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Student Spotlight: Jolie Bryant

Student Spotlight: Jolie Bryant

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Showcase, University

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under News, Showcase, University

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


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Poetry reading with Mohammed El-Kurd

Poetry reading with Mohammed El-Kurd

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

September 19, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Poet Mohammed El-Kurd did a reading of his work on Sept. 14 at the University Center on campus. This event offered food and beverages and a chance to enjoy poetry with new people. Organized by the University of New Orleans’ Young Poet Society with president Dhuha Darweesh and Vice President Li...

When the science is questionable

When the science is questionable

Hope Brusstar

August 30, 2018


Filed under Column, Showcase

For a long time, the various scientific disciplines have fought to enlighten all of human society, despite always meeting with numerous obstacles along the way. Sometimes, after all, the most groundbreaking discoveries can become the most controversial. But as of the last decade, and increasingly ...

UNO Creative Writing Workshop Hosts Welcome Party in Mid-City.

UNO Creative Writing Workshop Hosts Welcome Party in Mid-City.

Erinn Beth Langille

August 30, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The University of New Orleans is home to the Creative Writing Workshop, a Master’s Program in Creative Writing for both campus and low residency students. On Saturday, Aug. 25,  the program had its annual welcome party at the Mid-City Yacht Club. Organized by Program Director Neal Walsh, among oth...

Review of “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”

Review of “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”

Erinn Beth Langille

August 30, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

“The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”, released in April 2018 in the United Kingdom, was distributed internationally by Netflix as an original movie. The film is based on the bestselling 2010 book of the same name by writers Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrow. Directed by Mike Newell...

Back to School Movies to Build the Academic Atmosphere

Back to School Movies to Build the Academic Atmosphere

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Back to school means homework, classes and rigorous schedules. However, that does not mean the new semester should be hard work only, with the TV switched off, and the music turned down every night. Multi-tasking can be the key to making homework easier to endure. Try watching school-themed movies i...

Taking the first plunge: Fresh Fest

Taking the first plunge: Fresh Fest

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

On Tuesday, Aug. 21, the University of New Orleans had its traditional Fresh Fest, which allowed new and old students to find a club that was the right fit for them. The Students Activities Council (SAC) went all out, providing drinks and other treats for the students who poured in. “I showed ...

5A Grice Collects 10 Blocks in Opening Weekend Finale, Named All-Tournament

5A Grice Collects 10 Blocks in Opening Weekend Finale, Named All-Tournament

UNO Athletics

August 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

NEW ORLEANS – Kaitlyn Grice finished with a career-high 10 blocks and hit .438 (eight kills) in the season-opening University of New Orleans (1-2) Invitational Saturday afternoon in the Human Performance Center, but the Privateers fell to Murray State University (2-1) 25-22, 25-22, 25-18. Grice's...

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