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H&M releases questionable ad

H&M releases questionable ad

January 24, 2018


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International retail giant H&M faced major backlash after releasing an advertisement featuring a young African-American model wearing a hoodie with the phrase “coolest monkey in the jungle.” The photo went viral on social media platforms, as did outrage over what was believed to be blatant raci...

NOLA faces record-breaking freeze

NOLA faces record-breaking freeze

January 24, 2018


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The south experienced a record-breaking freeze last week with ice and snow.  On Jan. 17, temperatures dropped as low as 21 degrees in New Orleans, two degrees lower than its previous record of 23, set on the same date in 1977. For multiple days, schools and many universities closed, along with some busines...

GRAD STUDENTS NOT TO BE TAXED

GRAD STUDENTS NOT TO BE TAXED

January 24, 2018


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Everyone who is currently in school or planning to go to grad school can take a deep breath.  In November, the Republicans in the House passed a new tax bill that would dramatically slash taxes for the rich and corporations, but it also proposed to tax the tuition waivers of graduate students as “inco...

UNO’s Society of Earth and Environmental Sciences hosts mineral auction

UNO’s Society of Earth and Environmental Sciences hosts mineral auction

Terry Shields, Contributor

December 3, 2017


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Fool’s gold, stone-carved animal figurines, fossilized teeth and many other gemstones and beautifully crafted pieces were up for sale at the UNO Earth and Environmental Sciences Department’s 43rd Annual Mineral Auction held on Friday Nov. 19.   Started in 1974, the event includes both a s...

A dip into New Orleans history with local author

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Assistant Layout Editor

December 3, 2017


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On Nov. 16, the Friends of the UNO Library presented Pamela D. Arceneaux, author of “Guidebooks to Sin: The Blue Books of Storyville, New Orleans," which documents the history of prostitution within New Orleans.   The event started with an introduction to Arceneaux, a senior librarian an...

Medicine in the Big Easy: Charity Hospital and medical education

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

November 30, 2017


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On Friday, Nov. 17, the Department of Biological Sciences invited Tulane Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Brian Credo to talk with students of biology and other disciplines about what to expect of medical school. His talk was titled “Medicine in the Big Easy: Reflections on Charity Hospital...

PBSU revives the Heritage Ball

PBSU revives the Heritage Ball

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2017


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On Thursday Nov. 16 in the UNO Alumni Ballroom, the Progressive Black Student Union (PBSU) hosted its most prominent event of the year, the 18th Annual Heritage Ball. The ball recognized and honored minority staff members who were nominated collectively by members of PBSU for their work here at UNO. ...

Midday Musings: Subversive children’s books

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

November 19, 2017


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On Nov. 9 at lunchtime, English faculty members gathered to read and discuss literature as the year's final installment of the well-established Midday Musings series. Subversive children's books comprised last week's topic, discussed by graduate assistant Joel Bignell, graduate coordinator and childr...

University of Louisiana System emphasizes anti-hazing measures

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

November 19, 2017


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Hazing is complex; it’s not just physical, and it’s not always obvious.  Hazing can be a psychological thing, manipulation, bullying, or alcohol-related.  Students are usually put in hazing situations to earn rank or status in an organization; rather than simply degrading someone, hazing is me...

Andrew Jackson an unfavorable part of UNO’s logo

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

November 19, 2017


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Andrew Jackson is widely known for his military heroism and position as the seventh president of the United States. His accomplishments earned him numerous tributes, and he has been memorialized in the names of various schools, buildings and locations, and in the image of the UNO logo. However, s...

How to survive Thanksgiving with family

Kevinesha Glenn, Reporter

November 18, 2017


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Thanksgiving is traditionally an occasion full of family. It is a time where everyone cooks and comes together to celebrate being thankful for one another and the things around them. However, a large gathering of extended family has the possibility of leading to unwelcome situations. Sophomore ...

Graduate School hosts advice panel

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

November 18, 2017


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On Nov. 7, the UNO graduate school held “Grad Hacks,” an information session to help students learn about graduate options. Graduate school associate executive director Amanda Athey organized and hosted this opportunity to get information directly from professors of various disciplines. The panel ...

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