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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...

Blow Whistles Not Games

Blow Whistles Not Games

Stefan Muro, Reporter

February 16, 2019

Prior to kickoff of the 2019 NFL Pro Bowl, Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan was already making headlines on social media. The five-time Pro-Bowler arrived to Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida in a black T-shirt that spoke substantially louder than any fashion statement. His shirt read “blow...

Saints’ March to the Super Bowl Stopped By Refs

Saints’ March to the Super Bowl Stopped By Refs

Joe Bellott, Contributer

January 23, 2019

One play can’t make the difference between winning or losing — says anyone who didn’t make the effort to investigate the situation. John Breech of CBS Sports shared the same frustration all of New Orleans felt. “The Saints got hosed by one of the worst no-calls in NFL history,” he stated. Rams...

Oktoberfest has its opening weekend and 90th anniversary

Oktoberfest has its opening weekend and 90th anniversary

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

October 10, 2018

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

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...

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