff

September 21, 2016

The Disney College Program is a paid internship program unlike any other. College undergraduates can experience the magic of Disney while working in various roles and environments at Disney parks, earning college credit at their university from either online classes or various classes offered on-site...

New Orleans ready to vote on Airbnb regulation

New Orleans ready to vote on Airbnb regulation

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2016

Last month, the New Orleans City Council commissioned a study into short-term rentals and their effects on the city; and on Oct. 8, a major vote will determine the fate of short-term housing rentals in New Orleans, the largest portion of which are Airbnb rentals. “The appropriate regulatory enforcement me...

Technology in the classroom: blessing or curse?

Technology in the classroom: blessing or curse?

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

September 14, 2016

Chalkboards and textbooks are increasingly fading into mere memories, antiques of a bygone age, as they are being replaced with digital technologies. According to the Pew Research Center, 92 percent of college students in the US own a cell phone and 78 percent own a tablet or a laptop. Many professor...

UNO alum navigates the world of acting

UNO alum navigates the world of acting

Roxanne Ardekani, Staff

September 6, 2016

“Acting has been a passion of mine for a long time,” said University of New Orleans alumnus Deric Augustine. Augustine, a successful actor, currently alternates between Los Angeles and New York to practice his craft. Augustine and his twin brother began modeling for national retailer J.C. Penney ...

How to save your sex life after children

How to save your sex life after children

Lindsay Maxie, Staff

September 6, 2016

Having children changes everything in a couple’s life. The act of sex becomes a mythical concept pushed down to the bottom of a long to-do list. Between work, school, feedings and everyday errands, it is a miracle that a parent can even manage to get his or her child to school on time without their...

IUDs, a safe, if rarely used, method of birth control

IUDs, a safe, if rarely used, method of birth control

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

September 6, 2016

According to the Centers for Disease Control, 62 percent of the 60.9 million women aged 15-44 in the United States from 2011-13 reported using some form of birth control. The most commonly used methods were the pill, female sterilization and male condoms. The least-used method was intrauterine devices...

Psychedelic drugs may have medical benefits

Psychedelic drugs may have medical benefits

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2016

MDMA, the wildly popular, seminal party drug of the 1980s has recently made a comeback with America’s youth, riding on the coattails of the EDM craze. And with MDMA’s resurgence, scientists are revisiting why it was created in the first place as a therapeutic drug. Dr. Albert Garcia-Romeu, a postdoctoral fell...

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