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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 ...

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 ...

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