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Flu Season Ongoing, Vaccines Unpredictable

Flu Season Ongoing, Vaccines Unpredictable

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

January 31, 2018


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Beginning in December, the United States embarked on its annual "flu season," a winter period of widespread infection of alternating strains of influenza. This season has been especially noteworthy for its toll on the population, prompting news sources like the New York Times to call it "the worst in ...

Events list February 10 – Krewe de Armeinius Ball

Driftwood Staff

January 31, 2018


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Through Feb. 8 - “Rites, Rituals, Revelry” The Historic New Orleans Collection is continuing its annual Mardi Gras-themed tour of the Williams Residence.  The tour starts with the beginning of Spanish and French colonialism, continues with the history behind the development of the krewes, such as...

MOTS Plans after Graduation

Drfitwood Staff

January 31, 2018


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Jennifer Lin, Philosophy & Psychology: “Spring 2019. Gonna jettison myself into the Old World, climb some mountains, hug some trees, build a house, chill with the manatees—then get back to the grind for a Ph.D. in Psychology.” Brennan Acosta, Electrical Engineering: “When I graduate in sp...

Tricentennial Brings City Revamp

Tricentennial Brings City Revamp

Sofía Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

January 31, 2018


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Now that 2018 has arrived, New Orleans is celebrating its tricentennial in a plethora of ways and a uniquely New Orleans style.  In 1718, New Orleans was founded and named after the Phillipe II, Duke of Orleans.  After control switched between the French and the Spanish, New Orleans was acquired by the...

Medicaid work requirements an imminent possibility

Medicaid work requirements an imminent possibility

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

January 31, 2018


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On Jan. 11, the federal government announced that it would allow states the choice to require able-bodied Medicaid recipients to work in order to maintain their coverage in the program. Louisiana’s Democratic governor John Bel Edwards supports enacting work requirements and met with federal officials ...

$2,000 Scholarships Available for Aspiring World Travelers in NOLA

$2,000 Scholarships Available for Aspiring World Travelers in NOLA

January 24, 2018


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New Orleans, LA (January 10, 2018) – HI New Orleans is accepting applications for its Explore the World travel scholarship program. This year, the program is awarding nine $2,000 travel scholarships to young adults in the local community who want to take an educational or service journey abroad, but...

Explore UNO Set for Saturday, Feb. 17

January 24, 2018


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The Office of Enrollment Services hosts its annual spring browse session for prospective students and their families on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10:30 a.m. until noon in the Recreation and Fitness Center. Departments and campus organizations wishing to reserve space at the event should go to our website ...

Welcome Back Privateers!

Welcome Back Privateers!

January 24, 2018


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With the spring semester officially starting, there are so many great opportunities to get involved, and Leadership Retreat is exactly where you need to start! This retreat on Feb. 23-25 is a great place to start whether you’re an experienced leader or you’re just getting involved. This weekend will...

DXC visits UNO to inform and recruit

DXC visits UNO to inform and recruit

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

January 24, 2018


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On Friday Jan. 19, Virginia-based DXC Technology visited UNO for a day-long information session to educate students, faculty, and alumni about its new place in New Orleans and the IT world. It announced its plans to open a location on Poydras as early as Nov. 13, 2018 and has recently made connectio...

The United States government shuts down

The United States government shuts down

January 24, 2018


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The first government shutdown since 2013 was declared at midnight, Saturday Jan. 20 after senators were unable to reach a deal to fund the government. Donald Trump tweeted, “Democrats are far more concerned with Illegal Immigrants than they are with our great Military or Safety at our dangerous Sout...

Mudslides rage through southern California

Mudslides rage through southern California

January 24, 2018


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On Tuesday Jan. 9, deadly mudslides rampaged through southern California, particularly Montecito and Santa Barbara, after wildfires and heavy rains plagued the area for weeks. Authorities reported at least 20 deaths, and more people were missing and injured. Many residents stayed in their homes although ...

NOMA to expand Sculpture Garden

NOMA to expand Sculpture Garden

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

January 24, 2018


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In December, the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) announced the expansion of the Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. It currently spreads over five acres of land and houses just over 60 sculptures. The expansion will add another six acres with space for more sculptures, an amphitheater and stage, walk...

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