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Letter to the Editor: The Cost of UNO Tuition

February 20, 2020

Dear Editor:   When I started at UNO in August of ‘72, my tuition was $145 a semester to go full-time. Anyone could afford to go to college and graduate without debt.   Reaganomics put an end to affordable higher education, on the excuse that people who didn’t go to college...

Op-Ed: Mardi Gras Class System

Op-Ed: Mardi Gras Class System

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

February 20, 2020

 Mardi Gras is my favorite holiday. Halloween is a close second, but while All Hallow’s Eve is only one night or weekend, Mardi Gras is practically a month long. What I love most about Mardi Gras is the unique nature of it. Sure, living here most of my life, I’ve seen my fair share of parades, ...

Alignment Quiz Part 2 (GNE)

Alignment Quiz Part 2 (GNE)

Jessi Siebert, Columnist

February 20, 2020

This is a continuation of the last issue’s Alignment Quiz, so if you haven't done that one you should go check it out first! It explains a few things you need to know to take this one effectively. This half of the quiz will determine if you’re Good, Neutral, or Evil. You should already know this bu...

Why Your Student Newspaper Matters

Why Your Student Newspaper Matters

February 20, 2020

Some students at UNO may not realize that a $1 of their tuition fees goes to covering the Driftwood costs - the cost of printing a paper that illuminates issues on campus, that spotlights students and alumni that might be off the radar of university PR, that calls attention to problems on campus such as f...

Alignment Quiz (Part 1)

Alignment Quiz (Part 1)

Jessi Siebert, Columnist

February 13, 2020

At the request of my most dear colleagues, I have put together a quiz for determining your D&D alignment! This is the first part, which is the first half (Lawful, Neutral, Chaotic.) It’s a short, simple quiz. Each answer has a number in parentheses. Whenever you pick an answer, add that number...

“Miss Americana” May Be Calculated—And That’s Okay

“Miss Americana” May Be Calculated—And That’s Okay

Juliette Stoltz, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2020

Taylor Swift’s Netflix documentary, “Miss Americana,” was released at midnight on Jan 23,  and of course I stayed up to watch it the second it dropped. Taylor has inspired me since my pre-teen years, a constant reminder of the person I want to be: kind, intelligent, and (I realize this one especia...

From Chemo to Class: How to Balance Life as a College Student and Cancer Patient

From Chemo to Class: How to Balance Life as a College Student and Cancer Patient

Christy Lorio, Contributing Writer & Honorary Driftwood Staff Member

February 12, 2020

My second year of graduate school did not go as planned. The summer after my first year in UNO’s MFA program for creative writing I found out that I had stage IV colorectal cancer. As devastating as those words “You have cancer” were, my diagnosis was wrapped in my family history; I was diagnosed w...

The Cost of Democratic Policies Are No Laughing Matter

February 6, 2020

No statement stuck with me more than in 2016, when Trump won the presidential election, Abraham Lincoln’s Top Hat and Fox News gauntlet-thrower Ben Kissell declared, “Now is going to be a great time to be a local politician.” He was alluding to the way in which the public’s eyes would be fixate...

Gilman Scholar Shares Her Experience as an African American Student Studying Abroad

Gilman Scholar Shares Her Experience as an African American Student Studying Abroad

Alexis T. Reed, Contributing Writer

February 6, 2020

During my first year of college, I worked tirelessly to afford the cost of studying abroad – including working a part-time job, applying for every scholarship I was eligible for, promoting my Go Fund Me campaign and entering in a public speaking contest on campus with monetary awards. My hard work p...

What’s Filming In and Around New Orleans (And Who is Hiring)

What’s Filming In and Around New Orleans (And Who is Hiring)

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

January 30, 2020

Untitled Lifetime series. We don’t have all the details but it appears there is work available for PAs, camera assistants, and sound mixers. For details and to apply, visit https://staffmeup.com/jobs.   Heart Television/WDSU-TV (NBC Affiliate). There is an opening listed for a full-time r...

Netflix’s “Dracula” Sucks the Life from its Audience

Netflix’s “Dracula” Sucks the Life from its Audience

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

January 30, 2020

  When it was announced that Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat were reuniting to bring the classic story of Dracula to the small screen, fans were excited for a new series from the former “Sherlock” showrunners. Running from 2010-2017, “Sherlock” amassed one of the largest and most devot...

‘Mamba out’ – A UNO Student Says Farewell to Kobe Bryant

‘Mamba out’ – A UNO Student Says Farewell to Kobe Bryant

Dustin Rojas, Contributing Writer

January 29, 2020

Kobe Bryant.  When we hear the name, we think about one of the greatest basketball players to live. However, the man behind the name is so much more than just a player. He was a father, a husband, a brother, a businessman, a motivator, an inspiration, a role model, an icon, and last but certainly not leas...

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