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Louisiana neglects violence against transgender women of color

Pratiksha Parulekar, Contributing Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under Local, Views

Celebrations surrounding Mardi Gras – a holiday that emphasizes people showcasing their most honest, vibrant selves – were dampened by the homicide of Chyna Doll Dupree.Dupree, a nationally known drag performer, was the fifth transgender homicide victim of 2017. The life of one more transgender...

Levee settlement offers inadequate compensation

Robin Boch, Associate Views Editor
March 9, 2017
Filed under Local, Views

Residents and businesses around and within New Orleans were notified in 2014 that they were eligible to receive payments from a $20 million settlement between local parishes and levee districts.These payments are merely a token and insufficient in covering the high costs associated with disaster...

“Closed border” policy isolates Tulane from community

March 8, 2017
Filed under Opinion of the Hullabaloo Board, Views

The Tulane Student Organization Policy and Handbook Committee recently updated its policy regarding student organizations. A new rule revokes non-Tulane affiliates' right to current and potential positions as full, decision-making members of Recognized Student Organizations. This policy further alienates Tulane and its affiliates from the f...

Troy Brown resignation highlights violence against women, sexism in Senate

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Local, Views

Louisiana State Senator Troy Brown announced his resignation on Feb. 16, avoiding expulsion and ending the debate over his ability to serve. Despite pleading no contest to two separate charges of domestic violence, Brown had argued that he should stay in the Senate and that his colleagues were treat...

Democratic party must first rebuild, then resist

Daniel Gottlieb, Contributing Writer
March 7, 2017
Filed under Campus, Views

So much for claims of the inevitable collapse of the Republican party. Take the Democrats out of democracy, and you have an image of the current state of American politics — not to mention the increasing power of conservative parties in countries like the United Kingdom, France, Holland and Isra...

Students should stay safe, be respectful during Mardi Gras

Opinion of The Hullabaloo Board
February 27, 2017
Filed under Opinion of the Hullabaloo Board, Views

Mardi Gras is a highly anticipated time, but it should not be an opportunity for students to neglect the resources offered by our community. The Hullabaloo hopes that students will do their best to be respectful to locals, families, City of New Orleans employees and Tulane University and New Orleans...

Recreational marijuana legalization would benefit Louisiana economy, justice system

Recreational marijuana legalization would benefit Louisiana economy, justice system

Camille Frink, Staff Writer
February 23, 2017
Filed under Views

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards called for a special legislative session this month to address the state's $304 million budget deficit. As legislators continue to grapple with the state's gaping budget holes, one solution they should consider is the legalization of recreational marijuana. Oppon...

Louisiana gun control, lack of mental health resources misplace blame for violent crimes

Daniel Horowitz, Associate Views Editor
February 23, 2017
Filed under Views

The United States Senate voted against a bill on Feb. 15 that would have prevented people with mental health conditions from purchasing firearms.This bill came to fruition in light of the Sandy Hook school shooting in December 2012. Had the bill passed, it would have placed people who receive Social Security disability benefits for mental health condit...

NOLA must offer sober spaces for Mardi Gras

Robin Boch, Associate Views Editor
February 23, 2017
Filed under Campus, Views

While "family-friendly" parades and activities exist during Mardi Gras, it is no secret that most people feel that this holiday has a lot to do with drinking and partying. Alcohol infiltrates nearly every hour of the weekend, especially at Tulane, from fraternity parties to the tradition of partying a...

Letter to the Editor: Sodexo values employees

Lisa Norris
February 23, 2017
Filed under Archives, Letter to the Editor, Views

Two weeks ago, Tulane Dining Services was saddened to hear of the death of one our own, Tiffany Thomas. Thomas was a familiar face in Bruff Commons Dining Hall, and her loss is felt deeply on this campus by her coworkers and by students, faculty and staff. While Thomas was employed by Sodexo as an a...

Sexism in senate ignites persistent, feminist response

Robin Boch, Associate Views Editor
February 20, 2017
Filed under Views

Senator Elizabeth Warren read aloud a letter written by Coretta Scott King that rightly accused Supreme Court nominee Jeff Sessions of having scared away elderly black voters on Feb. 8 during his confirmation hearing. During the reading, in a blatant act of sexism, she was suddenly interrupted by Senator...

Super Bowl ads aim for profit, not social activism

Madeline Ninno, Contributing Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Views

Many of the ads during this year's Super Bowl had political messages, but none generated more interest and controversy than 84 Lumber's. The ad told the story of a Mexican mother and her daughter undergoing a difficult journey to reach the United States border. Though this ad may seem politically potent,...

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