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Simone Manuel scores more than a medal

Simone Manuel scores more than a medal

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

August 23, 2016


Filed under Column, Sports

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

Introduction to investing

Fernando J. Saballos, Contibutor

August 23, 2016


Filed under Financing Your Future Today, Opinion

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


Filed under Editorial, Opinion

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


Filed under Column, Opinion

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


Filed under Column, Opinion

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


Filed under Letter from the editor, Opinion

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


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Showcase

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


Filed under Column, Opinion

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

Welcome to wealth

Fernando J. Saballos, Contributor

August 16, 2016


Filed under Financing Your Future Today, Opinion

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...

Listen up, freshman

Listen up, freshman

Regine Meridy, Staff

August 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As a former freshman, I feel that it is my duty to guide you through your first year of college. So listen up, newcomers! Pay attention to the jewels of wisdom that I’m about to drop. First and foremost: GO. TO. CLASS. I have seen countless greenhorns go wild with their first taste of freedom an...

Don’t write off Greek Life because of stereotypes

Don’t write off Greek Life because of stereotypes

Ariana Longoria, Contributor

August 16, 2016


Filed under Column, Opinion, Showcase

Fraternity and sorority members are usually portrayed in movies and television shows as a bunch of pretentious and promiscuous almost-adults, who spend their time binge drinking at parties, flunking out of school, and trying to be as similar to each other as possible. This misrepresentation could no...

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