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Coronavirus is not the biggest threat this flu season

Coronavirus is not the biggest threat this flu season

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

February 20, 2020

On Tuesday Feb 11, UNO Student Affairs sent out an email to all students with the subject line “Tips for staying healthy!”. In the email, Dr. Carolyn Golz, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs offers students several practices in the name of staying healthy through a flu season that has s...

Mardi Gras Goes Virtual: The Krewe of Vaporwave

Mardi Gras Goes Virtual: The Krewe of Vaporwave

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

February 20, 2020

“New Orleans' first! Modern Catholicism's first! The world's first! Show me a previous virtual krewe and we will cede the title,” claims the leader of the Krewe of Vaporwave, who goes by the initials M.S, through an email interview. “The idea for the Krewe of Vaporwave, like Vaporwave itself, came fr...

Why Your Student Newspaper Matters

Why Your Student Newspaper Matters

February 20, 2020

Some students at UNO may not realize that a $1 of their tuition fees goes to covering the Driftwood costs - the cost of printing a paper that illuminates issues on campus, that spotlights students and alumni that might be off the radar of university PR, that calls attention to problems on campus such as f...

Goodbye Hollywoo

Goodbye Hollywoo

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

February 20, 2020

Netflix recently released the final eight episodes of its original animated series, “Bojack Horseman.” Together with the first half of the season, which was previously released on the streaming service, this new batch of episodes ended off an exceptional series in what is maybe the best way poss...

Not So Private-eer Place: UNO Students Complain About Rats, Roaches & Other Uninvited Guests in Student Housing 

Not So Private-eer Place: UNO Students Complain About Rats, Roaches & Other Uninvited Guests in Student Housing 

Abigail Karas & Veronika Lee

February 20, 2020

*Note: This story has been updated with the names of sources who were willing to come forth.    Visit the website for Privateer Place, UNO’s on-campus student apartments, and you’ll find a tech-friendly, glossy portrait of smiling students living in a quintessential college environment. T...

Wolves, Sacrifices & Saints: The Dark History of Valentine’s Day

Wolves, Sacrifices & Saints: The Dark History of Valentine’s Day

Veronika Lee, écrivaine

February 13, 2020

Valentine’s Day is typically a holiday begrudged by those who are not in relationships, and by those who are in a romance yet don’t want to celebrate what may be considered by some to be a “Hallmark holiday.” Little do individuals consider that the Christianized holiday, the feast day of St. V...

Floats and Throws: A Mardi Gras Survival Guide

Floats and Throws: A Mardi Gras Survival Guide

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

February 13, 2020

Note: This story has been updated. Mardi Gras 2020 has had some tragic events. It’s spread an ill feeling over the whole season. It’s also reminded me of some other survival tips that I perhaps should have put in the first draft of this survival guide. So, as it’s Lundi Gras and tomorrow is the big ...

UNO Student Film ‘Do You Love Me?’: Yes. We. Do.

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

February 13, 2020

NYU and UCLA better start taking notes. Again and again, UNO’s film students continue to be a force to be reckoned with and filmmaker KC Simms, a second semester junior, is no exception.    Last Saturday, Simms and his longtime collaborator, Maison Harris (another UNO second semester...

Continuing Story: More Cars Vandalized in Broad Daylight UNO Lot and the Receipts Don’t Add Up

Continuing Story: More Cars Vandalized in Broad Daylight UNO Lot and the Receipts Don’t Add Up

February 13, 2020

Compiled by Driftwood Staff - Veronika Lee with Erron Thomas and Lexi Ancar An email sent university wide at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, announced that more vehicles had been vandalized in the UNO Engineering parking lot. Although the email from the UNO Police Department states that there we...

“Miss Americana” May Be Calculated—And That’s Okay

“Miss Americana” May Be Calculated—And That’s Okay

Juliette Stoltz, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2020

Taylor Swift’s Netflix documentary, “Miss Americana,” was released at midnight on Jan 23,  and of course I stayed up to watch it the second it dropped. Taylor has inspired me since my pre-teen years, a constant reminder of the person I want to be: kind, intelligent, and (I realize this one especia...

UNO begins effort to create more gender-neutral bathrooms 

UNO begins effort to create more gender-neutral bathrooms 

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

February 12, 2020

A range of UNO staff and administrators are currently working with student representatives on a proposal to create more all-gender restrooms on campus. Although there were previously some all-gender facilities, many students felt that there were not enough to support the needs of UNO’s transgender an...

From Chemo to Class: How to Balance Life as a College Student and Cancer Patient

From Chemo to Class: How to Balance Life as a College Student and Cancer Patient

Christy Lorio, Contributing Writer & Honorary Driftwood Staff Member

February 12, 2020

My second year of graduate school did not go as planned. The summer after my first year in UNO’s MFA program for creative writing I found out that I had stage IV colorectal cancer. As devastating as those words “You have cancer” were, my diagnosis was wrapped in my family history; I was diagnosed w...

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