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Ambassadors host another successful Swampball tournament

Ambassadors host another successful Swampball tournament

Clayton Mistich, Contributor

October 19, 2016

Swampball, a mud-pit style volleyball tournament, was hosted by the University of New Orleans Ambassadors in the quad on Oct. 1. All funds raised for the event was funnelled back to UNO students through scholarships funds. “What’s great about Swampball is that not only is it such a fun event,...

UNO alumnus Victor Arroyo cast in Big Brother’s 18th season

UNO alumnus Victor Arroyo cast in Big Brother’s 18th season

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016

“Big Brother”, the smash-hit reality television show, cast UNO alumnus Victor Arroyo for Season 18. Although Arroyo did not end up winning the grand prize of $500,000 dollars, he won “America’s Favorite” title, chosen by the viewing public, along with a cash prize of $25,000 dollars. Arroyo...

UNO Sailing Club competes in first invitational regatta

UNO Sailing Club competes in first invitational regatta

Jamie Lloyd, Staff

October 19, 2016

The University of New Orleans Sailing Club participated in their first-ever invitational regatta hosted by RICE University in Houston during the first weekend of October. Three UNO students from the club (senior Emily Digiovanna, sophomore Nigel Watkins, and club president Morrgan Haack) were selected...

Honor societies join forces to support Denham Springs school

Lindsay Maxie, Staff

October 19, 2016

The University of New Orleans Kappa Delta Epsilon chapter was aided by Sigma Tau Delta in holding a school supply drive for the teachers and students of Denham Springs High School. On August 12, Denham Springs High School closed its doors after sustaining four feet of water during a life-changing...

UNO Diversity Celebration slated for Oct. 21-Nov. 1

Leo Castell, Staff

October 19, 2016

The University of New Orleans’ Diversity Celebration will begin on Friday, October 21 and last through Tuesday, November 1. The event, which is also known as Diversity Week, sponsored UNO’s Diversity Affairs and is meant to promote involvement and engagement in the UNO community. Graduate Assistant...

Sweet and spooky book sale slated for Halloween

Lindsay Maxie, Staff

October 19, 2016

Sigma Tau Delta is hosting a used book sale for University of New Orleans students and faculty on Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. This Halloween-themed book sale is offering used college textbooks and a wide selection of novels for leisure reading. Sigma Tau Delta will also be selling bookmarks and allowing...

UNO hosts panel discussion on inequality, race in America

Kelley Davis, Staff

October 19, 2016

Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) and the Alexis de Tocqueville Project at the University of New Orleans hosted a panel discussion on Oct. 4 to explore issues of economic and political inequality. The panel included speakers Jarvis DeBerry from The Times Picayune, as well as Swarthmore College associate...

Japan traveler observes similarities between New Orleans and Tokyo

William Archambeault, Contributor

September 28, 2016

Despite being separated by oceans and a day-long plane ride, Japan and New Orleans share a number of similarities. The world is smaller than I thought. This past summer, I experienced Japan first-hand through the University of New Orleans summer study abroad program. Over the course of five weeks...

Japan: Where dreams become reality

Japan: Where dreams become reality

Jamie Lloyd, Staff

September 28, 2016

There are places in this world where nature imitates art. There are places where lifelong dreams come true. There are even places you visit as a stranger and leave as a member of an unspoken family. And then there’s Japan. For many University of New Orleans students, Japan has all the perks of an ideal cu...

Freshman Jordan Yauch shines in UNO Volleyball home opener

Freshman Jordan Yauch shines in UNO Volleyball home opener

UNO Athletics

September 28, 2016

The University of New Orleans volleyball team opened up the home schedule on Thursday afternoon, hosting Southland Conference foe Houston Baptist in a 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-17) setback at the HPC. The Privateers (3-11, 0-1 Southland Conference) saw steady improvements throughout the match, increasing t...

UNO men’s, women’s tennis recognized for academic successes

UNO men’s, women’s tennis recognized for academic successes

UNO Athletics

September 28, 2016

The University of New Orleans men’s and women’s tennis programs’ academic accomplishments being recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association has become the norm at the Lakefront, as the teams received ITA Academic honors for the fifth-consecutive year. To go with the team accolades, eig...

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