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Caroline Fayard, senate candidate running against the status quo

Caroline Fayard, senate candidate running against the status quo

Clayton Mistich, Contributor

October 19, 2016


Filed under City, Features, Showcase

Caroline Fayard, former candidate for Louisiana secretary of state, hopes to capture a seat in the United States senate following incumbent David Vitter’s decision to retire. Fayard is competing against 24 other candidates in a race some say will likely fall Republican. Fayard said her candidacy...

EpiPen price causes furor among allergy sufferers

Brittany Karno, Staff

September 28, 2016


Filed under City, Features

On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Heather Bresch, CEO of the pharmaceutical company Mylan, gave her testimony to the United States House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Recently, Mylan has faced controversy concerning the cost of its EpiPens. “You don’t have to talk to som...

Japan traveler observes similarities between New Orleans and Tokyo

William Archambeault, Contributor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Features, University

Despite being separated by oceans and a day-long plane ride, Japan and New Orleans share a number of similarities. The world is smaller than I thought. This past summer, I experienced Japan first-hand through the University of New Orleans summer study abroad program. Over the course of five weeks...

Japan: Where dreams become reality

Japan: Where dreams become reality

Jamie Lloyd, Staff

September 28, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, University

There are places in this world where nature imitates art. There are places where lifelong dreams come true. There are even places you visit as a stranger and leave as a member of an unspoken family. And then there’s Japan. For many University of New Orleans students, Japan has all the perks of an ideal cu...

Costa Rica: home away from home

Costa Rica: home away from home

Adam Poyner, Contributor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Features, University

To be unique means to be unlike anything else in existence. Though this powerful word can sometimes be overused, it is a perfect way to describe the University of New Orleans Costa Rica study abroad program. On the surface, it may look similar to many of the other outstanding summer abroad programs that the...

UNO-Innsbruck: go for the classes, stay for the culture

UNO-Innsbruck: go for the classes, stay for the culture

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, University

The UNO-Innsbruck Academic Year Abroad program is one of the most popular programs within the study abroad service. It takes place in the scenic Austrian Alps and can be scheduled for just a semester or the entire school year. “I was attracted to the Innsbruck program because it offered many busines...

Disney College Program: a magical experience for students

Disney College Program: a magical experience for students

Jamie Lloyd, Staff

September 21, 2016


Filed under Features, University

The Disney College Program is a paid internship program unlike any other. College undergraduates can experience the magic of Disney while working in various roles and environments at Disney parks, earning college credit at their university from either online classes or various classes offered on-site...

New Orleans ready to vote on Airbnb regulation

New Orleans ready to vote on Airbnb regulation

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2016


Filed under Features, Top Story

Last month, the New Orleans City Council commissioned a study into short-term rentals and their effects on the city; and on Oct. 8, a major vote will determine the fate of short-term housing rentals in New Orleans, the largest portion of which are Airbnb rentals. “The appropriate regulatory enforcement me...

Technology in the classroom: blessing or curse?

Technology in the classroom: blessing or curse?

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

September 14, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Chalkboards and textbooks are increasingly fading into mere memories, antiques of a bygone age, as they are being replaced with digital technologies. According to the Pew Research Center, 92 percent of college students in the US own a cell phone and 78 percent own a tablet or a laptop. Many professor...

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