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Oktoberfest has its opening weekend and 90th anniversary

Oktoberfest has its opening weekend and 90th anniversary

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

October 10, 2018


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Saturday, Oct. 5 kicked off Oktoberfest, a month-long event that features German culture and history activities every weekend. The Deutsches Haus opened their festival to the many members of the New Orleans community to celebrate German heritage.“This is my son's favorite festival; he even brings ...

Aizuri String Quartet visits and stuns

Aizuri String Quartet visits and stuns

Hope Brusstar

October 3, 2018


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On Wednesday, Sept. 26, four young women visited the University of New Orleans (UNO) Recital Hall to transfix a 100-some audience with striking, modern classical music. Before the concert began, department of music chair Charles Taylor informed the audience that they were about to hear a “very, very e...

“Against Democracy” lecture with Jason Brennan

“Against Democracy” lecture with Jason Brennan

Hope Brusstar

September 26, 2018


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Georgetown professor of philosophy Jason Brennan discussed his current political theory and supporting research on Sept. 20 during a visit to the Earl K. Long library.“I’m actually a pretty big fan of democracy,” he said, “... we titled [my book] “Against Democracy” to sell more books, frankly.”...

How Transparency Limits Effective Governance

How Transparency Limits Effective Governance

Hope Brusstar

September 19, 2018


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Congress’ every move is subject to public scrutiny, and according to James D’Angelo, this can be a bad thing. On Thursday, Sep. 6, he gave his talk “How Government Transparency Limits Effective Government” for the first time.   “I’ve [researched] congressional transparency … over ...

This week’s Russia probe indictments simply explained, and UNO’s response

This week’s Russia probe indictments simply explained, and UNO’s response

Crystal McCay

August 30, 2018


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The week of August 20th brought on a notable set of political events for the Trump administration. From special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian interference with the 2016 elections emerged a protracted set of findings for President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trum...

Meet the staff

Driftwood Staff

August 20, 2018


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Nathan Nguyen, Editor-in-Chief Nathan Nguyen is an engineering major at the University of New Orleans. He works hard in ROTC and he absolutely loves dinosaurs. He is in a frat and is very smart. He might even have a 4.0 GPA, but nothing can be confirmed or denied. Some say they can see Nguyen in the e...

FREE movie passes to “I Feel Pretty”

FREE movie passes to “I Feel Pretty”

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributor

April 5, 2018


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Hey students! Would you like to see Amy Schumer's new comedy, "I Feel Pretty," before everyone else? If so, then all you have to do is simply visit http://stxtickets.com/HZMtN36037 to download a free pass (for two). It's good for an advance screening that will be held on Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m....

National Engineers Week a Chance to Teach and Inspire

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

February 28, 2018


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Upon entering the UC last Wednesday, UNO campus-goers saw crowds of children visiting to learn about engineering and science from a movie, a portable planetarium and many tabletop demonstrations. More than 1,600 area students attended National Engineers Week 2018.   “It was a great event for the engineering ...

Mass shooting in Florida High School

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

February 21, 2018


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On Feb. 15, 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where he opened fire with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, killing 17 people, including students and staff. Cruz was a previous student of the high school and was expelled last year after numerous suspen...

Louisiana’s got a new slogan!

Louisiana’s got a new slogan!

Driftwood Staff, Staff

February 7, 2018


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At the annual meeting of the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association in Lafayette on Jan. 23, Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser unveiled a new slogan to market Louisiana to tourists: “Feed Your Soul.” “The new slogan, ‘Feed Your Soul,’ for Louisiana tourism provides a clear message and a strong b...

Medicaid work requirements an imminent possibility

Medicaid work requirements an imminent possibility

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

January 31, 2018


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On Jan. 11, the federal government announced that it would allow states the choice to require able-bodied Medicaid recipients to work in order to maintain their coverage in the program. Louisiana’s Democratic governor John Bel Edwards supports enacting work requirements and met with federal officials ...

“Major changes” ahead for spring 2018

“Major changes” ahead for spring 2018

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

January 24, 2018


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Over the past few semesters, students and faculty may have noticed renovation and beautification projects around UNO's campus. Thanks to the hard work of the Student Government Association (SGA) and administrative staff, more alterations are on the way. In an in-depth interview with the Driftwood, S...

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