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UNO Student Spotlight: Lalibela Walto of Get the Bleach ad UNO’s Rock Ensemble

UNO Student Spotlight: Lalibela Walto of Get the Bleach ad UNO’s Rock Ensemble

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

December 4, 2019

Lalibela Walto wasn’t expecting to join a rock band this year at UNO. But after her orientation this July, that’s exactly what ended up happening.   “The teacher, Jorge Velazquez, had a booth in the UC and it immediately sparked my interest,” Walto said. “I have been singing since I cou...

⚠️Adderall is taking over⚠️

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Universities come with a variety of challenges and many things to prepare for. One equalizer that every college weather its community college foreign college trade school students must endure is exams. Some students take several exams more than twice a year, leaving them a lot to prepare for.  ...

Words and wisdom for surviving finals week

Words and wisdom for surviving finals week

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

December 4, 2019

Finals week has officially begun on UNO’s campus. Running Dec. 4-11, with a “conflict day” scheduled for Dec. 12, this week promises to be filled with tests, papers, stress and plenty of opportunities to succeed greatly, or fall trying. As students begin to take on the week, it is important to...

The truth behind the nacho stand

The truth behind the nacho stand

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

Homecoming is a genuinely nostalgic time of year—mainly for alumni, but it certainly can be for current Privateers as well. The events, in conjunction with the celebration of the school, certainly send a first-year student down memory lane, even if the memories have been recently made.   ...

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...

A liberal students take in a conservative arena

Matthew Broussard, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2019

Last week the Young Adults for Liberty advertised that they would be hosting a diversity discussion. I had previously heard of this group, but only knew a little bit about them. Their website stated that they are a libertarian youth organization, which really piqued my interest. I had always seen lib...

InnovateUNO gives students the chance to share their scholarly work

InnovateUNO gives students the chance to share their scholarly work

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 14, 2019

On Nov 19-21, UNO will hold the annual research symposium, InnovateUNO. Taking place on the first and fourth floors of the library from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Nov 19 and 20 and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Nov 21, this yearly event celebrates scholarship of all kinds at UNO, even offering prizes for top projects. Regard...

Is RateMyProfessor a 100% success

Is RateMyProfessor a 100% success

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

There are eight semesters in the typical college student’s experience. This means that they will have to face the tedious act of scheduling classes eight times. Therefore, students will inevitably wonder whether their soon-to-be professor is worth the money.   The anxiety of choosing a professor that mee...

Dealing with Mental Health Issues on Campus

Dealing with Mental Health Issues on Campus

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

November 14, 2019

According to statistics from the National Alliance for Mental Illness, 44 percent of American college students report having symptoms of depression and/or anxiety and a troubling 75 percent of those students do not seek medical help or counseling. Furthermore, suicide is the third leading killer of ...

The truth behind Chick-fil-a on campus

The truth behind Chick-fil-a on campus

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 14, 2019

According to Patrick Linn, Director of Auxiliary Services at UNO, Chick-Fil-A has been located in UNO’s University Center since 2009. The controversial restaurant was smaller back then, offering only limited options in its first iteration at UNO. The controversy was smaller then too, especially in...

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 Press Spotlight: Continental Divide

UNO Press Spotlight: Continental Divide

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

November 8, 2019

For over a decade, UNO’s printing press, the aptly titled UNO Press, has sat as a hidden gem among the Liberal Arts building’s other diamonds, such as its inviting, green courtyard and the humorous cut-out comics professors place on their office doors. The press, alongside other publications present on c...

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