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Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos similar to Halloween

Sofía Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

November 12, 2017


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The Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated in central and southern Mexico on Nov. 1 and 2.  The day is viewed as being similar to Halloween, which is celebrated on Oct. 31 in several countries, and has roots in pagan celebrations for the end of the harvest season and the Celtic Samhain festivities....

Restaurant bans young children from the dining room

Restaurant bans young children from the dining room

Ariell Reed, Reporter

November 12, 2017


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A furious debate sparked on social media after a North Carolina restaurant banned children under the age of five. Caruso's Fine Dining, an Italian restaurant that describes itself on its website as "traditional, classy and intimate," created the ban after deciding that young children "disturb the ambi...

Students shine at UNO’s Got Talent

Students shine at UNO’s Got Talent

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2017


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  On Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Sandbar, the Student Activities Council (SAC) held its annual talent show, UNO’s Got Talent. “The show went really well,” said performer Christine Bourgeois. “The host, Chinedu Unaka, opened the show as a comedian and also performed a comedic skit at the end while ...

Community leaders collaborate in panel on New Orleans crime

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

November 10, 2017


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On Wednesday Nov. 1, the Alexis de Tocqueville Project and Isaiah Institute of New Orleans co-hosted a public discussion on the current state of crime in New Orleans and various viewpoints on how it should be quelled. Organized by Isaiah Institute Executive Director Joe Givens and UNO Professor Chris ...

UNO society of black engineers holds showcase

Kevinesha Glenn, Reporter

November 4, 2017


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The University of New Orleans’ chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) held an exhibit on Thursday, Oct. 26 to expose students to the African American contributions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). They showcased a number of people: civil engineer George Buddie ...

Producer Bochen Zhang leads Production Workshop

Producer Bochen Zhang leads Production Workshop

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2017


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On Oct. 21 and Oct. 22, the department of film and theatre hosted a producing workshop in partnership with the American Film Institute (AFI). This workshop materialized after Hurricane Katrina when the AFI lent its hand to help UNO. Since then, mentors and former Fellows of the AFI Conservatory ha...

Diversity center lecture offers lunch and learning

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

November 4, 2017


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On Thursday, Oct. 26 from 12:30-1:30 p.m., the Diversity Engagement Center (DEC) invited students for a free alternative to their normal daily lunch. DEC staff Matt Farley and Peggy Gaffney opened their doors to anyone curious about various foods of the world. Special guest Ann Kos Edwards, a retire...

Women’s Coffee Talk Series: Against Political Art with Megan Gafford

Women’s Coffee Talk Series: Against Political Art with Megan Gafford

Ariell Reed, Contributer

November 4, 2017


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On Oct. 28, UNO honors graduate Megan Gafford visited the campus to make a feminist argument against political art. She currently resides in Denver, Colorado as an artist-in-residence at Redline Contemporary Art Center. Gafford addressed women-only shows, key political artists and the role which iden...

Girl Scouts gather at UNO for STEM events and much more

Girl Scouts gather at UNO for STEM events and much more

Kellie Vedros, Reporter

November 4, 2017


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On Oct. 21, Girl Scouts from every local troop got together on UNO’s campus for a day filled with fun and learning. The Girl Scout Louisiana East (GSLE) event offers girls an opportunity to explore career options in the STEM world. UNO first hosted this event in 2012, only focusing on STEM rese...

Lambda Chi Alpha hosts their annual philanthropy event Watermelon Bust

Lambda Chi Alpha hosts their annual philanthropy event Watermelon Bust

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

November 4, 2017


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        On Saturday Oct. 21, Lambda Chi Alpha held its biggest annual philanthropy event, the Watermelon Bust Field Day. The event is part of a week-long list of activities held to raise money for the hunger relief organization Feeding America.   “One in eight people struggle wit...

Hospitality expo not just a career fair but a lifetime’s worth of insight

Hospitality expo not just a career fair but a lifetime’s worth of insight

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

October 26, 2017


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  While trekking across campus, students, staff and faculty likely encountered the yard signs advertising UNO's inaugural Hospitality Expo on Wednesday, Oct. 18. For those who attended, it was "an extremely successful event," according to Dr. Yvette Green, undergraduate coordinator of UNO's sc...

Midday Musings: Dr. Richard Goodman discusses environmental writing

Kellie Vedros, Reporter

October 26, 2017


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On Wednesday, Oct. 18, the English department held its monthly Midday Musings meeting. Each meeting features a different topic, and this month, Dr. Richard Goodman gave a lecture on environmental writing and its importance. For those new to the genre, Goodman went into detail about the differences...

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