Driftwood

The chaotic mind of local artist, Sam Bayless

An artist of many talents, Sam Bayless.

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

April 14, 2019

Sam Bayless is a freshman majoring in visual art and minoring in education in hopes of becoming an art teacher for young children. Bayless tends to be modest with his art, and teaching may help him come out of his shell while also giving a larger meaning to his work. “I think getting a healthy mix of unbound ...

Trump’s free speech order: who does it really benefit?

President Trump plans to execute this order across all public universities in the US.

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

April 14, 2019

On March 21, President Trump, Education Secretary Betsy Devos and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar gathered in the east room of the White House to sign an executive order for free speech on college campuses. Trump said signing the order was a “historic action to defend American students and American ...

Flag throwers in the business building

On March 28, the Sansepolcro Flag-Wavers made a special appearance in the Kirschman’s atrium for the annual Spring Business Carnival.

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

NSBE members Lauryns Rodrigue (left) and Kiara Horton spoke to Driftwood to encourage more people to join their growing group, share their club’s mission and talk about their work to be a more present force in the community.

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

Professors William Kline and Edward Johnson discussed, at length, comedy’s role in society and how the perception of comedy has changed through the years as society has changed.

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

“I met amazing people [whom] I would have never met just being on campus,” UNO student Bond Ruggles said of meeting other students studying abroad. Pictured above are two students enjoying some free time in Japan.

Demi Guillory, Reporter

April 3, 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

After an injury to his heel, Ezekiel Charles reflects on his journey to UNO and his time with his teammates as his senior year comes to a close.

Stefan Muro, Reporter

April 3, 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

Panelists engaged in an empowering discussion at a luncheon held last week. The event was sponsored by the Diversity Engagement Center, Student Involvement and Leadership, the Intersectional Feminism Club, the Women’s Center and the Women of Color Group.

Demi Guillory, Reporter

April 3, 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

Professor Christine Day.

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

April 3, 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

Writers gathered together to start the event by writing together on the quad.

Jack Waguespack, News Editor

April 3, 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...

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