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Marcus Colston shares entrepreneurship advice

Marcus Colston shares entrepreneurship advice

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

March 31, 2019

Former Saints wide-receiver Marques Colston came marching into UNO for the Management Week Keynote Address on March 14. Kirschman Building’s lecture hall was no match for the overwhelming amount of students, faculty, and members of the community awaiting his presence. The number of people far exceed...

Political conversation in a polarized nation

Political conversation in a polarized nation

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 27, 2019

On Thursday, March 14, the Honors Program invited Melissa Harris-Perry and Rod Dreher to discuss the current political climate and the future of political conversation between opposing parties. Melissa Harris-Perry is the former host for the MSNBC television show “Melissa Harris-Perry” and author of Barbershops, ...

Bearkats Plunder Privateers on ESPN

Bearkats Plunder Privateers on ESPN

Stefan Muro, Reporter

March 27, 2019

Last Wednesday, the Lakefront Arena hosted a highly anticipated home finale for the Privateer men’s basketball team. With a three game winning streak, a strong 11-2 home record, and the loudest home crowd all season, the Privateers were primed and ready to take on the only better team in the Southla...

Spotlight: Lance Sylvester

Spotlight: Lance Sylvester

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 27, 2019

Lance Sylvester is a first-time freshman at UNO studying studio art and practicing photography. He’s originally from the New Orleans area and also enjoys dancing and binge-watching anime. Lance is usually exploring different spots for his shoots and doing different photo walks with other aspiring photo...

UNO Garden Club: The Garden is Alive campaign

UNO Garden Club: The Garden is Alive campaign

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 26, 2019

Spring officially begins next week on Mar. 20, and the UNO Garden Club hopes to welcome in the new season with new members. Aasiyah Williams, co-president, recently spoke to Driftwood to offer some insight into the newly revived campus garden and group. At its root, the club focuses on sustainabil...

A journalist travels the world and ends up in New Orleans

A journalist travels the world and ends up in New Orleans

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 26, 2019

Adam Karlin has traveled to many countries around the world, and on Feb. 28, he spoke to a group of UNO students and faculty about his experiences as a travel author and foreign affairs journalist with Lonely Planet. A UNO MFA student, Karlin filled a room with a captivated audience in the Intern...

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

Matthew Tucker, Contributor

March 11, 2019

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

“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

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

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

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

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 ...

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