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Despite benefits, lateness is fundamentally disrespectful

Erinn Beth Langille

October 10, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Lateness can plague universities, with tardy students disrupting classes and missing deadlines for assignments. It isn’t just students that suffer, but professors, classmates and the wallet too. If students show up on time, they get the benefit of the full class time in which to learn and disc...

On Modern Argument

Hope Brusstar

October 10, 2018


Filed under Column, Opinion

Being honest with myself, I am often the person who struggles to pay attention to the conversation until it is again my turn to talk. We are all selfish — it’s the human survival strategy, after all, so can we be blamed? — and that always comes out in the ways we interact with each other. Bu...

#MeToo: the movement’s second wave

Erinn Beth Langille

October 3, 2018


Filed under Column

We are in what some might consider a second wave of the #MeToo movement. Consider the first wave of the #MeToo movement to be marked by ‘revelation:’ the admission that sexual harassment, assault and rape culture are common and pervasive, and the revelation that such sexual violence and gender disc...

Everyone deserves to disconnect

Erinn Beth Langille

October 3, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

Studies show that after-work emails cause stress and anxiety, even if you don’t open them. The same goes for school-related emails, and emails from your fraternities, sororities, extracurricular activities and clubs. We all send and receive emails, and we usually do it whenever we feel it nece...

Places to haunt in October

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

October 3, 2018


Filed under Column, Opinion

October has started, and that means Halloween is only a few weeks away. Many places are amping up their spooky decorations and their connection to the great beyond. New Orleans in particular has many options opening up to the public for having a good scare and a good time. The Mortuary is a self-guid...

How to get off your phone

September 26, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Uncategorized

We are stuck to our screens in the same way that we always leave Walmart with armfuls of things we didn’t even know we wanted. We enter the store because we needed milk and eggs; we stay because we’re trying to pick a sugary cereal — or, even worse, analyzing nutrition facts on product after product ...

Are you registered?

Are you registered?

Hope Brusstar

September 26, 2018


Filed under Column, Opinion

Sept. 24 - 28 is voter registration week in Louisiana, and anyone age 17 and up can register. Students who haven’t yet registered to vote can seize this opportunity to do so, as Louisiana residents have the convenient ability to register online. Louisiana residents can go to voterportal.sos.la.gov/VoterRegist...

On campus censorship

Claire Sargent

September 19, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

No one should be stopping students from speaking their beliefs, but often this gets confused with the idea that people have to be forced to listen to them. People shouldn’t be subjected to abuse, harassment or harm. Events, presentations and debates are welcome to take place, but no one is required...

Destitution and wealth concentration

Crystal McCay

September 18, 2018


Filed under Column, Opinion

Economic inequality and poverty are increasingly referenced in political and social discourse today. Many conversations draw attention to the widening wealth gap in America and emphasize its status as an unprecedented economic circumstance. The purpose of this piece will be neither to discuss theory...

When the science is questionable

When the science is questionable

Hope Brusstar

August 30, 2018


Filed under Column, Showcase

For a long time, the various scientific disciplines have fought to enlighten all of human society, despite always meeting with numerous obstacles along the way. Sometimes, after all, the most groundbreaking discoveries can become the most controversial. But as of the last decade, and increasingly ...

Your Academic Major Is Your Decision

Your Academic Major Is Your Decision

Driftwood Staff

August 30, 2018


Filed under Editorial

Coming into the new school year, college freshman are bombarded with the same question repeatedly. “What’s your major?” But, this question is answered with the old response that no one should ever say: “my parents picked it for me.” College is a time for self-discovery and freshman are too accustomed...

#Gunshine State: Another Shooting in Florida

#Gunshine State: Another Shooting in Florida

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Showcase

On Sunday, Aug. 26, Florida experienced another tragedy when David Katz entered Jacksonville Landing Complex, which was hosting a gaming tournament for Madden 19. He shot and killed two participants and wounded 11 before killing himself on the scene. Katz was a player in the tournament, but had lost earlier this w...

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