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With new EPA head, climate change discussion must continue

Michael Habermann, Contributor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Features

There has been much speculation over whether or not Scott Pruitt, Trump’s highly controversial choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, is a good fit.   There has been considerable debate from both sides of the political aisle regarding the decision since his nomination. Pruit...

AAUW president welcomes all to gender rights discussion

Anna Gowin, Features and Entertainment Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Features

  When Daisy Gaeta first started attending meetings of the American Association of University Women at the University of New Orleans last November, she said she never expected that she’d eventually become president of the organization.   As a transgender woman, she said she was ini...

UNO’s Career Services, an underutilized and misunderstood service

Angelle Cleneay, Contributor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Features

  On the second floor of the University Center, the University of New Orleans offers a service many students are either not aware of or choose not to take advantage of: Career Services. The Office of Career Services, made up of a small staff and located in Room 208 of the UC is led by direct...

Traveling art exhibit “Dear World” brings UNO’s community together

Traveling art exhibit “Dear World” brings UNO’s community together

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

February 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

  “Dear World,” the New Orleans-founded traveling art exhibit famous for its viral social media photos, returned home to set up shop at the University of New Orleans’ campus on Feb. 6 and 7.   The exhibit’s premise was simple: participants came to the space with a personal sto...

Waffle House Presentation

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor

February 12, 2017


Filed under Features

On Feb. 16,  the University of New Orleans College of Business Administration presented “Getting Ahead, Staying Ahead: Challenges For the 21st Century Workforce,” hosted by Vice President for Culture of Waffle House Corporation Pat Warner. Warner outlined how to get ahead in the business world and im...

Theatre UNO: ‘Broadway Nights 2’ puts the “fun” in fundraiser

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor

February 12, 2017


Filed under Features

On Feb.11, in the Robert E. Nims Theater, Theatre UNO, the University of New Orleans theater department, presented another musical installment to its community. “Broadway Nights 2” served, not only as a night of entertainment, but also as a fundraiser to send the UNO-directed production “The Aliens” on ...

Till death do us part: couples share secrets to lasting relationships

Till death do us part: couples share secrets to lasting relationships

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor

February 12, 2017


Filed under Features

Today, chocolate-covered candy and plastic hearts all over the world are half the price they were yesterday, the most romantic Tuesday of the year. Yet beyond all of the flowers and cheesy love letters couples share on Valentine’s Day, ever wonder what it takes to make a relationship last—we...

Tour guide gives an inside look at New Orleans sight-seeing

Tour guide gives an inside look at New Orleans sight-seeing

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under City, Features

Here in New Orleans, a bustling city booming with tourism, there is certainly no shortage of city tours—and to that extent, tour guides. During peak times in the tourism season, it would almost seem that for every tourist there is a tour guide, routinely making their rounds in the central business ...

UNO graduate opens collaborative art space in the Bywater

UNO graduate opens collaborative art space in the Bywater

Carly Zimmerman, Contributor

February 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, University

If you have been involved in any recent conversation about New Orleans’ Bywater neighborhood, you have probably heard a slew of comments about how the eclectic safe space where all feel welcome.” Huster is a singer-songwriter who has been making music from the Ninth Ward since his arrival in the...

SAC’s Cultural Conversation Series wins national diversity award

SAC’s Cultural Conversation Series wins national diversity award

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor

February 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, University

The University of New Orleans’ Cultural Conversations Series, hosted by the Student Activities Council, is known on campus for providing content to students that is educational, intellectually stimulating, thought-provoking, and now—award-winning. The series has won the coveted Outstanding D...

University celebrates Homecoming week with weeklong celebration

University celebrates Homecoming week with weeklong celebration

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

February 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Story

This past week, UNO held its annual Homecoming celebration with a week-long celebration leading up to the big game against Nicholls state. UNO managed to pull off a victory in both the women’s and men’s game. The Homecoming King and Queen were revealed at the halftime of the men’s game, with...

The Renovation and Innovation of the UNO Library

The Renovation and Innovation of the UNO Library

Michael Habermann

February 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The University of New Orleans' Earl K. Long Library used to be shorter - two stories to be exact. In the 1980s, state funding was secured for the construction of the third and fourth floors that exist today. At a certain point, a decision was made to extend the fourth floor outward, resulting in a...

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