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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...

A Deadly Reminder of the Hard Rock Collapse – It Just Keeps Getting Worse

A Deadly Reminder of the Hard Rock Collapse - It Just Keeps Getting Worse

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

January 30, 2020

  It’s not every day that city officials have to request individuals do not post pictures of the deceased. But after the championship games were said and done, and high winds came and went, that’s exactly what happened. Tarps tragically blew off the site of November’s Hard Rock flop, expo...

Follett Access drops at UNO bookstore

Follett Access drops at UNO bookstore

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

January 30, 2020

New this semester, UNO’s bookstore has adopted the Follett Access program, which allows students to pick up books and other course materials before their classes begin. The program, which will continue for the upcoming summer and fall semesters, is intended to help all UNO students succeed by simplif...

‘Mamba out’ – A UNO Student Says Farewell to Kobe Bryant

‘Mamba out’ - A UNO Student Says Farewell to Kobe Bryant

Dustin Rojas, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2020

Kobe Bryant.  When we hear the name, we think about one of the greatest basketball players to live. However, the man behind the name is so much more than just a player. He was a father, a husband, a brother, a businessman, a motivator, an inspiration, a role model, an icon, and last but certainly not leas...

Be the change you want to see: Volunteer with Son of a Saint

January 25, 2020

By Driftwood Staff   This week marked the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. King famously said “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You on...

Impeachment Update

January 25, 2020

By Emma Seely As President Donald Trump’s impeachment process continues, it is important to stay informed about what exactly is happening in the highest office of the country. Although media and news outlets have talked extensively about this process recently, it is not always clear what it ent...

Why Couldn’t Noah Save the Fourth Floor, Too?!

January 24, 2020

By Erron Thomas During the first week of December, AKA finals time, many frantic students rushed up to the library.  Upon reaching that amazingly laid out study floor, many students found themselves extremely overwhelmed. Walking up to the quiet study rooms looking vacant with blackened windows, student...

MoMentum: mental illness in the black community

MoMentum: mental illness in the black community

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Thirty years ago, mental illness was rarely discussed amongst older and younger individuals. This topic is still especially rarely discussed throughout the African American community.   Several black university faculty members filled panelist seats for MoMENtum in order to meet the young ...

⚠️Adderall is taking over⚠️

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Universities come with a variety of challenges and many things to prepare for. One equalizer that every college weather its community college foreign college trade school students must endure is exams. Some students take several exams more than twice a year, leaving them a lot to prepare for.  ...

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