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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


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Story

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...

Students shine at UNO’s Got Talent

Students shine at UNO’s Got Talent

Anjanae Crump, Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2017


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  On Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Sandbar, the Student Activities Council (SAC) held its annual talent show, UNO’s Got Talent. “The show went really well,” said performer Christine Bourgeois. “The host, Chinedu Unaka, opened the show as a comedian and also performed a comedic skit at the end while ...

Over-incarceration a new form of slavery

October 29, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Opinion, Top Story

Louisiana leads the world in incarceration, with more than 40,000 inmates in state prisons as of 2012, which was double the national average and more than any other state. What may have previously been only speculation about the negative reasons behind Louisiana’s disproportionate incarceration rates were confir...

Get free passes to see “Marshall” at the theater!

Get free passes to see “Marshall” at the theater!

October 3, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Top Story

Hey students! Get free passes to see Chadwick Boseman in "Marshall," the true story of America's first African-American Supreme Court Justice. The free screening will be held at AMC Elmwood Palace 20 on Tuesday, October  10 for 7:30 p.m. You can download a pass (for two) at: http://www.gofobo.com/FojmZ13919 Be sure to arrive early, and we'll see you at the show!...

Ordinance to pay for pothole damages

Ordinance to pay for pothole damages

Michael Habermann, Contributor

September 15, 2017


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Tourists worldwide know New Orleans for the Mardi Gras parades that wind through its streets. But locals know the damage that lies beneath all those parading feet: potholes. From Lakeview to the Lower 9th ward, potholes exist throughout the city. Legally, any drivers whose cars are  damaged by potholes ...

Students safely watch rare solar eclipse event on campus

Kellie Vedros, Reporter

August 23, 2017


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On Monday, Aug. 21, students at the University of New Orleans gathered outside the Earl K. Long Library for a rare sight. This was the first time in 38 years that a solar eclipse passed across the continental United States. To celebrate this historic event, the Physics department had special tele...

Friends of the Library to host massive book sale April 4 and 5

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

March 29, 2017


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The University of New Orleans’ Friends of the Library will conduct its semesterly Books and Brownies sale on Tuesday, April 4 and Wednesday, April 5 on the fourth floor of the Earl K. Long Library. The sale will feature several hundred CDs, vinyl records, and used books of various genres. Past sal...

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