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Synthetic cannabinoids deadly on streets but promising in labs

Synthetic cannabinoids deadly on streets but promising in labs

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

February 21, 2018


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Seizures, psychosis and death – these are the possible side effects of synthetic cannabinoids, known more commonly as synthetic marijuana under the names K2 and Spice. Since its release in the early 2000s, the drug has plagued entire neighborhoods, leaving its users zombie-like, delusional and som...

Faculty and Students Awarded Nearly $300K in Research Prizes and Grants

Faculty and Students Awarded Nearly $300K in Research Prizes and Grants

UNO Public Relations

February 7, 2018


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The University of New Orleans has awarded nearly $300,000 in research grants and awards to 21 faculty members and 20 undergraduate students. During a Jan. 24 awards presentation hosted by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs that underscored the power of research and the opportunities that exis...

Homecoming Calendar of Events

February 7, 2018


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Valentine's Day Celebration Feb. 14 11 a.m - 1 p.m. UC Atrium   Amazing Race Feb. 15 at 5 p.m. Sandbar   Homecoming Pep Rally Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m. UC Atrium   Teeshirt Swap Feb. 16 at 11:30 a.m. UC Atrium   Homecoming Concert Feb. 16 at 8 p.m....

Women’s Center Presents Scholarships and Awards to 13 Outstanding Students

Women’s Center Presents Scholarships and Awards to 13 Outstanding Students

UNO Public Relations

January 31, 2018


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Thirteen University of New Orleans students were honored Friday for their academic accomplishments, hard work, ambition and campus involvement, among other attributes. The Women’s Center of UNO celebrated these female students during its Scholarship & Book Awards Ceremony on Jan. 19. The Cent...

UNO doctoral student receives prestigious leadership award

UNO doctoral student receives prestigious leadership award

UNO Public Relations

December 3, 2017


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A University of New Orleans graduate student recently received the prestigious Winifred Burks-Houck Graduate Leadership Award from the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE). The award recognizes Brown, a doctoral student, for demonst...

Student Spotlight: Michelle Lepori creates drama

Student Spotlight: Michelle Lepori creates drama

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2017


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MFA Student Michelle Lepori is a participant of Southern Rep Theatre’s new play development program, 4D, where her theatre skills are refined. Lepori shared the details of the program and her experience with Driftwood to help inform other students of the priceless opportunity.   AC: Anjanae...

Student Spotlight: Emory Jones transforms people with makeup

Student Spotlight: Emory Jones transforms people with makeup

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2017


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  Emory Jones, a senior majoring in English with a concentration in creative writing, brings characters to life both inside and outside of the classroom. With her special effects makeup skills, she is able to transform anyone into whatever persona they imagine. Jones shared her process wi...

Student Spotlight: Tanee Janusz works with wild

Student Spotlight: Tanee Janusz works with wild

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2017


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Tanee Janusz is a UNO student majoring in environmental and coastal sciences. She is a certified Louisiana Master Naturalist and has worked in informal environmental education for 18 years in places like the Louisiana Nature Center and the Audubon Zoo. She sat down with Driftwood to tell us about her ...

Student Spotlight: Treva Brown does Zumba for breast cancer

Student Spotlight: Treva Brown does Zumba for breast cancer

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

October 29, 2017


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Treva Brown is a graduating PhD candidate in the department of chemistry at the University of New Orleans. With the knowledge she has gained she believes a cure for cancer is possible, and she hosts the Party in Pink Zumbathon to help contribute to the cause. Brown shared the details of her event with D...

Oktoberfest and Deutsches Haus return home to New Orleans

Oktoberfest and Deutsches Haus return home to New Orleans

Cassandra Jaskiewicz and Sofia Gilmore-Montero, Instagram Manager; News Editor

October 22, 2017


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After many turbulent years following Hurricane Katrina and the federal levee failures, Deutsches Haus and Oktoberfest are officially returning to New Orleans. Deutsches Haus has a longstanding history with the German community dating back to 1848. It evolved from Deutsche Gesellschaft von New Orleans an...

Friendship horoscopes: Find your kind

Friendship horoscopes: Find your kind

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

October 22, 2017


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We all have that one friend…  See what kind of friends you have!   The Part-Timer -Only around when it suits their mood or benefits them -Not in it to win it, just not to be bored -Kind of your friend, but kind of not -Doesn’t have too much loyalty The Food Critic -...

Ryan Marrero captures moments and hearts

Ryan Marrero captures moments and hearts

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2017


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A junior film arts major, Ryan Marrero uses the skills he learns in class to help further his pursuits as a photographer. He began taking his hobby seriously in 2014 and doesn’t plan to stop anytime soon. Marrero shared his journey with Driftwood. AC: Anjanae Crump, Driftwood editor-in-chief RM...

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