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Oktoberfest has its opening weekend and 90th anniversary

Oktoberfest has its opening weekend and 90th anniversary

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, Top Story

Saturday, Oct. 5 kicked off Oktoberfest, a month-long event that features German culture and history activities every weekend. The Deutsches Haus opened their festival to the many members of the New Orleans community to celebrate German heritage.“This is my son's favorite festival; he even brings ...

UNO’s “best career fair to date” invites more than 100 employers

UNO’s “best career fair to date” invites more than 100 employers

Hope Brusstar

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, University

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, about 120 international, national and local employers congregated at UNO to meet students and fill thousands of job positions. The career fair was planned and hosted entirely by Career Services, the on-campus office whose primary goal is to prepare UNO students for the workforce. ...

Recreation and Fitness Center and UNO students

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, University

UNO’s Recreation and Fitness Center is located on campus right behind the University Center. It offers many activities, some of which the average UNO student may be unaware. Brittany Buckel, a front desk worker at the Recreation and Fitness Center, offered some insight about the gym. “We offer...

Physics Talk: Observing Whales in the Pacific

Physics Talk: Observing Whales in the Pacific

Hope Brusstar

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Dr. Dennis Lindwall gave a lecture entitled “Directional Acoustic Observation of Whales” at the science building. Lindwall has a background in both physics and music, and physics Prof. Juliette Ioup stated in introduction, “If you go to any music performances around town,...

Aizuri String Quartet visits and stuns

Aizuri String Quartet visits and stuns

Hope Brusstar

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, Top Story, Uncategorized

On Wednesday, Sept. 26, four young women visited the University of New Orleans (UNO) Recital Hall to transfix a 100-some audience with striking, modern classical music. Before the concert began, department of music chair Charles Taylor informed the audience that they were about to hear a “very, very e...

A visit from the Iowa International Writing Residency Program

A visit from the Iowa International Writing Residency Program

Erinn Beth Langille

October 3, 2018


Filed under News

On Thursday, Sept. 27, 10 distinguished writers from the University of Iowa’s International Writers Residency Program came to UNO to speak to students about global literature and their experiences as writers outside of the U.S. The writers either read from their work or participated in a panel discuss...

“Against Democracy” lecture with Jason Brennan

“Against Democracy” lecture with Jason Brennan

Hope Brusstar

September 26, 2018


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Georgetown professor of philosophy Jason Brennan discussed his current political theory and supporting research on Sept. 20 during a visit to the Earl K. Long library.“I’m actually a pretty big fan of democracy,” he said, “... we titled [my book] “Against Democracy” to sell more books, frankly.”...

Fundraiser for former editor-in-chief Christy Lorio’s Cancer Costs

Fundraiser for former editor-in-chief Christy Lorio’s Cancer Costs

Erinn Beth Langille

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, University

Christy Lorio is a long-time University of New Orleans student, now in the graduate department of the Creative Writing Workshop for nonfiction, and a former Editor-in-Chief of the school’s Driftwood newspaper. While in Cork, Ireland as part of her graduate assistantship with the study abroad program, ...

Veterans donate christmas presents to those in need

Claire Sargent

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Louisiana chapter of Omega Delta Sigma, a co-ed National Veterans’ Fraternity, works with disabled veterans and their families here in the New Orleans area. The organization at University of New Orleans (UNO) is working this semester with Bastion Community of Resilience, a non-profit community located ...

A brief survey of the CleanUpNOLA initiative

Crystal McCay

September 26, 2018


Filed under City, News

Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced a new initiative for cleaning up New Orleans, deterring littering, and making the city “healthier and more welcoming.” The initiative is known as CleanUpNOLA, and it will incorporate a range of the city’s departments, including Sanitation, Health, Parks &...

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship starts a cake war

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship starts a cake war

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, University

On Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m., Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship hosted a cake-decorating competition. The participants broke into groups and came up with team names that matched the Pokémon theme of the Cake War. Each team was to incorporate the Pokémon theme into the design of their cake. ...

VASA’s 10th annual Paper Lantern Night draws a crowd

VASA’s 10th annual Paper Lantern Night draws a crowd

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, University

On Saturday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m., the Homer Hitt Alumni and Visitor Center hosted the 10th annual Paper Lantern Night. This event was planned and lead by the University of New Orleans Vietnamese-American Student Association (VASA). VASA is an organization whose goal is “to provide and spread c...

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