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The Mardi Gras Cleanup Hangover

The Mardi Gras Cleanup Hangover

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

February 21, 2018


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Mardi Gras attracts millions of people annually, but once the festivities end, the city's cleanup crews have their own kind of hangover to deal with: Mardi Gras beads. In preparation for this year's carnival season, city officials installed 200 temporary "gutter buddies" along parade routes. Designed t...

Harvard Professor Silvia Rief Speaks on Democratic Post-Consumerism

Harvard Professor Silvia Rief Speaks on Democratic Post-Consumerism

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday, Feb. 5, Dr. Silvia Rief visited the International Center to give a talk entitled "Conceptualizations of Democratic Post-Consumerism." To an audience of about 16 students and faculty members, she discussed the current culture of consumerism in American society and the cultural West and explo...

What are your plans after Graduation?

Driftwood Staff, Staff

February 7, 2018


Filed under News, Question of the Week

Booker Shorter, Spanish: “What I plan to do post-graduation (spring 2019) is teach Spanish at a high school level in Houston, Texas.” Terry Shields, Biology and Chemistry: “December 2018. Planning to go to med schools, but I have a passion for teaching and science.” Megan Miller, Interdis...

Award-Winning Author Olivia Clare Visits UNO for Reading and Q&A

Award-Winning Author Olivia Clare Visits UNO for Reading and Q&A

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Thursday, Feb. 1, poet and fiction writer Olivia Clare visited UNO for a reading of her published work and a discussion. Hosted in the liberal arts lounge by Creative Writing Workshop director Neal Walsh, the event was an opportunity for students and writers to not only sample Clare's literature,...

Louisiana’s got a new slogan!

Louisiana’s got a new slogan!

Driftwood Staff, Staff

February 7, 2018


Filed under News, Top Story

At the annual meeting of the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association in Lafayette on Jan. 23, Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser unveiled a new slogan to market Louisiana to tourists: “Feed Your Soul.” “The new slogan, ‘Feed Your Soul,’ for Louisiana tourism provides a clear message and a strong b...

Service Coalition seeks more student involvement

Service Coalition seeks more student involvement

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

February 7, 2018


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UNO’s Service Coalition is in need of more student volunteers. Throughout the years, they have coordinated service days for students, along with various charity drives. They are also in charge of recycling on campus and depend on students to maintain the process. “Recycling is the biggest thing that we ne...

“A Plastic Ocean” Documentary Screening by ASCE

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

January 31, 2018


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On Friday, Jan. 26, UNO's chapter of the American Society for Civil Engineers (ASCE) sponsored a film screening in the engineering auditorium. "A Plastic Ocean" is an award-winning documentary canvassing the widespread plastic pollution in the world's natural environments. Released in March 2017, the fil...

Flu Season Ongoing, Vaccines Unpredictable

Flu Season Ongoing, Vaccines Unpredictable

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under News, Top Story

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 ...

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