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Keeping up with Student Government

Keeping up with Student Government

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

February 16, 2019


Filed under News, University

The Student Government Association works nonstop to keep school spirit alive at UNO. They have planned multiple events, fundraisers and leadership retreats in order to promote student involvement and make sure everyone is UNO proud. SGA also meets every week to discuss and vote on bills and plans for...

Catching the Horse: Meditating at UNO

Catching the Horse: Meditating at UNO

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under News, University

  I see nothing. My eyes have fallen into a dark void of shapes that want to be built, but can’t. I am able to hear everything around me, from the noise a light makes when it has been turned on too long, to the gentle tapping of a student’s foot as they nervously look through the requir...

The Privateers Succeed in Keeping the #ShipProtected

The Privateers Succeed in Keeping the #ShipProtected

Stefan Muro, Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Sports, University

#ProtectTheShip night at the Lakefront Arena wound up being the perfect theme for the important conference game. Fans were not only rewarded with hashtagged T-shirts, but also a big Privateer victory against defending Southland Conference champions Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA)....

“We Cast a Shadow” with Maurice Carlos Ruffin

“We Cast a Shadow” with Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, University

Local author and UNO alumnus Maurice Carlos Ruffin is preparing for his debut novel “We Cast a Shadow" to hit the stands on Jan. 29.  Ruffin has been keeping busy as a book critic for the Virginia Quarterly Review, a contributing editor for 64 Parishes, and a presenter at workshops around the ci...

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...

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