The student news site of the University of New Orleans

Driftwood

Buku Jumper

Anna Gowin, Features and Entertainment Editor

March 15, 2017


Filed under News

Unbeknown to many of the partiers in attendance, an emergency situation brewed behind the scenes during the BUKU Music and Arts Festival’s first night (March 10), when one festival-goer jumped into the Mississippi River. Capt. Williams, one of the initial EMS responders to the 10:14 p.m. call (an...

Austria and Migration: The Current Refugee Crisis in Historical Perspective

Roxanne Ardekani, Contributor

March 15, 2017


Filed under News

Dirk Rupnow, a German historian and the distinguished visiting Austrian chair at Stanford University gave a lecture on the current hot-topic: refugees, and, specifically, the refugee crisis in Austria.   Rupnow said, “To say migration is an important issue is an understatement—it is one o...

The Big Dance

The Big Dance

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor

March 15, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Story

It has been a long time coming for the University of New Orleans men’s basketball team, and—frankly—for the university itself. After what can only be quantified as an exhilarating win by the University of New Orleans men’s basketball team in overtime, the Privateers are set to be written in t...

Service Coalition to focus on recycling efforts

Emma Landsom, Contributor

March 8, 2017


Filed under News

For the past five years, the University of New Orleans Service Coalition has been actively doing their part to induce change on campus. The recycling division of the Service Coalition is a student-run operation, reliant solely on volunteer work orchestrated by dedicated overseer, Recycling Coordinator...

Student organization provides disaster aid

Brandon Melerine, Contributor

March 8, 2017


Filed under News

The tornadoes that struck New Orleans East only a few weeks ago have left the community in need of great help. The University of New Orleans Service Coalition is currently in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, which has come to the aide of those harmed by the twisters.   Graduate student and Service Coalition advis...

Student-exclusive bar hopes to increase game attendance

Matthew Ramos, Contributor

March 8, 2017


Filed under News

The Sunken Saloon is a new bar open only to University of New Orleans students during basketball games. The bar opened as an effort to engage student interest at UNO home games and other events at the Lakefront Arena. It offers alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks as well as dry-food snacks, such as chi...

Students react to Endymion incident

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor

March 8, 2017


Filed under News

On Saturday, Feb. 25, 28 parade-goers near the intersection of North Carrollton Street and Orleans Avenue were injured when a 25-year-old lost control of his vehicle near the parade route. The youngest victim of the accident was just a year old. According to police, Neilson Rizzuto, the driver, failed a Stand...

Out-of-state tuition decrease aims to keep university competitive

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor

March 8, 2017


Filed under News

Good news for out-of-state students looking for a higher educational experience more cost-efficient in the Big Easy: The University of New Orleans has rolled out a new proposal to reduce the tuition fee by 40 percent for out-of-state students.   This has potential to improve enrollment at ...

UNO Police warns students are being scammed out of their money

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under News

According to the Federal Trade Commission, imposter scams are one of the top three categories for consumer complaints, with over 353,770 reported in 2015. Some of those people affected by such scams are students at the University of New Orleans. University Police Investigator Susan Graham said, “Inc...

UNO History professor examines racism in contemporary America

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under News

On Feb. 15, the University of New Orleans Women’s Center Coffee Talk Lecture Series presented a lecture about Norman Rockwell’s famous painting, “The Problem We All Live With,” which depicts six-year-old Ruby Bridges being escorted to William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans during th...

Robotics club hopes to build their way to victory

Matthew Ramos, Contributor

February 21, 2017


Filed under News

The Robotics Club is an interdepartmental organization comprised of computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering students. Members build robots for competition.   The biggest competition, according to club President Cory Landeta, is sponsored annually by the Institute of...

UNO honored by Obama administration for healthy campus food

Anna Gowin

February 21, 2017


Filed under News

On Sept. 27, the Obama administration issued the White House Healthy Campus Challenge to colleges across the country. Of the 350 campuses that accepted the challenge, the University of New Orleans was one of the 60 able to visit the White House upon completion in early January. Reagan Laiche, exec...

The student news site of the University of New Orleans
News