The Tulane Hullabaloo

Louisiana elections should be decided by Louisianans, not out-of-state students

elections
December 4, 2019

Coinciding with historic statewide voter participation, College Democrats empowered Tulane’s precinct’s 118% spike in turnout. Greater civic engagement promotes better local collaboration, but out-of-state...

Orleans Public Defenders deserve our support as they fight for funding

public defenders
November 9, 2019

Josh Axelrod and Nketiah Berko both served as investigative interns for the Orleans Public Defenders office in the spring of 2019. The Orleans Public Defenders office represents about 85% of defendants...

Among the Hard Rock accident’s worst victims? An immigrant who helped build the hotel.

hard rock hotel
October 30, 2019

When Delmer Joel Ramirez Palma showed up to work his construction job at the Hard Rock Hotel on Oct. 12, he hardly could have imagined what the next few days would have in store for him. Ramirez Palma...

Cancer alley residents are fighting for a sustainable future

Protests against emissions in Cancer Alley
October 23, 2019

Amidst the industrial smog clouding the River Parishes, the residents of Cancer Alley insist upon being heard. We owe them our attention. Last Tuesday, Newcomb Art Museum hosted a free screening of...

Election Day amendments represent shifts in Louisiana policy

amendment
October 16, 2019

Julia Prager-Hessel worked for MSNBC this summer in the breaking news political unit. The gubernatorial primary, which resulted in a November runoff between Gov. John Bel Edwards and businessman Eddie...

The ultimate Louisiana gubernatorial voting guide

gubernatorial
September 25, 2019

Julia Prager-Hessel worked for MSNBC this summer in the breaking news political unit. The political climate on Tulane’s campus is largely the result of rumor and generalized personality traits. You’re...

Tulane can help Louisiana combat its urgent opioid crisis

opioid
September 25, 2019

At Tulane, an exciting effort is currently underway to find safe alternatives to fatal opioids that have haunted countless Americans. Despite positive news at Tulane and nationally, the opioid crisis...

Students should support local trans organizing, Real Name Campaign

Organizers petition for New Orleans to make name changes more accessible for transgender city residents.
September 11, 2019

Dylan Borne (she/they) is a member of Freedom Road Socialist Organization and an organizer with the Real Name Campaign. Transgender activists in the city are pushing forward a new grassroots struggle...

With an overly punitive juvenile justice system, New Orleans is failing its children

children
September 4, 2019

Nketiah Berko is a research assistant with the Oxford-Tulane Developmental Justice Network studying juvenile justice in New Orleans and Barbados and was formerly an investigative intern at the Orleans...

Dehumanizing conditions in Louisiana prisons disregard inmate rights

Dehumanizing conditions in Louisiana prisons disregard inmate rights
August 28, 2019

Emma King is a member of Newcomb Prison Project and recently completed an internship with the Promise of Justice Initiative/Capital Appeals Project. Inhumane prison conditions in Louisiana reflect...

New Orleans must find new ways to preserve its history

Yacob Arroyo | Staff Artist
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 Elephant: New Orleans must stand up for Cuban population

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor
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,...

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