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Japan traveler observes similarities between New Orleans and Tokyo

William Archambeault, Contributor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Features, University

Despite being separated by oceans and a day-long plane ride, Japan and New Orleans share a number of similarities. The world is smaller than I thought. This past summer, I experienced Japan first-hand through the University of New Orleans summer study abroad program. Over the course of five weeks...

Japan: Where dreams become reality

Japan: Where dreams become reality

Jamie Lloyd, Staff

September 28, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, University

There are places in this world where nature imitates art. There are places where lifelong dreams come true. There are even places you visit as a stranger and leave as a member of an unspoken family. And then there’s Japan. For many University of New Orleans students, Japan has all the perks of an ideal cu...

Freshman Jordan Yauch shines in UNO Volleyball home opener

Freshman Jordan Yauch shines in UNO Volleyball home opener

UNO Athletics

September 28, 2016


Filed under Sports, University

The University of New Orleans volleyball team opened up the home schedule on Thursday afternoon, hosting Southland Conference foe Houston Baptist in a 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-17) setback at the HPC. The Privateers (3-11, 0-1 Southland Conference) saw steady improvements throughout the match, increasing t...

UNO men’s, women’s tennis recognized for academic successes

UNO men’s, women’s tennis recognized for academic successes

UNO Athletics

September 28, 2016


Filed under Sports, University

The University of New Orleans men’s and women’s tennis programs’ academic accomplishments being recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association has become the norm at the Lakefront, as the teams received ITA Academic honors for the fifth-consecutive year. To go with the team accolades, eig...

Pulitzer Prize winner Sonia Nazario discusses immigration issues in UNO address

Pulitzer Prize winner Sonia Nazario discusses immigration issues in UNO address

Taylor Ordoyne, Contributor

September 28, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, University

Sonia Nazario, the national bestseller and Pulitzer Prize award-winning author of “Enrique’s Journey,” visited the University of New Orleans on Sept. 20 to discuss her novel and the journey that came along with writing it. Originally written as a six-part series published in the Los Angeles Times in 200...

Unity debuts LGBT pride parade

Unity debuts LGBT pride parade

Kelley Davis, Staff

September 28, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, University

The University of New Orleans Unity organization held a parade on campus to celebrate the culture of gay, bisexual, lesbian, and transexual students on Sept. 21. The parade included 30 students, all from different backgrounds, united in celebrating the acceptance of homosexuality at UNO. Unity’s president,...

Students choose unhealthy foods despite available options

Students choose unhealthy foods despite available options

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, University

On any given weekday around noon, a line filled with hungry students can be seen spilling out the door at Chick-fil-A as they wait for chicken nuggets, sandwiches and waffle fries. Others may choose the Galley or Subway, or maybe even travel to The Cove for Popeyes and Sushi. However, an overwhel...

UNO President delivers State of the University address

UNO President delivers State of the University address

Leo Castell, Staff

September 28, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, University

University of New Orleans President John Nicklow gave his semesterly State of the University address on Thursday, Sept. 22. He began the address with what he considered to be the best news: UNO matters. “We found that during the 2014-15 fiscal year, UNO generated an economic impact of $470 mill...

University administration explains current fee increases

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under News, Showcase, University

Despite recent budget cuts to higher education, University of New Orleans students have not seen an increase in tuition prices. An undergraduate taking the minimum 12 credits required for full-time status has paid exactly $3,045.19 in tuition since the beginning of the fall 2015 semester. “There...

Mars Curiosity Rover spotlights STEM fields at UNO

Mars Curiosity Rover spotlights STEM fields at UNO

Clay Mistich, Contributor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Top Story, University

When University of New Orleans WISE-STEM Recruiter Stephanie Moore-Kreamer found out that a half-scale replica of the Curiosity Rover currently stationed on Mars would be visiting campus, she went to work immediately, planning a three-day event, featuring exhibits related to the STEM (sciences, technolo...

Costa Rica: home away from home

Costa Rica: home away from home

Adam Poyner, Contributor

September 21, 2016


Filed under Features, University

To be unique means to be unlike anything else in existence. Though this powerful word can sometimes be overused, it is a perfect way to describe the University of New Orleans Costa Rica study abroad program. On the surface, it may look similar to many of the other outstanding summer abroad programs that the...

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