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UNO tuition price holds steady, “fees” nearly double

Leo Castell, Staff

September 6, 2016


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A University of New Orleans student taking only 12 credit hours this semester will technically only be paying $3045.19 in tuition, yet he or she will receive a final bill of $4322, due to over $1000 being labeled as “fees.” The difference of $1276.81 is made up of multiple charges, ranging from a ...

Former KKK Grand Wizard speaks out on higher education

Former KKK Grand Wizard speaks out on higher education

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2016


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David Duke, former Grand Wizard of Klu Klux Klan, is running for the Louisiana Senate to replace outgoing Republican senator David Vitter. If the idea of a former KKK member being elected to congress sounds like a far-fetched idea, Duke ran a successful campaign for the Louisiana senate back in 1989. ...

Campus organizations pitch in to aid

Campus organizations pitch in to aid

Brittany Karno, Staff

September 6, 2016


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University of New Orleans students have been helping Louisiana flood victims in substantial ways, both individually and as a part of larger organizations. Members of Chi Alpha, UNO’s Christian University Organization, teamed up with Convoy of Hope to travel to Bethany, Louisiana, personally handing o...

Punishment for smoking weed depends on who catches you

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor

August 23, 2016


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A New Orleans marijuana reform ordinance marks its two-month anniversary this week. The ordinance was first signed into municipal (city) code in March by Mayor Mitch Landrieu and calls for New Orleans Police Department officers to issue summonses (tickets) rather than make arrests. Offenders can ...

When disaster hits: the essential guide

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

August 23, 2016


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As we enter the most intense weeks of hurricane season, University of New Orleans officials urge students to get their emergency plans in order. According to a recent report from Colorado State University, a total of fifteen tropical storms  and six hurricanes are expected this year. Two of the hurrica...

Trump campain tanking in key swing states

Leo Castell, Staff

August 23, 2016


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With the chaos of the Democratic and Republican National Conventions behind us, post-convention polling fluctuations have stabilized and the numbers do not look good for Donald Trump. According to RealClearPolitics’ aggregate polling data, the Republican nominee is behind Hillary Clinton in national pol...

Millennials deal with depression

Roxanne Ardekani, Staff

August 23, 2016


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The use of antidepressants is both a common and controversial necessity for many Americans. In the United States alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 11 percent of Americans use antidepressants to deal with symptoms associated with clinical depression.   University of...

Democrats, Republicans blame each other for TOPS cut

Democrats, Republicans blame each other for TOPS cut

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

August 17, 2016


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Students were in for a rude awakening when the press warned, as the Louisiana legislature went into session, that TOPS might be either cut altogether or drastically reduced for the upcoming year. When the session ended, TOPS funding for the Spring 2017 semester was cut to 47 percent  of what was ori...

While you were gone

While you were gone

Leo Castell, Anjanae Crump, Nathan Nguyen, and Christopher Walker

August 17, 2016


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Black Lives Matter At Forefront  In early July, jaws dropped across America as video of a man being shot several times at point blank range from the gun of a Baton Rouge police officer circulated through social media. Known as the “CD man,” Alton Sterling was killed while selling CDs outside...

Another city, another shooting

Another city, another shooting

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

August 16, 2016


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Milwaukee has been riddled with protests and violence since the shooting of another black man occurred on August 13. Unlike most of the victims in the media, Sylville Smith was armed with a fully loaded gun as he led Milwaukee police on a foot chase after being pulled over for a burglary. His family...

UNO Bookstore: Not your only option

UNO Bookstore: Not your only option

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor

August 16, 2016


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As a new school year inches closer, so do its tuition due dates. Eight in ten college students worry about repaying their student loans, reports Campbell Rinker, a company that conducts research for nonprofit organizations. But high tuition prices aren’t the only culprits stressing students; the...

Electronic cigarettes banned on campus

Electronic cigarettes banned on campus

August 16, 2016


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The University of New Orleans has joined the rest of the Louisiana public education system in its decision to ban electronic cigarettes from campus. Effective immediately, there will be a penalty for any student using an electronic vaping device on campus grounds. Unlike the government-mandated tobacco ban t...

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