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Student Spotlight: Junior Film major, Paige Touzet

Student Spotlight: Junior Film major, Paige Touzet

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

September 19, 2019

Not every junior can say they were shooting a three-part music video/short film collaboration on location this summer. But film major Paige Touzet is an exception to this rule.    It wasn’t that long ago that Paige was working as an office production assistant on the Netflix film “The T...

The chaotic mind of local artist, Sam Bayless

An artist of many talents, Sam Bayless.

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

April 14, 2019

Sam Bayless is a freshman majoring in visual art and minoring in education in hopes of becoming an art teacher for young children. Bayless tends to be modest with his art, and teaching may help him come out of his shell while also giving a larger meaning to his work. “I think getting a healthy mix of unbound ...

Trump’s free speech order: who does it really benefit?

President Trump plans to execute this order across all public universities in the US.

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

April 14, 2019

On March 21, President Trump, Education Secretary Betsy Devos and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar gathered in the east room of the White House to sign an executive order for free speech on college campuses. Trump said signing the order was a “historic action to defend American students and American ...

Flag throwers in the business building

On March 28, the Sansepolcro Flag-Wavers made a special appearance in the Kirschman’s atrium for the annual Spring Business Carnival.

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

April 4, 2019

In a wide lecture hall, I’m barely keeping my eyes open to a professor’s monotone lecture. It’s 12:00 pm: there are 15 more minutes of wasted time listening to a lecture as dull as a burnt-out lightbulb. Suddenly, a trumpet sounds from somewhere outside the classroom. “Alright class, I’ll let ...

Study abroad: daily life, studying and roommates

“I met amazing people [whom] I would have never met just being on campus,” UNO student Bond Ruggles said of meeting other students studying abroad. Pictured above are two students enjoying some free time in Japan.

Demi Guillory, Reporter

April 3, 2019

A group of UNO students shared their firsthand experiences studying abroad, giving insight into the study-life balance and life with new, unfamiliar people. For undecided students who may be interested in studying abroad but have apprehensions about the challenges of balancing studies with free time...

Women’s History Month luncheon

Panelists engaged in an empowering discussion at a luncheon held last week. The event was sponsored by the Diversity Engagement Center, Student Involvement and Leadership, the Intersectional Feminism Club, the Women’s Center and the Women of Color Group.

Demi Guillory, Reporter

April 3, 2019

As part of a series of events hosted in accordance with Women’s History Month, an all-female panel of UNO personnel was conducted in the UC Gallery Lounge on Thursday, March 21. Guests listened for an hour as distinguished faculty, staff and students shared their respective experiences in higher education...

UpBeat Academy teaches teens to make beats

Amahl Abdul mentors the beat sequence of student Louis Hubbard.

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 31, 2019

Matt Zarba is trying to organize “meet and greets” between his students and the electronic and hip hop performers at the upcoming BUKU music and arts festival. “Wanna meet Kevin Gates?” “Nuh, I already met him,” replies Louis Hubbard, age 17. Upbeat Academy is a unique nonprofit ...

What is it really like to study abroad?

In 2017, the Innsbruck program — the largest study abroad program at UNO —enrolled its 10,000th student.

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 31, 2019

Every summer since 1973, UNO has sent students around the world to study abroad. According to the summer program’s webpage, 17,000 students, including guest students from 75 American universities, have studied abroad with UNO’s award-winning programs. For a handful of UNO students and educators w...

Are right-wing dollars affecting campus programming?

“Despite the notoriously covert nature of their operation, several key documents and recordings have been obtained that reveal the intent and strategy Charles Koch and his network has been using for decades”. -UnKoch My Campus

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 27, 2019

“I would like to thank everyone who has made this night possible, and a lot of the stuff that we do here — which includes the UNO student government association, Charles Koch Association, and the UNO Founders Club,” said Professor Chris Surprenant on Thursday night’s political discussion panel with...

Mardi Gras: can locals even enjoy it any more?

Mardi Gras trash on Magazine Street after a parade.

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 27, 2019

All things must come to an end. Beneath the shimmering veils, the invite-only balls, vibrant floats, sugary king cakes and parties sprawl all the waste,  trash, crime, street blocks, frustrations, and for many, anxiety. If New Orleans is already the city of contradictions, then Mardi Gras is the time whe...

Spotlight: Holladay retires, pursues passions

Staff photo of Kenneth Holladay, Ph.D., a man who learns as enthusiastically as he teaches.

Hope Brusstar, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2019

“It is both an honor and a horror to receive instruction from Holladay. He is brilliant and will easily leave you in the dust if you are not paying attention,” said one student on RateMyProfessor. Said another, “If you want the privilege of hearing a literal genius give lectures that are heart...

How Jay-Z went from Street Corner to Corner Offi ce: book discussion

The book of choice this semester from the Diversity Engagement Center book discussion is an unofficial business biography of Jay-Z.

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 11, 2019

The UNO Diversity Engagement Center holds book discussions each semester on the book of their choice. This semester, coinciding with the Black History Month, the book of choice was “Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went From Street Corner To Corner Office.” Erin Sutherland, an academic counselor...

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