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“Legislating Morality” by Dr. Christopher Wolfe

“Legislating Morality” by Dr. Christopher Wolfe

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 11, 2019

“Should we legislate morality?” This is the question Dr. Christopher Wolfe proposed in his hour-long lecture last Thursday. Wolfe, a professor of politics at the University of Dallas, visited the UNO campus to lend his political expertise in exploring the answers to this question and the nature sur...

Sugar Bowl Sweep: UNO vs. Butler

Sugar Bowl Sweep: UNO vs. Butler

Stefan Muro, Reporter

March 11, 2019

After dominating Chicago State with 16 runs and Rutgers with seven, the Privateer baseball team went into Sunday’s game at Maestri Field hoping not only to win their fifth game in a row, but also to also sweep the Allstate Sugar Bowl Classic. The (2-2) Butler Bulldogs were the final opponents of the...

How Jay-Z went from Street Corner to Corner Offi ce: book discussion

How Jay-Z went from Street Corner to Corner Offi ce: book discussion

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 11, 2019

The UNO Diversity Engagement Center holds book discussions each semester on the book of their choice. This semester, coinciding with the Black History Month, the book of choice was “Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went From Street Corner To Corner Office.” Erin Sutherland, an academic counselor...

Producer from L.A. screens his films and discusses on campus

Milena Martinovic, Reporter

March 10, 2019

On Friday, Feb. 15, an award-winning international producer Srdjan Stakic screened a full-length documentary about a refugee woman from Syria, a low-brow Swedish TV comedy about two silly detectives, a teaser for the upcoming non-scripted Netflix show about Asian food, and a full-length horror fe...

Keely and Du

Keely and Du

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 10, 2019

The first of two plays scheduled at UNO for the spring 2019 season wrapped last weekend. Keely & Du took center stage in the Robert Nims Theatre for five days beginning on Tuesday, Feb. 12 and closing on Sunday, Feb. 17. The play, presented by UNO Theatre, was written by Jane Martin and directed by ...

Privateers desert Islanders

Privateers desert Islanders

Stefan Muro, Reporter

March 10, 2019

After a week’s worth of rest, the Privateers resumed conference play at the Lakefront Arena hoping to get back to winning ways. Their opponent was the (10-14) Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders, who defeated the Privateers with a 76-61 score earlier this season. Despite of that, UNO leads the ...

Hectic Happiness by UNO’s Dr. Reed

Hectic Happiness by UNO’s Dr. Reed

Demi Guillory, Reporter

March 10, 2019

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

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

“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

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...

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