The Tulane Hullabaloo

Congress must renew Louisiana’s children’s health program

Robin Boch, Senior Staff Writer

October 18, 2017

Louisiana's children's health program, which provides low-income children and pregnant women with health insurance and affordable care, is down to its last months of federal funding. Congressmen must prioritize children's health ...

New Orleans housing policies denies economic mobility to poorest

Austin Yde, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2017

New Orleans is in the midst of a crisis that has already engulfed many major American cities, but it's not the type of crisis typically imagined. This crisis concerns affordable housing, and it is forcing the citizens that form...

Orleans Parish protects undocumented students, scrutinizes police interactions

Jordan Hall, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017

Exactly one month after voting to allow undocumented immigrants to attend Orleans Parish schools, the school board has voted subsequently to protect its students further by scrutinizing police interactions in the classroom. This decis...

City leadership must acknowledge work of activist groups in monument controversy

Ella Helmuth, Senior Staff Writer

September 5, 2017

The day after the tragic events in Charlottesville, Mayor Jim Gray of Lexington, Kentucky, voiced his support for the relocation of two Confederate monuments from downtown Lexington, drawing national attention to the city. In an online video, Gray speaks of a decision borne from community discussion, Lexington...

When it comes to flooding in New Orleans, preparation is key

Daniel Horowitz, Views Editor

August 31, 2017

As areas of the city recovered from major flooding due to broken drainage systems, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu updated New Orleans residents on the status of the city's drainage system earlier this week in the wake of Hur...

Louisiana AG Landry mischaracterizes NOLA consent decree

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

August 27, 2017

On Aug. 15, 2017, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry wrote a guest editorial in the New Orleans Advocate lambasting the city's 2012 Department of Justice-mandated consent decree. The decree, issued after years of institutio...

Consumer choices fund unethical corporations

Sarah Simon, Views Editor

April 27, 2017

America runs on Dunkin', but what does Dunkin' run on? In a new deal with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Dunkin' Donuts will open as many as 69 shops in Louisiana, including some in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. In l...

Coastal Master Plan underfunded, lacks promise

Kathryne LeBell, Views Editor

April 27, 2017

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority unanimously approved the 2017 Coastal Master Plan on April 19, designating a budget of $50 billion for the 50-year process. This plan comes at the same time as possible...

TOPS benefits leave disadvantaged behind

Nketiah Berko, Staff Writer

April 21, 2017

A recent analysis by the Louisiana House fiscal office found that an increasing portion of funds allocated to Taylor Opportunity Program for Students is going toward people with higher incomes. TOPS, Louisiana's premier state...

State immigration policies must be readdressed

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017

As part of his promise to crack down on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump issued an executive and a directive memo that ends former President Barack Obama's Priority Enforcement Program. This program delineated the De...