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Where are all the PPlunge events?

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

September 22, 2017


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The first six weeks of every academic year at UNO are important, especially for three groups of students: the new freshman class, student organizations and the Driftwood staff. During these six weeks, Privateer Plunge (PPlunge) events are available. Designed to introduce new students to UNO’s resourc...

Accelerated master’s programs give flexible options

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

September 22, 2017


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Through the new Accelerated Master’s Programs, students can earn credits toward a master’s degree while finishing their bachelor’s. “We’re giving you the flexibility to allow [you] to use graduate-level courses toward the completion of the Bachelor’s [degree],” said Amanda Athey, Dir...

Campus Young Adult and Children’s Library a hidden gem

Kevinesha Glenn, Reporter

September 22, 2017


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The Young Adult and Children’s Library on the third floor of the Education Building holds a plethora of easily accessible books and resources. This library was opened in the 1970s and has been in operation ever since. According to English professor and head librarian Patricia Austin, this kind of ...

New Orleans celebrates fourth annual Irish Festival

New Orleans celebrates fourth annual Irish Festival

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

September 22, 2017


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On Saturday, Sept. 16, Kingsley House hosted the annual Irish Fest, a celebration of Irish culture and heritage in New Orleans. People from around the nation gathered at the event - some dancers and tourists, others vendors. The Fest featured multiple lectures on Irish history, a Red Hair and Freck...

Mindfulness Meet-up provides relaxing techniques

Ariell Reed, Reporter

September 21, 2017


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On Sept. 11, the first Mindfulness Meet-Up session introduced  newcomers to the seminar’s concept. Attendees brainstormed mindfulness applications, topics of interest and future exercises. Director of Counseling Services Rosamond S.H. Myers explained that mindfulness is a technique which encourages ...

Service Coalition holds nonprofit fair

Service Coalition holds nonprofit fair

Ariell Reed, Reporter

September 15, 2017


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On Thursday, Sept. 7, the University of New Orleans Service Coalition hosted a service fair outside the University Center featuring various nonprofits. EdNavigator, Second Harvest Food Bank and STAIR were among the nonprofit organizations recruiting students for volunteer and internship opportunities. &nb...

Tuition, fees and charges explained – Part I

Tuition, fees and charges explained – Part I

Leonard "Lenny" Vasbinder, Contributer

September 15, 2017


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Some students may have looked at their Fee Bill or Student Account Detail on UNO’s WebStar site, and noticed all the fees besides just tuition. These fees are an ongoing concern for the thousands of students who have to pay them each semester — often for unexplained things. While cutbacks from ...

Ordinance to pay for pothole damages

Ordinance to pay for pothole damages

Michael Habermann, Contributor

September 15, 2017


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Tourists worldwide know New Orleans for the Mardi Gras parades that wind through its streets. But locals know the damage that lies beneath all those parading feet: potholes. From Lakeview to the Lower 9th ward, potholes exist throughout the city. Legally, any drivers whose cars are  damaged by potholes ...

Intramural sports: Available to all

Intramural sports: Available to all

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

August 23, 2017


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UNO offers a variety of ways for students to get involved in sports. The Department of Athletics handles intercollegiate sports, but participating in tryouts or vying for a scholarship isn’t the only way to join a league. Various student organizations also hold club sports, but now, students and f...

Freshmen share their anticipations and fears

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2017


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Every year in colleges around the world, a new class of freshmen find themselves embarking on a new academic journey. Before many of them even set foot on campus, they are equipped with a preconceived picture painted by their previous teachers, parents, family, and friends of how things will be. Inste...

Student body president plans to improve campus

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

August 23, 2017


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The everyday operations of the University of New Orleans include various things from hosting professional events, all the way down to serving lunch to the thousands of people on campus at any given time. While many get to enjoy the finished results, the faculty, students, and staff must often dedicate n...

Students safely watch rare solar eclipse event on campus

Kellie Vedros, Reporter

August 23, 2017


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On Monday, Aug. 21, students at the University of New Orleans gathered outside the Earl K. Long Library for a rare sight. This was the first time in 38 years that a solar eclipse passed across the continental United States. To celebrate this historic event, the Physics department had special tele...

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