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Airbnb ruling a big mistake

Staff

October 26, 2016

The New Orleans City Council finally voted on the long-delayed bill dealing with short-term rentals on Thursday, Oct. 21. Widely considered to be a landmark decision, the council decided short-term rentals could continue in the city with some exceptions. Proponents of the ban on short-term rentals...

Two debates down, one to go

Two debates down, one to go

Adam Poyner, Contributor

October 19, 2016

America has plodded through the second of three presidential debates, and we are on our way to wrapping up an unnecessarily long and draining election season in just under three weeks. People have been hearing about scandals, sickness, and every form of mudslinging for months on end, and all of the negativity...

Hillary: lesser of two evils

Hillary: lesser of two evils

Leo Castell, Staff

October 19, 2016

Hillary Clinton is commonly seen as the lesser of two evils, which means that she’s better than her opponent, but is still, ultimately, a bad candidate. Never forget that. You can vote for Hillary Clinton and feel good knowing that you voted for the only other candidate that’s better than Donald...

GMO’s are healthy and safe

GMO’s are healthy and safe

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2016

GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are an essential part of our everyday life. GMOs are the only feasible way that our exploding global population has enough to eat, and trying to avoid them creates a serious financial and logical headache. Time and time again, numerous studies have proven that GMOs are ...

Say no to GMO’s

Say no to GMO’s

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

September 28, 2016

In genetic engineering, DNA is specifically altered to produce organisms with desirable traits, such as bigger size, herbicide resistance and increased aesthetic qualities. Over 85 percent of all corn and soy crops are made from genetically modified seeds. The majority of cows and other domesticated ...

Living a healthy lifestyle as a college student isn’t easy

Staff

September 28, 2016

Getting through college isn’t easy. Ask any college student who has been in school for more than a year, and he or she can probably tell you a crazy story regarding some heroic, academic demonstration of willpower - some tall tale that proves just how far our bodies can be pushed. Maybe you’l...

Matt Lauer can’t stand up to a world-class bully

Matt Lauer can’t stand up to a world-class bully

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2016

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, NBC hosted a presidential forum where television journalist Matt Lauer interviewed the two presidential candidates, each getting thirty minutes of screen time. The event itself was not advertised heavily by either political party, and it might not have made national news ha...

Living as a local in a tourist city can be challenging

Staff

September 21, 2016

Living in New Orleans is a unique experience. Multiple celebrities, including Amy Schumer and Brad Pitt, claim New Orleans as their favorite city. At any given time, however, these tourists make up a huge portion of the city. New Orleans, perhaps, more than any other city in America, has a higher ra...

Sometimes, being short isn’t so bad

Fernando J. Saballos, Contributor

September 21, 2016

This year’s Oscar winner for best adapted screenplay, “The Big Short,” chronicles the multiple causes of the 2008 financial crisis. While millions of Americans lost money, there were a select few who actually made money on the loss. The anti-heroes of “The Big Short” utilized a relativity ...

5 Strategies for investing

Fernando J. Saballos, Contributor

September 14, 2016

Buy Low, Sell High This classic investment expression has been passed down from generations of successful investors. While it’s the ultimate motto to follow, sometimes novice investors have a difficult time understanding when stock is truly at either a low or a high. Brokerage accounts have...

Linux offers an alternative to Microsoft and Apple’s operating systems

Linux offers an alternative to Microsoft and Apple’s operating systems

Leo Castell, Staff

September 14, 2016

For those in the know, Linux is a cool, unfortunate secret. Unfortunate - not because it’s bad, but because it doesn’t get enough attention from consumers or manufacturers. This lack of spotlight has always been a part of Linux’s history, but it has managed to get by over the years on the goodwi...

R.I.P. Apple’s headphone jack

R.I.P. Apple’s headphone jack

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

September 14, 2016

One week ago, Apple unveiled the new iteration of its flagship product, the iPhone 7. If there is one defining characteristic of this new phone, it is Apple’s decision to remove the headphone jack. From here on out, if you want to listen to wired headphones with your iPhone, you need to plug in an...

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