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Passion Projects and School

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

College is always considered to be the gateway to a better career, a better salary and a better quality of life. High school drills in the idea that by not going to college, it means failure in the future. This marks an important issue that all students must overcome and find a solution to. Should they...

Unnecessary medical treatments cost more than money

March 7, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Showcase

“The public would be shocked if it knew the amount of unnecessary surgery performed … ” said Paul Hawley, the Director of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) from 1951 to 1960 in a New York Times article titled “Unneeded operating charged to surgeons” published in 1953. Today, 65 years lat...

Oscar winners 2018

Oscar winners 2018

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Below are the nominees and winners of the Oscars. BEST MOTION PICTURE OF THE YEAR The Shape of Water - Winner Call My By Your Name Darkest Hour Dunkirk Get Out Lady Bird Phantom Thread The Post Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Gary...

The Assault on Assault Rifles

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Features, Showcase

On Feb. 28, Dick’s Sporting Goods took a direct approach to gun control and stopped selling assault rifles and high-capacity magazines at all locations. The franchise also raised the minimum age to buy a gun to 21 and changed numerous other store policy items following the Florida shooting. Dick...

UNO professor honored by the Academy of Economics and Finance

UNO Public Relations

March 7, 2018


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University of New Orleans professor M. Kabir Hassan was named the 2018 Academy of Economics and Finance Research Fellow on February 16 in Houston at the group’s annual meeting. Hassan is the Hibernia Professor of Economics and Finance and Bank One Professor of Business at UNO. Each year, the acade...

UNO to Play Key Role in Development of Coastal Geohazards Atlas

UNO to Play Key Role in Development of Coastal Geohazards Atlas

UNO Public Relations

March 7, 2018


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Mark Kulp, associate professor of earth and environmental sciences at the University of New Orleans, is part of a team working to produce a map of geological features affecting the landscape of coastal Louisiana. Described as a “geohazards atlas,” this project will compile maps and reports descri...

MoMENtum Black History Luncheon

MoMENtum Black History Luncheon

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

March 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

On Feb. 28, MoMENtum, a new project designed to increase the retention and graduation rates of African-American males at UNO, and the Diversity Engagement Center hosted a Black History Month luncheon in the UC. About 30 visitors enjoyed lunch while various community leaders shared words of encouragement t...

International Mother Language Day

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

On Friday, March 2, the Bangladesh Student Association (BSA) and the UNO Diversity Engagement Center presented another successful celebration of culture, history and language. This year, their event featured a selection of performances that ranged from poetry readings and informative videos to music...

Business Carnival highlights student business organizations on campus

Sofia Gilmore-Montero, Managing Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Thursday, March 1, UNO held its Business Carnival and Diversity Celebration.  The event was held in Kirschman Hall by the College of Business Administration (COBA) Business Coaching Center and the College of Business Executive Committee (CBEC).  Students learned about business-oriented student organ...

UNO Alumnus Shares “No-Touch” Touch Screen Research

UNO Alumnus Shares “No-Touch” Touch Screen Research

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

March 7, 2018


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On Friday, UNO alumnus and corporate fellow at the DOW Chemical Company Dr. Peter Trefonas visited the chemical sciences building to share his research on a new type of display. "Suppose each pixel could emit light," said Trefonas, "but could also detect light." Hosted by Advanced Materials Researc...

UNO Hosts Celebration for National Engineers Week

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

February 28, 2018


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On Wednesday, Feb. 21, UNO hosted a celebration for the National Engineers Week of 2018, a collaboration between the Department of Engineering, Core Element, and the American Society of Civil Engineers.  Over 1,600 middle and high schoolers from the NOLA area visited UNO to learn about the aspects ...

Men and Women are Different

Men and Women are Different

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Column, Showcase

I once thought the same way many people think today: that apart from obvious physical differences, men and women think similarly and want similar things. I thought the average man is just as people-oriented as the average woman, who is just as object-oriented as the average man. But I don't think most...

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