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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

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

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.

A New Orleans beach escape weekend

A New Orleans beach escape weekend

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

March 5, 2020

As Carnival season comes to an end and summertime approaches, now is a perfect time for UNO students to take advantage of some of the easily accessible destinations within a few hours of the city. Located anywhere from one to five hours outside of New Orleans, students can find several different beac...

If You Love New Orleans, Invest In Its Future: Spotlight on Son of a Saint

If You Love New Orleans, Invest In Its Future: Spotlight on Son of a Saint

Erron Thomas & Veronika Lee

March 5, 2020

“If you love New Orleans, invest in its future” is the motto of the Son of a Saint organization—but it doesn’t mean what you think it does, according to William B. Jones, the nonprofit’s Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator. “A lot of times people hear the word ‘invest’ and think...

A Word About Anonymous Sources

A Word About Anonymous Sources

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

March 4, 2020

This is my first year living in New Orleans. I’ve seen a major hotel collapse that is still rotting away blocks from where I live, and I saw people continue to have parades and celebrate. According to stats, there has already been a 57 percent increase since 2018 in car break-ins citywide. Two wee...

Letter to the Editor: The Cost of UNO Tuition

February 20, 2020

Dear Editor:   When I started at UNO in August of ‘72, my tuition was $145 a semester to go full-time. Anyone could afford to go to college and graduate without debt.   Reaganomics put an end to affordable higher education, on the excuse that people who didn’t go to college...

Cardio: The FREE Drug

Cardio: The FREE Drug

Joseph Bellott, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2020

Who has time for the gym? We look up and it's already Friday, you know? If the gym was a pill it would be the most prescribed pill in the world, but the time it takes to suit up, hit a workout, and take a shower (hopefully) is just too much time and energy. Well I am your heavenly sent angel herel to tu...

Coronavirus is not the biggest threat this flu season

Coronavirus is not the biggest threat this flu season

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

February 20, 2020

On Tuesday Feb 11, UNO Student Affairs sent out an email to all students with the subject line “Tips for staying healthy!”. In the email, Dr. Carolyn Golz, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs offers students several practices in the name of staying healthy through a flu season that has s...

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