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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

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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...

UNO begins effort to create more gender-neutral bathrooms 

UNO begins effort to create more gender-neutral bathrooms 

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

February 13, 2020

A range of UNO staff and administrators are currently working with student representatives on a proposal to create more all-gender restrooms on campus. Although there were previously some all-gender facilities, many students felt that there were not enough to support the needs of UNO’s transgender an...

Recycling resumes at UNO

Recycling resumes at UNO

Emma Seely

February 6, 2020

On Thursday Jan 30, UNO public relations sent out an email to students, faculty and staff announcing that the full recycling program has resumed. With bins and dumpsters located across campus now offering students the opportunity to drop off plastic, paper, aluminum and cardboard, it is more convenien...

No Hot Water in North Hall Gives Students the Cold Shoulder

No Hot Water in North Hall Gives Students the Cold Shoulder

Erron Thomas

February 6, 2020

During January in New Orleans, average highs and lows hover in the 60s and 50s, respectively. While this isn't necessarily cold, students living in North Hall dorms could only keep their cool in the showers that night, as the student living quarters were without hot water. This continued to be the theme ...

Developing Story: Dozens of Car Break-Ins at UNO & What You Can Do About It

Developing Story: Dozens of Car Break-Ins at UNO & What You Can Do About It

Abigail Karas

February 6, 2020

Compiled by Abigail Karas, Erron Thomas, & Veronika Lee  Students checking their email first thing Thursday morning were greeted with a message courtesy of The UNO Police Department. According to emails, an indefinite number of cars (“dozens”) parked in the HPC and Engineering parking lots we...

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