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Modern Justice and Prisons: a talk with James Forman Jr.

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

October 3, 2019

“Who here has been arrested?” asked James Forman Jr. to a full crowd, the evening of Sept. 26. A few members in the audience stood. “Who knows someone — a friend, a family member, a lover — who has been arrested?” A third of the audience stood. “Now I’m gonna ask you to stand if you b...

UNO administration fails trans students

UNO administration fails trans students

Jack Waguespack, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2019

On Sep. 25, multiple students came to the defense of UNO student Shiloh Walker after she referred to a trans man as “it” and repeatedly using racial slurs on the UNO Social app. While many sided with Walker, excusing her language as her right to practice the First Amendment, others both inside a...

Spotlight: Creative writing MFA grad Cate Root

Spotlight: Creative writing MFA grad Cate Root

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

September 26, 2019

When writer and literary salon organizer Cate Root moved to New Orleans in 2006 from Kansas City, she was fascinated by the ways in which Hurricane Katrina had changed the landscape of storytelling in the city. “Katrina changed a lot of perceptions about truth and story,” she says. “There were all of ...

Surviving social media

Surviving social media

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

September 26, 2019

Social media can make or break a person.    Lauren Duca, a Twitter warrior known for calling for the cancellation of others, is now finding herself with a one-way ticket to being “canceled,” herself.  Duca is a self-proclaimed social justice warrior who relies mainly on tweets to raise awareness ...

Viewing of “The Third Man”: Austria and history at UNO

Viewing of “The Third Man”: Austria and history at UNO

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

September 26, 2019

On Thursday, 19 Sept., in collaboration with UNO’s Phi Alpha Theta chapter, a national graduate and undergraduate honor society dedicated to the promotion and study of History, UNO Center Austria offered a showing of the 1949 British noir classic The Third Man. The film, directed by Carol Reed and writ...

Why some universities are going green

Why some universities are going green

Jada White, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

According to U. S. News and World Report, some college campuses are going green and it may be a great idea. In recent news, Elton University, located in North Carolina has been promoting the importance of going green, as the earth is our home and we should take care of it. The idea of promoting a hea...

The development of rowdy rascals

The development of rowdy rascals

Johari Reynolds, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

On Sept. 24, in the Quad of the library from noon to 2 p.m., Rowdy Rascals Storm UNO was hosted by the UNO Student Activities Council (SAC) and Residential Life. Isaac Sultana, planner for Rowdy Rascals Storm UNO, wanted to find a non-profit vendor to bring animals to UNO’s campus. It has been don...

Moving forward: UNO honors fall 2019 program

Moving forward: UNO honors fall 2019 program

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

September 26, 2019

The UNO Honors Program has, since its establishment 36 years ago, served as a paragon of high achievement for current and incoming students, inviting them to pursue their individual passions and enhance the intellectual atmosphere of the university. Offering opportunities for student scholarships, speci...

Rise of the MoMENtum

Rise of the MoMENtum

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Colleges are a place for learning, growing, development and social exposure. This barely scratches the surface for what college has to offer its students. One aspect of college is that they universally offer programs. Study abroad programs, career preparatory programs, social and academic assistance ...

Hispanic heritage month: LASA spotlight

Hispanic heritage month: LASA spotlight

Johari Reynolds, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

September 15 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month across the United States. Being that the University of New Orleans is a diverse campus with a visible Hispanic community within it and within the greater New Orleans area, it was a good decision to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by hono...

Prayer in Schools

Johari Reynolds, Staff Writer

September 20, 2019

Last week, Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints quarterback, received backlash on the issue because he was seen in a promotional video for “Bring Your Bible to School Day.” Focus on the Family have been hosting “Bring your Bible to School Day” for the past five years. The purpose of this event is ...

UNO students travel westward and beyond

UNO students travel westward and beyond

Christy Lorio, Submission

September 20, 2019

I was fortunate to have two incredible travel opportunities this summer. I went to Cork, Ireland with UNO’s Writing Workshops Abroad program for the third time in July. I worked as a graduate assistant on the program, which meant I assisted the program coordinator with daily tasks and helped run week...

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