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Creative Writing Workshop hosts Roy Hoffman, Jeanie Thompson and Matthew Griffin

Matthew Tucker, Contributor

March 11, 2019


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UNO’s Creative Writing Workshop hosted a seminar featuring three writers from an array of diverse literary backgrounds to read from their heartfelt and energetic prose and poetry. Afterwards, they answered questions from students and teachers about their process and their influences. This is a part o...

“Legislating Morality” by Dr. Christopher Wolfe

“Legislating Morality” by Dr. Christopher Wolfe

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 11, 2019


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“Should we legislate morality?” This is the question Dr. Christopher Wolfe proposed in his hour-long lecture last Thursday. Wolfe, a professor of politics at the University of Dallas, visited the UNO campus to lend his political expertise in exploring the answers to this question and the nature sur...

How Jay-Z went from Street Corner to Corner Offi ce: book discussion

How Jay-Z went from Street Corner to Corner Offi ce: book discussion

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 11, 2019


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The UNO Diversity Engagement Center holds book discussions each semester on the book of their choice. This semester, coinciding with the Black History Month, the book of choice was “Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went From Street Corner To Corner Office.” Erin Sutherland, an academic counselor...

Privateers desert Islanders

Privateers desert Islanders

Stefan Muro, Reporter

March 10, 2019


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After a week’s worth of rest, the Privateers resumed conference play at the Lakefront Arena hoping to get back to winning ways. Their opponent was the (10-14) Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders, who defeated the Privateers with a 76-61 score earlier this season. Despite of that, UNO leads the ...

Hectic Happiness by UNO’s Dr. Reed

Hectic Happiness by UNO’s Dr. Reed

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 10, 2019


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Dr. Gilda Werner Reed is an award-winning, well-established UNO professor. Now she can also add “published author” to her extensive list of accomplishments spanning seven decades. A psychology professor at UNO since 1994, Reed has documented her life in “Hectic Happiness,” a book that she hopes inspires ...

Student Spotlight: Ian Trahan

Student Spotlight: Ian Trahan

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 6, 2019


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Ian Trahan is a freshman pursuing a degree in Jazz Studies at UNO. Trahan moved to New Orleans from DeQuincy, Louisiana, where he first started his career as a musician. He has his own band back home and also plays weekly in New Orleans. He plans on playing many gigs around the New Orleans area and hopes ...

President Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall

President Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 6, 2019


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This past Friday, President Trump declared a national emergency on the border with Mexico to gain access to billions of dollars to fund the construction of the south border wall. Congress had previously denied Trump access to the amount asked for by the administration, raising concerns about separati...

Being kinder online

Being kinder online

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 6, 2019


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A new campaign to promote more positivity and kindness on social media was launched last month. On Jan. 28, Hello! magazine in the U.K. announced #HellotoKindness as a way to get social media users to participate in the movement. The campaign was created by Emily Nash, royal editor at Hello!, who was...

“Love your neighbor”: Prof. Bradley offers powerful solutions to the “incarceration nation”

“Love your neighbor”: Prof. Bradley offers powerful solutions to the “incarceration nation”

Hope Brusstar, Editor-In-Chief

March 6, 2019


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The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. On Thursday, Feb. 7, Prof. Anthony Bradley visited UNO to discuss some of his solutions to the problem. “How many people are incarcerated?” Bradley asked audience members that afternoon. He informed them that 2.3 million people are currently...

Learning from Lolita, a lecture by Chelsey Shannon

Learning from Lolita, a lecture by Chelsey Shannon

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 6, 2019


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UNO MFA candidate Chelsey Shannon stood before a packed, standing-room only audience in LA 197 on Tuesday, Feb. 5. There, she presented her lecture entitled “Learning from Lolita.” Anticipation for the afternoon talk was evident: students and faculty kept piling in until the lecture began promptl...

Faculty Spotlight: Randy Bates

Faculty Spotlight: Randy Bates

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 6, 2019


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Randy Bates is a professor at UNO who has devoted 20 years to his students here. Bates bounced back and forth between institutions in his teaching career until he started working at UNO in 1999 and fell in love with the nonfiction Creative Writing Workshop. When Bates is not teaching, he’s spendin...

Diversity dialogue: America as a foreign culture

Diversity dialogue: America as a foreign culture

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

February 17, 2019


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“What is culture?” Long-time professor Ann Kos Edwards of UNO’s anthropology department asked a provocative question to a handful of students at the Diversity Engagement Center. Those who attended the discussion looked nervously at each other. Edwards used their apprehensiveness as an opportunity t...

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