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A liberal students take in a conservative arena

Matthew Broussard, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2019

Last week the Young Adults for Liberty advertised that they would be hosting a diversity discussion. I had previously heard of this group, but only knew a little bit about them. Their website stated that they are a libertarian youth organization, which really piqued my interest. I had always seen lib...

Is RateMyProfessor a 100% success

Is RateMyProfessor a 100% success

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

There are eight semesters in the typical college student’s experience. This means that they will have to face the tedious act of scheduling classes eight times. Therefore, students will inevitably wonder whether their soon-to-be professor is worth the money.   The anxiety of choosing a professor that mee...

Dealing with Mental Health Issues on Campus

Dealing with Mental Health Issues on Campus

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

November 14, 2019

According to statistics from the National Alliance for Mental Illness, 44 percent of American college students report having symptoms of depression and/or anxiety and a troubling 75 percent of those students do not seek medical help or counseling. Furthermore, suicide is the third leading killer of ...

The truth behind Chick-fil-a on campus

The truth behind Chick-fil-a on campus

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 14, 2019

According to Patrick Linn, Director of Auxiliary Services at UNO, Chick-Fil-A has been located in UNO’s University Center since 2009. The controversial restaurant was smaller back then, offering only limited options in its first iteration at UNO. The controversy was smaller then too, especially in...

UNO’s Royal Disaster

UNO’s Royal Disaster

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

November 1 through 7 marked this year's University of New Orleans’s homecoming. The university held its annual events, such as golfing Friday morning, a parade Monday, student tailgate and pep rally on Tuesday, nachos and jazz on Wednesday, a paint party Thursday, and a whole itinerary full of activ...

UNO students reflect on Chick-Fil-A controversy

UNO students reflect on Chick-Fil-A controversy

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 8, 2019

On Nov. 5, UNO Dining officially opened a newly expanded full-service version of their on-campus Chick-Fil-A location. Although the popular, nationwide fast-food chicken restaurant has always been a hit on UNO’s campus and likely will gather even more business with the new expansion, some students ar...

Louisiana Book Festival 2019

Louisiana Book Festival 2019

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

November 8, 2019

  The Louisiana Book Festival (LBF), held annually inside and near the State Capitol Building in Baton Rouge, LA, has stood for 16 years as a haven for the state’s book-lovers and historians, natives and newcomers alike. According to Lieutenant Governor Billy Nungesser’s introductory comm...

Student Life in the French Quarter

Student Life in the French Quarter

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

November 8, 2019

At 3:20 p.m., the 55 Elysian Fields bus towards Canal-Tchoupitoulas is packed. It might even look like a bus for high school kids save for the royal blue Privateer t-shirts.    The French Quarter probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of the traditional university ...

Work Studies 101

Work Studies 101

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

“Man, I’m so broke,” could be one of the only expressions you hear around the UNO campus, depending on what circles you’re involved with. Before college, plenty of students may have relied on the established dynamic of their parent’s household, while some students are probably getting their firs...

Beyond The Margins literary journal offers opportunities for UNO graduate students

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 1, 2019

In May 2020, the MA in English program housed in UNO’s Department of English and Foreign Languages will release the inaugural issue of its student-run literary journal, Beyond the Margins. With every aspect of the journal’s publication process, from essay selection to editing, being carried out b...

The pros and cons of college roommates

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

College can undoubtedly generate a host of feelings and emotions. One often commonly dreaded one is the idea of having a dorm mate.    Something like this could truly make a person uncomfortable. Before going to college, many students have gotten extremely comfortable with their way of life...

SGA Senators and the Student Body

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

November 1, 2019

On Oct. 1st and 2nd, the Student Government Association (SGA) held elections for senators to represent each of the university’s colleges. Those elections having passed, twelve new senators were elected, with three up for appointment. SGA President Christine Bourgeois ([email protected]), concern...

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