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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


Filed under Features, Showcase

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 23, 2017


Filed under Features

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 23, 2017


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Features

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...

Student Spotlight: Sage Sigler

Student Spotlight: Sage Sigler

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor/Distribution Manager

September 29, 2017


Filed under Features

Sage Sigler is a freshman majoring in mathematics who joined the UNO community after graduating from Benjamin Franklin High School. Beyond the Lakeview area, she dances for the Muggivan School of Irish Dance in Metairie, where she’s a nationally ranked Irish dancer. Sigler discussed her passion fo...

Student Spotlight: Gary Aubert makes music to vibe to

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2017


Filed under Features

Gary Aubert is a senior majoring in journalism who makes more than good grades - good music is what he strives to create in his free time. Aubert sat down for an interview with Driftwood to share his creative process.   AC - Anjanae Crump, Driftwood editor-in-chief GA - Gary Aubert, musician   A...

Student Spotlight: Meredith Knauer helps autistic children

Student Spotlight: Meredith Knauer helps autistic children

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Features

Meredith Knauer, a “super-senior” studying psychology and English, wears many hats. She is also the treasurer and the academic chair for the Delta Nu Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha.  To gain psychology experience for her practicum, Knauer signed on to be a volunteer practicing applied behavior analysis (ABA)...

NOLA stands in solidarity with Charlottesville and continues its own fight for justice

NOLA stands in solidarity with Charlottesville and continues its own fight for justice

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2017


Filed under Features

On Saturday, Aug. 20, Take ‘Em Down Nola and People’s Assembly held a rally in solidarity with Charlottesville after a man drove his car into a crowd of anti-racist counter-protesters, killing one, Heather Heyer, and injuring dozens more.  Much like those in New Orleans, the counter-protesters were...

Student Spotlight: Crystal Suggs the social media naturalista

Student Spotlight: Crystal Suggs the social media naturalista

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2017


Filed under Features

Senior Crystal Suggs is a civil engineering major at UNO - but outside the classroom, she is a popular YouTuber and a rising Instagram star. She runs the natural hair page @curliecrys and the YouTube channel of the same name. She posts photos and video tutorials showing how to style and maintain natur...

Citizen volunteer group offers free firearm safety lessons for students

Citizen volunteer group offers free firearm safety lessons for students

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor

March 29, 2017


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Mike Weinberger, founder of Home Defense Foundation, a New Orleans-based organization that teaches safety defense mechanisms, said he aims to educate college students on proper methods of firearm safety. Gun control has been a major debate across the country, and Weinberger attributes much of the...

Alumna’s book offers humorous meditation on age and regret

Roxanne Ardekanni, Contributor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Features

  Kara Bachman, a UNO alumna from 1992 and writer for The Times-Picayune, among other magazines and newspapers, published a book of essays this year.   “Kissing the Crisis: Field Notes on Foul-Mouthed Babies, Disenchanted Women, & Careening into Middle Age,” is Bachman’s...

Americans increasingly consume biased, tailored news

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

March 22, 2017


Filed under Features

Technology and the internet have allowed those alive today to have access to an unprecedented amount of information and resources. The information age we are currently living in and the technology behind it have influenced every aspect of our lives, including how we consume our news.   The American po...

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