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Hectic Happiness by UNO’s Dr. Reed

Hectic Happiness by UNO’s Dr. Reed

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 10, 2019


Filed under News, University

Dr. Gilda Werner Reed is an award-winning, well-established UNO professor. Now she can also add “published author” to her extensive list of accomplishments spanning seven decades. A psychology professor at UNO since 1994, Reed has documented her life in “Hectic Happiness,” a book that she hopes inspires ...

Student Spotlight: Ian Trahan

Student Spotlight: Ian Trahan

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, University

Ian Trahan is a freshman pursuing a degree in Jazz Studies at UNO. Trahan moved to New Orleans from DeQuincy, Louisiana, where he first started his career as a musician. He has his own band back home and also plays weekly in New Orleans. He plans on playing many gigs around the New Orleans area and hopes ...

What it’s like to be a student in your 30s

What it’s like to be a student in your 30s

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Features, University

“Where did the last decade of my life go?” Students in their 30s who decided to go back to school have probably asked this question more than once. The majority of the younger undergraduate student body probably can’t wait to be done with school. No more homework, no more stress or student loans...

Musaica transports an audience with “Angels in Flight” and Brahms

Hope Brusstar, Editor-In-Chief

March 6, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, University

On Wednesday, Jan. 30, an audience in UNO’s recital hall witnessed a classical performance so sweet and full of light that it may as well have been transported directly to heaven. Musaica, a group founded in 2006 by musical masters and performers from the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, had co...

“Love your neighbor”: Prof. Bradley offers powerful solutions to the “incarceration nation”

“Love your neighbor”: Prof. Bradley offers powerful solutions to the “incarceration nation”

Hope Brusstar, Editor-In-Chief

March 6, 2019


Filed under News, University

The U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. On Thursday, Feb. 7, Prof. Anthony Bradley visited UNO to discuss some of his solutions to the problem. “How many people are incarcerated?” Bradley asked audience members that afternoon. He informed them that 2.3 million people are currently...

Mumble

Andrew Chaisson, Contributor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Showcase, University

The words float out of your mouth and dissipate into the air like smoke. They leave nothing in their tracks. No one ever taught you how to speak. You must not know the power you hold inside of you. You could command skyscrapers to be built, whole armies of men and women to be fed, you could...

Response to “Recycling at UNO”

Christy Lorio, Contributor

March 6, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Point/Counterpoint, University

Last week the Driftwood published an article about the recycling initiatives on campus and shared a startling statistic — UNO produces 5,000,000 pounds of recyclable waste. That number initially disappointed me, but I wasn’t shocked. It only takes an observant eye and a walk around campus during...

Learning from Lolita, a lecture by Chelsey Shannon

Learning from Lolita, a lecture by Chelsey Shannon

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under News, University

UNO MFA candidate Chelsey Shannon stood before a packed, standing-room only audience in LA 197 on Tuesday, Feb. 5. There, she presented her lecture entitled “Learning from Lolita.” Anticipation for the afternoon talk was evident: students and faculty kept piling in until the lecture began promptl...

Faculty Spotlight: Randy Bates

Faculty Spotlight: Randy Bates

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, University

Randy Bates is a professor at UNO who has devoted 20 years to his students here. Bates bounced back and forth between institutions in his teaching career until he started working at UNO in 1999 and fell in love with the nonfiction Creative Writing Workshop. When Bates is not teaching, he’s spendin...

Homecoming Heartbreak

Homecoming Heartbreak

Stefan Muro, Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Story, University

The Lakefront Arena was loud and the crowd was electric going into Saturday’s Homecoming matchup against the Nicholls State Colonels. The Privateers entered the game on a four-game winning streak while seniors Ezekiel Charles, Scott Plaisance Jr., Tyren Harrison and Jorge Rosa were honored for the...

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