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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

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

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 state restrictions may begin to loosen as soon as May 1, Cantrell has decided to wait until infection...

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

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief & écrivaine

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 senator, he is also a political science/pre-law major and  member of  UNO Theta Phi Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Frat...

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

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

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 have been affected by the switch from in-person class meetings to all online class meetings. In the r...

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

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

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

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 country’s businesses by April 12, Easter Sunday. Although experts agree that the extension will h...

The Pharmacist: One Person Really Can Make a Difference

The Pharmacist: One Person Really Can Make a Difference

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

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 New Orleans residents as they witness the events that took place in their own communities. “I liv...

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

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Erron Thomas & Veronika Lee

March 5, 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 Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator. “A lot of times people hear the word ‘invest’ and think...

Coronavirus is not the biggest threat this flu season

Coronavirus is not the biggest threat this flu season

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

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 offers students several practices in the name of staying healthy through a flu season that has s...

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

Photo from @PrivateerPlace

Abigail Karas & Veronika Lee

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 a tech-friendly, glossy portrait of smiling students living in a quintessential college environment. T...

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 its annual Mardi Gras parade,” it read, “4 auto burglaries happened in the Engineering parking lot....

Entering the Matrix: UNO Unleashes Its New Networking App

Entering the Matrix: UNO Unleashes Its New Networking App

Erron Thomas, News Editor

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 reach out and connect with those they meet along the way, hoping that networking proves valuable on t...

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

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

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 Saturday, Simms and his longtime collaborator, Maison Harris (another UNO second semester...

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 UNO Engineering parking lot. Although the email from the UNO Police Department states that there we...

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