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Dr. Gregory Price pays visit to UNO

Dr. Gregory Price pays visit to UNO

Demi Guillory, Reporter

February 16, 2019

Nearly 30 aspiring economists, inquisitive students and faculty members were treated to an interactive lecture by Dr. Gregory N. Price on Thursday at the Earl K. Long Library. Though geared toward economics majors, or at least those with some background knowledge and experience in the field, the hour-long lec...

Student Spotlight: SGA senator, father of three, paparazzo, disabled, pre-med student

Student Spotlight: SGA senator, father of three, paparazzo, disabled, pre-med student

Hope Brusstar, Editor-in-Chief

February 16, 2019

At UNO, the student body includes the world’s first video paparazzo, a disabled veteran and the father of the first transgender homecoming queen — and they’re all the same person. When Driftwood sat down with J.D. Ligier, the interview lasted for over two and a half hours. That’s because he ...

Blow Whistles Not Games

Blow Whistles Not Games

Stefan Muro, Reporter

February 16, 2019

Prior to kickoff of the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl, Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan was already making headlines on social media. The five-time Pro-Bowler arrived to Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida in a black T-shirt that spoke substantially louder than any fashion statement. His shirt read “blow...

Students redirected to #ProtectTheShip game to get their dinners

Students redirected to #ProtectTheShip game to get their dinners

Hope Brusstar, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2019

On the first day of school, campus residents came to the University Center to find the Galley closed for dinnertime. Said sophomore Emily Sammartino, “I don’t think it’s fair to the students who live on campus who rely on the Galley for all their meals … Don’t close the Galley! Don’t close...

Saints’ March to the Super Bowl Stopped By Refs

Saints’ March to the Super Bowl Stopped By Refs

Joe Bellott, Contributer

January 23, 2019

One play can’t make the difference between winning or losing — says anyone who didn’t make the effort to investigate the situation. John Breech of CBS Sports shared the same frustration all of New Orleans felt. “The Saints got hosed by one of the worst no-calls in NFL history,” he stated. Rams...

MAGA Hats at a Walk for Life

MAGA Hats at a Walk for Life

Dylan Mininger, Entertainment Editor

January 23, 2019

During this MLK weekend, a great march was held in Washington D.C., the Indigenous Peoples march as well as a March for Life. I wish it was as simple as that, but of course, in the America we live in, nothing is that simple. A viral video had surfaced on Twitter and other social media platforms depicting...

Catching the Horse: Meditating at UNO

Catching the Horse: Meditating at UNO

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

January 23, 2019

  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

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

  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

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

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

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...

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