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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...

Unpopular NOLA transit changes underserve local commuters

Kathryne LeBell, Views Editor

April 12, 2017

Only 11 percent of adults take public transportation on a daily or weekly basis, according to the Pew Research Center. Public transportation is notoriously bad. This is a major issue in New Orleans, a city where only about 19 ...

Proposed changes to ACA harmful to Louisiana residents

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017

The proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," was announced by Republicans on March 6. The new plan, called the American Health Care Act, has proven controversial among both Republicans and Democrats beca...

Trump budget proposal impacts New Orleans

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer

March 23, 2017

President Donald Trump released the summary of his proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year on March 16, which would cut funding for many programs, affecting New Orleans residents in serious ways. Most concerning are his cuts t...

Church vandalism hurts trans community

Pratiksha Parulekar, Staff Writer

March 22, 2017

Fewer than two days after the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Uptown hosted a town hall for the transgender community's needs and concerns, its property was subject to destructive vandalism. It was a harsh reminder for ev...

New Orleans still carries weight in predominately red state

Daniel Horowitz, Associate Views Editor

March 22, 2017

It is easy for people to look at electoral maps of the United States and see a series of red and blue states that make up one country. This map gets complicated when it gets divided into individual districts and localities. When...

A Day Without a Woman excludes low-income workers

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer

March 16, 2017

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...

Confederate monument removal promotes true NOLA history

Pratiksha Parulekar, Contributing Writer

March 16, 2017

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...

President Trump fails to properly address anti-Semitic threats

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer

March 9, 2017

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...

Louisiana neglects violence against transgender women of color

Pratiksha Parulekar, Contributing Writer

March 9, 2017

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...