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At UNO’s Blood Center, giving back doesn’t have to be scary.

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 1, 2019

Located right on UNO’s campus, The Blood Center offers students the opportunity to save lives in between classes. Situated in the Oliver St. Pe’ Center, next to the engineering building, this outpost of the Blood Center network helps to supply blood, red cells and plasma to hospitals across Sout...

UNO used book sale

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

November 1, 2019

From Thursday, Nov. 7 to Saturday, Nov. 9, the Friends of the UNO Library will hold its seasonal Used Book Sale on the fourth floor of the Earl K. Long Library. Advertised as a sale with “something for everyone,” the semi-annual book sale houses a range of books each semester, from science fiction ...

Updated: Housing and its Student Workers

Updated: Housing and its Student Workers

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

October 18, 2019

Resident Assistants and Desk Attendants working in the Pontchartrain Hall dorms complained three weeks ago that they were not paid over the month of August. Since weekly payments for on-campus jobs are administered by Payroll, it would be rational for one to expect this lapse in payment to have begun ...

UNO Center Austria: Reading of Franzobel’s The Raft of the Medusa

UNO Center Austria: Reading of Franzobel’s The Raft of the Medusa

Vinicio Hernandez

October 18, 2019

On the afternoon of Oct. 1, UNO Center Austria invited Austrian playwright and novelist Franzobel to read from a translated excerpt of his new novel, Das Floß der Medusa (The Raft of the Medusa), published in 2017 by Zsolnay. Franzobel, a pseudonym for author Franz Stefan Griebl, has published German-la...

Student Musician Spotlight: Feck

Student Musician Spotlight: Feck

Veronika Lee

October 18, 2019

Eric Arnouville (aka Feck) is a senior English major who already has a canon of music. Earlier this year, he released “South Wayside and 45” on Spotify. With a catalogue of 39 albums total on his Bandcamp, this appears to be his slickest and most ambitious project yet.   Although the ...

Fall 2019 SGA elections

Jada White, Contributor

October 18, 2019

The closer we approach midterms, the more strongly students focused on selecting new Senators for UNO’s Fall 2019 Student Government Association (SGA). This year, representatives ran in every college as well, and administered a new Constitution. Students were expected to vote “Yes” or “No” o...

Whats all the RAVE on campus about

Whats all the RAVE on campus about

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

The University of New Orleans is home to thousands of people. How is it remotely possible for a single department to keep every person on this campus safe? Departments utilize various tactics to protect students on campus—systems like a rotating on duty surveillance of campus grounds, real camera ...

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...

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