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Animals’ Kingdom: New Orleans Wildlife Enjoys a Quieter City

Animals’ Kingdom: New Orleans Wildlife Enjoys a Quieter City

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

March 31, 2020

If "Jurassic Park" taught us anything, it was that "life finds a way."

Going the Social Distance Route: Why You Should Take Isolation Orders Seriously

Going the Social Distance Route: Why You Should Take Isolation Orders Seriously

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

March 23, 2020

The world is currently fighting a seemingly un-winnable war against novel coronavirus, or Covid-19, and the best chance we have to stop its spread is to isolate as much as possible. As health care workers around the world fight to save the most critical victims of the respiratory virus, certain hard...

A Driftwood Tribute to Local NOLA Celebrity, Brian Held, Jr.

A Driftwood Tribute to Local NOLA Celebrity, Brian Held, Jr.

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

March 23, 2020

Entertainment Editor, Trey Guillotine remembers New Orleans cosplayer enthusiast Brian Held, Jr.

Driftwood Team’s Official Coronavirus Survival Guide

Driftwood Team’s Official Coronavirus Survival Guide

Trey Guillotine, Entertainment Editor

March 23, 2020

Let’s be honest, we are living in a scary time right now. As if fires in Australia and citizens toxically divided on every issue wasn’t enough, we now face the CoronaVirus. Times are tough but fear not, Privateers! Your Driftwood staff has put together a guide to making quarantining not-so-bad.  W...

Trying to Keep Calm & Carry On:  UNO Reacts to the Coronavirus 

Trying to Keep Calm & Carry On:  UNO Reacts to the Coronavirus 

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief & écrivaine

March 13, 2020

Editor-in-chief Veronika Lee laments the indefinite end of in-person classes and gets university perspectives.

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.

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

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

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...

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...

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

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

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...

Continuing Story: UNO Community Shocked as Another 4 Cars Are Vandalized in Broad Daylight

Continuing Story: UNO Community Shocked as Another 4 Cars Are Vandalized in Broad Daylight

February 18, 2020

By Abigail Karas and Veronika Lee Once again, a notification labeled “Campus Crime Alert” appeared on the screens of University of New Orleans students. "When our campus community was celebrating its annual Mardi Gras parade,” it read, “4 auto burglaries happened in the Engineering parking lot....

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

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

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...

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