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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 fit into the budget, then readers can begin to understand the predicament many departments at UNO are facing. Cuts to funding for higher education in Louisiana are changing the way the University of New Orleans serves students, and the consequences are grim according to many current faculty and students. A prime example of the troubles facing the university lies in the political science … [Read More...]

Sports

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...]

A Look at UNO Intramurals

Intramural season will soon begin at UNO. Intramural sports for the fall semester include flag football, volleyball, soccer, and newly added ultimate Frisbee. They will be open to UNO students as … [Read More...]

Meet Lauren Levy

This past weekend the UNO Volleyball team competed in their first tournament in Florida. They competed against the University of Florida, Long Island University Brooklyn, and Duke University. Although … [Read More...]

NBA Draft Recap: Noel’s slide leads to big trade for Pelicans.

There were plenty of unpredictable results this time. "I can honestly say that was not anything I expected, whatsoever," said Jake Madison, who covers the New Orleans Pelicans for the ESPN affiliated … [Read More...]

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Entertainment

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...]

Now Showing

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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