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Student Spotlight: Jolie Bryant

“Muddy Magnolias” by Jolie Bryant, Prismacolor pencils.

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

February 17, 2019

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

Dr. Dennis Lindwall discussed his research on the movement of whales in the Pacific, and some ideas to improve the way we track them. Photo provided by Hope Brusstar.

Hope Brusstar

October 10, 2018

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

Photo provided by Christy Lorio.

Erinn Beth Langille

September 26, 2018

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

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

A yellow-Crowned Night Heron by the LA building at UNO. Photo provided by Erinn Langille.

Erinn Beth Langille

September 19, 2018

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

Mohammed El-Kurd talking with Rose Ottallah, the president of Students for Justice in Palestine. Photo provided by Cassandra Jaskiewicz.

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

September 19, 2018

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

Even the most popular publications will at times publish research that is later found to be false. Image courtesy of the Manchester City Library.

Hope Brusstar

August 30, 2018

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.

Photo credit: Parrish Carpenter
From Left - Emma Seely, Barb Johnson, Matt Knutson, Jake Budenz, Isabelle Barany.

Erinn Beth Langille

August 30, 2018

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

“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

“High School Musical 3: Senior Year” came out to theaters in 2008.

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

August 30, 2018

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

Students exploring their options at UNO’s Fresh Fest. Picture provided by Cassandra Jaskiewicz.

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Entertainment Editor

August 30, 2018

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 ...

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