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Students react to Donald Trump’s surprise electoral college victory

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2016


Filed under News, University

On Tuesday, November 8, the nation watched in a mixture of confusion and wonder as Donald Trump beat every poll and every expectation, including those of his own party, and won enough electoral college votes to secure the presidency over Hillary Clinton. Some University of New Orleans students weren’t...

What to know about third-party candidates and options

Leo Castell, Staff

November 2, 2016


Filed under News

According to polls by both ABC News and the Washington Post, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the most unfavorable presidential candidates in U.S. history. This unfavorability has brought about a renewed interest in third-party candidates that voters can turn to and feel more comfortable voting for....

UNO’s Sigma Kappa sorority hosts philanthropic week

UNO’s Sigma Kappa sorority hosts philanthropic week

Ariana Longoria, Contributor

November 2, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

UNO sorority Sigma Kappa’s annual philanthropic Ultra Violet week is in full swing. The week is comprised of four different events: a pancake dinner, volleyball tournament, male beauty pageant and a kickball tournament. The proceeds from the week’s events go to Alzheimer’s disease research...

Diversity Affairs sponsors Diversity Celebration

Diversity Affairs sponsors Diversity Celebration

Roxanne Ardekani, Contributor

November 2, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

The diversity affairs department sponsored a week of activities (Oct. 21- Nov. 1) to highlight the rich diversity of the University of New Orleans. The diversity cabinet is made up of representatives from different areas of student services and other areas of the university. The week was filled with...

UNO SAC tackles topic of rape culture

Jamie Lloyd, Staff

November 2, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase

The second installment of the University of New Orleans’ Cultural Conversation Series tackled the topic of rape culture. Last Tuesday, UNO students had a round table discussion to dispel the myths and misunderstandings associated with the topic, from the media’s influence to everyday conversations...

27th NOLA Film Festival showcased local talent, received little national recognition

27th NOLA Film Festival showcased local talent, received little national recognition

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

October 26, 2016


Filed under City, News, Showcase

On Oct. 12, hundreds of members of the New Orleans Film Society packed into the Orpheum Theater in downtown New Orleans to kick off the twenty-seventh annual New Orleans Film Festival. The opening film of the festival began with “LBJ,” a film directed by Rob Reiner starring Woody Harrelson, both...

Bloomberg Terminal offers valuable opportunities for business students

Jamie Lloyd, Staff

October 26, 2016


Filed under News, University

Bloomberg may not be a word that is often synonymous with excitement; however, for business majors at the University of New Orleans, it is a word synonymous with growth and opportunity. For the past three years, UNO has hosted a Bloomberg machine, more formally known as the Bloomberg Terminal, which...

Innocent American Muslims pay for crimes they didn’t commit

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under News

According to the Pew Research Center, it is estimated that over 3.3 million Muslims reside in the United States as of 2015, and that number is predicted to double by 2050. Though a major component of American idealism is the freedom to practice any religion, when Islam is the choice, America’s acceptance...

New Orleans mayor signs new gun safety ordinance

New Orleans mayor signs new gun safety ordinance

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor

October 26, 2016


Filed under City, News, Showcase

On April 21, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced plans to sign an ordinance aimed at promoting gun safety in the city. In conjunction with New Orleans City Council members Jason Williams and James Gray, the Gun Safety Ordinance passed unanimously at the City Council’s criminal justice committee...

University implements all-gender restrooms

University implements all-gender restrooms

Jamie Lloyd, Staff

October 26, 2016


Filed under News, Top Story, University

The University of New Orleans is an educational institution nationally-acclaimed and celebrated for its diversity, as well as its commitment to preserving said diversity between all ethnic groups, religious groups, creeds, and gender identities. In the spirit of this camaraderie, UNO has recently implemented...

New Planned Parenthood clinic opens on Claiborne Avenue, despite protests

Brittany Karno, Staff

October 19, 2016


Filed under City, News

In July 2015, anti-abortion activist David Daleiden and his organization released staged videos aiming to prove that Planned Parenthood had sold fetal tissue for profit. Although the videos were proved to be misleading, and its creators jailed, some states began to defund Planned Parenthood, including...

Honor societies join forces to support Denham Springs school

Lindsay Maxie, Staff

October 19, 2016


Filed under News, University

The University of New Orleans Kappa Delta Epsilon chapter was aided by Sigma Tau Delta in holding a school supply drive for the teachers and students of Denham Springs High School. On August 12, Denham Springs High School closed its doors after sustaining four feet of water during a life-changing...

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