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What’s in store for the future of New Orleans tourism?

LaFitte's Blacksmith Bar, a popular tourist spot and one of the oldest bars in America, has its doors shuttered...for now. Pic by Veronika Lee

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

April 30, 2020

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has recently extended the city’s stay at home order to at least May 16 to combat the Coronavirus pandemic. Although Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has said that state restrictions may begin to loosen as soon as May 1, Cantrell has decided to wait until infection...

UNO is What You Make It

V's first UNO picture before she figured out where the LA building is located.

Veronika Lee, Editor-in-Chief & écrivaine

April 29, 2020

Writing this piece, I cannot believe an entire academic year has passed by. It seems like only yesterday I was nervously trying to figure out where the hell the Liberal Arts building is and where the best place to eat on campus would be during my two-hour Monday and Wednesday class break. I would go on to m...

Desmond LeBlanc Declares His Candidacy for the SGA Office of Vice President of Legislative Affairs

Desmond LeBlanc Declares His Candidacy for the SGA Office of Vice President of Legislative Affairs

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief & écrivaine

April 28, 2020

Native New Orleanian Desmond LeBlanc wears many many hats at UNO. Born and raised in the Lower 9th Ward, LeBlanc was raised by a single parent — his father died when he was 11 years old. Already an SGA senator, he is also a political science/pre-law major and  member of  UNO Theta Phi Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Frat...

UNO Grad Christie Cognevich Talks About Being an Author & What English Majors Can Expect in the Real World

UNO Grad Christie Cognevich Talks About Being an Author & What English Majors Can Expect in the Real World

April 21, 2020

Author and teacher Dr. Christie Cognevich is no stranger to UNO. Having earned a BA in English as a Privateer in 2010, she returned to finish an MA in English. Most recently, she earned a PhD in literature from LSU and can add author to her resume. Her book “Depression: Insights and Tips for Teenagers (Empowering You)” comes out this October. The English lit and creative wr...

‘You’ll get through this’: Celebrities Helping Social Distancing

'You’ll get through this': Celebrities Helping Social Distancing

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

April 21, 2020

Last week we talked about “The Office’s” John Krasinski and his new YouTube series, “Some Good News,” helping everyone who is social distancing by reporting only on the good news that is going on in our world today. While he’s still knocking it out of the park with this series (literally...

University Admins Say No to Pass/Fail Grading System

University Admins Say No to Pass/Fail Grading System

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

April 16, 2020

Last week SGA member Desmond C. LeBlanc shared SGA’s resolution proposing that UNO adopt an optional pass/fail system of grading due to circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus. This week LeBlanc reports to Driftwood that UNO administration has vetoed the resolution. “To sum everything up, [Presi...

‘I’m only delivering the good news. You ARE the good news.’: John Krasinski’s ‘Some Good News’

'I’m only delivering the good news. You ARE the good news.': John Krasinski’s 'Some Good News'

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

April 7, 2020

There’s no point in denying it; right now we are living in a scary time. While we can make jokes and share memes about COVID-19, it doesn’t change the fact that this is something that most of us, if not all of us, have never experienced. Even for those who grew up in a post-9/11 world and surviv...

Gentrification in New Orleans

Gentrification in New Orleans

Erron Thomas, News Editor

April 2, 2020

New Orleans is a fantastic city—arguably beyond fantastic. There are acres worth of reasons why this is the case. While politically Louisiana is a Republican state, the city of New Orleans is considered fairly liberal due to the diversity of its various communities. The culture flowing through all ...

Your Quarantine Virtual Vacation Guide Book

Your Quarantine Virtual Vacation Guide Book

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

April 2, 2020

Covid-19 quarantine got you down? Already getting frustrated with your new UNO online class platform? Stuck inside your home and starting to climb the yellow wallpapered walls, wondering if and when you’ll be able to rejoin a post-coronavirus society? Don’t worry, Privateers! The world will prob...

President Trump extends national social distancing guidelines, but is it enough?

President Trump extends national social distancing guidelines, but is it enough?

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

April 2, 2020

On Sunday, March 29 President Donald Trump announced that he will be extending national social distancing guidelines until at least April 30. This decision is a reversal of his original plan to reopen the country’s businesses by April 12, Easter Sunday. Although experts agree that the extension will h...

Review: Savor ‘Uncorked’ on Netflix

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief & écrivaine

March 30, 2020

For anyone who has ever fought with their parents over the meaning of life. For anyone who has ever lost a parent. For a person who has had the courage to leave the town where they lived their entire childhood. For anyone who has chased several dreams before settling on just one. “Uncorked” is a ...

UNO Young Democratic Socialists Demand Relief During COVID-19

UNO Young Democratic Socialists Demand Relief During COVID-19

Augustine Stratton Johnson, Guest Contributor

March 28, 2020

Note: Publications in our op-ed section do not necessarily reflect the opinions of members of the Driftwood staff.  On Friday, March 27, The University of New Orleans Chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) released a set of demands on President Nicklow and the University Ad...

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