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President Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall

President Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 6, 2019

This past Friday, President Trump declared a national emergency on the border with Mexico to gain access to billions of dollars to fund the construction of the south border wall. Congress had previously denied Trump access to the amount asked for by the administration, raising concerns about separati...

Being kinder online

Being kinder online

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 6, 2019

A new campaign to promote more positivity and kindness on social media was launched last month. On Jan. 28, Hello! magazine in the U.K. announced #HellotoKindness as a way to get social media users to participate in the movement. The campaign was created by Emily Nash, royal editor at Hello!, who was...

“Love your neighbor”: Prof. Bradley offers powerful solutions to the “incarceration nation”

“Love your neighbor”: Prof. Bradley offers powerful solutions to the “incarceration nation”

Hope Brusstar, Editor-In-Chief

March 6, 2019

The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. On Thursday, Feb. 7, Prof. Anthony Bradley visited UNO to discuss some of his solutions to the problem. “How many people are incarcerated?” Bradley asked audience members that afternoon. He informed them that 2.3 million people are currently...

Learning from Lolita, a lecture by Chelsey Shannon

Learning from Lolita, a lecture by Chelsey Shannon

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 6, 2019

UNO MFA candidate Chelsey Shannon stood before a packed, standing-room only audience in LA 197 on Tuesday, Feb. 5. There, she presented her lecture entitled “Learning from Lolita.” Anticipation for the afternoon talk was evident: students and faculty kept piling in until the lecture began promptl...

Faculty Spotlight: Randy Bates

Faculty Spotlight: Randy Bates

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 6, 2019

Randy Bates is a professor at UNO who has devoted 20 years to his students here. Bates bounced back and forth between institutions in his teaching career until he started working at UNO in 1999 and fell in love with the nonfiction Creative Writing Workshop. When Bates is not teaching, he’s spendin...

Diversity dialogue: America as a foreign culture

Diversity dialogue: America as a foreign culture

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

February 17, 2019

“What is culture?” Long-time professor Ann Kos Edwards of UNO’s anthropology department asked a provocative question to a handful of students at the Diversity Engagement Center. Those who attended the discussion looked nervously at each other. Edwards used their apprehensiveness as an opportunity t...

Student Spotlight: Jolie Bryant

Student Spotlight: Jolie Bryant

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

February 17, 2019

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

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

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

  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

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

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...

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