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Service Coalition invites environmental volunteers to take a boat ride and plant trees

Service Coalition invites environmental volunteers to take a boat ride and plant trees

Kirstie Jiles

February 21, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Service Coalition and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana (CRCL) hold a volunteer service day on Saturday, Feb. 24. Volunteers will plant native trees at a site where CRCL has been building up the coastal forest near Braithwaite. Participants will join CRCL for the last of the plantings of 10...

Synthetic cannabinoids deadly on streets but promising in labs

Synthetic cannabinoids deadly on streets but promising in labs

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

February 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Seizures, psychosis and death – these are the possible side effects of synthetic cannabinoids, known more commonly as synthetic marijuana under the names K2 and Spice. Since its release in the early 2000s, the drug has plagued entire neighborhoods, leaving its users zombie-like, delusional and som...

Mass shooting in Florida High School

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

February 21, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Story

On Feb. 15, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where he opened fire with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, killing 17 people, including students and staff. Cruz was a previous student of the high school and was expelled last year after numerous suspen...

Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer fight for equal pay

Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer fight for equal pay

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Many people want to eliminate the wage gap in the workplace, but not many people know how to work toward change as a lone individual. Most know about disparity of wages between men and women, but not many realize the gaps between a white person and a person of color. Jessica Chastain, known for her role in...

Six romance movies for Valentine’s Day

Six romance movies for Valentine’s Day

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Valentine's Day is coming up soon, which can evoke numerous reactions from person to person. The holiday is a time to celebrate love among friends, families, and partners, but sometimes it is not always that easy. Money, location and people can dictate what goes into a Valentine's Day plan. However, ...

Faculty and Students Awarded Nearly $300K in Research Prizes and Grants

Faculty and Students Awarded Nearly $300K in Research Prizes and Grants

UNO Public Relations

February 7, 2018


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The University of New Orleans has awarded nearly $300,000 in research grants and awards to 21 faculty members and 20 undergraduate students. During a Jan. 24 awards presentation hosted by the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs that underscored the power of research and the opportunities that exis...

Harvard Professor Silvia Rief Speaks on Democratic Post-Consumerism

Harvard Professor Silvia Rief Speaks on Democratic Post-Consumerism

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

February 7, 2018


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On Monday, Feb. 5, Dr. Silvia Rief visited the International Center to give a talk entitled "Conceptualizations of Democratic Post-Consumerism." To an audience of about 16 students and faculty members, she discussed the current culture of consumerism in American society and the cultural West and explo...

Award-Winning Author Olivia Clare Visits UNO for Reading and Q&A

Award-Winning Author Olivia Clare Visits UNO for Reading and Q&A

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Thursday, Feb. 1, poet and fiction writer Olivia Clare visited UNO for a reading of her published work and a discussion. Hosted in the liberal arts lounge by Creative Writing Workshop director Neal Walsh, the event was an opportunity for students and writers to not only sample Clare's literature,...

Service Coalition seeks more student involvement

Service Coalition seeks more student involvement

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

February 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

UNO’s Service Coalition is in need of more student volunteers. Throughout the years, they have coordinated service days for students, along with various charity drives. They are also in charge of recycling on campus and depend on students to maintain the process. “Recycling is the biggest thing that we ne...

Heathers TV Show Backlash

Heathers TV Show Backlash

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Recently, it’s become trendy to reboot a film franchise or create an updated sequel nearly a decade after the original release. This new Hollywood tactic has led to numerous successes and failures when it comes to making a classic movie brand new again. Successes include the “Star Trek” franch...

Flu Season Ongoing, Vaccines Unpredictable

Flu Season Ongoing, Vaccines Unpredictable

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Beginning in December, the United States embarked on its annual "flu season," a winter period of widespread infection of alternating strains of influenza. This season has been especially noteworthy for its toll on the population, prompting news sources like the New York Times to call it "the worst in ...

MOTS Plans after Graduation

Drfitwood Staff

January 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Jennifer Lin, Philosophy & Psychology: “Spring 2019. Gonna jettison myself into the Old World, climb some mountains, hug some trees, build a house, chill with the manatees—then get back to the grind for a Ph.D. in Psychology.” Brennan Acosta, Electrical Engineering: “When I graduate in sp...

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