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What’s in store for the future of New Orleans tourism?

LaFitte's Blacksmith Bar, a popular tourist spot and one of the oldest bars in America, has its doors shuttered...for now. Pic by Veronika Lee

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

April 30, 2020

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has recently extended the city’s stay at home order to at least May 16 to combat the Coronavirus pandemic. Although Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has said that state restrictions may begin to loosen as soon as May 1, Cantrell has decided to wait until infection...

UNO is What You Make It

V's first UNO picture before she figured out where the LA building is located.

Veronika Lee, Editor-in-Chief & écrivaine

April 29, 2020

Writing this piece, I cannot believe an entire academic year has passed by. It seems like only yesterday I was nervously trying to figure out where the hell the Liberal Arts building is and where the best place to eat on campus would be during my two-hour Monday and Wednesday class break. I would go on to m...

Desmond LeBlanc Declares His Candidacy for the SGA Office of Vice President of Legislative Affairs

Desmond LeBlanc Declares His Candidacy for the SGA Office of Vice President of Legislative Affairs

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief & écrivaine

April 28, 2020

Native New Orleanian Desmond LeBlanc wears many many hats at UNO. Born and raised in the Lower 9th Ward, LeBlanc was raised by a single parent — his father died when he was 11 years old. Already an SGA senator, he is also a political science/pre-law major and  member of  UNO Theta Phi Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Frat...

University Admins Say No to Pass/Fail Grading System

University Admins Say No to Pass/Fail Grading System

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

April 16, 2020

Last week SGA member Desmond C. LeBlanc shared SGA’s resolution proposing that UNO adopt an optional pass/fail system of grading due to circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus. This week LeBlanc reports to Driftwood that UNO administration has vetoed the resolution. “To sum everything up, [Presi...

SGA asks that UNO adopt an optional pass/fail system during the COVID-19 Pandemic

SGA asks that UNO adopt an optional pass/fail system during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

April 10, 2020

The Student Government Association of UNO has put forth a resolution requesting that students have the option to be graded via a pass/fail system in order to accommodate the needs of many students who have been affected by the switch from in-person class meetings to all online class meetings. In the r...

UNO Young Democratic Socialists Demand Relief During COVID-19

UNO Young Democratic Socialists Demand Relief During COVID-19

Augustine Stratton Johnson, Guest Contributor

March 28, 2020

Note: Publications in our op-ed section do not necessarily reflect the opinions of members of the Driftwood staff.  On Friday, March 27, The University of New Orleans Chapter of the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) released a set of demands on President Nicklow and the University Ad...

Coronavirus update: Virus spreads to United States

Coronavirus update: Virus spreads to United States

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

March 26, 2020

Although it initially seemed as if the threat of coronavirus would be largely contained to its origin place of China, it is now becoming clear that the respiratory illness will affect much larger sections of the world. China still remains the most heavily affected area, but as the virus spreads to nea...

Going the Social Distance Route: Why You Should Take Isolation Orders Seriously

 Once crowded areas are now empty as people are encouraged to stay home and keep their distance; photo via Ken Yuel on Flickr

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

March 23, 2020

The world is currently fighting a seemingly un-winnable war against novel coronavirus, or Covid-19, and the best chance we have to stop its spread is to isolate as much as possible. As health care workers around the world fight to save the most critical victims of the respiratory virus, certain hard...

SGA Presidential Candidate Discusses What He Could Have Done for UNO

SGA Presidential Candidate Discusses What He Could Have Done for UNO

Marvin K. Bryant, Contributing Writer

March 23, 2020

Note: In the ethics of fairness, current SGA President Christine Bourgeois was reached out to for comment about the piece below and responded, "I'm beyond thankful for everyone that took part is this year's elections. The transition to a virtual platform was unprecedented but the creativity and collaboration...

Trying to Keep Calm & Carry On:  UNO Reacts to the Coronavirus 

Trying to Keep Calm & Carry On:  UNO Reacts to the Coronavirus 

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief & écrivaine

March 13, 2020

Editor-in-chief Veronika Lee laments the indefinite end of in-person classes and gets university perspectives.

Friday the 13th Question of the Week

Lexi Ancar, Photographer

March 12, 2020

Who is your favorite horror movie character?     Name: Emma Seither  Major: Theater Grad Year: 2023 Answer: Michael Myers            Name: Shane Ann Major: Studio Art Grad Year: 2023 Answer: Jason Vorhees   ...

Surprise Award for PBSU Presented by President Nicklow

Surprise Award for PBSU Presented by President Nicklow

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

March 12, 2020

"Comfort kills ambition," says Taylor Miles, president of the PBSU (Progressive Black Student Union). The organization was surprised with a special award from President Nicklow.

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