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New Orleans celebrates its Irish immigrant history with parades

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

March 15, 2017

On March 17, along with every other city in America and many around the world, New Orleans will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. “Everywhere in the world celebrates St. Patrick’s Day. In New Orleans, where so many people have Irish blood and celebrate Irish culture, I think it’s a little diffe...

Safe Spaces on campus offer support to LGBTQIQ+ students

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

March 15, 2017

The University of New Orleans is taking steps to provide a welcoming environment to its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and queer population. The Safe Space Alliances Program is one of its implemented strategies. Assistant Director for First Year Student Success and Safe Spa...

God around the world – different religions share the same message

God around the world – different religions share the same message

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

March 8, 2017

Religion is one of the oldest pillars of human society. As history has shown, it can be difficult to coexist peacefully with so many forms of spirituality in existence, each equipped with its own system of values, beliefs and traditions. Four religious student associations at the University of New Orlean...

Campus minister emphasizes service and connection

Anna Gowin and Christina Brown

March 8, 2017

Chris Lazarine, who has been campus minister of the Newman Center, the University of New Orleans’ home to the Catholic campus ministry and student group on campus, since August, said he understands why it’s hard to get college students engaged. “[Deciding not to go church anymore] happens with a lot of stu...

AA’s religious structure works for some, not all

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

March 8, 2017

Alcoholics Anonymous is the world’s premiere get-sober program, not just for alcoholism, but for a variety of addictions. The organization is synonymous with addiction recovery and treatment. What is less-known about the organization and its 12-step program is how heavily it relies on religion and how c...

NOLArts: a local art school tailored to the autistic

Roxanne Ardekanni, Contributor

February 22, 2017

Inspired by the lack of services for children with autism in the city, Sarah Ambrose and Kate Lacour brought NOLArts, a nonprofit arts school which specifically caters to those with autism, to New Orleans in October.   Three years prior to the creation of NOLArts, the idea was further nurtured ...

With new EPA head, climate change discussion must continue

Michael Habermann, Contributor

February 21, 2017

There has been much speculation over whether or not Scott Pruitt, Trump’s highly controversial choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, is a good fit.   There has been considerable debate from both sides of the political aisle regarding the decision since his nomination. Pruit...

AAUW president welcomes all to gender rights discussion

Anna Gowin, Features and Entertainment Editor

February 21, 2017

  When Daisy Gaeta first started attending meetings of the American Association of University Women at the University of New Orleans last November, she said she never expected that she’d eventually become president of the organization.   As a transgender woman, she said she was ini...

UNO’s Career Services, an underutilized and misunderstood service

Angelle Cleneay, Contributor

February 21, 2017

  On the second floor of the University Center, the University of New Orleans offers a service many students are either not aware of or choose not to take advantage of: Career Services. The Office of Career Services, made up of a small staff and located in Room 208 of the UC is led by direct...

Traveling art exhibit “Dear World” brings UNO’s community together

Traveling art exhibit “Dear World” brings UNO’s community together

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

February 15, 2017

  “Dear World,” the New Orleans-founded traveling art exhibit famous for its viral social media photos, returned home to set up shop at the University of New Orleans’ campus on Feb. 6 and 7.   The exhibit’s premise was simple: participants came to the space with a personal sto...

Waffle House Presentation

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor

February 12, 2017

On Feb. 16,  the University of New Orleans College of Business Administration presented “Getting Ahead, Staying Ahead: Challenges For the 21st Century Workforce,” hosted by Vice President for Culture of Waffle House Corporation Pat Warner. Warner outlined how to get ahead in the business world and im...

Theatre UNO: ‘Broadway Nights 2’ puts the “fun” in fundraiser

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor

February 12, 2017

On Feb.11, in the Robert E. Nims Theater, Theatre UNO, the University of New Orleans theater department, presented another musical installment to its community. “Broadway Nights 2” served, not only as a night of entertainment, but also as a fundraiser to send the UNO-directed production “The Aliens” on ...

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