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Medicaid work requirements an imminent possibility

Medicaid work requirements an imminent possibility

Anjanae Crump, Editor-In-Chief

January 31, 2018

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

Hope Brusstar, Managing Editor

January 24, 2018

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

  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

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

October 3, 2017

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

Photo by Brennan Probst

Michael Habermann, Contributor

September 15, 2017

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

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

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...

The ruling is in: the monuments are out

The ruling is in: the monuments are out

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor

March 22, 2017

It was a little over a year ago that New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu signed an ordinance calling for the relocation of four city monuments: Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, P.G.T. Beauregard, and the Battle of Liberty Place. The ordinance declared the monuments “nuisances,” and a violation of C...

The Big Dance

The Big Dance

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor

March 15, 2017

It has been a long time coming for the University of New Orleans men’s basketball team, and—frankly—for the university itself. After what can only be quantified as an exhilarating win by the University of New Orleans men’s basketball team in overtime, the Privateers are set to be written in t...

Tornadoes touch down in New Orleans East, leave devastation in their wake

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

February 15, 2017

On   Tuesday, Feb. 7, a massive storm hit the entirety of New Orleans, and a small section of the storm produced a weather phenomenon most Southerners have only seen on their televisions: tornadoes.   That morning, fully-formed tornadoes touched down in New Orleans East and left dev...

Administration confident students will benefit from earlier commencement

Anna Gowin

February 12, 2017

In an email sent out on Jan. 27, Provost Amouzegar reminded students that this spring’s commencement date has been moved to Saturday, May 13. This is a change from the way the university has traditionally conducted graduation, with the ceremony taking place a only a day after final exams have ende...

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