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‘The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show’

‘The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show’

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

December 4, 2019

Not just anyone could pull off coming in hot dressed in a Bea Arthur “Maude”-era meets Cher jumpsuit get up,  but Miss Kacey Musgraves isn’t just anyone. Last year’s Grammy gladiator is no stranger to a country-pop confectionary for the holidays - she already has “A Very Kacey Christmas...

Cute, Baby Yoda Is

Cute, Baby Yoda Is

Trey Guillotine, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Jon Favreau’s latest show, “The Mandalorian” on Disney+, is already shaping up to be a strong entry into the “Star Wars” canon. Taking place between Episode VI “Return of the Jedi” and Episode VII “The Force Awakens,” “The Mandalorian” follows the adventures of a mysterious and ...

Letter from the Editor

Jack Waguespack, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2019

I started this semester with the goal of having a diverse, inclusive staff that gives everyone a platform, especially those who aren’t always guaranteed one. I’m happy to end this semester with one of the most dedicated and hardworking group of journalists, editors, and designers I have seen since...

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is the holiday classic we all need

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is the holiday classic we all need

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

December 4, 2019

As the holiday season draws nearer, it is as good of a time as any to look back on one of the most iconic Christmas movies of all time. The movie in question is the 1989 classic, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.” Starring Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold, a bumbling but ultimately lovable working-...

Saints holiday season recap

Joe Bellott, Contributing Writer

December 4, 2019

Bear with me here. According to the original story, Santa has eight reindeer. Drew Brees has 10. The difference isn’t in the number, but the contribution of these “reindeer.” Let’s assume there are five offensive linemen reindeer, one tight end reindeer, one running back reindeer and three wide re...

UNO Student Spotlight: Lalibela Walto of Get the Bleach ad UNO’s Rock Ensemble

UNO Student Spotlight: Lalibela Walto of Get the Bleach ad UNO’s Rock Ensemble

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

December 4, 2019

Lalibela Walto wasn’t expecting to join a rock band this year at UNO. But after her orientation this July, that’s exactly what ended up happening.   “The teacher, Jorge Velazquez, had a booth in the UC and it immediately sparked my interest,” Walto said. “I have been singing since I cou...

⚠️Adderall is taking over⚠️

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Universities come with a variety of challenges and many things to prepare for. One equalizer that every college weather its community college foreign college trade school students must endure is exams. Some students take several exams more than twice a year, leaving them a lot to prepare for.  ...

Words and wisdom for surviving finals week

Words and wisdom for surviving finals week

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

December 4, 2019

Finals week has officially begun on UNO’s campus. Running Dec. 4-11, with a “conflict day” scheduled for Dec. 12, this week promises to be filled with tests, papers, stress and plenty of opportunities to succeed greatly, or fall trying. As students begin to take on the week, it is important to...

What to expect from the new airport terminal this holiday season

What to expect from the new airport terminal this holiday season

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 22, 2019

On Nov. 6, the new 35-gate terminal at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport officially opened, closing down the previous location. Increasing both in size and in offerings for food and retail, the terminal is designed to create an improved experience for travelers in and out of the cit...

Entertainment Industry Job Forecast in New Orleans

Entertainment Industry Job Forecast in New Orleans

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

November 22, 2019

Graduating UNO film department students who are entering the job market are in luck. Already one of the top hubs for film and television production in the United States and the world, Louisiana has amped up efforts to attract digital media content creators to the state via tax incentives. In a world ...

The truth behind the nacho stand

The truth behind the nacho stand

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

Homecoming is a genuinely nostalgic time of year—mainly for alumni, but it certainly can be for current Privateers as well. The events, in conjunction with the celebration of the school, certainly send a first-year student down memory lane, even if the memories have been recently made.   ...

The best Thanksgiving TV to celebrate this holiday season

The best Thanksgiving TV to celebrate this holiday season

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 22, 2019

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s important to have a game plan in case you need some peace amidst the impending chaos. And what better way to take a few moments off than by watching TV? Whether you’re sick and tired of your racist uncle trying to start fights with everyone, or you’...

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