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A New Orleans beach escape weekend

A New Orleans beach escape weekend

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

March 5, 2020

As Carnival season comes to an end and summertime approaches, now is a perfect time for UNO students to take advantage of some of the easily accessible destinations within a few hours of the city. Located anywhere from one to five hours outside of New Orleans, students can find several different beac...

If You Love New Orleans, Invest In Its Future: Spotlight on Son of a Saint

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Erron Thomas & Veronika Lee

March 5, 2020

“If you love New Orleans, invest in its future” is the motto of the Son of a Saint organization—but it doesn’t mean what you think it does, according to William B. Jones, the nonprofit’s Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator. “A lot of times people hear the word ‘invest’ and think...

A Word About Anonymous Sources

A Word About Anonymous Sources

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

March 4, 2020

This is my first year living in New Orleans. I’ve seen a major hotel collapse that is still rotting away blocks from where I live, and I saw people continue to have parades and celebrate. According to stats, there has already been a 57 percent increase since 2018 in car break-ins citywide. Two wee...

Letter to the Editor: The Cost of UNO Tuition

February 20, 2020

Dear Editor:   When I started at UNO in August of ‘72, my tuition was $145 a semester to go full-time. Anyone could afford to go to college and graduate without debt.   Reaganomics put an end to affordable higher education, on the excuse that people who didn’t go to college...

Cardio: The FREE Drug

Cardio: The FREE Drug

Joseph Bellott, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2020

Who has time for the gym? We look up and it's already Friday, you know? If the gym was a pill it would be the most prescribed pill in the world, but the time it takes to suit up, hit a workout, and take a shower (hopefully) is just too much time and energy. Well I am your heavenly sent angel herel to tu...

Coronavirus is not the biggest threat this flu season

Coronavirus is not the biggest threat this flu season

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

February 20, 2020

On Tuesday Feb 11, UNO Student Affairs sent out an email to all students with the subject line “Tips for staying healthy!”. In the email, Dr. Carolyn Golz, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs offers students several practices in the name of staying healthy through a flu season that has s...

Why Your Student Newspaper Matters

Why Your Student Newspaper Matters

February 20, 2020

Some students at UNO may not realize that a $1 of their tuition fees goes to covering the Driftwood costs - the cost of printing a paper that illuminates issues on campus, that spotlights students and alumni that might be off the radar of university PR, that calls attention to problems on campus such as f...

Not So Private-eer Place: UNO Students Complain About Rats, Roaches & Other Uninvited Guests in Student Housing 

Photo from @PrivateerPlace

Abigail Karas & Veronika Lee

February 20, 2020

*Note: This story has been updated with the names of sources who were willing to come forth.    Visit the website for Privateer Place, UNO’s on-campus student apartments, and you’ll find a tech-friendly, glossy portrait of smiling students living in a quintessential college environment. T...

How UNO Students Can Take a European Vacation Without Breaking the Bank

Even Iceland runs on Dunkin

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief / écrivaine

February 20, 2020

Louis Armstrong International Airport Terminal doesn’t look like a million bucks.    It looks more like a billion bucks because last year debuted a $1 billion renovation and a new 35-gate terminal with all the amenities to let our airport shine as a reflection of beautiful New Orleans. 2...

Continuing Story: UNO Community Shocked as Another 4 Cars Are Vandalized in Broad Daylight

An open entrance to the Engineering Parking Lot

February 18, 2020

By Abigail Karas and Veronika Lee Once again, a notification labeled “Campus Crime Alert” appeared on the screens of University of New Orleans students. "When our campus community was celebrating its annual Mardi Gras parade,” it read, “4 auto burglaries happened in the Engineering parking lot....

Entering the Matrix: UNO Unleashes Its New Networking App

Entering the Matrix: UNO Unleashes Its New Networking App

Erron Thomas, News Editor

February 13, 2020

For many university students, the college experience is a vehicle transporting them to their next phase of life. The most common goal for students is to have a career, and it is popular for students to reach out and connect with those they meet along the way, hoping that networking proves valuable on t...

UNO Student Film ‘Do You Love Me?’: Yes. We. Do.

Veronika Lee, Editor in Chief

February 13, 2020

NYU and UCLA better start taking notes. Again and again, UNO’s film students continue to be a force to be reckoned with and filmmaker KC Simms, a second semester junior, is no exception.    Last Saturday, Simms and his longtime collaborator, Maison Harris (another UNO second semester...

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