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UNO Hosts Celebration for National Engineers Week

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

February 28, 2018


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On Wednesday, Feb. 21, UNO hosted a celebration for the National Engineers Week of 2018, a collaboration between the Department of Engineering, Core Element, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.  Over 1,600 middle and high schoolers from the NOLA area visited UNO to learn about the aspects ...

Midday Musing: Power to the Poster

Midday Musing: Power to the Poster

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

February 28, 2018


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On Thursday, Feb. 22, Midday Musing presented Power to the Poster as their return discussion for this semester. Four speakers--Dr. Ryan Gray, Liz Sigler, Elana Ricci and Jeanne Pavy--explained funding and research for undergraduate projects and how to present that information in the most efficient, aestheti...

National Engineers Week a Chance to Teach and Inspire

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

February 28, 2018


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Upon entering the UC last Wednesday, UNO campus-goers saw crowds of children visiting to learn about engineering and science from a movie, a portable planetarium and many tabletop demonstrations. More than 1,600 area students attended National Engineers Week 2018.   “It was a great event for the engineering ...

Service Coalition invites environmental volunteers to take a boat ride and plant trees

Service Coalition invites environmental volunteers to take a boat ride and plant trees

Kirstie Jiles

February 21, 2018


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Service Coalition and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) hold a volunteer service day on Saturday, Feb. 24. Volunteers will plant native trees at a site where CRCL has been building up the coastal forest near Braithwaite. Participants will join CRCL for the last of the plantings of 10...

Mass shooting in Florida High School

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

February 21, 2018


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On Feb. 15, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where he opened fire with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, killing 17 people, including students and staff. Cruz was a previous student of the high school and was expelled last year after numerous suspen...

The Mardi Gras Cleanup Hangover

The Mardi Gras Cleanup Hangover

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

February 21, 2018


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Mardi Gras attracts millions of people annually, but once the festivities end, the city's cleanup crews have their own kind of hangover to deal with: Mardi Gras beads. In preparation for this year's carnival season, city officials installed 200 temporary "gutter buddies" along parade routes. Designed t...

Harvard Professor Silvia Rief Speaks on Democratic Post-Consumerism

Harvard Professor Silvia Rief Speaks on Democratic Post-Consumerism

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

February 7, 2018


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On Monday, Feb. 5, Dr. Silvia Rief visited the International Center to give a talk entitled "Conceptualizations of Democratic Post-Consumerism." To an audience of about 16 students and faculty members, she discussed the current culture of consumerism in American society and the cultural West and explo...

What are your plans after Graduation?

Driftwood Staff, Staff

February 7, 2018


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Booker Shorter, Spanish: “What I plan to do post-graduation (spring 2019) is teach Spanish at a high school level in Houston, Texas.” Terry Shields, Biology and Chemistry: “December 2018. Planning to go to med schools, but I have a passion for teaching and science.” Megan Miller, Interdis...

Award-Winning Author Olivia Clare Visits UNO for Reading and Q&A

Award-Winning Author Olivia Clare Visits UNO for Reading and Q&A

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

February 7, 2018


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On Thursday, Feb. 1, poet and fiction writer Olivia Clare visited UNO for a reading of her published work and a discussion. Hosted in the liberal arts lounge by Creative Writing Workshop director Neal Walsh, the event was an opportunity for students and writers to not only sample Clare's literature,...

Louisiana’s got a new slogan!

Louisiana’s got a new slogan!

Driftwood Staff, Staff

February 7, 2018


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At the annual meeting of the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association in Lafayette on Jan. 23, Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser unveiled a new slogan to market Louisiana to tourists: “Feed Your Soul.” “The new slogan, ‘Feed Your Soul,’ for Louisiana tourism provides a clear message and a strong b...

Service Coalition seeks more student involvement

Service Coalition seeks more student involvement

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

February 7, 2018


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UNO’s Service Coalition is in need of more student volunteers. Throughout the years, they have coordinated service days for students, along with various charity drives. They are also in charge of recycling on campus and depend on students to maintain the process. “Recycling is the biggest thing that we ne...

“A Plastic Ocean” Documentary Screening by ASCE

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

January 31, 2018


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On Friday, Jan. 26, UNO's chapter of the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) sponsored a film screening in the engineering auditorium. "A Plastic Ocean" is an award-winning documentary canvassing the widespread plastic pollution in the world's natural environments. Released in March 2017, the fil...

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