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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...

Why Your Student Newspaper Matters

Why Your Student Newspaper Matters

February 20, 2020

Some students at UNO may not realize that a $1 of their tuition fees goes to covering the Driftwood costs - the cost of printing a paper that illuminates issues on campus, that spotlights students and alumni that might be off the radar of university PR, that calls attention to problems on campus such as f...

Not So Private-eer Place: UNO Students Complain About Rats, Roaches & Other Uninvited Guests in Student Housing 

Not So Private-eer Place: UNO Students Complain About Rats, Roaches & Other Uninvited Guests in Student Housing 

Abigail Karas & Veronika Lee

February 20, 2020

*Note: This story has been updated with the names of sources who were willing to come forth.    Visit the website for Privateer Place, UNO’s on-campus student apartments, and you’ll find a tech-friendly, glossy portrait of smiling students living in a quintessential college environment. T...

How UNO Students Can Take a European Vacation Without Breaking the Bank

How UNO Students Can Take a European Vacation Without Breaking the Bank

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief / écrivaine

February 20, 2020

Louis Armstrong International Airport Terminal doesn’t look like a million bucks.    It looks more like a billion bucks because last year debuted a $1 billion renovation and a new 35-gate terminal with all the amenities to let our airport shine as a reflection of beautiful New Orleans. 2...

Continuing Story: UNO Community Shocked as Another 4 Cars Are Vandalized in Broad Daylight

Continuing Story: UNO Community Shocked as Another 4 Cars Are Vandalized in Broad Daylight

February 18, 2020

By Abigail Karas and Veronika Lee Once again, a notification labeled “Campus Crime Alert” appeared on the screens of University of New Orleans students. "When our campus community was celebrating its annual Mardi Gras parade,” it read, “4 auto burglaries happened in the Engineering parking lot....

Entering the Matrix: UNO Unleashes Its New Networking App

Entering the Matrix: UNO Unleashes Its New Networking App

Erron Thomas, News Editor

February 13, 2020

For many university students, the college experience is a vehicle transporting them to their next phase of life. The most common goal for students is to have a career, and it is popular for students to reach out and connect with those they meet along the way, hoping that networking proves valuable on t...

UNO Student Film ‘Do You Love Me?’: Yes. We. Do.

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

February 13, 2020

NYU and UCLA better start taking notes. Again and again, UNO’s film students continue to be a force to be reckoned with and filmmaker KC Simms, a second semester junior, is no exception.    Last Saturday, Simms and his longtime collaborator, Maison Harris (another UNO second semester...

Continuing Story: More Cars Vandalized in Broad Daylight UNO Lot and the Receipts Don’t Add Up

Continuing Story: More Cars Vandalized in Broad Daylight UNO Lot and the Receipts Don’t Add Up

February 13, 2020

Compiled by Driftwood Staff - Veronika Lee with Erron Thomas and Lexi Ancar An email sent university wide at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, announced that more vehicles had been vandalized in the UNO Engineering parking lot. Although the email from the UNO Police Department states that there we...

UNO begins effort to create more gender-neutral bathrooms 

UNO begins effort to create more gender-neutral bathrooms 

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

February 12, 2020

A range of UNO staff and administrators are currently working with student representatives on a proposal to create more all-gender restrooms on campus. Although there were previously some all-gender facilities, many students felt that there were not enough to support the needs of UNO’s transgender an...

From Chemo to Class: How to Balance Life as a College Student and Cancer Patient

From Chemo to Class: How to Balance Life as a College Student and Cancer Patient

Christy Lorio, Contributing Writer & Honorary Driftwood Staff Member

February 12, 2020

My second year of graduate school did not go as planned. The summer after my first year in UNO’s MFA program for creative writing I found out that I had stage IV colorectal cancer. As devastating as those words “You have cancer” were, my diagnosis was wrapped in my family history; I was diagnosed w...

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