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Tips for Finding a Job in This Economy

Veronika Lee

June 18, 2020

Desperate times call for desperate measures and Driftwood is here to help. Undoubtedly this economy has been hit hard, especially at the local level, so navigating the career world post-UNO graduation can be tricky. We spoke to several experts to give you advice on how to get yourself employed. ...

University Admins Say No to Pass/Fail Grading System

University Admins Say No to Pass/Fail Grading System

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

April 16, 2020

Last week SGA member Desmond C. LeBlanc shared SGA’s resolution proposing that UNO adopt an optional pass/fail system of grading due to circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus. This week LeBlanc reports to Driftwood that UNO administration has vetoed the resolution. “To sum everything up, [Presi...

SGA asks that UNO adopt an optional pass/fail system during the COVID-19 Pandemic

SGA asks that UNO adopt an optional pass/fail system during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

April 10, 2020

The Student Government Association of UNO has put forth a resolution requesting that students have the option to be graded via a pass/fail system in order to accommodate the needs of many students who have been affected by the switch from in-person class meetings to all online class meetings. In the r...

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

 Once crowded areas are now empty as people are encouraged to stay home and keep their distance; photo via Ken Yuel on Flickr

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

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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...

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