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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...

An International Night to remember

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

April 3, 2019

  The colorful flags of countries from around the world hang proudly in the atrium of the UC. Students and faculty see this as mere decoration, but events like International Night expose UNO’s intentional emphasis and encouragement of diversity. On March 23, students, faculty and the gre...

Political conversation in a polarized nation

Political conversation in a polarized nation

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 27, 2019

On Thursday, March 14, the Honors Program invited Melissa Harris-Perry and Rod Dreher to discuss the current political climate and the future of political conversation between opposing parties. Melissa Harris-Perry is the former host for the MSNBC television show “Melissa Harris-Perry” and author of Barbershops, ...

‘Amalgamations:’ A Walk Through Brennan Probst’s Exhibition

‘Amalgamations:’ A Walk Through Brennan Probst’s Exhibition

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

March 26, 2019

On a lively Saturday evening in the Bywater Arts District, the UNO St. Claude Gallery hosted MFA student Brennan Probst’s graduate exhibition. The title of the exhibition bears significance to Probst’s work. “Amalgamations” creates visuals based on the dynamic nature of time via photos and sketches. “It’s...

Mardi Gras field guide: Killer Poboys

Mardi Gras field guide: Killer Poboys

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

March 10, 2019

Marching up and down streets caked with makeup and adorned in elaborate costumes, many parade-goers find themselves desperately in need of a snack and or drink. Local New Orleanians know the inconvenience of walking countless blocks just to find one decent place to eat. The days of stumbling upon rand...

President Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall

President Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 6, 2019

This past Friday, President Trump declared a national emergency on the border with Mexico to gain access to billions of dollars to fund the construction of the south border wall. Congress had previously denied Trump access to the amount asked for by the administration, raising concerns about separati...

Homecoming Heartbreak

Homecoming Heartbreak

Stefan Muro, Reporter

February 20, 2019

The Lakefront Arena was loud and the crowd was electric going into Saturday’s Homecoming matchup against the Nicholls State Colonels. The Privateers entered the game on a four-game winning streak while seniors Ezekiel Charles, Scott Plaisance Jr., Tyren Harrison and Jorge Rosa were honored for the...

Gov. John Bel Edwards visits UNO, discusses his progress in Israel

Hope Brusstar, Editor-In-Chief

February 17, 2019

  Students entering the University Center on Monday, Jan. 28 may have noticed the sudden uptick in security guards posted at nearly every corner and doorway of the building. That evening, Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards paid a visit to the University Center ballroom to speak about his Oc...

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