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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 ...

Model United Nations team gears up for its eighth competition

Model United Nations team gears up for its eighth competition

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

September 29, 2017


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Since 2001, students from all disciplines and cultural backgrounds have teamed up to study and practice diplomacy in preparation for the ultimate competition: a five-day United Nations conference in New York City that attracts the brightest students from countries around the world.   On the first...

Professors share their reasons for choosing UNO

Professors share their reasons for choosing UNO

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2017


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  Each year, young adults everywhere are faced with the task of deciding which college to attend, and many end up at UNO. However, UNO is a destination not only for students, but also for the professors who teach them — and they have their own reasons for choosing the university as well.  ...

Students choose UNO largely for its lower price tag

Students choose UNO largely for its lower price tag

Kellie Vedros, Reporter

September 28, 2017


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 From research opportunities and a diverse array of programs to a diverse student body and  increased enrollment, the University of New Orleans has plenty to offer its students. But for many students, UNO stood out mostly because of its low price tag.   UNO has been named the best college for...

Constitution Day Lecture a Timely, Engrossing Review of American History

Constitution Day Lecture a Timely, Engrossing Review of American History

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

September 27, 2017


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 On Sept. 18, Professor Emeritus Raphael Cassimere, Jr. visited UNO in observance of Constitution Day. Created in 2004, the federal observance commemorates the day when the Constitution was signed off by state delegates in 1787.   One of the first African-American students at UNO, Cassimere began...

Where are all the PPlunge events?

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

September 22, 2017


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The first six weeks of every academic year at UNO are important, especially for three groups of students: the new freshman class, student organizations and the Driftwood staff. During these six weeks, Privateer Plunge (PPlunge) events are available. Designed to introduce new students to UNO’s resourc...

Accelerated master’s programs give flexible options

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

September 22, 2017


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Through the new Accelerated Master’s Programs, students can earn credits toward a master’s degree while finishing their bachelor’s. “We’re giving you the flexibility to allow [you] to use graduate-level courses toward the completion of the Bachelor’s [degree],” said Amanda Athey, Dir...

Campus Young Adult and Children’s Library a hidden gem

Kevinesha Glenn, Reporter

September 22, 2017


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The Young Adult and Children’s Library on the third floor of the Education Building holds a plethora of easily accessible books and resources. This library was opened in the 1970s and has been in operation ever since. According to English professor and head librarian Patricia Austin, this kind of ...

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