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UNO graduate opens collaborative art space in the Bywater

UNO graduate opens collaborative art space in the Bywater

Carly Zimmerman, Contributor

February 7, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, University

If you have been involved in any recent conversation about New Orleans’ Bywater neighborhood, you have probably heard a slew of comments about how the eclectic safe space where all feel welcome.” Huster is a singer-songwriter who has been making music from the Ninth Ward since his arrival in the...

Stipends a point of contention at recent faculty senate meeting

Michael Habermann, Contributor

February 7, 2017


Filed under News, University

At its Jan. 31 meeting, the University of New Orleans’ Faculty Senate addressed a number of topics, from financial matters to admission requirements. One issue under consideration was the representation of the faculty senate itself.   Senate President Cherie Trumbach explained, "The current...

Upcoming annual InnovateUNO award showcases the best of UNO’s talent

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

February 6, 2017


Filed under News, University

Every February since 2013, the University of New Orleans’ Undergraduate Research Council has organized InnovateUNO, a showcase of student projects involving creativity, research and/or scholarly work. Undergraduates in all academic disciplines are invited to submit work and the entire UNO community an...

SAC’s Cultural Conversation Series wins national diversity award

SAC’s Cultural Conversation Series wins national diversity award

Jamie Lloyd, News Editor

February 6, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase, University

The University of New Orleans’ Cultural Conversations Series, hosted by the Student Activities Council, is known on campus for providing content to students that is educational, intellectually stimulating, thought-provoking, and now—award-winning. The series has won the coveted Outstanding D...

CDs are still in

Fernando J. Saballos, Contributor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Financing Your Future Today, Opinion, University

The truth about investing is that it’s not as simple as buying shares of stock and hoping to make a profit. It requires money and commitment, and at this stage in our lives, hiring a professional money manager is most likely out of the question. This obstacle makes investing a turn-off to those...

Dancing in the Sun

Dancing in the Sun

Kacie Fontenot, Contributor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Literature, University

A tunnel of tree branches, A spotlight, orange; A glow that takes away all impurities on your skin and in your heart. The pure joy gained from a simple leak of color on our bodies; A light given to us from the sky, or perhaps something else… How time stands still when you’re standing there soaking...

Pennyroyal, an antidote

Pennyroyal, an antidote

Sierra Martinez, Contributor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Literature, University

The Prince No one warned me a lady’s feet grew during pregnancy. Apparently, something called relaxin makes the ligaments in her feet stretch. If I had known this, my Kingdom could have done without an heir. And what pretty feet she had, Lilies of my love, flattened. His...

I Sea Stars in You

I Sea Stars in You

Emily Orfanides, Contributor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Literature, University

The ocean below whispers to me that I am whole 
As I bow to fate and dive head first into her waves. 
 While I have searched the stars to attain my soul, 
I have only ever found myself there in your grace. 
 The music fades in and out of my memory 
 As I forget to remember the words left...

Feathered Solace

Feathered Solace

Jessica Farizo, Contributor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Literature, University

The shadow of the tall oak tree branched across the forest floor, covering Vel’s frail figure like a blanket. She smeared a tear across her face with the back of her left hand. Fingers shaking, she floundered with her dress’s white buttons that stretched from her neck to her knees. Once unfastened,...

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...

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