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Gentrification in New Orleans

Gentrification in New Orleans

Erron Thomas, News Editor

April 2, 2020

New Orleans is a fantastic city—arguably beyond fantastic. There are acres worth of reasons why this is the case. While politically Louisiana is a Republican state, the city of New Orleans is considered fairly liberal due to the diversity of its various communities. The culture flowing through all ...

UNO Young Democratic Socialists Demand Relief During COVID-19

UNO Young Democratic Socialists Demand Relief During COVID-19

Augustine Stratton Johnson, Guest Contributor

March 28, 2020

Note: Publications in our op-ed section do not necessarily reflect the opinions of members of the Driftwood staff.  On Friday, March 27, The University of New Orleans Chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) released a set of demands on President Nicklow and the University Ad...

Let Taylor Exist Independently of Kanye

Let Taylor Exist Independently of Kanye

Juliette Stoltz, Contributing Writer

March 24, 2020

I want to celebrate the leaked Kanye-Taylor phone call as a victory for Taylor Swift, and I do. I want to write an article that provides a timeline of the ways that Kanye West has antagonized and bullied Taylor so that we all can understand that she was never playing the victim: she was the vict...

A Driftwood Tribute to Local NOLA Celebrity, Brian Held, Jr.

A Driftwood Tribute to Local NOLA Celebrity, Brian Held, Jr.

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

March 23, 2020

Entertainment Editor, Trey Guillotine remembers New Orleans cosplayer enthusiast Brian Held, Jr.

SGA Presidential Candidate Discusses What He Could Have Done for UNO

SGA Presidential Candidate Discusses What He Could Have Done for UNO

Marvin K. Bryant, Contributing Writer

March 23, 2020

Note: In the ethics of fairness, current SGA President Christine Bourgeois was reached out to for comment about the piece below and responded, "I'm beyond thankful for everyone that took part is this year's elections. The transition to a virtual platform was unprecedented but the creativity and collaboration...

Driftwood Team’s Official Coronavirus Survival Guide

Driftwood Team’s Official Coronavirus Survival Guide

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

March 23, 2020

Let’s be honest, we are living in a scary time right now. As if fires in Australia and citizens toxically divided on every issue wasn’t enough, we now face the CoronaVirus. Times are tough but fear not, Privateers! Your Driftwood staff has put together a guide to making quarantining not-so-bad.  W...

5 Tips For Traveling With Your Cat

5 Tips For Traveling With Your Cat

Jillian Borukhovich, Guest Contributor

March 17, 2020

Looking ahead to brighter days, Driftwood is proud to share the work of first year MFA student, Jillian Borukhovich, who has a tip or two for those of us with hopes of bringing our feline friends along on future adventures.  As a college student or graduate student, you’ll probably be making ple...

Trying to Keep Calm & Carry On:  UNO Reacts to the Coronavirus 

Trying to Keep Calm & Carry On:  UNO Reacts to the Coronavirus 

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief & écrivaine

March 13, 2020

Editor-in-chief Veronika Lee laments the indefinite end of in-person classes and gets university perspectives.

‘Doctor Who’ Season 12: Review

‘Doctor Who’ Season 12: Review

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

March 11, 2020

Trey Guillotine assesses the 12th season and gets a fan perspective from industry veteran, Luke Crowe, of Backstage.com.

Op-Ed: Save Women’s Sports Act Attempts to Ban Trans Athletes from Participation in Louisiana Sports

March 5, 2020

The following is an open letter to Senator Beth Mizell and Representative Beryl Amedee regarding Senate Bill 172 and House Bill 466.   We, as organizations, advocates, educators and experts devoted to women’s equity in the state of Louisiana, publically call on Senator Beth Mizell and Represe...

Jessi’s Corner: Animal Crossing and Gender

Jessi’s Corner: Animal Crossing and Gender

Jessi Siebert, Columnist

March 5, 2020

Now that it’s finally March, that means a lot of new things. New shows, new books and the most important to me as both a writer and fan, new games. One of the new games coming out this month is the very much anticipated “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” for the Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, this won...

A Word About Anonymous Sources

A Word About Anonymous Sources

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

March 4, 2020

This is my first year living in New Orleans. I’ve seen a major hotel collapse that is still rotting away blocks from where I live, and I saw people continue to have parades and celebrate. According to stats, there has already been a 57 percent increase since 2018 in car break-ins citywide. Two wee...

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