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An International Night to remember

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under Top Story, University

  The colorful flags of countries from around the world hang proudly in the atrium of the UC. Students and faculty see this as mere decoration, but events like International Night expose UNO’s intentional emphasis and encouragement of diversity. On March 23, students, faculty and the gre...

Heroines of page and stage

Heroines of page and stage

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 31, 2019


Filed under News, University

On March 14, a group of students and faculty recognized female legends in literature and drama. In an empowering discussion, Dr. Elaine Brooks and Kalo Gow examined the roles of female characters and how they were able to break free of centuries-old patriarchal restrictions. Brooks, a Spanish pro...

Edwards comments on gender roles and marriage: then vs. now

Edwards comments on gender roles and marriage: then vs. now

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 31, 2019


Filed under News, University

“Sex is more cultural than biological,” said famous cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead back in the 1930s, according to distinguished emeritus faculty member Ann Edwards. On March 12, Edwards hosted another interactive discussion with the Diversity Engagement Center. Edwards spoke fondly of both Mea...

Marcus Colston shares entrepreneurship advice

Marcus Colston shares entrepreneurship advice

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

March 31, 2019


Filed under News, University

Former Saints wide-receiver Marques Colston came marching into UNO for the Management Week Keynote Address on March 14. Kirschman Building’s lecture hall was no match for the overwhelming amount of students, faculty, and members of the community awaiting his presence. The number of people far exceed...

What is it really like to study abroad?

What is it really like to study abroad?

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 31, 2019


Filed under City, Features, University

Every summer since 1973, UNO has sent students around the world to study abroad. According to the summer program’s webpage, 17,000 students, including guest students from 75 American universities, have studied abroad with UNO’s award-winning programs. For a handful of UNO students and educators w...

Are right-wing dollars affecting campus programming?

Are right-wing dollars affecting campus programming?

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under Features, University

“I would like to thank everyone who has made this night possible, and a lot of the stuff that we do here — which includes the UNO student government association, Charles Koch Association, and the UNO Founders Club,” said Professor Chris Surprenant on Thursday night’s political discussion panel with...

Bearkats Plunder Privateers on ESPN

Bearkats Plunder Privateers on ESPN

Stefan Muro, Reporter

March 27, 2019


Filed under News, Sports, University

Last Wednesday, the Lakefront Arena hosted a highly anticipated home finale for the Privateer men’s basketball team. With a three game winning streak, a strong 11-2 home record, and the loudest home crowd all season, the Privateers were primed and ready to take on the only better team in the Southla...

Spotlight: Lance Sylvester

Spotlight: Lance Sylvester

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 27, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, University

Lance Sylvester is a first-time freshman at UNO studying studio art and practicing photography. He’s originally from the New Orleans area and also enjoys dancing and binge-watching anime. Lance is usually exploring different spots for his shoots and doing different photo walks with other aspiring photo...

Spotlight: Holladay retires, pursues passions

Spotlight: Holladay retires, pursues passions

Hope Brusstar, Editor-in-Chief

March 27, 2019


Filed under Features, University

“It is both an honor and a horror to receive instruction from Holladay. He is brilliant and will easily leave you in the dust if you are not paying attention,” said one student on RateMyProfessor. Said another, “If you want the privilege of hearing a literal genius give lectures that are heart...

UNO Garden Club: The Garden is Alive campaign

UNO Garden Club: The Garden is Alive campaign

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 26, 2019


Filed under News, University

Spring officially begins next week on Mar. 20, and the UNO Garden Club hopes to welcome in the new season with new members. Aasiyah Williams, co-president, recently spoke to Driftwood to offer some insight into the newly revived campus garden and group. At its root, the club focuses on sustainabil...

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