Driftwood

Some Buddhist Wisdom as Maxima Chan Zuckerberg’s 4th Birthday Approaches

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

November 14, 2019

Remember the first of December in the year 2015? I do. Whenever a truly massive eye roll takes place in my skull I file it away for future reference. It was a day that I was just about done with Facebook - when I started feeling like I didn’t necessarily need to share every vague song lyric or whim ...

Despising De Niro: Why Do Bad Men Get A Free Pass?

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

November 8, 2019

The #MeToo Movement has been sadly selective about who is punished and who isn’t. This week Netflix debuts its much anticipated “The Irishman,” after director Martin Scorsese caught heat for his pointless bashing of the Marvel cinematic universe. Male cinephiles are praising the streaming serv...

In the Gutter, Looking at Stars

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

November 1, 2019

Women are devout consumers of music. We savor and chew and swallow the magic of it and interpret it in such heartfelt ways that it strikes me as sad that there are fewer female critics. The new Alcest record to me physically makes me euphoric - and I’m sure there are many who can relate - but their...

Jessi’s Corner

Jessi Siebert, Contributor

October 18, 2019

Everyone knows Mario. He’s become an icon, one of, if not, the best-selling franchise of all time. In fact, if you include all Mario media, it is the best-selling franchise. It’s a household name, and for good reason. Mario single-handedly saved the video game industry back in 1985, and has since sol...

Jessi’s Corner

Jessi Siebert, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2019

In the last issue, I wrote about negative representation, but that isn’t why I started writing these columns. There are plenty of people pointing out every instance of bad representation, so you really don’t need me to tell you about it over and over again. Instead, I want to focus more on the pos...

Jessi’s Corner

Jessi Siebert, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Last week I started this little series with the intention of introducing people to the concept of representation of LGBT+ characters and stories in our media, and at the very end I promised I’d write about something that fails to do that properly, and boy do I plan to deliver. But before I get into ...

To my hometown with love

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

September 26, 2019

Let’s get one thing straight: I’m not from here. I’m from up North, the land of hot summers, cold winters, and leaves dropping in the fall. I’m from a place where seasons can change as quickly as tempers, especially if someone cuts someone else off in traffic or takes too long to order their c...

We want to LGBeT+ in the media

Jessi Siebert, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Though LGBT+ movement is stronger than ever, things still aren’t quite perfect. We may be seen, but not everyone views us in the most positive light. The media has the power to influence the way we are seen.  As a transgender lesbian, I feel that I’m qualified to say that the way we’re presented in the me...

In praise of slowness

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

September 20, 2019

History teachers generations from now, introducing an elective course on “Twenty-First Century History,” might begin one of their first lectures by proclaiming its era the ‘dawn of decadence’ (cleverly recalling to mind French-born American historian of ideas Jacques Barzun’s 2001 tome From Dawn ...

It 2 Review

It 2 Review

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

September 20, 2019

For fans of the mostly perfect 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s 1,138 page novel “It” 2019 felt far away. You knew in the theater, watching Pennywise the clown terrorize a group of kids so much cooler than the “Stranger Things” gang, that he was going to return. And sure, we knew that the sequ...

The Student Government Association’s transgender resolution

The Student Government Association’s transgender resolution

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 27, 2019

During a recent SGA meeting, SGA President Kenady Hills introduced a compound resolution regarding the transgender community at UNO. In the wake of the Trump administration's efforts to attack the transgender community in the U.S., Hills worked with fellow senators Nicky Cao, J.D Ligier and Cory Pitalo...

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