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Seekers of truth

Seekers of truth

Emily Orfanides, Contributor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Literature, University

Dark skies and black holes, 
 a once cold and lonely place. No light to see the expanse, no feeling known of grace. I felt the pull of the Earth 
 ground me to its core. I’m still floating in space but I’ve lost sight of a shore. This body once a walking corpse,
 my soul lost...

A letter to the squirrel I killed on the afternoon of Monday June 13th, 2016

A letter to the squirrel I killed on the afternoon of Monday June 13th, 2016

Leo Castell, Staff

November 16, 2016


Filed under Literature, University

Dear Squirrel, Firstly, allow me to apologize for not knowing your name if you had one. Secondly, I’d like to apologize for not knowing your preferred honorific since I also didn’t know your gender or if you had a PhD. Finally, I’d like to apologize for having ACCIDENTALLY run you over on my...

UNO grad students learn book publishing from the ground up

UNO grad students learn book publishing from the ground up

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, University

The winner of the 2016 University of New Orleans Publishing Lab Prize was chosen by a class of ten UNO graduate students. Melanie McCabe will receive a $1,000 royalty advance, as well as a publishing contract with UNO Press to release her nonfiction work, “His Other Life: Searching for my Father, His...

Engineering’s enhancement fee improves department with $250,000

Engineering’s enhancement fee improves department with $250,000

Brittany Karno, Staff

November 16, 2016


Filed under News, University

The University of New Orleans engineering department’s enhancement fee has given the department an extra $250,000 to enrich the program by providing scholarships, tutoring assistants, new lab equipment, retention efforts, and salary raises for its staff. By offering free tutoring, the department...

Kappa Sigma’s Warrior Week raises money for veterans

Kappa Sigma’s Warrior Week raises money for veterans

Lindsay Maxie, Staff

November 16, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, University

Kappa Sigma fraternity is using their philanthropy to celebrate Veterans Day by hosting Warrior Week on campus; Warrior Week seeks to raise veteran awareness on campus. Kappa Sigma is excited to welcome back the Collegiate Veterans Association, and will be dual hosting a rock climbing event on Monday,...

Service Coalition and PBSU sponsor Hope for Haiti Silent Auction

Brittany Karno, Staff

November 16, 2016


Filed under News, University

The University of New Orleans Service Coalition and Progressive Black Student Union (PBSU) teamed up to raise funds for Hope for Haiti, an international foundation that helps Haitians, particularly Haitian children, in need. Service Coalition President Courtney Davies said that she thought it was...

Judge Jay C. Zainey gives presidential distinguished lecture

Judge Jay C. Zainey gives presidential distinguished lecture

Leo Castell, Staff

November 16, 2016


Filed under News, University

The Homer L. Hitt Presidential Lecture Series is aimed at bringing speakers with distinguished backgrounds in various fields of knowledge to the University of New Orleans in order to discuss with students, faculty, staff and the greater New Orleans community, ideas promoting intellectual discussion....

Students react to Donald Trump’s surprise electoral college victory

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2016


Filed under News, University

On Tuesday, November 8, the nation watched in a mixture of confusion and wonder as Donald Trump beat every poll and every expectation, including those of his own party, and won enough electoral college votes to secure the presidency over Hillary Clinton. Some University of New Orleans students weren’t...

The JimJims debut album reflects wide array of influences

Lones Gagnard, Staff

November 2, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, University

The JimJims, a budding UNO rock band, have just released their debut self-titled album. They have a mixed rock-and-roll, folk, Americana, psychedelic-rock and blues feel, with elements of jazz scattered throughout. The JimJims concentrate on the music and do not let genre-specific guidelines tell them...

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...

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