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What it’s like to be a student in your 30s

What it’s like to be a student in your 30s

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Features, University

“Where did the last decade of my life go?” Students in their 30s who decided to go back to school have probably asked this question more than once. The majority of the younger undergraduate student body probably can’t wait to be done with school. No more homework, no more stress or student loans...

Student Spotlight: Jolie Bryant

Student Spotlight: Jolie Bryant

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Showcase, University

First-year freshman Jolie Bryant is making a name for herself with her vibrant pieces and precise line work. Jolie is from Sunset, Louisiana and chose UNO because it offered opportunities in art and animation that her hometown did not. Majoring in studio art with a concentration in digital media and animation ...

Student Spotlight: SGA senator, father of three, paparazzo, disabled, pre-med student

Student Spotlight: SGA senator, father of three, paparazzo, disabled, pre-med student

Hope Brusstar, Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2019


Filed under Features, News

At UNO, the student body includes the world’s first video paparazzo, a disabled veteran and the father of the first transgender homecoming queen — and they’re all the same person. When Driftwood sat down with J.D. Ligier, the interview lasted for over two and a half hours. That’s because he ...

Welcome to Spring 2019 from the Staff!

Welcome to Spring 2019 from the Staff!

January 23, 2019


Filed under Features, News

The Driftwood staff has had some changes! Your new spring 2019 Driftwood team welcomes you! From left to right, back to front: Visuals Director Kimberly Williams, Adviser Missy Wilkinson, News Editor Jack Waguespack, Entertainment Editor Dylan Mininger, Business Manager Matt Stennis, Business A...

Omega Delta Sigma awards Madison Fisher a challenge coin

Omega Delta Sigma awards Madison Fisher a challenge coin

Claire Sargent

October 10, 2018


Filed under Features

On Thursday, Oct. 4 Delta Zeta sorority member Madison Fisher was awarded a challenge coin, which is a high-level award from Omega Delta Sigma, the co-ed veterans fraternity on campus. Fisher was given this award for two reasons: her work with Omega Delta Sigma’s president Ollie Olivero to help revamp t...

Delta Zeta presented Sunflowers for Starkey

Delta Zeta presented Sunflowers for Starkey

Claire Sargent

October 3, 2018


Filed under Features

Delta Zeta hosted their first-ever “Sunflowers for Starkey” fundraising event at UNO on Sept. 27 in the library breezeway. Students bought sunflowers while walking to and from class to support the sorority's philanthropy. The event sold out of sunflowers within the first hour of tabling, and the ...

Swampball: UNO ambassadors have another successful event

Swampball: UNO ambassadors have another successful event

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

October 3, 2018


Filed under Features, University

On Saturday, Sept. 29, the UNO Ambassadors held their annual Swampball competition. Many teams signed up and crowds of people came to both play and watch teams battle it out in the muddy water. This years theme was safari and many teams showed off it with team outfits. Swampball is one of the largest events that ...

Friday Night at NOMA: An evening of art and community engagement

Friday Night at NOMA: An evening of art and community engagement

Crystal McCay

September 26, 2018


Filed under City, Features

As New Orleans Museum of Art gallery attendant Matthew Germenis describes, Friday nights at NOMA serve “to make use of the very wonderful staff here at the museum that knows about and cares about everything that we have in here, and trying to give back. I think that’s what Friday nights are about, h...

David Gaines brings a poetry slam to the Cove

David Gaines brings a poetry slam to the Cove

Claire Sargent

September 19, 2018


Filed under Features, University

Campus organizations Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship and Student Activities Council presented an open mic night at the Cove on Thursday, Sept. 13. Spoken word poet David Gaines kicked off the event by sharing his work for the first hour, then students came up to the mic to share their own work. The Cove...

UNO Creative Writing Workshop Hosts Welcome Party in Mid-City.

UNO Creative Writing Workshop Hosts Welcome Party in Mid-City.

Erinn Beth Langille

August 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The University of New Orleans is home to the Creative Writing Workshop, a Master’s Program in Creative Writing for both campus and low residency students. On Saturday, Aug. 25,  the program had its annual welcome party at the Mid-City Yacht Club. Organized by Program Director Neal Walsh, among oth...

Chauvin, Lee To Be Honored at 2018 Distinguished Alumni Gala

Chauvin, Lee To Be Honored at 2018 Distinguished Alumni Gala

UNO PUBLIC RELATIONS

August 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Retired insurance executive William Chauvin has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 University of New Orleans Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Award, the UNO Alumni Association announced. Additionally Bivian “Sonny” Lee has been named the 2018 Homer Hitt Young Alumnus of the Year. Both men w...

A brief survey of changes in Student Housing

A brief survey of changes in Student Housing

Crystal McCay

August 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Students returning to the dorms at Pontchartrain Hall may have noticed some changes to the dorm experience since the last school year. One development is that student Housing has experienced an upward tick in the dorm resident population this school year. “This semester, the dorm occupancy was ...

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