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The pros and cons of college roommates

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

College can undoubtedly generate a host of feelings and emotions. One often commonly dreaded one is the idea of having a dorm mate.    Something like this could truly make a person uncomfortable. Before going to college, many students have gotten extremely comfortable with their way of life...

SGA Senators and the Student Body

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

November 1, 2019

On Oct. 1st and 2nd, the Student Government Association (SGA) held elections for senators to represent each of the university’s colleges. Those elections having passed, twelve new senators were elected, with three up for appointment. SGA President Christine Bourgeois ([email protected]), concern...

The power of napping

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

  After a day’s load of classes, or perhaps after one class, many students may find themselves catching Z’s that slipped through their tired fingers the night before.    Nap popularity has risen in recent years. This may be due to more and more people working hard. The harder you w...

At UNO’s Blood Center, giving back doesn’t have to be scary.

Emma Seely, Managing Editor

November 1, 2019

Located right on UNO’s campus, The Blood Center offers students the opportunity to save lives in between classes. Situated in the Oliver St. Pe’ Center, next to the engineering building, this outpost of the Blood Center network helps to supply blood, red cells and plasma to hospitals across Sout...

UNO used book sale

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

November 1, 2019

From Thursday, Nov. 7 to Saturday, Nov. 9, the Friends of the UNO Library will hold its seasonal Used Book Sale on the fourth floor of the Earl K. Long Library. Advertised as a sale with “something for everyone,” the semi-annual book sale houses a range of books each semester, from science fiction ...

Updated: Housing and its Student Workers

Updated: Housing and its Student Workers

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

October 18, 2019

Resident Assistants and Desk Attendants working in the Pontchartrain Hall dorms complained three weeks ago that they were not paid over the month of August. Since weekly payments for on-campus jobs are administered by Payroll, it would be rational for one to expect this lapse in payment to have begun ...

UNO Center Austria: Reading of Franzobel’s The Raft of the Medusa

UNO Center Austria: Reading of Franzobel's The Raft of the Medusa

Vinicio Hernandez

October 18, 2019

On the afternoon of Oct. 1, UNO Center Austria invited Austrian playwright and novelist Franzobel to read from a translated excerpt of his new novel, Das Floß der Medusa (The Raft of the Medusa), published in 2017 by Zsolnay. Franzobel, a pseudonym for author Franz Stefan Griebl, has published German-la...

Student Musician Spotlight: Feck

Student Musician Spotlight: Feck

Veronika Lee

October 18, 2019

Eric Arnouville (aka Feck) is a senior English major who already has a canon of music. Earlier this year, he released “South Wayside and 45” on Spotify. With a catalogue of 39 albums total on his Bandcamp, this appears to be his slickest and most ambitious project yet.   Although the ...

Fall 2019 SGA elections

Jada White, Contributor

October 18, 2019

The closer we approach midterms, the more strongly students focused on selecting new Senators for UNO’s Fall 2019 Student Government Association (SGA). This year, representatives ran in every college as well, and administered a new Constitution. Students were expected to vote “Yes” or “No” o...

Whats all the RAVE on campus about

Whats all the RAVE on campus about

Erron Thomas, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

The University of New Orleans is home to thousands of people. How is it remotely possible for a single department to keep every person on this campus safe? Departments utilize various tactics to protect students on campus—systems like a rotating on duty surveillance of campus grounds, real camera ...

Modern Justice and Prisons: a talk with James Forman Jr.

Vinicio Hernandez, News Editor

October 3, 2019

“Who here has been arrested?” asked James Forman Jr. to a full crowd, the evening of Sept. 26. A few members in the audience stood. “Who knows someone — a friend, a family member, a lover — who has been arrested?” A third of the audience stood. “Now I’m gonna ask you to stand if you b...

UNO administration fails trans students

UNO administration fails trans students

Jack Waguespack, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2019

On Sep. 25, multiple students came to the defense of UNO student Shiloh Walker after she referred to a trans man as “it” and repeatedly using racial slurs on the UNO Social app. While many sided with Walker, excusing her language as her right to practice the First Amendment, others both inside a...

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