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Beyond The Margins literary journal offers opportunities for UNO graduate students

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 1, 2019

In May 2020, the MA in English program housed in UNO’s Department of English and Foreign Languages will release the inaugural issue of its student-run literary journal, Beyond the Margins. With every aspect of the journal’s publication process, from essay selection to editing, being carried out b...

The pros and cons of college roommates

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

College can undoubtedly generate a host of feelings and emotions. One often commonly dreaded one is the idea of having a dorm mate.    Something like this could truly make a person uncomfortable. Before going to college, many students have gotten extremely comfortable with their way of life...

SGA Senators and the Student Body

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

November 1, 2019

On Oct. 1st and 2nd, the Student Government Association (SGA) held elections for senators to represent each of the university’s colleges. Those elections having passed, twelve new senators were elected, with three up for appointment. SGA President Christine Bourgeois ([email protected]), concern...

The power of napping

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

  After a day’s load of classes, or perhaps after one class, many students may find themselves catching Z’s that slipped through their tired fingers the night before.    Nap popularity has risen in recent years. This may be due to more and more people working hard. The harder you w...

At UNO’s Blood Center, giving back doesn’t have to be scary.

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 1, 2019

Located right on UNO’s campus, The Blood Center offers students the opportunity to save lives in between classes. Situated in the Oliver St. Pe’ Center, next to the engineering building, this outpost of the Blood Center network helps to supply blood, red cells and plasma to hospitals across Sout...

The Rampart Street We Watched: The Hard Rock Hotel Crane Explosion

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

November 1, 2019

Botched.   That’s typically not the word one would want associated with the construction of a chintzy hotel franchise but, alas, after last week’s literal structural nightmare involving the developing Hard Rock Hotel on Canal Street, it’s all we can seem to think of.    Be...

UNO used book sale

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

November 1, 2019

From Thursday, Nov. 7 to Saturday, Nov. 9, the Friends of the UNO Library will hold its seasonal Used Book Sale on the fourth floor of the Earl K. Long Library. Advertised as a sale with “something for everyone,” the semi-annual book sale houses a range of books each semester, from science fiction ...

Updated: Housing and its Student Workers

Updated: Housing and its Student Workers

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

October 18, 2019

Resident Assistants and Desk Attendants working in the Pontchartrain Hall dorms complained three weeks ago that they were not paid over the month of August. Since weekly payments for on-campus jobs are administered by Payroll, it would be rational for one to expect this lapse in payment to have begun ...

UNO Center Austria: Reading of Franzobel’s The Raft of the Medusa

UNO Center Austria: Reading of Franzobel's The Raft of the Medusa

Vinicio Hernandez

October 18, 2019

On the afternoon of Oct. 1, UNO Center Austria invited Austrian playwright and novelist Franzobel to read from a translated excerpt of his new novel, Das Floß der Medusa (The Raft of the Medusa), published in 2017 by Zsolnay. Franzobel, a pseudonym for author Franz Stefan Griebl, has published German-la...

Fall 2019 SGA elections

Jada White, Contributor

October 18, 2019

The closer we approach midterms, the more strongly students focused on selecting new Senators for UNO’s Fall 2019 Student Government Association (SGA). This year, representatives ran in every college as well, and administered a new Constitution. Students were expected to vote “Yes” or “No” o...

Impeachment Explained

Impeachment Explained

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

October 18, 2019

Today, it is almost impossible to browse the Internet without hearing about the potential impeachment of President Donald Trump. Although the term “impeachment” is all over the news and social media, many Americans may not understand exactly what it is or what the process entails. According to P...

Whats all the RAVE on campus about

Whats all the RAVE on campus about

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

The University of New Orleans is home to thousands of people. How is it remotely possible for a single department to keep every person on this campus safe? Departments utilize various tactics to protect students on campus—systems like a rotating on duty surveillance of campus grounds, real camera ...

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