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Flag throwers in the business building

Flag throwers in the business building

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

April 4, 2019

In a wide lecture hall, I’m barely keeping my eyes open to a professor’s monotone lecture. It’s 12:00 pm: there are 15 more minutes of wasted time listening to a lecture as dull as a burnt-out lightbulb. Suddenly, a trumpet sounds from somewhere outside the classroom. “Alright class, I’ll let ...

Fostering the next generation of engineers

Fostering the next generation of engineers

Demi Guillory, Reporter

April 3, 2019

Above the door of room 308 in the engineering building is the acronym NSBE. It stands for the National Society of Black Engineers — a national organization that has had a chapter at UNO since 1980. Junior Lauryns Rodrigue and senior Kiara Horton are both civil engineering majors and members of NSBE who ...

The moral limits of comedy

The moral limits of comedy

Demi Guillory, Reporter

April 3, 2019

“Anyone have a joke they’re ashamed of?” UNO’s Dr. Edward Johnson’s question started the March 28 lecture in the Earl K. Long library. Johnson, emeritus professor of philosophy, and Dr. William Kline, associate professor of business at the University of Illinois, were guest speakers at “D...

Study abroad: daily life, studying and roommates

Study abroad: daily life, studying and roommates

Demi Guillory, Reporter

April 2, 2019

A group of UNO students shared their firsthand experiences studying abroad, giving insight into the study-life balance and life with new, unfamiliar people. For undecided students who may be interested in studying abroad but have apprehensions about the challenges of balancing studies with free time...

Player spotlight: Ezekiel Charles

Player spotlight: Ezekiel Charles

Stefan Muro, Reporter

April 2, 2019

After the nail-biting 95-89 overtime loss to Texas Southern in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament, the Privateer men’s basketball team reflects on a successful and productive 2018 - 2019 season. The team played through the final stretch of the regular season and postseason without senior ...

Women’s History Month luncheon

Women’s History Month luncheon

Demi Guillory, Reporter

April 2, 2019

As part of a series of events hosted in accordance with Women’s History Month, an all-female panel of UNO personnel was conducted in the UC Gallery Lounge on Thursday, March 21. Guests listened for an hour as distinguished faculty, staff and students shared their respective experiences in higher education...

UNO’s Prof. Christine Day gives her 2020 presidential election predictions

UNO’s Prof. Christine Day gives her 2020 presidential election predictions

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

April 2, 2019

2020’s presidential race is heating up, bringing both new and familiar faces. Politicians are announcing that their candidacy, working on their campaigns and developing their support and endorsements. Many candidates are voicing concerns about some of the major policies that the Trump administration has f...

Writing nonstop for 24 hours to raise money for UNO

Writing nonstop for 24 hours to raise money for UNO

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

April 2, 2019

On Wednesday, March 20, UNO Press kicked off their first Write-a-Thon — a full 24 hours of workshops and writing-related events. Professors, alumni and organizations came together to host panels with various concentrations on different fields of writing. These events were held throughout campus, in...

An International Night to remember

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

April 2, 2019

  The colorful flags of countries from around the world hang proudly in the atrium of the UC. Students and faculty see this as mere decoration, but events like International Night expose UNO’s intentional emphasis and encouragement of diversity. On March 23, students, faculty and the gre...

Heroines of page and stage

Heroines of page and stage

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 31, 2019

On March 14, a group of students and faculty recognized female legends in literature and drama. In an empowering discussion, Dr. Elaine Brooks and Kalo Gow examined the roles of female characters and how they were able to break free of centuries-old patriarchal restrictions. Brooks, a Spanish pro...

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