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A brief survey of the CleanUpNOLA initiative

Crystal McCay

September 26, 2018


Filed under City, News

Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced a new initiative for cleaning up New Orleans, deterring littering, and making the city “healthier and more welcoming.” The initiative is known as CleanUpNOLA, and it will incorporate a range of the city’s departments, including Sanitation, Health, Parks &...

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship starts a cake war

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship starts a cake war

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, University

On Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m., Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship hosted a cake-decorating competition. The participants broke into groups and came up with team names that matched the Pokémon theme of the Cake War. Each team was to incorporate the Pokémon theme into the design of their cake. ...

VASA’s 10th annual Paper Lantern Night draws a crowd

VASA’s 10th annual Paper Lantern Night draws a crowd

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, University

On Saturday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m., the Homer Hitt Alumni and Visitor Center hosted the 10th annual Paper Lantern Night. This event was planned and lead by the University of New Orleans Vietnamese-American Student Association (VASA). VASA is an organization whose goal is “to provide and spread c...

How Transparency Limits Effective Governance

How Transparency Limits Effective Governance

Hope Brusstar

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, Top Story

Congress’ every move is subject to public scrutiny, and according to James D’Angelo, this can be a bad thing. On Thursday, Sep. 6, he gave his talk “How Government Transparency Limits Effective Government” for the first time.   “I’ve [researched] congressional transparency … over ...

Manafort’s plea agree- ment and cooperation with Mueller

Manafort’s plea agree- ment and cooperation  with Mueller

Crystal McCay

September 19, 2018


Filed under News

During the week of Aug. 20, President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found by a jury to be guilty of eight counts of tax evasion and bank fraud. Manafort reached a plea agreement with federal prosecutors on Sept. 14 that carries with it significant questions about the future of t...

Model United Nations Team Going to China

Model United Nations Team Going to China

Hope Brusstar

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, University

For the first time in its history, the University of New Orleans Model UN team is leaving the country to participate in a Unit- ed Nations simulation. During Thanksgiving week, 13 students and one faculty member will head to Xi’an, the ninth-largest city in China. “I am so excited about it, I...

Renowned scholar Dean Chemerinsky discusses pressing Supreme Court cases

Renowned scholar Dean Chemerinsky discusses pressing Supreme Court cases

Hope Brusstar

August 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Thursday, Aug. 23, Dean of Berkeley School of Law Erwin Chemerinsky visited the Earl K. Long Library to give a talk entitled "A Pivotal Time in the Supreme Court." Chemerinsky ranked in a scholarly impact study as the second-most cited U.S. legal scholar. He lectured about the most concerning recen...

This week’s Russia probe indictments simply explained, and UNO’s response

This week’s Russia probe indictments simply explained, and UNO’s response

Crystal McCay

August 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Story

The week of August 20th brought on a notable set of political events for the Trump administration. From special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference with the 2016 elections emerged a protracted set of findings for President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trum...

Perspectives on Immigration

Crystal McCay, News Editor

August 20, 2018


Filed under News

The summer of 2018 has been marked by a series of significant events surrounding the issue of immigration to the United States, especially from Central America and Mexico. Much of the discussion has surrounded the Trump Administration’s “Zero Tolerance Policy,” which involves prosecuting migrants detai...

While You Were Gone

Driftwood Staff

August 20, 2018


Filed under News

Aretha Franklin Dies at Age 76 Known by many as “The Queen of Soul,” Aretha Franklin died on Aug. 16. Franklin's anthem, "Respect,” was on the Billboard Hot 100 music chart for 12 weeks and peaked on June 3, 1967. Franklin was 76 years old when she passed in her hometown of Detroit. By Cla...

Foundations Found Fickle

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Editorial, News

Everyone that wears makeup knows shade matching foundations is a struggle. You can go to Sephora or any number of higher-end makeup stores and get a machine to match you, but most of those are way too expensive or somehow don’t match you as well as you wanted.  Going to the drug store is better for...

The art form of tableau vivant and its history and influence

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

March 27, 2018


Filed under News

On Thursday, visiting lecturer Dr. Anna Mecugni gave a talk entitled "The Genre of Tableau Vivant: Rediscovering Italian Art and Film of the 1960s and 1970s." Her presentation covered relevant parts of modern Italian culture some of her own research. First, she introduced the genre of tableau vivant, which is Fren...

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