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MoMentum: mental illness in the black community

MoMentum: mental illness in the black community

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Thirty years ago, mental illness was rarely discussed amongst older and younger individuals. This topic is still especially rarely discussed throughout the African American community.   Several black university faculty members filled panelist seats for MoMENtum in order to meet the young ...

Top 3 Video Games of the Decade

Top 3 Video Games of the Decade

December 4, 2019

The past decade of video games has seen mishaps such as companies getting greedy with loot boxes and games not living up to promises made by developers. But this decade has also produced some amazing games. Before we enter the new roaring ‘20s, let’s take a look back at the top three games of the l...

Journalism, Oh where art thou

Journalism, Oh where art thou

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

The University of New Orleans is a reasonably big campus. Within these 195 acres come a vast list of majors, and minors, and concentrations. There truly is something somewhere for everyone here — unless that someone is looking to be a journalist of sorts.   Unfortunately, the University doesn’t offe...

UNO’s Royal Disaster

UNO’s Royal Disaster

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

November 1 through 7 marked this year's University of New Orleans’s homecoming. The university held its annual events, such as golfing Friday morning, a parade Monday, student tailgate and pep rally on Tuesday, nachos and jazz on Wednesday, a paint party Thursday, and a whole itinerary full of activ...

UNO students reflect on Chick-Fil-A controversy

UNO students reflect on Chick-Fil-A controversy

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 8, 2019

On Nov. 5, UNO Dining officially opened a newly expanded full-service version of their on-campus Chick-Fil-A location. Although the popular, nationwide fast-food chicken restaurant has always been a hit on UNO’s campus and likely will gather even more business with the new expansion, some students ar...

The pros and cons of college roommates

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

College can undoubtedly generate a host of feelings and emotions. One often commonly dreaded one is the idea of having a dorm mate.    Something like this could truly make a person uncomfortable. Before going to college, many students have gotten extremely comfortable with their way of life...

Updated: Housing and its Student Workers

Updated: Housing and its Student Workers

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

October 18, 2019

Resident Assistants and Desk Attendants working in the Pontchartrain Hall dorms complained three weeks ago that they were not paid over the month of August. Since weekly payments for on-campus jobs are administered by Payroll, it would be rational for one to expect this lapse in payment to have begun ...

UNO administration fails trans students

UNO administration fails trans students

Jack Waguespack, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2019

On Sep. 25, multiple students came to the defense of UNO student Shiloh Walker after she referred to a trans man as “it” and repeatedly using racial slurs on the UNO Social app. While many sided with Walker, excusing her language as her right to practice the First Amendment, others both inside a...

The development of rowdy rascals

The development of rowdy rascals

Johari Reynolds, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

On Sept. 24, in the Quad of the library from noon to 2 p.m., Rowdy Rascals Storm UNO was hosted by the UNO Student Activities Council (SAC) and Residential Life. Isaac Sultana, planner for Rowdy Rascals Storm UNO, wanted to find a non-profit vendor to bring animals to UNO’s campus. It has been don...

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...

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...

The moral limits of comedy

The moral limits of comedy

Demi Guillory, Reporter

April 3, 2019

“Anyone have a joke they’re ashamed of?” UNO’s Dr. Edward Johnson’s question started the March 28 lecture in the Earl K. Long library. Johnson, emeritus professor of philosophy, and Dr. William Kline, associate professor of business at the University of Illinois, were guest speakers at “D...

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