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Catching the Horse: Meditating at UNO

Catching the Horse: Meditating at UNO

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under News, University

  I see nothing. My eyes have fallen into a dark void of shapes that want to be built, but can’t. I am able to hear everything around me, from the noise a light makes when it has been turned on too long, to the gentle tapping of a student’s foot as they nervously look through the requir...

Welcome to Spring 2019 from the Staff!

Welcome to Spring 2019 from the Staff!

January 23, 2019


Filed under Features, News

The Driftwood staff has had some changes! Your new spring 2019 Driftwood team welcomes you! From left to right, back to front: Visuals Director Kimberly Williams, Adviser Missy Wilkinson, News Editor Jack Waguespack, Entertainment Editor Dylan Mininger, Business Manager Matt Stennis, Business A...

Advocate Cartoonist Walt Handelsman Visits UNO

Advocate Cartoonist Walt Handelsman Visits UNO

Hope Brusstar, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2019


Filed under News

  On Dec. 13, 2018, Walt Handelsman visited the Earl K. Long Library to talk about his experiences as a successful comic artist and introduce his new cartoon collection “I’m Drawing as Fast as I Can!” About 50 members of the Learning Before Lunch club attended this midday talk, ...

Oktoberfest has its opening weekend and 90th anniversary

Oktoberfest has its opening weekend and 90th anniversary

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, Top Story

Saturday, Oct. 5 kicked off Oktoberfest, a month-long event that features German culture and history activities every weekend. The Deutsches Haus opened their festival to the many members of the New Orleans community to celebrate German heritage.“This is my son's favorite festival; he even brings ...

UNO’s “best career fair to date” invites more than 100 employers

UNO’s “best career fair to date” invites more than 100 employers

Hope Brusstar

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, University

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, about 120 international, national and local employers congregated at UNO to meet students and fill thousands of job positions. The career fair was planned and hosted entirely by Career Services, the on-campus office whose primary goal is to prepare UNO students for the workforce. ...

Recreation and Fitness Center and UNO students

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, University

UNO’s Recreation and Fitness Center is located on campus right behind the University Center. It offers many activities, some of which the average UNO student may be unaware. Brittany Buckel, a front desk worker at the Recreation and Fitness Center, offered some insight about the gym. “We offer...

Physics Talk: Observing Whales in the Pacific

Physics Talk: Observing Whales in the Pacific

Hope Brusstar

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Dr. Dennis Lindwall gave a lecture entitled “Directional Acoustic Observation of Whales” at the science building. Lindwall has a background in both physics and music, and physics Prof. Juliette Ioup stated in introduction, “If you go to any music performances around town,...

Aizuri String Quartet visits and stuns

Aizuri String Quartet visits and stuns

Hope Brusstar

October 3, 2018


Filed under News, Top Story, Uncategorized

On Wednesday, Sept. 26, four young women visited the University of New Orleans (UNO) Recital Hall to transfix a 100-some audience with striking, modern classical music. Before the concert began, department of music chair Charles Taylor informed the audience that they were about to hear a “very, very e...

A visit from the Iowa International Writing Residency Program

A visit from the Iowa International Writing Residency Program

Erinn Beth Langille

October 3, 2018


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On Thursday, Sept. 27, 10 distinguished writers from the University of Iowa’s International Writers Residency Program came to UNO to speak to students about global literature and their experiences as writers outside of the U.S. The writers either read from their work or participated in a panel discuss...

“Against Democracy” lecture with Jason Brennan

“Against Democracy” lecture with Jason Brennan

Hope Brusstar

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, Top Story

Georgetown professor of philosophy Jason Brennan discussed his current political theory and supporting research on Sept. 20 during a visit to the Earl K. Long library.“I’m actually a pretty big fan of democracy,” he said, “... we titled [my book] “Against Democracy” to sell more books, frankly.”...

Fundraiser for former editor-in-chief Christy Lorio’s Cancer Costs

Fundraiser for former editor-in-chief Christy Lorio’s Cancer Costs

Erinn Beth Langille

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, University

Christy Lorio is a long-time University of New Orleans student, now in the graduate department of the Creative Writing Workshop for nonfiction, and a former Editor-in-Chief of the school’s Driftwood newspaper. While in Cork, Ireland as part of her graduate assistantship with the study abroad program, ...

Veterans donate christmas presents to those in need

Claire Sargent

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

The Louisiana chapter of Omega Delta Sigma, a co-ed National Veterans’ Fraternity, works with disabled veterans and their families here in the New Orleans area. The organization at University of New Orleans (UNO) is working this semester with Bastion Community of Resilience, a non-profit community located ...

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