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The chaotic mind of local artist, Sam Bayless

The chaotic mind of local artist, Sam Bayless

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

April 14, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase, University

Sam Bayless is a freshman majoring in visual art and minoring in education in hopes of becoming an art teacher for young children. Bayless tends to be modest with his art, and teaching may help him come out of his shell while also giving a larger meaning to his work. “I think getting a healthy mix of unbound ...

Trump’s free speech order: who does it really benefit?

Trump’s free speech order: who does it really benefit?

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

April 14, 2019


Filed under Features, University

On March 21, President Trump, Education Secretary Betsy Devos and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar gathered in the east room of the White House to sign an executive order for free speech on college campuses. Trump said signing the order was a “historic action to defend American students and American ...

Flag throwers in the business building

Flag throwers in the business building

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

April 4, 2019


Filed under Features, University

In a wide lecture hall, I’m barely keeping my eyes open to a professor’s monotone lecture. It’s 12:00 pm: there are 15 more minutes of wasted time listening to a lecture as dull as a burnt-out lightbulb. Suddenly, a trumpet sounds from somewhere outside the classroom. “Alright class, I’ll let ...

Fostering the next generation of engineers

Fostering the next generation of engineers

Demi Guillory, Reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under News, University

Above the door of room 308 in the engineering building is the acronym NSBE. It stands for the National Society of Black Engineers — a national organization that has had a chapter at UNO since 1980. Junior Lauryns Rodrigue and senior Kiara Horton are both civil engineering majors and members of NSBE who ...

The moral limits of comedy

The moral limits of comedy

Demi Guillory, Reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under News, Top Story, University

“Anyone have a joke they’re ashamed of?” UNO’s Dr. Edward Johnson’s question started the March 28 lecture in the Earl K. Long library. Johnson, emeritus professor of philosophy, and Dr. William Kline, associate professor of business at the University of Illinois, were guest speakers at “D...

Study abroad: daily life, studying and roommates

Study abroad: daily life, studying and roommates

Demi Guillory, Reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under Features, University

A group of UNO students shared their firsthand experiences studying abroad, giving insight into the study-life balance and life with new, unfamiliar people. For undecided students who may be interested in studying abroad but have apprehensions about the challenges of balancing studies with free time...

Player spotlight: Ezekiel Charles

Player spotlight: Ezekiel Charles

Stefan Muro, Reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, University

After the nail-biting 95-89 overtime loss to Texas Southern in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, the Privateer men’s basketball team reflects on a successful and productive 2018 - 2019 season. The team played through the final stretch of the regular season and postseason without senior ...

Women’s History Month luncheon

Women’s History Month luncheon

Demi Guillory, Reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under Features, University

As part of a series of events hosted in accordance with Women’s History Month, an all-female panel of UNO personnel was conducted in the UC Gallery Lounge on Thursday, March 21. Guests listened for an hour as distinguished faculty, staff and students shared their respective experiences in higher education...

UNO’s Prof. Christine Day gives her 2020 presidential election predictions

UNO’s Prof. Christine Day gives her 2020 presidential election predictions

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under News, University

2020’s presidential race is heating up, bringing both new and familiar faces. Politicians are announcing that their candidacy, working on their campaigns and developing their support and endorsements. Many candidates are voicing concerns about some of the major policies that the Trump administration has f...

Writing nonstop for 24 hours to raise money for UNO

Writing nonstop for 24 hours to raise money for UNO

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under News, University

On Wednesday, March 20, UNO Press kicked off their first Write-a-Thon — a full 24 hours of workshops and writing-related events. Professors, alumni and organizations came together to host panels with various concentrations on different fields of writing. These events were held throughout campus, in...

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