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What’s in store for the future of New Orleans tourism?

LaFitte's Blacksmith Bar, a popular tourist spot and one of the oldest bars in America, has its doors shuttered...for now. Pic by Veronika Lee
April 30, 2020

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has recently extended the city’s stay at home order to at least May 16 to combat the Coronavirus pandemic. Although Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has said that...

Desmond LeBlanc Declares His Candidacy for the SGA Office of Vice President of Legislative Affairs

Desmond LeBlanc Declares His Candidacy for the SGA Office of Vice President of Legislative Affairs
April 28, 2020

Native New Orleanian Desmond LeBlanc wears many many hats at UNO. Born and raised in the Lower 9th Ward, LeBlanc was raised by a single parent — his father died when he was 11 years old. Already an SGA...

SGA asks that UNO adopt an optional pass/fail system during the COVID-19 Pandemic

SGA asks that UNO adopt an optional pass/fail system during the COVID-19 Pandemic
SGA Senator Desmond LeBlanc explains a resolution giving students the option to have their classes this semester graded by a Pass/Fail system.
April 10, 2020

The Student Government Association of UNO has put forth a resolution requesting that students have the option to be graded via a pass/fail system in order to accommodate the needs of many students who...

President Trump extends national social distancing guidelines, but is it enough?

President Trump extends national social distancing guidelines, but is it enough?
April 2, 2020

On Sunday, March 29 President Donald Trump announced that he will be extending national social distancing guidelines until at least April 30. This decision is a reversal of his original plan to reopen...

The Pharmacist: One Person Really Can Make a Difference

The Pharmacist: One Person Really Can Make a Difference
March 5, 2020

Netflix’s new documentary “The Pharmacist” takes audiences through the emotional journey of Dan Schneider and his war against drugs and big pharma. This impact is even more significant for Greater...

If You Love New Orleans, Invest In Its Future: Spotlight on Son of a Saint

Bivian
March 4, 2020

“If you love New Orleans, invest in its future” is the motto of the Son of a Saint organization—but it doesn’t mean what you think it does, according to William B. Jones, the nonprofit’s Community...

Coronavirus is not the biggest threat this flu season

Coronavirus is not the biggest threat this flu season
February 20, 2020

On Tuesday Feb 11, UNO Student Affairs sent out an email to all students with the subject line “Tips for staying healthy!”. In the email, Dr. Carolyn Golz, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs...

Not So Private-eer Place: UNO Students Complain About Rats, Roaches & Other Uninvited Guests in Student Housing 

Photo from @PrivateerPlace
February 20, 2020

*Note: This story has been updated with the names of sources who were willing to come forth.    Visit the website for Privateer Place, UNO’s on-campus student apartments, and you’ll find...

Continuing Story: UNO Community Shocked as Another 4 Cars Are Vandalized in Broad Daylight

An open entrance to the Engineering Parking Lot
February 18, 2020

By Abigail Karas and Veronika Lee Once again, a notification labeled “Campus Crime Alert” appeared on the screens of University of New Orleans students. "When our campus community was celebrating...

Entering the Matrix: UNO Unleashes Its New Networking App

Entering the Matrix: UNO Unleashes Its New Networking App
February 13, 2020

For many university students, the college experience is a vehicle transporting them to their next phase of life. The most common goal for students is to have a career, and it is popular for students to...

UNO Student Film ‘Do You Love Me?’: Yes. We. Do.

February 13, 2020

NYU and UCLA better start taking notes. Again and again, UNO’s film students continue to be a force to be reckoned with and filmmaker KC Simms, a second semester junior, is no exception.    Last...

Continuing Story: More Cars Vandalized in Broad Daylight UNO Lot and the Receipts Don’t Add Up

Another car window taken out on campus by Lexi Ancar
February 13, 2020

Compiled by Driftwood Staff - Veronika Lee with Erron Thomas and Lexi Ancar An email sent university wide at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, announced that more vehicles had been vandalized in the...

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