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The liberal media needs to ease up on Trump (for selfish reasons)

Christopher Walker, Contributer

September 22, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinion

Let’s play a hypothetical parenting game. You’re a middle-aged parent with a teenage daughter you love deeply, but unfortunately your once-sweet-and-kind daughter is in her angst-ridden rebellious phase. One day, she brings home her new boyfriend who rides a motorbike and has a reputation around the town a...

Economic Success, Social Regress

September 22, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

The U.S. took a long time to recover from the Great Recession in 2008. The ordeal lasted almost 18 months. The U.S. economy shrank across multiple quarters, increasing unemployment rates and causing the rest of the world to enter an economic slowdown as well. Most “1990s babies” grew up during this ...

Smoking banned but not stopped

Smoking banned but not stopped

Kellie Vedros, Reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Column, Opinion

It’s been more than a year since the University of New Orleans instated its tobacco-free policy. This issue hit the smokers on campus pretty hard. Telling students that they cannot do something that is legal everywhere else limits their personal freedoms. As adults, we all have the right to decide h...

The South: We rise, we recover, we remain

The South: We rise, we recover, we remain

September 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

For many, summer means joy, relaxation, and vacation. But for others, summer means hurricane season – and joy can quickly turn into pain, relaxation into panic, and vacation into evacuation. We in the south know this story all too well, yet year after year, we remain. After rivers rise, claim what used to be our...

Trump’s tweets a cause for concern worldwide

Aditi Kuchi, Managing Editor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

One of the best and worst things about the current President of the United States is the way he chooses to air his unfiltered opinions on Twitter. While the social media platform is arguably one of the best ways for Trump to let people know what’s on his mind, most of his publicity results from n...

Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2017


Filed under Letter from the editor, Opinion

I hope you all have had a great summer and are just as happy about Driftwood returning as I am about being the new editor-in-chief. I am also excited to share the changes that will be implemented in the newspaper this year. One of my main goals is to get more involved in the campus community and ...

Trump’s budget proposal kills off Elmo, and it’s unacceptable

Driftwood Editorial Staff

March 29, 2017


Filed under Editorial

There’s a video going around on Facebook and other social media platforms of a curious parody featuring Elmo. In the video, Elmo is called into a meeting and is laid off from Sesame Street. What starts off as an almost-lighthearted encounter turns dark as Elmo is subsequently let go because “his ser...

Being coachable is not for black women

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Recently, outrage broke out on social media over the answer that one man (Ricardo Agnant) gave to the question of why black athletes marry white women. He said, “The answer is simple, brother: Most of the sisters were raised in broken homes and they don’t have the proper guidance [as] to how the...

Safe spaces protect, not stifle, diversity in opinions

Anna Gowin, Features and Entertainment Editor

March 22, 2017


Filed under Column

It is easy to say that the idea of a “safe space” violates principles of free speech, or that they shelter people from opposing opinions. But, often, the people who feel that way are the population who would never need a safe space.   As a queer woman in the state of Louisiana, I am constantly awar...

Feminists must unite and conquer, not divide and be defeated

Driftwood Editorial Staff

March 22, 2017


Filed under Editorial

One of the great divides between feminists is whether or not they are for abortion or anti-abortion. The solution shouldn’t be to say which decision is right or which is wrong, but rather to defend the basis of what feminism stands for.   Feminism is defined as the policy, practice or advocacy of polit...

To fight speech you don’t agree with, use more speech, not less

Brandon Melerine, Contributor

March 15, 2017


Filed under Column

  Freedom of speech is enshrined in our Constitution under the First Amendment. It’s a fundamental right, inherent in our republic, and it’s needed to function as intended.   Safe spaces on campus violate the principle of free speech in its entirety. Safe spaces do not provide s...

Safe Spaces

Driftwood Editorial Staff

March 15, 2017


Filed under Editorial

The average person pees almost 3,000 times a year. Now, imagine for a large portion of that time, you’re afraid to use the bathroom, that in public place, you feel there is nothing standing between you and verbal or physical harassment when you enter a restroom.   After the Trump administration removed an ex...

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