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Physical Games in a Digital World: The Fall of GameStop?

Physical Games in a Digital World: The Fall of GameStop?

Trey Guillotine

February 7, 2020

A popular meme features a picture of dozens of video game cases and various gaming consoles with the text “GameStop be like ‘We can give you $1.99’” But, just as in sarcasm, there is a kernel of truth to this joke. The nationwide video game retailer GameStop is infamous for offering low trade...

Steve Masakowski: A Lifetime of Music at UNO

Steve Masakowski: A Lifetime of Music at UNO

Trey Guillotine

February 7, 2020

While Billie Eilish won big this year at the 2020 Grammy’s, taking home the awards for best record, song, album, and best new artist, another musician was recognized and awarded a little closer to home. Earlier in January, UNO’s own professor Steve Masakowski was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award ...

Women Determined supports formerly incarcerated women with their Released to Nowhere event

Women Determined supports formerly incarcerated women with their Released to Nowhere event

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

February 7, 2020

On Saturday, Jan 25, the non-profit organization Women Determined put on a production of their play, Released to Nowhere, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans. The play, which was written by, directed by and starring the organization’s founder and director, Rhonda K. Oliver, det...

UNO Cheerleaders’ on Netflix’s new docuseries, “Cheer”

Emma Seely

February 6, 2020

Netflix recently released its new documentary series “Cheer” to general acclaim and overwhelming popularity. The show, which follows the cheer squad at Navarro College as they prepare for the national collegiate cheer championships, has captivated the world, with social media exploding in support for ...

Chewbacchus Celebrates 10 Years of Roaring Wookies

Chewbacchus Celebrates 10 Years of Roaring Wookies

Trey Guillotine

February 6, 2020

Saturday night, New Orleanians began the Mardi Gras season with dancing space princesses, stomping snow beasts and roaring Wookies. The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus had the honor of being the first parade of the season and they did not disappoint. This wasn’t just any Mardi Gras season for Chewb...

What’s Filming In and Around New Orleans (And Who is Hiring)

What’s Filming In and Around New Orleans (And Who is Hiring)

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

January 30, 2020

Untitled Lifetime series. We don’t have all the details but it appears there is work available for PAs, camera assistants, and sound mixers. For details and to apply, visit https://staffmeup.com/jobs.   Heart Television/WDSU-TV (NBC Affiliate). There is an opening listed for a full-time r...

Will Apple Products Ever Rot?

Will Apple Products Ever Rot?

Erron Thomas, News Editor

January 30, 2020

According to the Mac-product-centric website macflypro.com, there are approximately 588 million Apple users to this day, excluding the iPhone. To take it a step further, according to the same Apple fans, there are currently 1 billion active Apple products in use today. Students at UNO’s campus are n...

Netflix’s “Dracula” Sucks the Life from its Audience

Netflix’s “Dracula” Sucks the Life from its Audience

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

January 30, 2020

  When it was announced that Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat were reuniting to bring the classic story of Dracula to the small screen, fans were excited for a new series from the former “Sherlock” showrunners. Running from 2010-2017, “Sherlock” amassed one of the largest and most devot...

The 501st Legion at Wizard World New Orleans: “We all help each other out”

The 501st Legion at Wizard World New Orleans:

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

January 25, 2020

Wizard World New Orleans marks both the end and the beginning of the New Orleans Comic Con circuit. Usually taking place the first weekend of January (this year Jan. 3-5, 2020), Wizard World New Orleans is one of, if not the biggest, comic conventions held in New Orleans. Every year, it fills the...

Star Wars: Rise of the toxic fandom

Star Wars: Rise of the toxic fandom

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

January 25, 2020

  “THE DEAD SPEAK!” viewers read with excitement as the traditional opening crawl of “Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” premiered on movie screens on Dec. 20, 2019. This excitement was met with a fun and emotional sci-fi adventure that said goodbye to a saga forty years ...

‘Little Women’ 2019 Review

'Little Women' 2019 Review

January 25, 2020

By Dhuha Darweesh Synopsis: Saoirse Ronan stars as Josephine “Jo” March, who lives in New York after the Civil War. The movie follows four sisters: Jo, a writer, Meg, an actress, Amy, a painter, and Beth, a pianist. The movie is mostly from Jo’s point of view, of her past and present, and...

Album Review: Poppy’s ‘I Disagree’

Album Review: Poppy's 'I Disagree'

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

January 25, 2020

Drawing by @kawaiic.art on Instagram  Internet chanteuse-android creature Poppy’s third studio album starts out with a warning siren which is all too appropriate. Poppy has been an underground web sensation for years - premiering seemingly out of the blue on YouTube where the eerily disconnect...

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