Driftwood

Fostering the next generation of engineers

Fostering the next generation of engineers

Demi Guillory, Reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under News, University

Above the door of room 308 in the engineering building is the acronym NSBE. It stands for the National Society of Black Engineers — a national organization that has had a chapter at UNO since 1980. Junior Lauryns Rodrigue and senior Kiara Horton are both civil engineering majors and members of NSBE who ...

The moral limits of comedy

The moral limits of comedy

Demi Guillory, Reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under News, Top Story, University

“Anyone have a joke they’re ashamed of?” UNO’s Dr. Edward Johnson’s question started the March 28 lecture in the Earl K. Long library. Johnson, emeritus professor of philosophy, and Dr. William Kline, associate professor of business at the University of Illinois, were guest speakers at “D...

UNO’s Prof. Christine Day gives her 2020 presidential election predictions

UNO’s Prof. Christine Day gives her 2020 presidential election predictions

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under News, University

2020’s presidential race is heating up, bringing both new and familiar faces. Politicians are announcing that their candidacy, working on their campaigns and developing their support and endorsements. Many candidates are voicing concerns about some of the major policies that the Trump administration has f...

Writing nonstop for 24 hours to raise money for UNO

Writing nonstop for 24 hours to raise money for UNO

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under News, University

On Wednesday, March 20, UNO Press kicked off their first Write-a-Thon — a full 24 hours of workshops and writing-related events. Professors, alumni and organizations came together to host panels with various concentrations on different fields of writing. These events were held throughout campus, in...

Heroines of page and stage

Heroines of page and stage

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 31, 2019


Filed under News, University

On March 14, a group of students and faculty recognized female legends in literature and drama. In an empowering discussion, Dr. Elaine Brooks and Kalo Gow examined the roles of female characters and how they were able to break free of centuries-old patriarchal restrictions. Brooks, a Spanish pro...

Edwards comments on gender roles and marriage: then vs. now

Edwards comments on gender roles and marriage: then vs. now

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 31, 2019


Filed under News, University

“Sex is more cultural than biological,” said famous cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead back in the 1930s, according to distinguished emeritus faculty member Ann Edwards. On March 12, Edwards hosted another interactive discussion with the Diversity Engagement Center. Edwards spoke fondly of both Mea...

Marcus Colston shares entrepreneurship advice

Marcus Colston shares entrepreneurship advice

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

March 31, 2019


Filed under News, University

Former Saints wide-receiver Marques Colston came marching into UNO for the Management Week Keynote Address on March 14. Kirschman Building’s lecture hall was no match for the overwhelming amount of students, faculty, and members of the community awaiting his presence. The number of people far exceed...

Political conversation in a polarized nation

Political conversation in a polarized nation

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under News, Top Story

On Thursday, March 14, the Honors Program invited Melissa Harris-Perry and Rod Dreher to discuss the current political climate and the future of political conversation between opposing parties. Melissa Harris-Perry is the former host for the MSNBC television show “Melissa Harris-Perry” and author of Barbershops, ...

Bearkats Plunder Privateers on ESPN

Bearkats Plunder Privateers on ESPN

Stefan Muro, Reporter

March 27, 2019


Filed under News, Sports, University

Last Wednesday, the Lakefront Arena hosted a highly anticipated home finale for the Privateer men’s basketball team. With a three game winning streak, a strong 11-2 home record, and the loudest home crowd all season, the Privateers were primed and ready to take on the only better team in the Southla...

Spotlight: Lance Sylvester

Spotlight: Lance Sylvester

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, University

Lance Sylvester is a first-time freshman at UNO studying studio art and practicing photography. He’s originally from the New Orleans area and also enjoys dancing and binge-watching anime. Lance is usually exploring different spots for his shoots and doing different photo walks with other aspiring photo...

UNO Garden Club: The Garden is Alive campaign

UNO Garden Club: The Garden is Alive campaign

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 26, 2019


Filed under News, University

Spring officially begins next week on Mar. 20, and the UNO Garden Club hopes to welcome in the new season with new members. Aasiyah Williams, co-president, recently spoke to Driftwood to offer some insight into the newly revived campus garden and group. At its root, the club focuses on sustainabil...

A journalist travels the world and ends up in New Orleans

A journalist travels the world and ends up in New Orleans

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 26, 2019


Filed under News, University

Adam Karlin has traveled to many countries around the world, and on Feb. 28, he spoke to a group of UNO students and faculty about his experiences as a travel author and foreign affairs journalist with Lonely Planet. A UNO MFA student, Karlin filled a room with a captivated audience in the Intern...

The student news site of the University of New Orleans
News