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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...

How important is daylight saving time?

Stefan Muro, Reporter

March 27, 2019

Over the weekend, some of you may have noticed your clocks were suddenly an hour behind. Some of you might have even been late to work Sunday morning because of it. Some of you might’ve slept right through  Either way, nobody likes losing an hour due to daylight savings, and we begin to wonder… why d...

Tuck Tuckson’s fussin’ corner

Tuck Tuckson’s fussin’ corner

Matthew Tucker, Contributor

March 11, 2019

Tuck Tuckson is the university’s first and only 120-year-old student. In his spare time, he enjoys shouting at the news and watching reruns of “Columbo.” Due to a misunderstanding with his optometrist, he is currently pursuing dual degrees in gender studies and animal husbandry and hopes to graduate...

Lie, lie, lie

Lie, lie, lie

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

March 11, 2019

Lies. We catch people in them, we watch the consequences of them, yet we do it ourselves in one capacity or another every day. According to psychologist Dr. Angela Evans, the concept of lying starts to be used when children are around three years old. This early exposure is typically met with the itera...

Impact of iPhones on film sales

Impact of iPhones on film sales

Dylan Mininger, Entertainment Editor

March 10, 2019

Last weekend, a Netflix Original film came out called “High Flying Bird.” The film was directed by a renowned, hard-working and serious technology experimenter by the name of Steven Soderbergh. “High Flying Bird” is a film about the NBA lockout in 2011 that lasted 161 days. The film revo...

No place for blackface

No place for blackface

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

March 10, 2019

Some call it an ill-advised Halloween costume decision. Others may associate it with Virginia's Democrat governor, Ralph Northam and certain photos of his from college. Or recently, many think of a pair of shoes made by Katy Perry. Princeton historian Rhae Lynn Barnes describes it to be “as Americ...

The NFL Behind the Curtain

The NFL Behind the Curtain

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

March 6, 2019

The day that will forever live in infamy in the hearts of Saints fans: Jan. 20, 2019. The “no-call” by referee Bill Vinovich is marked as one of the worst cases of officiating in recent years. How did this happen? Why are we stuck with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s simple answer that “the offic...

Plan B should be free

Plan B should be free

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 6, 2019

Once or twice in my sex life, a condom has slipped off. Or maybe I forgot to take my birth control pill, or my then-long-term partner and I just used the pull-out method. Whatever the case, accidents happen. The accessibility of over-the-counter Plan B pills in recent years has proven to be a real l...

Response to “Recycling at UNO”

Christy Lorio, Contributor

March 6, 2019

Last week the Driftwood published an article about the recycling initiatives on campus and shared a startling statistic — UNO produces 5,000,000 pounds of recyclable waste. That number initially disappointed me, but I wasn’t shocked. It only takes an observant eye and a walk around campus during...

Crisis in Venezuela: an unimportant opinion from an unimportant American

Crisis in Venezuela: an unimportant opinion from an unimportant American

Dylan Mininger, Entertainment Editor

February 17, 2019

The ongoing crisis in Venezuela is not as complicated as the news would make you believe. It’s a power struggle that now has other foreign powers involved, and at the end of the day, it seems like the Venezuelan people will still suffer just as they have before. There are two key players to note in this cr...

Free yoga class, a great chance to relax and rewire

Free yoga class, a great chance to relax and rewire

Hope Brusstar, Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2019

Sunday morning in the Bywater is a quiet, relaxed affair. The colorful shotgun homes stare at each other wordlessly; vessels slip down the river unheard. The air was still as I approached Parleaux Beer Lab for their weekly free yoga class. Prior to this, I’ve done yoga a grand total of two times: onc...

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