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Diversity dialogue: America as a foreign culture

Diversity dialogue: America as a foreign culture

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under News, University

“What is culture?” Long-time professor Ann Kos Edwards of UNO’s anthropology department asked a provocative question to a handful of students at the Diversity Engagement Center. Those who attended the discussion looked nervously at each other. Edwards used their apprehensiveness as an opportunity t...

Student Spotlight: Jolie Bryant

Student Spotlight: Jolie Bryant

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Features, News, Showcase, University

First-year freshman Jolie Bryant is making a name for herself with her vibrant pieces and precise line work. Jolie is from Sunset, Louisiana and chose UNO because it offered opportunities in art and animation that her hometown did not. Majoring in studio art with a concentration in digital media and animation ...

Recycling at UNO and how students can easily get involved

Recycling at UNO and how students can easily get involved

Demi Guillory, Reporter

February 17, 2019


Filed under News, University

On Friday, Feb. 1, the UNO Service Coalition partnered with the Student Government Association (SGA) to host an event open to all students in an effort to encourage them to become a “Champion of Sustainability.”  The event —complete with a free lunch and the opportunity to win some monetary prizes —...

Privateer Pantry offers free food to students in need

Privateer Pantry offers free food to students in need

Demi Guillory, Reporter

February 17, 2019


Filed under News, University

Last Wednesday and Thursday, UNO opened the Privateer Pantry to those seeking assistance. The pantry is relatively new to campus—this is only the third semester the service is being offered to currently enrolled students. After hearing concerning conversations amongst students, manager of student ...

Gov. John Bel Edwards visits UNO, discusses his progress in Israel

Hope Brusstar, Editor-In-Chief

February 17, 2019


Filed under News, Top Story, University

  Students entering the University Center on Monday, Jan. 28 may have noticed the sudden uptick in security guards posted at nearly every corner and doorway of the building. That evening, Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards paid a visit to the University Center ballroom to speak about his Oc...

Keeping up with Student Government

Keeping up with Student Government

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

February 16, 2019


Filed under News, University

The Student Government Association works nonstop to keep school spirit alive at UNO. They have planned multiple events, fundraisers and leadership retreats in order to promote student involvement and make sure everyone is UNO proud. SGA also meets every week to discuss and vote on bills and plans for...

Catching the Horse: Meditating at UNO

Catching the Horse: Meditating at UNO

Nicole Guillen, Managing Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under News, University

  I see nothing. My eyes have fallen into a dark void of shapes that want to be built, but can’t. I am able to hear everything around me, from the noise a light makes when it has been turned on too long, to the gentle tapping of a student’s foot as they nervously look through the requir...

The Privateers Succeed in Keeping the #ShipProtected

The Privateers Succeed in Keeping the #ShipProtected

Stefan Muro, Reporter

January 23, 2019


Filed under Sports, University

#ProtectTheShip night at the Lakefront Arena wound up being the perfect theme for the important conference game. Fans were not only rewarded with hashtagged T-shirts, but also a big Privateer victory against defending Southland Conference champions Stephen F. Austin State University (SFA)....

“We Cast a Shadow” with Maurice Carlos Ruffin

“We Cast a Shadow” with Maurice Carlos Ruffin

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, University

Local author and UNO alumnus Maurice Carlos Ruffin is preparing for his debut novel “We Cast a Shadow" to hit the stands on Jan. 29.  Ruffin has been keeping busy as a book critic for the Virginia Quarterly Review, a contributing editor for 64 Parishes, and a presenter at workshops around the ci...

UNO’s “best career fair to date” invites more than 100 employers

UNO’s “best career fair to date” invites more than 100 employers

Hope Brusstar

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, University

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, about 120 international, national and local employers congregated at UNO to meet students and fill thousands of job positions. The career fair was planned and hosted entirely by Career Services, the on-campus office whose primary goal is to prepare UNO students for the workforce. ...

Recreation and Fitness Center and UNO students

Cassandra Jaskiewicz

October 10, 2018


Filed under News, University

UNO’s Recreation and Fitness Center is located on campus right behind the University Center. It offers many activities, some of which the average UNO student may be unaware. Brittany Buckel, a front desk worker at the Recreation and Fitness Center, offered some insight about the gym. “We offer...

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