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Intramural sports: Available to all

Intramural sports: Available to all

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

August 23, 2017


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UNO offers a variety of ways for students to get involved in sports. The Department of Athletics handles intercollegiate sports, but participating in tryouts or vying for a scholarship isn’t the only way to join a league. Various student organizations also hold club sports, but now, students and f...

Freshmen share their anticipations and fears

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2017


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Every year in colleges around the world, a new class of freshmen find themselves embarking on a new academic journey. Before many of them even set foot on campus, they are equipped with a preconceived picture painted by their previous teachers, parents, family, and friends of how things will be. Inste...

Student body president plans to improve campus

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

August 23, 2017


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The everyday operations of the University of New Orleans include various things from hosting professional events, all the way down to serving lunch to the thousands of people on campus at any given time. While many get to enjoy the finished results, the faculty, students, and staff must often dedicate n...

Students safely watch rare solar eclipse event on campus

Kellie Vedros, Reporter

August 22, 2017


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On Monday, Aug. 21, students at the University of New Orleans gathered outside the Earl K. Long Library for a rare sight. This was the first time in 38 years that a solar eclipse passed across the continental United States. To celebrate this historic event, the Physics department had special tele...

Jamba Juice arrival provides more dining options

Jamba Juice arrival provides more dining options

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

August 22, 2017


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The latest of four Jamba Juice locations in Louisiana has now been established on UNO's campus and is ready to provide "Real Fruit Smoothies Ready to Order" to campus-goers. Currently, the new Jamba Juice site resides in the area between the front desk and the racquetball courts at UNO's Recre...

Friends of the Library to host massive book sale April 4 and 5

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

March 29, 2017


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The University of New Orleans’ Friends of the Library will conduct its semesterly Books and Brownies sale on Tuesday, April 4 and Wednesday, April 5 on the fourth floor of the Earl K. Long Library. The sale will feature several hundred CDs, vinyl records, and used books of various genres. Past sal...

Campus Health Fair 2017

Jamie Lloyd

March 29, 2017


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The University of New Orleans chapter for the national pre-medical and pre-dental honor society Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) is hosting the Alpha Epsilon Delta Health Fair on Wednesday, April 19 from 11am to 3pm in the University Center ballroom. The health fair will serve as a networking opportunity for...

UNO-developed AI ready for testing

Brandon Melerine, Contributor

March 29, 2017


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Artificial intelligence, or AI, is a branch of computer science that is growing rapidly in our technologically driven world. The University of New Orleans offers an introductory course to AI, taught by assistant professor Stephen Ware. Ware said he sees AI as an ever-growing field of cognitive resea...

UNO Greek system celebrates unity with Greek week

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

March 29, 2017


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From March 20-24, the University of New Orleans’ Greek system participated in its annual Greek Week, a five-day-long event that teamed up different chapters on campus.   The goal of Greek Week is to encourage mingling among fraternities and sororities outside of more traditional planned ...

New Diversity Center on campus a safe haven for students from all walks of life

New Diversity Center on campus a safe haven for students from all walks of life

Anna Gowin, Features and Entertainment Editor

March 29, 2017


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According to the “U.S. News and World Report,” the University New Orleans is ranked among the most diverse in the country. The university’s newly opened Diversity Engagement Center will further embrace and engage with its diverse communities by providing a physical space for students to meet. ...

International Night

International Night

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

March 29, 2017


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The University of New Orleans hosted a cultural melting pot the night of March 25 as students, faculty and members of the New Orleans community piled into the Human Performance Center for International Night, an event sponsored by the International Student Organization.   During Internatio...

New Orleans hosts Junior Achievement entrepreneurial finalists

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

March 22, 2017


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Junior Achievement, a national organization implemented in many middle and high schools around the country, has a mission to “inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy,” per their website. One of the New Orleans branch’s signature events is a program called “Trust Y...

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