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Model United Nations team gears up for its eighth competition

Model United Nations team gears up for its eighth competition

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

September 29, 2017


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Since 2001, students from all disciplines and cultural backgrounds have teamed up to study and practice diplomacy in preparation for the ultimate competition: a five-day United Nations conference in New York City that attracts the brightest students from countries around the world.   On the first...

Professors share their reasons for choosing UNO

Professors share their reasons for choosing UNO

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2017


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  Each year, young adults everywhere are faced with the task of deciding which college to attend, and many end up at UNO. However, UNO is a destination not only for students, but also for the professors who teach them — and they have their own reasons for choosing the university as well.  ...

Students choose UNO largely for its lower price tag

Students choose UNO largely for its lower price tag

Kellie Vedros, Reporter

September 28, 2017


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 From research opportunities and a diverse array of programs to a diverse student body and  increased enrollment, the University of New Orleans has plenty to offer its students. But for many students, UNO stood out mostly because of its low price tag.   UNO has been named the best college for...

Constitution Day Lecture a Timely, Engrossing Review of American History

Constitution Day Lecture a Timely, Engrossing Review of American History

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

September 27, 2017


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 On Sept. 18, Professor Emeritus Raphael Cassimere, Jr. visited UNO in observance of Constitution Day. Created in 2004, the federal observance commemorates the day when the Constitution was signed off by state delegates in 1787.   One of the first African-American students at UNO, Cassimere began...

Where are all the PPlunge events?

Hope Brusstar, Copy Editor

September 22, 2017


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The first six weeks of every academic year at UNO are important, especially for three groups of students: the new freshman class, student organizations and the Driftwood staff. During these six weeks, Privateer Plunge (PPlunge) events are available. Designed to introduce new students to UNO’s resourc...

Accelerated master’s programs give flexible options

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

September 22, 2017


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Through the new Accelerated Master’s Programs, students can earn credits toward a master’s degree while finishing their bachelor’s. “We’re giving you the flexibility to allow [you] to use graduate-level courses toward the completion of the Bachelor’s [degree],” said Amanda Athey, Dir...

Campus Young Adult and Children’s Library a hidden gem

Kevinesha Glenn, Reporter

September 22, 2017


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The Young Adult and Children’s Library on the third floor of the Education Building holds a plethora of easily accessible books and resources. This library was opened in the 1970s and has been in operation ever since. According to English professor and head librarian Patricia Austin, this kind of ...

New Orleans celebrates fourth annual Irish Festival

New Orleans celebrates fourth annual Irish Festival

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

September 22, 2017


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On Saturday, Sept. 16, Kingsley House hosted the annual Irish Fest, a celebration of Irish culture and heritage in New Orleans. People from around the nation gathered at the event - some dancers and tourists, others vendors. The Fest featured multiple lectures on Irish history, a Red Hair and Freck...

Mindfulness Meet-up provides relaxing techniques

Ariell Reed, Reporter

September 21, 2017


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On Sept. 11, the first Mindfulness Meet-Up session introduced  newcomers to the seminar’s concept. Attendees brainstormed mindfulness applications, topics of interest and future exercises. Director of Counseling Services Rosamond S.H. Myers explained that mindfulness is a technique which encourages ...

Service Coalition holds nonprofit fair

Service Coalition holds nonprofit fair

Ariell Reed, Reporter

September 15, 2017


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On Thursday, Sept. 7, the University of New Orleans Service Coalition hosted a service fair outside the University Center featuring various nonprofits. EdNavigator, Second Harvest Food Bank and STAIR were among the nonprofit organizations recruiting students for volunteer and internship opportunities. &nb...

Tuition, fees and charges explained – Part I

Tuition, fees and charges explained – Part I

Leonard "Lenny" Vasbinder, Contributer

September 15, 2017


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Some students may have looked at their Fee Bill or Student Account Detail on UNO’s WebStar site, and noticed all the fees besides just tuition. These fees are an ongoing concern for the thousands of students who have to pay them each semester — often for unexplained things. While cutbacks from ...

Ordinance to pay for pothole damages

Ordinance to pay for pothole damages

Michael Habermann, Contributor

September 15, 2017


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Tourists worldwide know New Orleans for the Mardi Gras parades that wind through its streets. But locals know the damage that lies beneath all those parading feet: potholes. From Lakeview to the Lower 9th ward, potholes exist throughout the city. Legally, any drivers whose cars are  damaged by potholes ...

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