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The chaotic mind of local artist, Sam Bayless

The chaotic mind of local artist, Sam Bayless

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

April 14, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, University

Sam Bayless is a freshman majoring in visual art and minoring in education in hopes of becoming an art teacher for young children. Bayless tends to be modest with his art, and teaching may help him come out of his shell while also giving a larger meaning to his work. “I think getting a healthy mix of unbound ...

Player spotlight: Ezekiel Charles

Player spotlight: Ezekiel Charles

Stefan Muro, Reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, University

After the nail-biting 95-89 overtime loss to Texas Southern in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, the Privateer men’s basketball team reflects on a successful and productive 2018 - 2019 season. The team played through the final stretch of the regular season and postseason without senior ...

Spotlight: Lance Sylvester

Spotlight: Lance Sylvester

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 27, 2019


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Lance Sylvester is a first-time freshman at UNO studying studio art and practicing photography. He’s originally from the New Orleans area and also enjoys dancing and binge-watching anime. Lance is usually exploring different spots for his shoots and doing different photo walks with other aspiring photo...

Student Spotlight: Ian Trahan

Student Spotlight: Ian Trahan

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 6, 2019


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Ian Trahan is a freshman pursuing a degree in Jazz Studies at UNO. Trahan moved to New Orleans from DeQuincy, Louisiana, where he first started his career as a musician. He has his own band back home and also plays weekly in New Orleans. He plans on playing many gigs around the New Orleans area and hopes ...

Mumble

Andrew Chaisson, Contributor

March 6, 2019


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The words float out of your mouth and dissipate into the air like smoke. They leave nothing in their tracks. No one ever taught you how to speak. You must not know the power you hold inside of you. You could command skyscrapers to be built, whole armies of men and women to be fed, you could...

Faculty Spotlight: Randy Bates

Faculty Spotlight: Randy Bates

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 6, 2019


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Randy Bates is a professor at UNO who has devoted 20 years to his students here. Bates bounced back and forth between institutions in his teaching career until he started working at UNO in 1999 and fell in love with the nonfiction Creative Writing Workshop. When Bates is not teaching, he’s spendin...

Student Spotlight: Jolie Bryant

Student Spotlight: Jolie Bryant

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

February 17, 2019


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First-year freshman Jolie Bryant is making a name for herself with her vibrant pieces and precise line work. Jolie is from Sunset, Louisiana and chose UNO because it offered opportunities in art and animation that her hometown did not. Majoring in studio art with a concentration in digital media and animation ...

Physics Talk: Observing Whales in the Pacific

Physics Talk: Observing Whales in the Pacific

Hope Brusstar

October 10, 2018


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On Wednesday, Oct. 3, Dr. Dennis Lindwall gave a lecture entitled “Directional Acoustic Observation of Whales” at the science building. Lindwall has a background in both physics and music, and physics Prof. Juliette Ioup stated in introduction, “If you go to any music performances around town,...

Fundraiser for former editor-in-chief Christy Lorio’s Cancer Costs

Fundraiser for former editor-in-chief Christy Lorio’s Cancer Costs

Erinn Beth Langille

September 26, 2018


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Christy Lorio is a long-time University of New Orleans student, now in the graduate department of the Creative Writing Workshop for nonfiction, and a former Editor-in-Chief of the school’s Driftwood newspaper. While in Cork, Ireland as part of her graduate assistantship with the study abroad program, ...

Veterans donate christmas presents to those in need

Claire Sargent

September 26, 2018


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The Louisiana chapter of Omega Delta Sigma, a co-ed National Veterans’ Fraternity, works with disabled veterans and their families here in the New Orleans area. The organization at University of New Orleans (UNO) is working this semester with Bastion Community of Resilience, a non-profit community located ...

Which bird are you? Part 2: Dr. Yaukey says to keep an eye out

Which bird are you? Part 2: Dr. Yaukey says to keep an eye out

Erinn Beth Langille

September 19, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, University

Despite the lingering heat of summer, at the University of New Orleans, signs point to the change in season. Students are deep into classes, and assignments are piling up. The natural world is also in transition: leaves are beginning to fall, flowers are going to seed. This also means the slow migration...

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