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How to beat Instagram’s algorithm

How to beat Instagram’s algorithm

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

January 31, 2018

For many people, Instagram is more than just an app to share pictures. It has become a growing arena for people of all backgrounds and professions to showcase and ultimately sell themselves, their brand and even their products. I use Instagram as a business tool to share and advertise my writing, bo...

8 Things to do to Guarantee a Great Semester

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

January 24, 2018

The start of a semester can be daunting, but it can easily be managed and conquered by any student here at UNO. Whether this is your first semester or last, here are eight things you can do to start the spring off right and guarantee success! Textbooks can be hit or miss. Don’t be afraid to wait a week or ...

Flint Water Crisis #StillAThing

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

January 24, 2018

Being on a water-boil advisory due to low water pressure has had residents of Orleans and Jefferson Parishes on edge. For the first few days, many stores either were sold out or had limited quantities of safe water.   The public was advised to use bottled or boiled water for brushing their teeth an...

Haydel’s Bakery Contributes to New Orleans culture for over 55 years

Sofia Gilmore-Montero; Cassandra Jaskiewicz, News Editor; Assistant Layout Editor

December 3, 2017

For 58 years, Haydel's Bakery has been treating the metropolitan New Orleans area to classic and delicious baked goods.  From cookies and cakes to pastries and pies, the bakery has a delightful assortment of treats. Originally, it was a 24-hour donut shop, but unfortunately, they no longer make donuts. Rec...

The reasons why women wear makeup

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

December 3, 2017

You yawn as the morning sunlight gleams awfully on your face.  Reaching for your glasses, phone, glass of water or whatever else you keep on your nightstand, you try to psych yourself up to get out of your bed.  Once you finally do that, the day has started, and you dread thinking of what you have...

On what fiction teaches us

November 20, 2017

One of the first things children are taught to do in their formative years is to read more books. Schools generally provide them with a list of books that could be fun, informative or essential to their growing up into better people.   One such book is “Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Ba...

A Veterans Day visit to the World War II Museum

Sofia Gilmore-Montero; Cassandra Jaskiewicz, News Editor; Assistant Layout Editor

November 19, 2017

The World War II era was a tumultuous time to live, and no place in New Orleans demonstrates this better than the National World War II Museum.  Numerous exhibits spanning multiple buildings carefully examine each country’s role in World War II and provide a global view of its effects. The World ...

New Orleans’ Museum of Arts

Sofia Gilmore-Montero and Cassandra Jaskiewicz, News Editor; Layout Editor

November 12, 2017

The New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) has been contributing to art and culture in the city of New Orleans since its opened on Dec. 16, 1911 with a small reserve  of nine works.  Founded in 1910 by Isaac Delgado, the museum hosts an expansive permanent collection of art that includes more than 40,000 ...

Every 60 seconds

November 4, 2017

More and more videos circulate on the internet each day, thanks to the rise of the information age.  Some heartwarming videos make people react strongly every time — soldiers coming home, birds bobbing their heads to metal music, children running around with pumpkins on their heads.  But what tu...

I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost!

I Ain’t Afraid of No Ghost!

Sofia Gilmore-Montero and Cassandra Jaskiewicz, News Editor; Instagram Manager

October 29, 2017

The Killers and Thrillers [East] Tour of New Orleans, or as the Ghost City tour group affectionately calls it “The Bad Bitches of New Orleans,” lives up to its name, providing numerous stories about the most gruesome and notorious citizens of New Orleans. Ghost City Tours was founded in Savannah, Ge...

Over-incarceration a new form of slavery

October 29, 2017

Louisiana leads the world in incarceration, with more than 40,000 inmates in state prisons as of 2012, which was double the national average and more than any other state. What may have previously been only speculation about the negative reasons behind Louisiana’s disproportionate incarceration rates were confir...

Dear Men, #MeToo Isn’t About You

Abraham Thacker, Contributer

October 29, 2017

  Over the past few days, our Facebook newsfeeds have been inundated with women from all walks of life letting their friends and acquaintances know that they, too, have been the victims of sexual harassment and assault. Some of the more verbose individuals came forward with specific events an...

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