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Student Spotlight: Jolie Bryant

Student Spotlight: Jolie Bryant

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Showcase, University

First-year freshman Jolie Bryant is making a name for herself with her vibrant pieces and precise line work. Jolie is from Sunset, Louisiana and chose UNO because it offered opportunities in art and animation that her hometown did not. Majoring in studio art with a concentration in digital media and animation ...

Recycling at UNO and how students can easily get involved

Recycling at UNO and how students can easily get involved

Demi Guillory, Reporter

February 17, 2019


Filed under News, University

On Friday, Feb. 1, the UNO Service Coalition partnered with the Student Government Association (SGA) to host an event open to all students in an effort to encourage them to become a “Champion of Sustainability.”  The event —complete with a free lunch and the opportunity to win some monetary prizes —...

Privateer Pantry offers free food to students in need

Privateer Pantry offers free food to students in need

Demi Guillory, Reporter

February 17, 2019


Filed under News, University

Last Wednesday and Thursday, UNO opened the Privateer Pantry to those seeking assistance. The pantry is relatively new to campus—this is only the third semester the service is being offered to currently enrolled students. After hearing concerning conversations amongst students, manager of student ...

Gov. John Bel Edwards visits UNO, discusses his progress in Israel

Hope Brusstar, Editor-In-Chief

February 17, 2019


Filed under News, Top Story, University

  Students entering the University Center on Monday, Jan. 28 may have noticed the sudden uptick in security guards posted at nearly every corner and doorway of the building. That evening, Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards paid a visit to the University Center ballroom to speak about his Oc...

New Orleans King Cake Festival

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under City, Entertainment, News

On Sunday, King cake lovers gathered at Champions Square to taste and judge the best king cakes in New Orleans. This was the festival’s sixth year supporting pediatric programs and Ochsner Hospitals for Children. More than 400 Ochsner volunteers work the festival every year. According to one of the o...

Keeping up with Student Government

Keeping up with Student Government

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

February 16, 2019


Filed under News, University

The Student Government Association works nonstop to keep school spirit alive at UNO. They have planned multiple events, fundraisers and leadership retreats in order to promote student involvement and make sure everyone is UNO proud. SGA also meets every week to discuss and vote on bills and plans for...

Dr. Gregory Price pays visit to UNO

Dr. Gregory Price pays visit to UNO

Demi Guillory, Reporter

February 16, 2019


Filed under News

Nearly 30 aspiring economists, inquisitive students and faculty members were treated to an interactive lecture by Dr. Gregory N. Price on Thursday at the Earl K. Long Library. Though geared toward economics majors, or at least those with some background knowledge and experience in the field, the hour-long lec...

Student Spotlight: SGA senator, father of three, paparazzo, disabled, pre-med student

Student Spotlight: SGA senator, father of three, paparazzo, disabled, pre-med student

Hope Brusstar, Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2019


Filed under Features, News

At UNO, the student body includes the world’s first video paparazzo, a disabled veteran and the father of the first transgender homecoming queen — and they’re all the same person. When Driftwood sat down with J.D. Ligier, the interview lasted for over two and a half hours. That’s because he ...

Blow Whistles Not Games

Blow Whistles Not Games

Stefan Muro, Reporter

February 16, 2019


Filed under News, Sports, Top Story

Prior to kickoff of the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl, Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan was already making headlines on social media. The five-time Pro-Bowler arrived to Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida in a black T-shirt that spoke substantially louder than any fashion statement. His shirt read “blow...

Students redirected to #ProtectTheShip game to get their dinners

Students redirected to #ProtectTheShip game to get their dinners

Hope Brusstar, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2019


Filed under News

On the first day of school, campus residents came to the University Center to find the Galley closed for dinnertime. Said sophomore Emily Sammartino, “I don’t think it’s fair to the students who live on campus who rely on the Galley for all their meals … Don’t close the Galley! Don’t close...

Saints’ March to the Super Bowl Stopped By Refs

Saints’ March to the Super Bowl Stopped By Refs

Joe Bellott, Contributer

January 23, 2019


Filed under News, Sports, Top Story

One play can’t make the difference between winning or losing — says anyone who didn’t make the effort to investigate the situation. John Breech of CBS Sports shared the same frustration all of New Orleans felt. “The Saints got hosed by one of the worst no-calls in NFL history,” he stated. Rams...

MAGA Hats at a Walk for Life

MAGA Hats at a Walk for Life

Dylan Mininger, Entertainment Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Column, News, Opinion

During this MLK weekend, a great march was held in Washington D.C., the Indigenous Peoples march as well as a March for Life. I wish it was as simple as that, but of course, in the America we live in, nothing is that simple. A viral video had surfaced on Twitter and other social media platforms depicting...

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