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UNO hosts panel discussion on inequality, race in America

Kelley Davis, Staff

October 19, 2016


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Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) and the Alexis de Tocqueville Project at the University of New Orleans hosted a panel discussion on Oct. 4 to explore issues of economic and political inequality. The panel included speakers Jarvis DeBerry from The Times Picayune, as well as Swarthmore College associate...

Honors Student Council helps to bring awareness to mental illness

Honors Student Council helps to bring awareness to mental illness

Anjanae Crump, Contributor

October 19, 2016


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According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in five adults experience a mental health illness in a given year. NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. This past week,...

Pulitzer Prize winner Sonia Nazario discusses immigration issues in UNO address

Pulitzer Prize winner Sonia Nazario discusses immigration issues in UNO address

Taylor Ordoyne, Contributor

September 28, 2016


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Sonia Nazario, the national bestseller and Pulitzer Prize award-winning author of “Enrique’s Journey,” visited the University of New Orleans on Sept. 20 to discuss her novel and the journey that came along with writing it. Originally written as a six-part series published in the Los Angeles Times in 200...

Unity debuts LGBT pride parade

Unity debuts LGBT pride parade

Kelley Davis, Staff

September 28, 2016


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The University of New Orleans Unity organization held a parade on campus to celebrate the culture of gay, bisexual, lesbian, and transexual students on Sept. 21. The parade included 30 students, all from different backgrounds, united in celebrating the acceptance of homosexuality at UNO. Unity’s president,...

Students choose unhealthy foods despite available options

Students choose unhealthy foods despite available options

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

September 28, 2016


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On any given weekday around noon, a line filled with hungry students can be seen spilling out the door at Chick-fil-A as they wait for chicken nuggets, sandwiches and waffle fries. Others may choose the Galley or Subway, or maybe even travel to The Cove for Popeyes and Sushi. However, an overwhel...

UNO President delivers State of the University address

UNO President delivers State of the University address

Leo Castell, Staff

September 28, 2016


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University of New Orleans President John Nicklow gave his semesterly State of the University address on Thursday, Sept. 22. He began the address with what he considered to be the best news: UNO matters. “We found that during the 2014-15 fiscal year, UNO generated an economic impact of $470 mill...

University administration explains current fee increases

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor

September 28, 2016


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Despite recent budget cuts to higher education, University of New Orleans students have not seen an increase in tuition prices. An undergraduate taking the minimum 12 credits required for full-time status has paid exactly $3,045.19 in tuition since the beginning of the fall 2015 semester. “There...

Engineering grant to be used for lab equipment, scholarships

Engineering grant to be used for lab equipment, scholarships

Brittany Karno, Staff

September 21, 2016


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The University of New Orleans Department of Engineering will use the $100,000 donation from the Louisiana Associated General Contractors to purchase lab equipment and sponsor scholarships. LAGC established the Contractors’ Educational Trust Fund through the state, and the engineering department will...

Midday Musings: English department’s new literary hours

Midday Musings: English department’s new literary hours

Lindsay Maxie, Staff

September 21, 2016


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The department of English at the University of New Orleans hosted its first “Midday Musings” this past Thursday in the Liberal Arts Building. Undergraduate student Leo Castell, graduate student Patrice Jones, and English Professor Earle Bryant formed a panel to discuss books that have impacted and ch...

Career Services an underutilized tool on campus

Leo Castell, Staff

September 21, 2016


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The University of New Orleans Career Services is a campus resource designed to help students find jobs. While they’ve had four times as many freshman utilizing their services now than in the past, Career Services Director Celyn Boykin still doesn’t think enough students utilize the resources offered. ...

Aramark maintains long-term relationship with UNO

Lindsay Maxie, Staff

September 21, 2016


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Aramark’s 10-year contract has been renewed twice by the university, allowing for a 20-year partnership. Many University of New Orleans students have mixed feelings with food supplier, but UNO administration has nothing but good things to say. For the past 17 years, Aramark has stuck with the u...

University administrators consider implementing shuttle system

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2016


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For University of New Orleans students living on campus without a car, the task of getting essential, everyday items can create a real headache many students with access to transportation are unfamiliar with. A five-minute car ride to Rouses, something many students take without second thought, can cre...

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