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Music department makes more than music

Music department makes more than music

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Features, University

The University of New Orleans’ Music Department is staffed with experienced and widely respected music professionals. The faculty includes recipients of Guggenheim fellowships as well as Grammy winners. Coca-Cola Endowed Chair of Jazz Studies Stephen Masakowski said, “I’m very proud of our...

America’s image rating plummets among international students

Christopher Cruz, Contributor

November 2, 2016


Filed under Features, University

The 2016 U.S. presidential election has created more internet economists and political science experts than any other election we’ve seen here in America. With voters struggling to find what they stand for in each party's platform, it should not be surprising that many foreign students see America...

UNO women’s tennis completes sweep of Big Easy Classic

UNO Athletics

November 2, 2016


Filed under Features, University

Heading into the final day of play in the Big Easy Classic with representation in every flight’s championship round, the University of New Orleans women’s tennis team was victorious in every match to finish play with a total of seven first place finishes. It is the first time the women’s tennis...

Dunn eclipses 500 career kills and digs in UNO volleyball match against Nicholls

Dunn eclipses 500 career kills and digs in UNO volleyball match against Nicholls

UNO Athletics

November 2, 2016


Filed under Sports, University

Sophomore outside hitter Blessing Dunn reached a career milestone for the University of New Orleans volleyball team on Saturday afternoon in a 3-1 loss to Nicholls (25-19, 25-18, 23-25, 25-19) in Southland Conference action. The Jacksonville, Alabama product posted a team-high 16 digs with nine kills...

UNO student-athletes get lessons in diversity and inclusion

UNO student-athletes get lessons in diversity and inclusion

UNO Athletics

October 26, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, University

It was a session filled with joy, laughter, entertainment and tears as student-athletes at the University of New Orleans learned life lessons from guest speaker Derek Greenfield on the power of diversity and inclusion within an athletic department and how it can improve performance in athletics and everyday...

Bloomberg Terminal offers valuable opportunities for business students

Jamie Lloyd, Staff

October 26, 2016


Filed under News, University

Bloomberg may not be a word that is often synonymous with excitement; however, for business majors at the University of New Orleans, it is a word synonymous with growth and opportunity. For the past three years, UNO has hosted a Bloomberg machine, more formally known as the Bloomberg Terminal, which...

Anime Genshiken Club holds annual forest Halloween event

Anime Genshiken Club holds annual forest Halloween event

Roxanne Ardekani, Contributor

October 26, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, University

This year the University of New Orleans’ Anime Genshiken Club put on their third-annual Halloween event in the forest next to Privateer Place, where students take the “Test of Courage,” a Japanese form of a haunted house where people, usually teenagers, are paired together and must walk through...

University implements all-gender restrooms

University implements all-gender restrooms

Jamie Lloyd, Staff

October 26, 2016


Filed under News, Top Story, University

The University of New Orleans is an educational institution nationally-acclaimed and celebrated for its diversity, as well as its commitment to preserving said diversity between all ethnic groups, religious groups, creeds, and gender identities. In the spirit of this camaraderie, UNO has recently implemented...

Ambassadors host another successful Swampball tournament

Ambassadors host another successful Swampball tournament

Clayton Mistich, Contributor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, University

Swampball, a mud-pit style volleyball tournament, was hosted by the University of New Orleans Ambassadors in the quad on Oct. 1. All funds raised for the event was funnelled back to UNO students through scholarships funds. “What’s great about Swampball is that not only is it such a fun event,...

UNO alumnus Victor Arroyo cast in Big Brother’s 18th season

UNO alumnus Victor Arroyo cast in Big Brother’s 18th season

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, University

“Big Brother”, the smash-hit reality television show, cast UNO alumnus Victor Arroyo for Season 18. Although Arroyo did not end up winning the grand prize of $500,000 dollars, he won “America’s Favorite” title, chosen by the viewing public, along with a cash prize of $25,000 dollars. Arroyo...

UNO Sailing Club competes in first invitational regatta

UNO Sailing Club competes in first invitational regatta

Jamie Lloyd, Staff

October 19, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, University

The University of New Orleans Sailing Club participated in their first-ever invitational regatta hosted by RICE University in Houston during the first weekend of October. Three UNO students from the club (senior Emily Digiovanna, sophomore Nigel Watkins, and club president Morrgan Haack) were selected...

Honor societies join forces to support Denham Springs school

Lindsay Maxie, Staff

October 19, 2016


Filed under News, University

The University of New Orleans Kappa Delta Epsilon chapter was aided by Sigma Tau Delta in holding a school supply drive for the teachers and students of Denham Springs High School. On August 12, Denham Springs High School closed its doors after sustaining four feet of water during a life-changing...

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