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UNO’s “best career fair to date” invites more than 100 employers

UNO’s “best career fair to date” invites more than 100 employers

Hope Brusstar

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, University

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, about 120 international, national and local employers congregated at UNO to meet students and fill thousands of job positions. The career fair was planned and hosted entirely by Career Services, the on-campus office whose primary goal is to prepare UNO students for the workforce. ...

Recreation and Fitness Center and UNO students

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, University

UNO’s Recreation and Fitness Center is located on campus right behind the University Center. It offers many activities, some of which the average UNO student may be unaware. Brittany Buckel, a front desk worker at the Recreation and Fitness Center, offered some insight about the gym. “We offer...

Swampball: UNO ambassadors have another successful event

Swampball: UNO ambassadors have another successful event

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

October 3, 2018


Filed under Features, University

On Saturday, Sept. 29, the UNO Ambassadors held their annual Swampball competition. Many teams signed up and crowds of people came to both play and watch teams battle it out in the muddy water. This years theme was safari and many teams showed off it with team outfits. Swampball is one of the largest events that ...

Fundraiser for former editor-in-chief Christy Lorio’s Cancer Costs

Fundraiser for former editor-in-chief Christy Lorio’s Cancer Costs

Erinn Beth Langille

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, University

Christy Lorio is a long-time University of New Orleans student, now in the graduate department of the Creative Writing Workshop for nonfiction, and a former Editor-in-Chief of the school’s Driftwood newspaper. While in Cork, Ireland as part of her graduate assistantship with the study abroad program, ...

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship starts a cake war

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship starts a cake war

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, University

On Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m., Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship hosted a cake-decorating competition. The participants broke into groups and came up with team names that matched the Pokémon theme of the Cake War. Each team was to incorporate the Pokémon theme into the design of their cake. ...

VASA’s 10th annual Paper Lantern Night draws a crowd

VASA’s 10th annual Paper Lantern Night draws a crowd

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, University

On Saturday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m., the Homer Hitt Alumni and Visitor Center hosted the 10th annual Paper Lantern Night. This event was planned and lead by the University of New Orleans Vietnamese-American Student Association (VASA). VASA is an organization whose goal is “to provide and spread c...

Model United Nations Team Going to China

Model United Nations Team Going to China

Hope Brusstar

September 19, 2018


Filed under News, University

For the first time in its history, the University of New Orleans Model UN team is leaving the country to participate in a Unit- ed Nations simulation. During Thanksgiving week, 13 students and one faculty member will head to Xi’an, the ninth-largest city in China. “I am so excited about it, I...

David Gaines brings a poetry slam to the Cove

David Gaines brings a poetry slam to the Cove

Claire Sargent

September 19, 2018


Filed under Features, University

Campus organizations Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship and Student Activities Council presented an open mic night at the Cove on Thursday, Sept. 13. Spoken word poet David Gaines kicked off the event by sharing his work for the first hour, then students came up to the mic to share their own work. The Cove...

Which bird are you? Part 2: Dr. Yaukey says to keep an eye out

Which bird are you? Part 2: Dr. Yaukey says to keep an eye out

Erinn Beth Langille

September 19, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, University

Despite the lingering heat of summer, at the University of New Orleans, signs point to the change in season. Students are deep into classes, and assignments are piling up. The natural world is also in transition: leaves are beginning to fall, flowers are going to seed. This also means the slow migration...

SWEAP program gives students jump – start on work experience

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

February 8, 2017


Filed under News, University

The result of the University of New Orleans’ partnership with GE Digital, the Software Engineering Apprenticeship Program, has given computer science students an academic and professional advantage. Created in 2014, the program begins recruiting students as early as sophomore year, and typically a...

Men’s Tennis Opens Up Season With 6-1 Victory Over Alcorn State

Courtesy of UNO Athletics

February 8, 2017


Filed under Sports, University

Privateers start season 1-0 after defeating Alcorn State The University of New Orleans men's tennis team played its first match of the spring 2017 season on Friday afternoon, setting the standard for the upcoming campaign with a 6-1 victory over Alcorn State.   The victory marks the seco...

Fortenberry And Nicholls Dash To Victories At Jaguar Invitational

Courtesy of UNO Athletics

February 8, 2017


Filed under Sports, University

Nicholas Mitchell sets school record in the shot among numerous personal records Senior Alexia Fortenberry and sophomore Micheal Nicholls provided the University of New Orleans with championship performances by winning the 60-meter hurdles events and Nicholas Mitchell set a school mark in the shot pu...

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