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Homecoming Heartbreak

Homecoming Heartbreak

Stefan Muro, Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Story, University

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


Filed under News, Top Story, University

  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


Filed under News, Sports, Top Story

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


Filed under News, Sports, Top Story

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


Filed under News, Top Story

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


Filed under News, Top Story, Uncategorized

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


Filed under News, Top Story

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


Filed under News, Top Story

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


Filed under News, Showcase, Top Story

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


Filed under Showcase, Top Story, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Top Story

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


Filed under News, Top Story

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 ...

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