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Career Services an underutilized tool on campus

Leo Castell, Staff

September 21, 2016

The University of New Orleans Career Services is a campus resource designed to help students find jobs. While they’ve had four times as many freshman utilizing their services now than in the past, Career Services Director Celyn Boykin still doesn’t think enough students utilize the resources offered. ...

Aramark maintains long-term relationship with UNO

Lindsay Maxie, Staff

September 21, 2016

Aramark’s 10-year contract has been renewed twice by the university, allowing for a 20-year partnership. Many University of New Orleans students have mixed feelings with food supplier, but UNO administration has nothing but good things to say. For the past 17 years, Aramark has stuck with the u...

Yeah, You Write! set for Sept. 22 at the Sandbar

Yeah, You Write! set for Sept. 22 at the Sandbar

Regine Meridy, Staff

September 14, 2016

The first Yeah You Write! of the school year is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Sandbar from 6-8:30p.m. According to Undergraduate Coordinator Patricia Roger, Yeah, You Write! started in 2013 and is celebrating its seventh year. The event gives undergraduates of all majors at the Universit...

SGA President Antonio Torres: “Teamwork make the dream work.”

SGA President Antonio Torres:

Regine Meridy, Staff

September 14, 2016

During his campaign, Student Government Association President Antonio Torres’ slogan was “Grow your Voice.” As president, he plans to grow the voice of the students not just on a collegiate level, but on a state level as well. He was appointed by the governor to one of 16 state-level positions...

Risky Business provides creative outlet for UNO community

Risky Business provides creative outlet for UNO community

Jamie Lloyd, Staff

September 14, 2016

Looking for a place to bake a cake on stage? Sweep a floor for ten minutes? Practice stand-up comedy or maybe dust off your Morgan Freeman impression? Maybe you're taking a tap dancing class and want to show off your moves. Whatever your thing is, the University of New Orleans Lakefront Players have ...

Friday night at the Cove closed for business

Jamie Lloyd, Staff

September 14, 2016

The Cove, a favorite hangout for many University of New Orleans students, has recently announced the closure of some of its most popular one-stop shops on Fridays, notably Popeyes and Sushi-c. Additionally, the Cove has implemented a semi-reduced schedule for the university’s Sandbar, having the bar close ...

Technology in the classroom: blessing or curse?

Technology in the classroom: blessing or curse?

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

September 14, 2016

Chalkboards and textbooks are increasingly fading into mere memories, antiques of a bygone age, as they are being replaced with digital technologies. According to the Pew Research Center, 92 percent of college students in the US own a cell phone and 78 percent own a tablet or a laptop. Many professor...

Democrats, Republicans blame each other for TOPS cut

Democrats, Republicans blame each other for TOPS cut

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

August 17, 2016

Students were in for a rude awakening when the press warned, as the Louisiana legislature went into session, that TOPS might be either cut altogether or drastically reduced for the upcoming year. When the session ended, TOPS funding for the Spring 2017 semester was cut to 47 percent  of what was ori...

Journalism is not, should not be neutral

Journalism is not, should not be neutral

Driftwood, Staff

August 17, 2016

If you ask a student “what should a newspaper should strive to be?” the word neutral would likely come up as one of the few defining characteristics of good journalism. The newspaper’s job is to report what happened and let readers decide where they stand. Fair, balanced, unbiased facts. W...

Don’t write off Greek Life because of stereotypes

Don't write off Greek Life because of stereotypes

Ariana Longoria, Contributor

August 16, 2016

Fraternity and sorority members are usually portrayed in movies and television shows as a bunch of pretentious and promiscuous almost-adults, who spend their time binge drinking at parties, flunking out of school, and trying to be as similar to each other as possible. This misrepresentation could no...

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