Driftwood

To my hometown with love

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

September 26, 2019

Let’s get one thing straight: I’m not from here. I’m from up North, the land of hot summers, cold winters, and leaves dropping in the fall. I’m from a place where seasons can change as quickly as tempers, especially if someone cuts someone else off in traffic or takes too long to order their c...

We want to LGBeT+ in the media

Jessi Siebert, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Though LGBT+ movement is stronger than ever, things still aren’t quite perfect. We may be seen, but not everyone views us in the most positive light. The media has the power to influence the way we are seen.  As a transgender lesbian, I feel that I’m qualified to say that the way we’re presented in the me...

In praise of slowness

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

September 20, 2019

History teachers generations from now, introducing an elective course on “Twenty-First Century History,” might begin one of their first lectures by proclaiming its era the ‘dawn of decadence’ (cleverly recalling to mind French-born American historian of ideas Jacques Barzun’s 2001 tome From Dawn ...

It 2 Review

It 2 Review

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

September 20, 2019

For fans of the mostly perfect 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s 1,138 page novel “It” 2019 felt far away. You knew in the theater, watching Pennywise the clown terrorize a group of kids so much cooler than the “Stranger Things” gang, that he was going to return. And sure, we knew that the sequ...

The Student Government Association’s transgender resolution

Senator Nicky Cao, one of the writers of the compound 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

Deciphering the truth may be more difficult than previously thought.

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

Why are some of today’s multi-million-dollar films opting for cheaper equipment?

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

People are of different colors. Embrace it.

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

Fairness and transparency in the NFL have been lost in recent years.

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...

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