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To the victims of the mass genocide inside the University of New Orleans’ dormitory’s light bulb

To the victims of the mass genocide inside the University of New Orleans’ dormitory’s light bulb

Daniel Vines and Contributor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Literature, University

You composed your own execution When you searched the ceiling to prey. How wound you in that web of wires? Smelling the fear of food inside the dark feeding bowl, You dropped down, hit The high ground, sat On your victims, but Their fear did not spike; It was flat as the still universe. They...

The Wooden Butler’s Son

The Wooden Butler’s Son

Leo Castell, Staff

November 16, 2016


Filed under Literature, University

I never met your son nor knew his name, but he became my curse, no, my new face, and helped me find a way to soothe my pain. You told me how you both would love to race like leaves blowing across the palace grounds and how the king’s daughter loved him so much her heart...

Death or dignity (@SadeCru)

Death or dignity (@SadeCru)

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Literature, University

I was taught to be proud I was taught to not seek their approval. I was taught to be great and let that speak for me. But all too often I'm given no choice but to bow weak with tears and loud with screams. Too entangled with fear of losing someone who looks like me. For even a man on the floor is...

Seekers of truth

Seekers of truth

Emily Orfanides, Contributor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Literature, University

Dark skies and black holes, 
 a once cold and lonely place. No light to see the expanse, no feeling known of grace. I felt the pull of the Earth 
 ground me to its core. I’m still floating in space but I’ve lost sight of a shore. This body once a walking corpse,
 my soul lost...

A letter to the squirrel I killed on the afternoon of Monday June 13th, 2016

A letter to the squirrel I killed on the afternoon of Monday June 13th, 2016

Leo Castell, Staff

November 16, 2016


Filed under Literature, University

Dear Squirrel, Firstly, allow me to apologize for not knowing your name if you had one. Secondly, I’d like to apologize for not knowing your preferred honorific since I also didn’t know your gender or if you had a PhD. Finally, I’d like to apologize for having ACCIDENTALLY run you over on my...

UNO grad students learn book publishing from the ground up

UNO grad students learn book publishing from the ground up

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, University

The winner of the 2016 University of New Orleans Publishing Lab Prize was chosen by a class of ten UNO graduate students. Melanie McCabe will receive a $1,000 royalty advance, as well as a publishing contract with UNO Press to release her nonfiction work, “His Other Life: Searching for my Father, His...

Engineering’s enhancement fee improves department with $250,000

Engineering’s enhancement fee improves department with $250,000

Brittany Karno, Staff

November 16, 2016


Filed under News, University

The University of New Orleans engineering department’s enhancement fee has given the department an extra $250,000 to enrich the program by providing scholarships, tutoring assistants, new lab equipment, retention efforts, and salary raises for its staff. By offering free tutoring, the department...

Kappa Sigma’s Warrior Week raises money for veterans

Kappa Sigma’s Warrior Week raises money for veterans

Lindsay Maxie, Staff

November 16, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, University

Kappa Sigma fraternity is using their philanthropy to celebrate Veterans Day by hosting Warrior Week on campus; Warrior Week seeks to raise veteran awareness on campus. Kappa Sigma is excited to welcome back the Collegiate Veterans Association, and will be dual hosting a rock climbing event on Monday,...

Service Coalition and PBSU sponsor Hope for Haiti Silent Auction

Brittany Karno, Staff

November 16, 2016


Filed under News, University

The University of New Orleans Service Coalition and Progressive Black Student Union (PBSU) teamed up to raise funds for Hope for Haiti, an international foundation that helps Haitians, particularly Haitian children, in need. Service Coalition President Courtney Davies said that she thought it was...

Judge Jay C. Zainey gives presidential distinguished lecture

Judge Jay C. Zainey gives presidential distinguished lecture

Leo Castell, Staff

November 16, 2016


Filed under News, University

The Homer L. Hitt Presidential Lecture Series is aimed at bringing speakers with distinguished backgrounds in various fields of knowledge to the University of New Orleans in order to discuss with students, faculty, staff and the greater New Orleans community, ideas promoting intellectual discussion....

Students react to Donald Trump’s surprise electoral college victory

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2016


Filed under News, University

On Tuesday, November 8, the nation watched in a mixture of confusion and wonder as Donald Trump beat every poll and every expectation, including those of his own party, and won enough electoral college votes to secure the presidency over Hillary Clinton. Some University of New Orleans students weren’t...

The JimJims debut album reflects wide array of influences

Lones Gagnard, Staff

November 2, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, University

The JimJims, a budding UNO rock band, have just released their debut self-titled album. They have a mixed rock-and-roll, folk, Americana, psychedelic-rock and blues feel, with elements of jazz scattered throughout. The JimJims concentrate on the music and do not let genre-specific guidelines tell them...

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