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Sexual Attraction

Driftwood Staff

March 27, 2018

Have you ever wondered why you are attracted to the people you are attracted to? Despite surface guesses, there are common generalizations of sexual preferences that seem to make sense, or are at least exhibited by the average human male or female. Have you ever noticed that your preferences have cha...

Longue Vue Gardens and House

Cassandra Jaskiewicz and Sofia Gilmore-Montero, Driftwood Staff

March 22, 2018

“Of all the arts, gardening opens the most doors. All are welcome.” The above is a famous quote from Ellen Biddle Shipman, who was referred to as “the dean of American women landscape architects” in The Gardens of Ellen Shipman by Judith B. Tankard.  Shipman was one of the key landscapers of the ...

Unnecessary medical treatments cost more than money

March 7, 2018

“The public would be shocked if it knew the amount of unnecessary surgery performed … ” said Paul Hawley, the Director of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) from 1951 to 1960 in a New York Times article titled “Unneeded operating charged to surgeons” published in 1953. Today, 65 years lat...

Men and Women are Different

Men and Women are Different

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

February 28, 2018

I once thought the same way many people think today: that apart from obvious physical differences, men and women think similarly and want similar things. I thought the average man is just as people-oriented as the average woman, who is just as object-oriented as the average man. But I don't think most...

Representation in film matters

February 28, 2018

The release of Marvel Studio's "Black Panther" sparked cultural conversations everywhere. African Americans boasted of going to theaters proudly clad in Afrocentric clothing and supporting the movie wholeheartedly. Social media was flooded with photos of people and families posing in front of the movie po...

A Different March Madness

A Different March Madness

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

February 28, 2018

March is nearly here, which means midterm exams are fast approaching. Midterms happen a little earlier this year in order to give an edge for finals in May. While these exams don’t hold the same weight that finals do, they are a great indicator of how you are doing in a class and what habits need to...

UNO Spring Open House

UNO Spring Open House

UNO Public Relations

February 28, 2018

Nearly 400 future University of New Orleans students visited campus on Feb. 17 for a chance to learn more about New Orleans’ only public research university and, in some cases, to compete for scholarship dollars. Explore UNO, the University’s annual spring open house, drew more families than e...

Big, Grey America

Big, Grey America

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

February 21, 2018

Investigating whether a weakened sense of community or poor urban development came first is yet another case of "the chicken or the egg." But as urban development plows forward exponentially, it is unquestionable that poor planning and the grey, boxy appearance of unbridled urban sprawl which results from...

Recent UNO grad receives award for research on use of Virtual Reality in autism treatment

UNO Public Relations

February 21, 2018

Panagiotis Markopoulos, a fall 2017 graduate of the Ph.D. counselor education program at the UNO, received the Graduate Student Research Award from the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors during its world conference, which took place Feb. 1-3 in New Orleans. Markopoulos was re...

Jazz at the Sandbar

UNO Public Relations

February 21, 2018

Jazz at the Sandbar is presented each Wednesday night for eight weeks during the fall and spring semesters and features a different respected jazz artist each week. All members of the UNO community are welcome to attend for free. For all others, a donation of $5 is suggested. The Sandbar is located inside t...

UNO to serve as the first and only site in the United States for the 28th International Coding Contest,

UNO to serve as the first and only site in the United States for the 28th International Coding Contest,

UNO Public Relations

February 21, 2018

The University of New Orleans will serve as the first and only site in the United States for the 28th International Coding Contest, a worldwide computer science competition. The 2018 contest will take place on Apr. 27 from 8 a.m. to noon in the UNO Mathematics Building, Room 317. The competition ...

New Year’s resolutions left unresolved

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

January 31, 2018

With the coming of every new year, lots of people make resolutions to help start it off right. However, finishing it the same way is often a different and much less successful story. Some people choose to focus on things like losing weight, cutting ties with bad habits and friends, getting out of the h...

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