‘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...

Jessi’s Corner: Aligning the Stars

Jessi Siebert, Contributing Writer

January 25, 2020

It’s the start of the new semester, and what better way to kick off the new than with a new little series to do? Now, you may look at the title and think, “Jessi, what does that mean? Are you a prophet?” To that, I’d say no, I’m just a nerd writing for the Driftwood. This has nothing to do with the...

Star Wars: Rise of the toxic fandom

Star Wars: Rise of the toxic fandom

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

January 25, 2020

  “THE DEAD SPEAK!” viewers read with excitement as the traditional opening crawl of “Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker” premiered on movie screens on Dec. 20, 2019. This excitement was met with a fun and emotional sci-fi adventure that said goodbye to a saga forty years ...

‘Little Women’ 2019 Review

'Little Women' 2019 Review

January 25, 2020

By Dhuha Darweesh Synopsis: Saoirse Ronan stars as Josephine “Jo” March, who lives in New York after the Civil War. The movie follows four sisters: Jo, a writer, Meg, an actress, Amy, a painter, and Beth, a pianist. The movie is mostly from Jo’s point of view, of her past and present, and...

Album Review: Poppy’s ‘I Disagree’

Album Review: Poppy's 'I Disagree'

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

January 25, 2020

Drawing by @kawaiic.art on Instagram  Internet chanteuse-android creature Poppy’s third studio album starts out with a warning siren which is all too appropriate. Poppy has been an underground web sensation for years - premiering seemingly out of the blue on YouTube where the eerily disconnect...

Letter from the Editor

Jack Waguespack, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2019

I started this semester with the goal of having a diverse, inclusive staff that gives everyone a platform, especially those who aren’t always guaranteed one. I’m happy to end this semester with one of the most dedicated and hardworking group of journalists, editors, and designers I have seen since...

Some Buddhist Wisdom as Maxima Chan Zuckerberg’s 4th Birthday Approaches

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

November 14, 2019

Remember the first of December in the year 2015? I do. Whenever a truly massive eye roll takes place in my skull I file it away for future reference. It was a day that I was just about done with Facebook - when I started feeling like I didn’t necessarily need to share every vague song lyric or whim ...

Despising De Niro: Why Do Bad Men Get A Free Pass?

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

November 8, 2019

The #MeToo Movement has been sadly selective about who is punished and who isn’t. This week Netflix debuts its much anticipated “The Irishman,” after director Martin Scorsese caught heat for his pointless bashing of the Marvel cinematic universe. Male cinephiles are praising the streaming serv...

In the Gutter, Looking at Stars

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

November 1, 2019

Women are devout consumers of music. We savor and chew and swallow the magic of it and interpret it in such heartfelt ways that it strikes me as sad that there are fewer female critics. The new Alcest record to me physically makes me euphoric - and I’m sure there are many who can relate - but their...

Jessi’s Corner

Jessi Siebert, Contributor

October 18, 2019

Everyone knows Mario. He’s become an icon, one of, if not, the best-selling franchise of all time. In fact, if you include all Mario media, it is the best-selling franchise. It’s a household name, and for good reason. Mario single-handedly saved the video game industry back in 1985, and has since sol...

Jessi’s Corner

Jessi Siebert, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2019

In the last issue, I wrote about negative representation, but that isn’t why I started writing these columns. There are plenty of people pointing out every instance of bad representation, so you really don’t need me to tell you about it over and over again. Instead, I want to focus more on the pos...

Jessi’s Corner

Jessi Siebert, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Last week I started this little series with the intention of introducing people to the concept of representation of LGBT+ characters and stories in our media, and at the very end I promised I’d write about something that fails to do that properly, and boy do I plan to deliver. But before I get into ...

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