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Modern Justice and Prisons: a talk with James Forman Jr.

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

October 3, 2019

“Who here has been arrested?” asked James Forman Jr. to a full crowd, the evening of Sept. 26. A few members in the audience stood. “Who knows someone — a friend, a family member, a lover — who has been arrested?” A third of the audience stood. “Now I’m gonna ask you to stand if you b...

US climate strike New Orleans

US climate strike New Orleans

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

October 3, 2019

On the morning of Friday, Sept 27, Jackson Square was as busy as ever, but there was more going on than the usual drinking and celebrating. At the back of the square, right in front of the St. Louis Cathedral stood the US Climate Strike New Orleans. Spearheaded by 350 New Orleans, Extinction Rebelli...

New Superstore season continues anti-ICE narrative

New Superstore season continues anti-ICE narrative

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

October 3, 2019

The fifth season premiere of the NBC comedy “Superstore” aired on Thursday, Sept 26. After an uncharacteristically dramatic season four finale, the new season picks off exactly where its predecessor left off. In the middle of a traditionally silly workplace comedy, “Superstore” writers explor...

New Orleans horror film festival

New Orleans horror film festival

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

September 26, 2019

From Sept. 26 through 29, the 2019 New Orleans Horror Film Festival will take place at the uptown Prytania Theatre. This festival, the only of its kind in the city, offers viewers an opportunity to see a wide range of films and engage with a genre that has more to offer than just jump scares and...

Viewing of “The Third Man”: Austria and history at UNO

Viewing of “The Third Man”: Austria and history at UNO

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

September 26, 2019

On Thursday, 19 Sept., in collaboration with UNO’s Phi Alpha Theta chapter, a national graduate and undergraduate honor society dedicated to the promotion and study of History, UNO Center Austria offered a showing of the 1949 British noir classic The Third Man. The film, directed by Carol Reed and writ...

Moving forward: UNO honors fall 2019 program

Moving forward: UNO honors fall 2019 program

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

September 26, 2019

The UNO Honors Program has, since its establishment 36 years ago, served as a paragon of high achievement for current and incoming students, inviting them to pursue their individual passions and enhance the intellectual atmosphere of the university. Offering opportunities for student scholarships, speci...

Rise of the MoMENtum

Rise of the MoMENtum

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Colleges are a place for learning, growing, development and social exposure. This barely scratches the surface for what college has to offer its students. One aspect of college is that they universally offer programs. Study abroad programs, career preparatory programs, social and academic assistance ...

It 2 Review

It 2 Review

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

September 20, 2019

For fans of the mostly perfect 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s 1,138 page novel “It” 2019 felt far away. You knew in the theater, watching Pennywise the clown terrorize a group of kids so much cooler than the “Stranger Things” gang, that he was going to return. And sure, we knew that the sequ...

Prayer in Schools

Johari Reynolds, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Last week, Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints quarterback, received backlash on the issue because he was seen in a promotional video for “Bring Your Bible to School Day.” Focus on the Family have been hosting “Bring your Bible to School Day” for the past five years. The purpose of this event is ...

UNO students travel westward and beyond

UNO students travel westward and beyond

Christy Lorio, Submission

September 20, 2019

I was fortunate to have two incredible travel opportunities this summer. I went to Cork, Ireland with UNO’s Writing Workshops Abroad program for the third time in July. I worked as a graduate assistant on the program, which meant I assisted the program coordinator with daily tasks and helped run week...

YAL Updates: Fall 2019

YAL Updates: Fall 2019

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

September 19, 2019

The Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), the nation’s largest libertarian student-led activist organization, recently hosted their regional convention in Austin, Texas, from Friday, Sept. 6, to Sunday, Sept. 8. This year’s attendees included Travis Kieff ([email protected]), rising junior, mechanical engin...

Netflix ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Sparkles

Netflix ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Sparkles

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

September 19, 2019

I really don’t know how Netflix disperses its promotional funds. It would seem that “Dark Crystal” merch should be everywhere right now - think endless partnerships with Coca Cola and Target. Alas, I assume these things are just saved for shows like “Stranger Things” Season 3 - which needed all the...

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