Driftwood

A liberal students take in a conservative arena

Matthew Broussard, Contributing Writer

November 14, 2019

Last week the Young Adults for Liberty advertised that they would be hosting a diversity discussion. I had previously heard of this group, but only knew a little bit about them. Their website stated that they are a libertarian youth organization, which really piqued my interest. I had always seen lib...

InnovateUNO gives students the chance to share their scholarly work

InnovateUNO gives students the chance to share their scholarly work

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 14, 2019

On Nov 19-21, UNO will hold the annual research symposium, InnovateUNO. Taking place on the first and fourth floors of the library from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Nov 19 and 20 and 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Nov 21, this yearly event celebrates scholarship of all kinds at UNO, even offering prizes for top projects. Regard...

Is RateMyProfessor a 100% success

Is RateMyProfessor a 100% success

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

There are eight semesters in the typical college student’s experience. This means that they will have to face the tedious act of scheduling classes eight times. Therefore, students will inevitably wonder whether their soon-to-be professor is worth the money.   The anxiety of choosing a professor that mee...

Dealing with Mental Health Issues on Campus

Dealing with Mental Health Issues on Campus

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

November 14, 2019

According to statistics from the National Alliance for Mental Illness, 44 percent of American college students report having symptoms of depression and/or anxiety and a troubling 75 percent of those students do not seek medical help or counseling. Furthermore, suicide is the third leading killer of ...

The truth behind Chick-fil-a on campus

The truth behind Chick-fil-a on campus

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 14, 2019

According to Patrick Linn, Director of Auxiliary Services at UNO, Chick-Fil-A has been located in UNO’s University Center since 2009. The controversial restaurant was smaller back then, offering only limited options in its first iteration at UNO. The controversy was smaller then too, especially in...

UNO’s Royal Disaster

UNO’s Royal Disaster

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

November 1 through 7 marked this year's University of New Orleans’s homecoming. The university held its annual events, such as golfing Friday morning, a parade Monday, student tailgate and pep rally on Tuesday, nachos and jazz on Wednesday, a paint party Thursday, and a whole itinerary full of activ...

UNO Press Spotlight: Continental Divide

UNO Press Spotlight: Continental Divide

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

November 8, 2019

For over a decade, UNO’s printing press, the aptly titled UNO Press, has sat as a hidden gem among the Liberal Arts building’s other diamonds, such as its inviting, green courtyard and the humorous cut-out comics professors place on their office doors. The press, alongside other publications present on c...

Work Studies 101

Work Studies 101

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

“Man, I’m so broke,” could be one of the only expressions you hear around the UNO campus, depending on what circles you’re involved with. Before college, plenty of students may have relied on the established dynamic of their parent’s household, while some students are probably getting their firs...

Beyond The Margins literary journal offers opportunities for UNO graduate students

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 1, 2019

In May 2020, the MA in English program housed in UNO’s Department of English and Foreign Languages will release the inaugural issue of its student-run literary journal, Beyond the Margins. With every aspect of the journal’s publication process, from essay selection to editing, being carried out b...

The pros and cons of college roommates

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

College can undoubtedly generate a host of feelings and emotions. One often commonly dreaded one is the idea of having a dorm mate.    Something like this could truly make a person uncomfortable. Before going to college, many students have gotten extremely comfortable with their way of life...

SGA Senators and the Student Body

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

November 1, 2019

On Oct. 1st and 2nd, the Student Government Association (SGA) held elections for senators to represent each of the university’s colleges. Those elections having passed, twelve new senators were elected, with three up for appointment. SGA President Christine Bourgeois ([email protected]), concern...

The power of napping

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

  After a day’s load of classes, or perhaps after one class, many students may find themselves catching Z’s that slipped through their tired fingers the night before.    Nap popularity has risen in recent years. This may be due to more and more people working hard. The harder you w...

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