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Fourth annual UNO Playwrights Festival

Fourth annual UNO Playwrights Festival

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

September 19, 2019

On Sunday, Sept 15 the UNO Gallery on St. Claude Avenue hosted the first night of the fourth annual UNO Playwrights Festival. The festival offers playwriting students in UNO’s Creative Writing Workshop (CWW) an opportunity to showcase their work through staged readings, which provides them an importan...

Fostering the next generation of engineers

NSBE members Lauryns Rodrigue (left) and Kiara Horton spoke to Driftwood to encourage more people to join their growing group, share their club’s mission and talk about their work to be a more present force in the community.

Demi Guillory, Reporter

April 3, 2019

Above the door of room 308 in the engineering building is the acronym NSBE. It stands for the National Society of Black Engineers — a national organization that has had a chapter at UNO since 1980. Junior Lauryns Rodrigue and senior Kiara Horton are both civil engineering majors and members of NSBE who ...

The moral limits of comedy

Professors William Kline and Edward Johnson discussed, at length, comedy’s role in society and how the perception of comedy has changed through the years as society has changed.

Demi Guillory, Reporter

April 3, 2019

“Anyone have a joke they’re ashamed of?” UNO’s Dr. Edward Johnson’s question started the March 28 lecture in the Earl K. Long library. Johnson, emeritus professor of philosophy, and Dr. William Kline, associate professor of business at the University of Illinois, were guest speakers at “D...

UNO’s Prof. Christine Day gives her 2020 presidential election predictions

Professor Christine Day.

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

April 3, 2019

2020’s presidential race is heating up, bringing both new and familiar faces. Politicians are announcing that their candidacy, working on their campaigns and developing their support and endorsements. Many candidates are voicing concerns about some of the major policies that the Trump administration has f...

Writing nonstop for 24 hours to raise money for UNO

Writers gathered together to start the event by writing together on the quad.

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

April 3, 2019

On Wednesday, March 20, UNO Press kicked off their first Write-a-Thon — a full 24 hours of workshops and writing-related events. Professors, alumni and organizations came together to host panels with various concentrations on different fields of writing. These events were held throughout campus, in...

Heroines of page and stage

(Above) Clytemnestra from “The Oresteia” by Aeschylus. The stories of heroines from
Latin American literature and ancient Greek theatre were celebrated in conjunction with
Women’s History Month, observed annually every March in the U.S.

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 31, 2019

On March 14, a group of students and faculty recognized female legends in literature and drama. In an empowering discussion, Dr. Elaine Brooks and Kalo Gow examined the roles of female characters and how they were able to break free of centuries-old patriarchal restrictions. Brooks, a Spanish pro...

Edwards comments on gender roles and marriage: then vs. now

Distinguished emeritus faculty Ann Edwards lectures and leads the discussion on gender and family.

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 31, 2019

“Sex is more cultural than biological,” said famous cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead back in the 1930s, according to distinguished emeritus faculty member Ann Edwards. On March 12, Edwards hosted another interactive discussion with the Diversity Engagement Center. Edwards spoke fondly of both Mea...

Marcus Colston shares entrepreneurship advice

Famous Saints wide-receiver, Marques Colston, talks to students and faculty of UNO’s College of Business Administration about his transition from a professional football player to successful entrepreneur.

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

March 31, 2019

Former Saints wide-receiver Marques Colston came marching into UNO for the Management Week Keynote Address on March 14. Kirschman Building’s lecture hall was no match for the overwhelming amount of students, faculty, and members of the community awaiting his presence. The number of people far exceed...

Political conversation in a polarized nation

Guest speakers Melissa Harris-Perry and Rod Dreher sharing the stage at the Homer L. Hitt Alumni and Visitor Center.

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 27, 2019

On Thursday, March 14, the Honors Program invited Melissa Harris-Perry and Rod Dreher to discuss the current political climate and the future of political conversation between opposing parties. Melissa Harris-Perry is the former host for the MSNBC television show “Melissa Harris-Perry” and author of Barbershops, ...

Bearkats Plunder Privateers on ESPN

Men’s basketball team still optimistic after losing home finale to Sam Houston State.

Stefan Muro, Reporter

March 27, 2019

Last Wednesday, the Lakefront Arena hosted a highly anticipated home finale for the Privateer men’s basketball team. With a three game winning streak, a strong 11-2 home record, and the loudest home crowd all season, the Privateers were primed and ready to take on the only better team in the Southla...

Spotlight: Lance Sylvester

A picture from one of Lance’s more recent shoots his friend Amber.

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 27, 2019

Lance Sylvester is a first-time freshman at UNO studying studio art and practicing photography. He’s originally from the New Orleans area and also enjoys dancing and binge-watching anime. Lance is usually exploring different spots for his shoots and doing different photo walks with other aspiring photo...

UNO Garden Club: The Garden is Alive campaign

Members and volunteers get their hands dirty during the club’s first service day of the spring semester on Feb. 23.

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 26, 2019

Spring officially begins next week on Mar. 20, and the UNO Garden Club hopes to welcome in the new season with new members. Aasiyah Williams, co-president, recently spoke to Driftwood to offer some insight into the newly revived campus garden and group. At its root, the club focuses on sustainabil...

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