Mardi Gras Field Guide: NOLA Craft Culture

NOLA Craft Culture sparkles outwardly as an advocate of local New Orleans art culture, and it’s not only because of the glitter.

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

March 10, 2019

Whether you count the days until Mardi Gras season begins or count the days until it’s over, we can all agree that Mardi Gras is a special event that is a significant component to New Orleans culture. With this field guide series, I will single out the key aspects to Mardi Gras and the specific pla...

What it’s like to be a student in your 30s

What it’s like to be a student in your 30s

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 6, 2019

“Where did the last decade of my life go?” Students in their 30s who decided to go back to school have probably asked this question more than once. The majority of the younger undergraduate student body probably can’t wait to be done with school. No more homework, no more stress or student loans...

Student Spotlight: Jolie Bryant

“Muddy Magnolias” by Jolie Bryant, Prismacolor pencils.

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

February 17, 2019

First-year freshman Jolie Bryant is making a name for herself with her vibrant pieces and precise line work. Jolie is from Sunset, Louisiana and chose UNO because it offered opportunities in art and animation that her hometown did not. Majoring in studio art with a concentration in digital media and animation ...

Student Spotlight: SGA senator, father of three, paparazzo, disabled, pre-med student

J.D. Ligier shares some of his life’s most fascinating stories, including celebrity hijinks and his experiences supporting his transgender son. Photo courtesy of J.D. Ligier

Hope Brusstar, Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2019

At UNO, the student body includes the world’s first video paparazzo, a disabled veteran and the father of the first transgender homecoming queen — and they’re all the same person. When Driftwood sat down with J.D. Ligier, the interview lasted for over two and a half hours. That’s because he ...

Welcome to Spring 2019 from the Staff!

Welcome to Spring 2019 from the Staff!

January 23, 2019

The Driftwood staff has had some changes! Your new spring 2019 Driftwood team welcomes you! From left to right, back to front: Visuals Director Kimberly Williams, Adviser Missy Wilkinson, News Editor Jack Waguespack, Entertainment Editor Dylan Mininger, Business Manager Matt Stennis, Business A...

Omega Delta Sigma awards Madison Fisher a challenge coin

Photo provided by Claire Sargent.

Claire Sargent

October 10, 2018

On Thursday, Oct. 4 Delta Zeta sorority member Madison Fisher was awarded a challenge coin, which is a high-level award from Omega Delta Sigma, the co-ed veterans fraternity on campus. Fisher was given this award for two reasons: her work with Omega Delta Sigma’s president Ollie Olivero to help revamp t...

Delta Zeta presented Sunflowers for Starkey

Delta Zeta sisters working at their event, Sunflowers for Starkey. Photo provided by Claire Sargent.

Claire Sargent

October 3, 2018

Delta Zeta hosted their first-ever “Sunflowers for Starkey” fundraising event at UNO on Sept. 27 in the library breezeway. Students bought sunflowers while walking to and from class to support the sorority's philanthropy. The event sold out of sunflowers within the first hour of tabling, and the ...

Swampball: UNO ambassadors have another successful event

Students playing Swampball in the muddy waters in the quad. Photo provided by Terry Shields.

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

October 3, 2018

On Saturday, Sept. 29, the UNO Ambassadors held their annual Swampball competition. Many teams signed up and crowds of people came to both play and watch teams battle it out in the muddy water. This years theme was safari and many teams showed off it with team outfits. Swampball is one of the largest events that ...

Friday Night at NOMA: An evening of art and community engagement

Neptune Steel Orchestra performs at Friday Nights at NOMA. Photo provided by Crystal McCAy.

Crystal McCay

September 26, 2018

As New Orleans Museum of Art gallery attendant Matthew Germenis describes, Friday nights at NOMA serve “to make use of the very wonderful staff here at the museum that knows about and cares about everything that we have in here, and trying to give back. I think that’s what Friday nights are about, h...

David Gaines brings a poetry slam to the Cove

Poet David Gaines shares poetry inspired by his life. Photo provided by Claire Sargent

Claire Sargent

September 19, 2018

Campus organizations Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship and Student Activities Council presented an open mic night at the Cove on Thursday, Sept. 13. Spoken word poet David Gaines kicked off the event by sharing his work for the first hour, then students came up to the mic to share their own work. The Cove...

UNO Creative Writing Workshop Hosts Welcome Party in Mid-City.

Photo credit: Parrish Carpenter
From Left - Emma Seely, Barb Johnson, Matt Knutson, Jake Budenz, Isabelle Barany.

Erinn Beth Langille

August 30, 2018

The University of New Orleans is home to the Creative Writing Workshop, a Master’s Program in Creative Writing for both campus and low residency students. On Saturday, Aug. 25,  the program had its annual welcome party at the Mid-City Yacht Club. Organized by Program Director Neal Walsh, among oth...

Chauvin, Lee To Be Honored at 2018 Distinguished Alumni Gala

William Chauvin, left and Bivian


August 30, 2018

Retired insurance executive William Chauvin has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 University of New Orleans Homer L. Hitt Distinguished Alumni Award, the UNO Alumni Association announced. Additionally Bivian “Sonny” Lee has been named the 2018 Homer Hitt Young Alumnus of the Year. Both men w...

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