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Today’s Headline

Bobby Jindal has made cuts to higher education routine procedure in Louisiana. Photo courtesy of Scott Olsen/Getty Images.

Ongoing budget cuts threaten research mission of university, political science a glaring example

Note pads, a staple in offices around the country, were nearly a casualty of budget cuts for the political science department at the University of New Orleans. The department’s financial situation is so precarious that it had to go over budget to buy this cheap necessity. If something as small (and inexpensive) as a piece of paper is not able to … [Read More...]


Coach looks to lead UNO hoops back to prominence

As practice begins, he stands as a quiet observer watching his players. The sounds of squeaking shoes, dribbling basketballs, nets swishing, and players chattering fill the gym air that smells of … [Read More...]

UNO volleyball update

The UNO volleyball team has gotten off to a tough start, holding a record of 2-10 through the first three weeks of the season. Still, the Privateers see reasons to be optimistic. “(We’re) very … [Read More...]

My experiences covering the Saints

I’ll begin with training camp. As expected, the practice facility in Metairie drew a large crowd both with fans and other writers on the first day. The place was buzzing with excitement and optimism … [Read More...]

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UNO’s po-boy scholar talks origins (and pronunciation) of local icon

Subway, Quiznos, Jimmy Johns – sandwich shops are taking over the city, but in New Orleans, there’s only one sandwich that can claim its own festival – the New Orleans po-boy. This year, Oak Street … [Read More...]

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Prisoners (R) An ensemble cast including Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal leads this suspenseful thriller about the search for two missing girls. Though, don’t expect a fun action flick like Taken … [Read More...]

Genshiken at the University of New Orleans: where anime fans assemble

For years, Genshiken has become a haven for students with interests in Japanese animation, comics and video games. Every Friday, one can find this club on the second floor of Kirshman Hall. Inside … [Read More...]

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