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Where do we draw the line?

Staff, Staff

September 6, 2016

Early on, we’re warned of the big red line that defines the crossing point between consensual and nonconsensual sex. We know that crossing this line is bad, and with it comes consequences: both legal and moral. We know that if someone tries to cross that line with us, our emergency sirens should go ...

Your Magnum XXL condoms are just a marketing scheme

Your Magnum XXL condoms are just a marketing scheme

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

September 6, 2016

Nobody likes wearing condoms. But it’s like eating vegetables: you have to do it. And for the majority of men, the size of their penis is of great importance to them. Men want to be perceived by women to be as big as possible. Trojan Magnum XXL is a type of condom that is supposedly marketed to the larg...

Monogamy contributes to mutually satisfying sexual experiences

Monogamy contributes to mutually satisfying sexual experiences

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

September 6, 2016

Monogamy – a word interchangeable with monotony to some people. Commitment and the idea of spending a lifetime with the same person scares many away. And while sex with the same person year after year may seem susceptible to lifelessness, there are indeed many perks to it! First and foremost, m...

Simone Manuel scores more than a medal

Simone Manuel scores more than a medal

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

August 23, 2016

On August 11, Simone Manuel made history when she won the individual event in swimming at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. She had a record time of 52.7 seconds, which tied her for gold with Penny Oleksiak of Canada. But what makes her so special goes much deeper than the speed she clocked in -...

Introduction to investing

Fernando J. Saballos, Contibutor

August 23, 2016

So you’re eager to play the stock market, or you want to put your money into a 401k or IRA and let it grow for retirement. Maybe you’re a risk taker and want to do your finest impersonation of a Wall Street broker by day trading on the market from open till close. Whatever your method is, you mu...

NOLA pot ordinance pointless

Driftwood, Staff

August 23, 2016

Our government is good at giving its citizens the run-around while simultaneously letting the American people believe it is working toward progress, and nothing proves this more than New Orleans’ recent marijuana ordinance. Marijuana is illegal. Federal law makes this quite clear. And if federal law, wh...

History reveals drug usage nothing new

History reveals drug usage nothing new

Kelley Davis, Contributor

August 23, 2016

Drug usage among humans is nothing new.  Our ancestors have been using drugs for over 10,000 years according to a study done by Elisa Guerra-Doce, an anthropologist and professor at the University of Valladolid in Spain. Germany, Switzerland, and Spain were found to be cultivating opium poppies as far ...

Opiod abuse devastates lives of more than the addict

Opiod abuse devastates lives of more than the addict

April Curran, Staff

August 23, 2016

The abuse of drugs has been an ongoing epidemic, starting long before today. It is estimated that over 13.5 million people in the world now take opioids. Heroin is the drug used most of all opiates.  For addicts, heroin becomes a lifestyle.  The more frequently the drug is used, the more rapidly ...

New editor, new Driftwood

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

August 17, 2016

Welcome back! As Driftwood editor-in-chief, I would like to use this space in our first issue to address some changes we are implementing here at Driftwood for the coming year. First and foremost, we are extremely excited about our brand-new website, UNOdriftwood.com; a shining example of a contemporary...

Journalism is not, should not be neutral

Journalism is not, should not be neutral

Driftwood, Staff

August 17, 2016

If you ask a student “what should a newspaper should strive to be?” the word neutral would likely come up as one of the few defining characteristics of good journalism. The newspaper’s job is to report what happened and let readers decide where they stand. Fair, balanced, unbiased facts. W...

Confederate Flag: hate, not heritage

Confederate Flag: hate, not heritage

Leo Castell, Contributor

August 16, 2016

One can’t look back on America’s checkered past and gloss over the uncomfortable parts. The same country that was built on the idea, “all men are created equal,” clearly had footnotes on that statement. The short-lived Confederate States of America, after its failed coup attempt, was made to fall ...

Welcome to wealth

Fernando J. Saballos, Contributor

August 16, 2016

Welcome back to school, Privateers! And welcome to a new Driftwood column devoted to elements of building personal, financial wealth. You might not realize it, but all of you have already made one of the most significant investments of your life by pursuing higher education. What I hope to accomplis...

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