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On campus censorship

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

September 19, 2018

No one should be stopping students from speaking their beliefs, but often this gets confused with the idea that people have to be forced to listen to them. People shouldn’t be subjected to abuse, harassment or harm. Events, presentations and debates are welcome to take place, but no one is required...

Destitution and wealth concentration

Crystal McCay

September 18, 2018

Economic inequality and poverty are increasingly referenced in political and social discourse today. Many conversations draw attention to the widening wealth gap in America and emphasize its status as an unprecedented economic circumstance. The purpose of this piece will be neither to discuss theory...

When the science is questionable

Even the most popular publications will at times publish research that is later found to be false. Image courtesy of the Manchester City Library.

Hope Brusstar

August 30, 2018

For a long time, the various scientific disciplines have fought to enlighten all of human society, despite always meeting with numerous obstacles along the way. Sometimes, after all, the most groundbreaking discoveries can become the most controversial. But as of the last decade, and increasingly ...

Your Academic Major Is Your Decision

Your Academic Major Is Your Decision

Driftwood Staff

August 30, 2018

Coming into the new school year, college freshman are bombarded with the same question repeatedly. “What’s your major?” But, this question is answered with the old response that no one should ever say: “my parents picked it for me.” College is a time for self-discovery and freshman are too accustomed...

#Gunshine State: Another Shooting in Florida

David Katz is playing at video game tournament earlier this year. Photo provided by youtube.

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

August 30, 2018

On Sunday, Aug. 26, Florida experienced another tragedy when David Katz entered Jacksonville Landing Complex, which was hosting a gaming tournament for Madden 19. He shot and killed two participants and wounded 11 before killing himself on the scene. Katz was a player in the tournament, but had lost earlier this w...

The University is What You Make it

Hope Brusstar

August 20, 2018

When we go to a party, the fancier we dress, the better the party is. The more we’ve prepared ourselves for the occasion, the more we’ve thought about our presentation upon entering the host’s venue, the more important the party is to us. In the same way, the more we think about and care for our...

Life on a plastic island: what it’s like to live near a landfill

Life on a plastic island: what it’s like to live near a landfill

Crystal McCay, News Editor

August 20, 2018

Here at The University of New Orleans, our recycling program is poised to make strides in making a difference in staying environmentally friendly, “We . . . plan on overhauling the recycling program and implementing more environmentally friendly practices on campus in general,” explains UNO Service Coali...

Foundations Found Fickle

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, News Editor

March 27, 2018

Everyone that wears makeup knows shade matching foundations is a struggle. You can go to Sephora or any number of higher-end makeup stores and get a machine to match you, but most of those are way too expensive or somehow don’t match you as well as you wanted.  Going to the drug store is better for...

Sustainability suggestions

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

March 27, 2018

The strain on UNO to fix things that are actually broken is currently formidable, and if universities are anything like a business, UNO might understandably avoid improvements on its environmental impact until it finds itself in a better financial situation.That being said, recent months have shown ...

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...

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