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Prayer in Schools

Johari Reynolds, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Last week, Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints quarterback, received backlash on the issue because he was seen in a promotional video for “Bring Your Bible to School Day.” Focus on the Family have been hosting “Bring your Bible to School Day” for the past five years. The purpose of this event is ...

UNO students travel westward and beyond

UNO students travel westward and beyond

Christy Lorio, Submission

September 20, 2019

I was fortunate to have two incredible travel opportunities this summer. I went to Cork, Ireland with UNO’s Writing Workshops Abroad program for the third time in July. I worked as a graduate assistant on the program, which meant I assisted the program coordinator with daily tasks and helped run week...

YAL Updates: Fall 2019

YAL Updates: Fall 2019

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

September 19, 2019

The Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), the nation’s largest libertarian student-led activist organization, recently hosted their regional convention in Austin, Texas, from Friday, Sept. 6, to Sunday, Sept. 8. This year’s attendees included Travis Kieff ([email protected]), rising junior, mechanical engin...

Netflix ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’ Sparkles

Netflix 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' Sparkles

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

September 19, 2019

I really don’t know how Netflix disperses its promotional funds. It would seem that “Dark Crystal” merch should be everywhere right now - think endless partnerships with Coca Cola and Target. Alas, I assume these things are just saved for shows like “Stranger Things” Season 3 - which needed all the...

Fourth annual UNO Playwrights Festival

Fourth annual UNO Playwrights Festival

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

September 19, 2019

On Sunday, Sept 15 the UNO Gallery on St. Claude Avenue hosted the first night of the fourth annual UNO Playwrights Festival. The festival offers playwriting students in UNO’s Creative Writing Workshop (CWW) an opportunity to showcase their work through staged readings, which provides them an importan...

Student Spotlight: Junior Film major, Paige Touzet

Student Spotlight: Junior Film major, Paige Touzet

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

September 19, 2019

Not every junior can say they were shooting a three-part music video/short film collaboration on location this summer. But film major Paige Touzet is an exception to this rule.    It wasn’t that long ago that Paige was working as an office production assistant on the Netflix film “The T...

The chaotic mind of local artist, Sam Bayless

An artist of many talents, Sam Bayless.

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

April 14, 2019

Sam Bayless is a freshman majoring in visual art and minoring in education in hopes of becoming an art teacher for young children. Bayless tends to be modest with his art, and teaching may help him come out of his shell while also giving a larger meaning to his work. “I think getting a healthy mix of unbound ...

Player spotlight: Ezekiel Charles

After an injury to his heel, Ezekiel Charles reflects on his journey to UNO and his time with his teammates as his senior year comes to a close.

Stefan Muro, Reporter

April 3, 2019

After the nail-biting 95-89 overtime loss to Texas Southern in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, the Privateer men’s basketball team reflects on a successful and productive 2018 - 2019 season. The team played through the final stretch of the regular season and postseason without senior ...

Spotlight: Lance Sylvester

A picture from one of Lance’s more recent shoots his friend Amber.

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 27, 2019

Lance Sylvester is a first-time freshman at UNO studying studio art and practicing photography. He’s originally from the New Orleans area and also enjoys dancing and binge-watching anime. Lance is usually exploring different spots for his shoots and doing different photo walks with other aspiring photo...

Student Spotlight: Ian Trahan

Trahan playing his saxophone at one of his many gigs.

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 6, 2019

Ian Trahan is a freshman pursuing a degree in Jazz Studies at UNO. Trahan moved to New Orleans from DeQuincy, Louisiana, where he first started his career as a musician. He has his own band back home and also plays weekly in New Orleans. He plans on playing many gigs around the New Orleans area and hopes ...

Mumble

Andrew Chaisson, Contributor

March 6, 2019

The words float out of your mouth and dissipate into the air like smoke. They leave nothing in their tracks. No one ever taught you how to speak. You must not know the power you hold inside of you. You could command skyscrapers to be built, whole armies of men and women to be fed, you could...

Faculty Spotlight: Randy Bates

Photo courtesy of Randy Bates

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 6, 2019

Randy Bates is a professor at UNO who has devoted 20 years to his students here. Bates bounced back and forth between institutions in his teaching career until he started working at UNO in 1999 and fell in love with the nonfiction Creative Writing Workshop. When Bates is not teaching, he’s spendin...

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