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Top tweets of the week

Justin Marcano, Views Editor

April 25, 2019

From crisis to climate change to the written word, the past week has been filled with important moments immortalized on Twitter. Here are Views’ tweets of the week:https://twitter.com/NewYorker/status/1120530250583236612https://twitter.com/Rachael_Bale/status/1120493473302499328https://twitter.com/NewYorker/status/1120123747283947520https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1121096484848656385https://twitter.com/PerryStein/status/1121038140104482817https://twitter.com/strongblacklead/status/1119254780977778688https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1120332209867632640https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1120031984565223424https://twitter.com/NewYorker/status/1118887562029015041https://twitter.com/TimAnderson7/status/1118686673230028802

New Orleans must find new ways to preserve its history

New Orleans must find new ways to preserve its history

Gabriel Clark-Clough, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2019

It is uncanny how visiting the city before and after Hurricane Katrina, the comparatively touristy parts of the city recovered to almost exactly how they were before. With tourism as a central part of the city’s economy, New Orleans throws a lot of money at retaining its appeal to visitors, maintai...

The Elephant: New Orleans must stand up for Cuban population

The Elephant: New Orleans must stand up for Cuban population

Adam Goldstein, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2019

Few can debate the legitimacy of New Orleans’ moniker as the northernmost point of the Caribbean. Between its geographic standing, an unorthodox blend of cultures and history as a major port marketplace, the city has carved out a niche that distinguishes itself prominently in the South and greater U.S. And while New Orleans...

Interfaith demonstration represents Tulane community’s strength in wake of Sri Lanka attacks

Interfaith demonstration represents Tulane community’s strength in wake of Sri Lanka attacks

Josh Axelrod, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

Religious discrimination is a plague, infecting our society with hatred. Its pollutants sow violence and terror.This past year, Tulane students have witnessed this disturbing trend and mourned the loss of Jews, Muslims, Christians and other religious groups around the world.Yet, in the midst...

Teacher salary raises should be implemented across the state of Louisiana

Teacher salary raises should be implemented across the state of Louisiana

Michael Chen, General Associate

April 17, 2019

From Los Angeles, California, to Charleston, West Virginia, teachers across the nation have been going on strike to protest their low salaries. In Louisiana, Governor John Bel Edwards has introduced an initiative to implement $1,000 raises for this year’s legislative session. In doing so, Edwards hopes to eliminate the disparity between Louisiana and other ...

Louisiana legislature holding back on minimum wage

Louisiana legislature holding back on minimum wage

Eleni Sakellakis, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Louisiana’s 2019 legislative session began last Monday, April 8, with wage increases on the agenda. After years of inaction, the legislature should respond to the needs and desires of residents and vote to raise the minimum wage.Currently, Louisiana has one of the lowest minimum wages in the c...

Governor Edwards Deserving of Second Term

Governor Edwards Deserving of Second Term

Edwin Wang, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

On Nov. 21, 2016, John Bel Edwards was elected as Governor of Louisiana, defeating Republican Senator David Vitter and prevailing as a Democrat in a predominantly conservative state. Edwards campaigned on a platform to promote “a healthy dose of common sense and compassion for ordinary people,” seeking to reverse budget cuts enacted by his predecessor, Governo...

Low income tax has high impact on Louisiana’s budget

Low income tax has high impact on Louisiana’s budget

Gabriel Clark-Clough, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2019

If nothing else, there is one thing that unites all drivers in New Orleans: the potholes. New Orleans and Louisiana are known for having poorly maintained infrastructure, which is exemplified in the pothole problems plaguing the city. In 2017-18, however, the Department of Transportation and Developme...

Changes in New Orleans speed policy upset community

Changes in New Orleans speed policy upset community

Nketiah “Ink” Berko, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Earlier this month, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune reported that New Orleans residents were being ticketed for speeding violations over 4 mph in school zones. The new policy change was only discovered after several city residents, questioning their newly-earned tickets, took to social media. In a brazen...

LTTE: USG sustainability committee

LTTE: USG sustainability committee

John Alexander and Grace Cushing

April 11, 2019

Dear Editor,The members of the Undergraduate Student Government Sustainability Committee are writing you to express the widespread concern among the Tulane community regarding climate change. The purpose of our committee is to foster sustainability at Tulane by promoting care for our local and global...

Our privilege shapes our perception

Our privilege shapes our perception

Edwin Wang, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Many millenials find themselves wondering what factors specifically influence their worldview and motivations. Given Tulane’s location in New Orleans, a culturally distinct city, much of the student body often has varying perspectives on local life and customs.According to Tulane’s website, roughly 200 ...

Continued woes of class registration

Continued woes of class registration

Eleni Sakellakis, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Many Tulane students have watched anxiously as their desired classes fill up before their registration time slot comes around each semester. When the class in question is meant to fulfill a core requirement, an inability to get in can jeopardize the student’s chances at timely graduation.Desp...