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Continuing Story: More Cars Vandalized in Broad Daylight UNO Lot and the Receipts Don’t Add Up

Another car window taken out on campus by Lexi Ancar

February 13, 2020

Compiled by Driftwood Staff - Veronika Lee with Erron Thomas and Lexi Ancar An email sent university wide at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, announced that more vehicles had been vandalized in the UNO Engineering parking lot. Although the email from the UNO Police Department states that there we...

UNO begins effort to create more gender-neutral bathrooms 

UNO begins effort to create more gender-neutral bathrooms 

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

February 13, 2020

A range of UNO staff and administrators are currently working with student representatives on a proposal to create more all-gender restrooms on campus. Although there were previously some all-gender facilities, many students felt that there were not enough to support the needs of UNO’s transgender an...

From Chemo to Class: How to Balance Life as a College Student and Cancer Patient

From Chemo to Class: How to Balance Life as a College Student and Cancer Patient

Christy Lorio, Contributing Writer & Honorary Driftwood Staff Member

February 12, 2020

My second year of graduate school did not go as planned. The summer after my first year in UNO’s MFA program for creative writing I found out that I had stage IV colorectal cancer. As devastating as those words “You have cancer” were, my diagnosis was wrapped in my family history; I was diagnosed w...

Steve Masakowski: A Lifetime of Music at UNO

Steve Masakowski: A Lifetime of Music at UNO

Trey Guillotine

February 7, 2020

While Billie Eilish won big this year at the 2020 Grammy’s, taking home the awards for best record, song, album, and best new artist, another musician was recognized and awarded a little closer to home. Earlier in January, UNO’s own professor Steve Masakowski was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award ...

Gilman Scholar Shares Her Experience as an African American Student Studying Abroad

Gilman Scholar Shares Her Experience as an African American Student Studying Abroad

Alexis T. Reed, Contributing Writer

February 6, 2020

During my first year of college, I worked tirelessly to afford the cost of studying abroad – including working a part-time job, applying for every scholarship I was eligible for, promoting my Go Fund Me campaign and entering in a public speaking contest on campus with monetary awards. My hard work p...

Recycling resumes at UNO

Recycling resumes at UNO

Emma Seely

February 6, 2020

On Thursday Jan 30, UNO public relations sent out an email to students, faculty and staff announcing that the full recycling program has resumed. With bins and dumpsters located across campus now offering students the opportunity to drop off plastic, paper, aluminum and cardboard, it is more convenien...

No Hot Water in North Hall Gives Students the Cold Shoulder

No Hot Water in North Hall Gives Students the Cold Shoulder

Erron Thomas

February 6, 2020

During January in New Orleans, average highs and lows hover in the 60s and 50s, respectively. While this isn't necessarily cold, students living in North Hall dorms could only keep their cool in the showers that night, as the student living quarters were without hot water. This continued to be the theme ...

Developing Story: Dozens of Car Break-Ins at UNO & What You Can Do About It

Developing Story: Dozens of Car Break-Ins at UNO & What You Can Do About It

Abigail Karas

February 6, 2020

Compiled by Abigail Karas, Erron Thomas, & Veronika Lee  Students checking their email first thing Thursday morning were greeted with a message courtesy of The UNO Police Department. According to emails, an indefinite number of cars (“dozens”) parked in the HPC and Engineering parking lots we...

Will Apple Products Ever Rot?

Will Apple Products Ever Rot?

Erron Thomas, News Editor

January 30, 2020

According to the Mac-product-centric website macflypro.com, there are approximately 588 million Apple users to this day, excluding the iPhone. To take it a step further, according to the same Apple fans, there are currently 1 billion active Apple products in use today. Students at UNO’s campus are n...

Follett Access drops at UNO bookstore

Follett Access drops at UNO bookstore

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

January 30, 2020

New this semester, UNO’s bookstore has adopted the Follett Access program, which allows students to pick up books and other course materials before their classes begin. The program, which will continue for the upcoming summer and fall semesters, is intended to help all UNO students succeed by simplif...

UNO Student Spotlight: Lalibela Walto of Get the Bleach ad UNO’s Rock Ensemble

UNO Student Spotlight: Lalibela Walto of Get the Bleach ad UNO’s Rock Ensemble

Veronika Lee, Entertainment Editor

December 4, 2019

Lalibela Walto wasn’t expecting to join a rock band this year at UNO. But after her orientation this July, that’s exactly what ended up happening.   “The teacher, Jorge Velazquez, had a booth in the UC and it immediately sparked my interest,” Walto said. “I have been singing since I cou...

⚠️Adderall is taking over⚠️

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

Universities come with a variety of challenges and many things to prepare for. One equalizer that every college weather its community college foreign college trade school students must endure is exams. Some students take several exams more than twice a year, leaving them a lot to prepare for.  ...

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