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Why Your Student Newspaper Matters

Why Your Student Newspaper Matters

February 20, 2020

Some students at UNO may not realize that a $1 of their tuition fees goes to covering the Driftwood costs - the cost of printing a paper that illuminates issues on campus, that spotlights students and alumni that might be off the radar of university PR, that calls attention to problems on campus such as f...

Goodbye Hollywoo

Goodbye Hollywoo

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

February 20, 2020

Netflix recently released the final eight episodes of its original animated series, “Bojack Horseman.” Together with the first half of the season, which was previously released on the streaming service, this new batch of episodes ended off an exceptional series in what is maybe the best way poss...

Not So Private-eer Place: UNO Students Complain About Rats, Roaches & Other Uninvited Guests in Student Housing 

Photo from @PrivateerPlace

Abigail Karas & Veronika Lee

February 20, 2020

*Note: This story has been updated with the names of sources who were willing to come forth.    Visit the website for Privateer Place, UNO’s on-campus student apartments, and you’ll find a tech-friendly, glossy portrait of smiling students living in a quintessential college environment. T...

UNO Student Film ‘Do You Love Me?’: Yes. We. Do.

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

February 13, 2020

NYU and UCLA better start taking notes. Again and again, UNO’s film students continue to be a force to be reckoned with and filmmaker KC Simms, a second semester junior, is no exception.    Last Saturday, Simms and his longtime collaborator, Maison Harris (another UNO second semester...

Continuing Story: More Cars Vandalized in Broad Daylight UNO Lot and the Receipts Don’t Add Up

Another car window taken out on campus by Lexi Ancar

February 13, 2020

Compiled by Driftwood Staff - Veronika Lee with Erron Thomas and Lexi Ancar An email sent university wide at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, announced that more vehicles had been vandalized in the UNO Engineering parking lot. Although the email from the UNO Police Department states that there we...

“Miss Americana” May Be Calculated—And That’s Okay

Strategically shaking it off - photo of Taylor Swift appears courtesy of Best in Australia 

Juliette Stoltz, Contributing Writer

February 13, 2020

Taylor Swift’s Netflix documentary, “Miss Americana,” was released at midnight on Jan 23,  and of course I stayed up to watch it the second it dropped. Taylor has inspired me since my pre-teen years, a constant reminder of the person I want to be: kind, intelligent, and (I realize this one especia...

UNO begins effort to create more gender-neutral bathrooms 

UNO begins effort to create more gender-neutral bathrooms 

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

February 13, 2020

A range of UNO staff and administrators are currently working with student representatives on a proposal to create more all-gender restrooms on campus. Although there were previously some all-gender facilities, many students felt that there were not enough to support the needs of UNO’s transgender an...

From Chemo to Class: How to Balance Life as a College Student and Cancer Patient

From Chemo to Class: How to Balance Life as a College Student and Cancer Patient

Christy Lorio, Contributing Writer & Honorary Driftwood Staff Member

February 12, 2020

My second year of graduate school did not go as planned. The summer after my first year in UNO’s MFA program for creative writing I found out that I had stage IV colorectal cancer. As devastating as those words “You have cancer” were, my diagnosis was wrapped in my family history; I was diagnosed w...

What’s Filming In and Around New Orleans (And Who is Hiring)

What’s Filming In and Around New Orleans (And Who is Hiring)

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

January 30, 2020

Untitled Lifetime series. We don’t have all the details but it appears there is work available for PAs, camera assistants, and sound mixers. For details and to apply, visit https://staffmeup.com/jobs.   Heart Television/WDSU-TV (NBC Affiliate). There is an opening listed for a full-time r...

Album Review: Poppy’s ‘I Disagree’

Album Review: Poppy's 'I Disagree'

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

January 25, 2020

Drawing by @kawaiic.art on Instagram  Internet chanteuse-android creature Poppy’s third studio album starts out with a warning siren which is all too appropriate. Poppy has been an underground web sensation for years - premiering seemingly out of the blue on YouTube where the eerily disconnect...

Cute, Baby Yoda Is

Cute, Baby Yoda Is

Trey Guillotine, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Jon Favreau’s latest show, “The Mandalorian” on Disney+, is already shaping up to be a strong entry into the “Star Wars” canon. Taking place between Episode VI “Return of the Jedi” and Episode VII “The Force Awakens,” “The Mandalorian” follows the adventures of a mysterious and ...

⚠️Adderall is taking over⚠️

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Universities come with a variety of challenges and many things to prepare for. One equalizer that every college weather its community college foreign college trade school students must endure is exams. Some students take several exams more than twice a year, leaving them a lot to prepare for.  ...

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