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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

Those participating in the day's events, including the President's Competition, said one of the best parts was having the opportunity to befriend future classmates.

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

UNO's liberal arts building is a good example of boxy, brutalist architecture. Photo courtesy of inst.uno.edu.

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 will serve as the first 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...

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...

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