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Surprise Award for PBSU Presented by President Nicklow

Surprise Award for PBSU Presented by President Nicklow

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

March 12, 2020

"Comfort kills ambition," says Taylor Miles, president of the PBSU (Progressive Black Student Union). The organization was surprised with a special award from President Nicklow.

‘Doctor Who’ Season 12: Review

'Doctor Who' Season 12: Review

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

March 11, 2020

Trey Guillotine assesses the 12th season and gets a fan perspective from industry veteran, Luke Crowe, of Backstage.com.

Audubon Soul Fest: Great Food, Great Music

Audubon Soul Fest: Great Food, Great Music

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

March 11, 2020

If you found yourself stuck in traffic on Magazine Street this weekend, it was for good reason. On March 7 and 8, the Audubon Zoo held its 17th annual Soul Fest celebrating African American Culture. The event centered around Audubon Zoo’s Capital One stage, between the Audubon Tea Room and the Sea L...

Are changes ahead in the future of Mardi Gras?

Are changes ahead in the future of Mardi Gras?

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

March 11, 2020

This Carnival season, New Orleans experienced the usual mix of fun, revelry and enchantment, but the merriment came with a few tragedies. The city was just mourning the death of 58-year-old Geraldine Carmouche, who was crushed to death by a float in the Nyx parade, when 58-year-old Joe Sampson was str...

A New Orleans beach escape weekend

A New Orleans beach escape weekend

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

March 5, 2020

As Carnival season comes to an end and summertime approaches, now is a perfect time for UNO students to take advantage of some of the easily accessible destinations within a few hours of the city. Located anywhere from one to five hours outside of New Orleans, students can find several different beac...

Q&A with the Creators of the ‘New Orleans Unsolved’ Podcast

Q&A with the Creators of the ‘New Orleans Unsolved’ Podcast

Abigail Karas

March 5, 2020

Abigail Karas talks to the creators of a new NOLA-centric true crime podcast

If You Love New Orleans, Invest In Its Future: Spotlight on Son of a Saint

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Erron Thomas & Veronika Lee

March 5, 2020

“If you love New Orleans, invest in its future” is the motto of the Son of a Saint organization—but it doesn’t mean what you think it does, according to William B. Jones, the nonprofit’s Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator. “A lot of times people hear the word ‘invest’ and think...

Jessi’s Corner: Animal Crossing and Gender

Jessi's Corner: Animal Crossing and Gender

Jessi Siebert, Columnist

March 5, 2020

Now that it’s finally March, that means a lot of new things. New shows, new books and the most important to me as both a writer and fan, new games. One of the new games coming out this month is the very much anticipated “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” for the Nintendo Switch. Unfortunately, this won...

Wiener Dog Races This Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Track

Wiener Dog Races This Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Track

March 5, 2020

By Driftwood Staff The dust clouds rise over the track. The pound of feet is heard loud and clear. Magnificent animals wait to race against one another. The crowd cheers them on.  A bark is heard from one of the racers. A little Daschund, affectionately dubbed a “Wiener Dog,” crosses the finish...

New Orleans Actor Anthony Mackie: The Next Captain America (And Audition Tips for Local Actors)

New Orleans Actor Anthony Mackie: The Next Captain America (And Audition Tips for Local Actors)

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

March 5, 2020

Takeshi Kovacs, the Last Envoy, a highly skilled freedom fighter from a bygone era, continues his search for his lost love, Quellcrest Falconer. Taking place 30 years after the events of the first season of Netflix’s sci-fi film noir action series, “Altered Carbon,” season two sees Kovacs returnin...

A Word About Anonymous Sources

A Word About Anonymous Sources

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

March 4, 2020

This is my first year living in New Orleans. I’ve seen a major hotel collapse that is still rotting away blocks from where I live, and I saw people continue to have parades and celebrate. According to stats, there has already been a 57 percent increase since 2018 in car break-ins citywide. Two wee...

Coronavirus is not the biggest threat this flu season

Coronavirus is not the biggest threat this flu season

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

February 20, 2020

On Tuesday Feb 11, UNO Student Affairs sent out an email to all students with the subject line “Tips for staying healthy!”. In the email, Dr. Carolyn Golz, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs offers students several practices in the name of staying healthy through a flu season that has s...

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