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A Day Without a Woman excludes low-income workers

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer
March 16, 2017
Filed under Local, Views

On International Women's Day, March 8, women around the world participated in the A Day Without a Woman general strike.Women were encouraged to take the day off from all paid and unpaid labor to shop only at local, minority-owned businesses. They were also encouraged to wear red in solidarity with...

Confederate monument removal promotes true NOLA history

Pratiksha Parulekar, Contributing Writer
March 16, 2017
Filed under Local, Views

Amidst all the food, jazz, festivals and lazy charms of New Orleans, rarely do the words "used to be part of Confederate country" come to mind. Yet the city continues to have Confederate memorabilia scattered throughout, serving as daunting reminders of a horrifying past.The statue of Confederate...

Letter to the Editor: TUSTEP dogs not your toy

Kiersten Rankel
March 15, 2017
Filed under Letter to the Editor, Views

Dear Puppy Love, I'm sorry you got "utterly tenderized" by your Spanish exam, and I am also sorry that one of our pups was not able to offer you consolation following that. What I am not sorry for is sticking to my dog's training in that moment. To clarify, the type of training we use with our dogs ...

President Trump fails to properly address anti-Semitic threats

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer
March 9, 2017
Filed under Campus, Local, Views

The staff of the New Orleans Jewish Community Center on St. Charles Ave. evacuated roughly 300 people, many of them children, following a bomb threat on the morning of Feb. 23. New Orleans JCC Director Leslie Fischman said to The Times-Picayune that this was the first threat the facility had received...

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...

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