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UNO women’s tennis completes sweep of Big Easy Classic

UNO Athletics

November 2, 2016


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Heading into the final day of play in the Big Easy Classic with representation in every flight’s championship round, the University of New Orleans women’s tennis team was victorious in every match to finish play with a total of seven first place finishes. It is the first time the women’s tennis...

Question of the Week – Issue 8

Nathan Nguyen, Staff

October 26, 2016


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Students experience aftermath of terrorist attack

Students experience aftermath of terrorist attack

Brittany Karno, Staff

October 26, 2016


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Editor’s Note: The effects of terrorism can be long lasting. This summer, as UNO students studied abroad in France, there was a large-scale terrorist attack in Nice, France, close to where they were staying. Some students on the trip were deeply affected by the incident, and still feel its effects to ...

Over a million herpes cases diagnosed annually

October 26, 2016


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Due to its asymptomatic presence, many who have the herpes virus are unaware that they are carriers. The virus, which comes in two forms: HSV-1 and HSV-2, can be spread by having vaginal, anal or oral sex with someone who has the disease. More than half of the U.S. population has type 1, which usually...

Anime Genshiken Club holds annual forest Halloween event

Anime Genshiken Club holds annual forest Halloween event

Roxanne Ardekani, Contributor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, University

This year the University of New Orleans’ Anime Genshiken Club put on their third-annual Halloween event in the forest next to Privateer Place, where students take the “Test of Courage,” a Japanese form of a haunted house where people, usually teenagers, are paired together and must walk through...

Question of the Week – Issue 7

Nathan Nguyen, Staff

October 19, 2016


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Ambassadors host another successful Swampball tournament

Ambassadors host another successful Swampball tournament

Clayton Mistich, Contributor

October 19, 2016


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Swampball, a mud-pit style volleyball tournament, was hosted by the University of New Orleans Ambassadors in the quad on Oct. 1. All funds raised for the event was funnelled back to UNO students through scholarships funds. “What’s great about Swampball is that not only is it such a fun event,...

UNO alumnus Victor Arroyo cast in Big Brother’s 18th season

UNO alumnus Victor Arroyo cast in Big Brother’s 18th season

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, University

“Big Brother”, the smash-hit reality television show, cast UNO alumnus Victor Arroyo for Season 18. Although Arroyo did not end up winning the grand prize of $500,000 dollars, he won “America’s Favorite” title, chosen by the viewing public, along with a cash prize of $25,000 dollars. Arroyo...

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...

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