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MSA sets goal to raise $10,000 for natural disaster victims

MSA sets goal to raise $10,000 for natural disaster victims

Sofía Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

October 26, 2017


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The Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) has set a goal of collecting $10,000 by the end of November. The money will benefit families impacted by natural disasters. “In the past few months, several homes and families were destroyed by natural disasters,” MSA President Rabee Hindi wrote in an email t...

Accelerated master’s policy to continue despite system conflict

Sofía Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

October 26, 2017


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Soon after Driftwood published an article about the new accelerated master’s degree programs, the University of New Orleans halted the program due to a "system" snag.    "The accelerated master's policy has been under development at UNO since 2012,” stated Amanda Athey, Director of Gra...

Dove sparks racial tension with controversial ad

Dove sparks racial tension with controversial ad

Ariell Reed, Contributer

October 22, 2017


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Dove recently faced backlash after sharing an allegedly racist ad. The three-second clip, which depicts an African American woman removing a brown shirt and transitioning to a white woman in a lighter shirt, left social media in a frenzy. Minutes after the body wash commercial surfaced on the web, meme...

Career Fair provides beneficial opportunities

Career Fair provides beneficial opportunities

Kellie Vedros, Reporter

October 22, 2017


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College is designed to help students prepare for the real world. Along with classes to teach different skills, the University of New Orleans office of Career Services offers opportunities for students to get ahead in the career planning area and helps prepare students make informed decisions about t...

College Relationships: Healthy vs. unhealthy

College Relationships: Healthy vs. unhealthy

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

October 22, 2017


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       In 2013, a study called “From Classmates to Soulmates” conducted by the Facebook Data Science Team found that at least 28 percent of people marry their college sweetheart. However, before adding romance to the college mix of stress, responsibilities and commitments, students n...

Privateer Plunge Favorites and “Hate-Its”

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

October 22, 2017


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Another season of Privateer Plunge has come and gone, and the results are in—students loved some events, hated others, and then there were those events that seemingly fell off the map. Geared toward freshmen and transfer students, but available to all students, Privateer Plunge started in 2011 and of...

Depression Awareness Month highlights the need for mental health education

Depression Awareness Month highlights the need for mental health education

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

October 20, 2017


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For those not afflicted, depression might never cross the mind. But people diagnosed with the serious mood disorder might be unable to think of anything else. "I feel like there are groups out there who [think], 'This isn't an issue,’” said UNO student Becky Leigh.* To that end, October ha...

NFL players kneel to take a stand against social injustice

NFL players kneel to take a stand against social injustice

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

October 13, 2017


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Celebrities garner the attention of millions, and many use their platforms to take a stand on social issues. However, when taking a stand involves kneeling during the national anthem, those participating receive lots of negative feedback. Colin Kaepernick made headlines after kneeling during the nation...

UNO attempts to increase visible school pride

UNO attempts to increase visible school pride

Ariell Reed, Reporter

October 13, 2017


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The University of New Orleans has created a new tradition, encouraging students and staff to don blue and silver UNO apparel on Fridays to promote school pride. “[School pride] means and looks like all of the students coming together to support themselves and their school as a whole,” said Al...

PBSU holds third annual fashion show at UNO

PBSU holds third annual fashion show at UNO

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

October 13, 2017


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On Sept. 29, the Progressive Black Student Union (PBSU) held its third annual fashion show in the University Center  Ballroom. PBSU started the fashion show when Crystal Suggs, the current president, took over leadership, hoping to  bring a new dimension to the university.  “[The event]  bro...

Letters for those lost in Las Vegas

Letters for those lost in Las Vegas

Michael Habermann, Contributer

October 12, 2017


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On Oct. 1, 59 people were killed and more than 500 were injured in another mass shooting on U.S. soil. The incident took place at a country music concert in Las Vegas and the now-deceased shooter has been identified as Stephen Paddock. UNO students shared their thoughts on the issue.   KC S...

Chris Suprenant awarded one of eight Galsworthy Fellowships

Chris Suprenant awarded one of eight Galsworthy Fellowships

Aditi Kuchi, Managing Editor

September 29, 2017


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Philosophy professor Chris Surprenant is one of only eight winners of the Galsworthy fellowship from the Center for the Study of Human Flourishing at King’s College in New York City, for the years 2017-18 and 2018-19.   “It is nice to be recognized for the work you have done and to be part of ...

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