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Continuing Story: UNO Community Shocked as Another 4 Cars Are Vandalized in Broad Daylight

An open entrance to the Engineering Parking Lot

February 18, 2020

By Abigail Karas and Veronika Lee Once again, a notification labeled “Campus Crime Alert” appeared on the screens of University of New Orleans students. "When our campus community was celebrating its annual Mardi Gras parade,” it read, “4 auto burglaries happened in the Engineering parking lot....

Continuing Story: More Cars Vandalized in Broad Daylight UNO Lot and the Receipts Don’t Add Up

Another car window taken out on campus by Lexi Ancar

February 13, 2020

Compiled by Driftwood Staff - Veronika Lee with Erron Thomas and Lexi Ancar An email sent university wide at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, announced that more vehicles had been vandalized in the UNO Engineering parking lot. Although the email from the UNO Police Department states that there we...

From Chemo to Class: How to Balance Life as a College Student and Cancer Patient

From Chemo to Class: How to Balance Life as a College Student and Cancer Patient

Christy Lorio, Contributing Writer & Honorary Driftwood Staff Member

February 12, 2020

My second year of graduate school did not go as planned. The summer after my first year in UNO’s MFA program for creative writing I found out that I had stage IV colorectal cancer. As devastating as those words “You have cancer” were, my diagnosis was wrapped in my family history; I was diagnosed w...

Developing Story: Dozens of Car Break-Ins at UNO & What You Can Do About It

Developing Story: Dozens of Car Break-Ins at UNO & What You Can Do About It

Abigail Karas

February 6, 2020

Compiled by Abigail Karas, Erron Thomas, & Veronika Lee  Students checking their email first thing Thursday morning were greeted with a message courtesy of The UNO Police Department. According to emails, an indefinite number of cars (“dozens”) parked in the HPC and Engineering parking lots we...

Why Couldn’t Noah Save the Fourth Floor, Too?!

January 24, 2020

By Erron Thomas During the first week of December, AKA finals time, many frantic students rushed up to the library.  Upon reaching that amazingly laid out study floor, many students found themselves extremely overwhelmed. Walking up to the quiet study rooms looking vacant with blackened windows, student...

MoMentum: mental illness in the black community

MoMentum: mental illness in the black community

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Thirty years ago, mental illness was rarely discussed amongst older and younger individuals. This topic is still especially rarely discussed throughout the African American community.   Several black university faculty members filled panelist seats for MoMENtum in order to meet the young ...

Top 3 Video Games of the Decade

Top 3 Video Games of the Decade

December 4, 2019

The past decade of video games has seen mishaps such as companies getting greedy with loot boxes and games not living up to promises made by developers. But this decade has also produced some amazing games. Before we enter the new roaring ‘20s, let’s take a look back at the top three games of the l...

Journalism, Oh where art thou

Journalism, Oh where art thou

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

The University of New Orleans is a reasonably big campus. Within these 195 acres come a vast list of majors, and minors, and concentrations. There truly is something somewhere for everyone here — unless that someone is looking to be a journalist of sorts.   Unfortunately, the University doesn’t offe...

UNO’s Royal Disaster

UNO's Royal Disaster

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

November 1 through 7 marked this year's University of New Orleans’s homecoming. The university held its annual events, such as golfing Friday morning, a parade Monday, student tailgate and pep rally on Tuesday, nachos and jazz on Wednesday, a paint party Thursday, and a whole itinerary full of activ...

UNO students reflect on Chick-Fil-A controversy

UNO students reflect on Chick-Fil-A controversy

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 8, 2019

On Nov. 5, UNO Dining officially opened a newly expanded full-service version of their on-campus Chick-Fil-A location. Although the popular, nationwide fast-food chicken restaurant has always been a hit on UNO’s campus and likely will gather even more business with the new expansion, some students ar...

The pros and cons of college roommates

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

College can undoubtedly generate a host of feelings and emotions. One often commonly dreaded one is the idea of having a dorm mate.    Something like this could truly make a person uncomfortable. Before going to college, many students have gotten extremely comfortable with their way of life...

Updated: Housing and its Student Workers

Updated: Housing and its Student Workers

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

October 18, 2019

Resident Assistants and Desk Attendants working in the Pontchartrain Hall dorms complained three weeks ago that they were not paid over the month of August. Since weekly payments for on-campus jobs are administered by Payroll, it would be rational for one to expect this lapse in payment to have begun ...

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