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Letter to the Editor: Students must embrace progressive organizing, hold administration accountable

Letter to the Editor: Students must embrace progressive organizing, hold administration accountable

Students for Justice in Palestine

April 15, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Views

On Jan. 25, the New Orleans City Council rescinded resolution R-18-5, which encouraged divestment from corporations benefiting from human rights violations. Since then, members of Students for Justice in Palestine have returned to campus with a new perspective on progressive organizing.The resolution...

Undue use-of-force shows TUPD’s power must be restricted

Undue use-of-force shows TUPD’s power must be restricted

Shea Dobson, Senior Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Views

Tulane President Michael Fitts recently sent out an email to the student body addressing multiple anonymous complaints made against the Tulane University Police Department which allege the use of unnecessary force by its officers, namely against people not affiliated with the university. As these complaints...

Cambridge Analytica threatens privacy of millions of Facebook users

Jonathan Krantz, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


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It may not come to a surprise to anyone, but now on the list of possible threats to Western democracy, along with Russia, North Korea and the possible future where Sarah Palin runs for office again, is Facebook. According to a March 17 report by the New York Times, Facebook allowed Cambridge Analyti...

Community colleges serve essential function in current education climate

Community colleges serve essential function in current education climate

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer

April 11, 2018


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President Trump has repeatedly made disparaging comments about community colleges in the United States, claiming they are inferior to vocational schools. This opinion is both ill-informed and incorrect. For many years, the community college system has played a vital role in providing post-secondary education...

Standardized comprehensive sex education critical for young students

Daniel Horowitz, Views Editor

April 11, 2018


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Awkward experiences are commonplace during a person's early teenage years. Just because something is awkward, however, does not make it bad.Sex education could possibly be one of the most awkward experiences for a young adult navigating the maze of puberty. But these courses teach us about the information,...

Letter to the Editor: Remember our real motto

Letter to the Editor: Remember our real motto

Collin McCadden

April 11, 2018


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In my four years at Tulane, I have witnessed the school grow and change tremendously. I came here knowing the university and New Orleans itself were undergoing a renaissance of sorts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The school has become more academically excellent, more highly regarded and more selective.Tulane...

Letter to the Editor: Tulane must not adopt pro-BDS policies

Letter to the Editor: Tulane must not adopt pro-BDS policies

Alan Smason

April 7, 2018


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Dear Editor:As a Tulane alumnus and the former Features Editor and Executive Editor of The Hullabaloo during the early 1970s, I was appalled that the newspaper chose to run a pro-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanction), anti-Israel opinion piece by freshman Dylan Borne.In making the case for a...

We must remain vigilant against online proliferation of fake news

Quinn Burke, Associate Views Editor

April 7, 2018


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The 2010s are a post-truth era, one in which any information from anywhere can be put online with a chance that someone out there will believe it. This phenomenon is shown best by "fake news," something that Trump and Sinclair Broadcasting have put on full blast this last week. In one incredibly ominous...

Landrieu’s new book encourages thoughtful reflection of privilege

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Local, Views

Mitch Landrieu's time as mayor of New Orleans will soon end, but he seeks to continue influencing the Big Easy and the nation as a whole. This desire is evident in his new book, "In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History." Despite its title, which references the removal of statues an...

States must protect children by repealing child marriage laws

States must protect children by repealing child marriage laws

Jonathan Krantz, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


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In today's news cycle, the average lifespan of any discussion has become increasingly short, displacing the desire for meaningful discussions. People have lost any semblance of an attention span, and in this constant tornado of insane stories, issues that deserve much more of a reaction go completely...

Staff Editorial: Students deserve more transparency during election process

March 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion of the Hullabaloo Board, Views

With a budget of $2.5 million and the ear of the administration, the Undergraduate Student Government holds immense power. With great power must come great transparency.The Awards and Elections Committee just announced the results of the USG executive board elections after a dramatic and eventful few...

Ask Views: Confederate monuments and what to do with them

Ask Views: Confederate monuments and what to do with them

March 21, 2018


Filed under Local, Showcase, Views

The following columns are opinions and do not represent the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo.Taking down the Confederate monuments is a good first step in acknowledging the discriminatory history they represent, but we cannot forget this history. Placing these monuments on display in a museum is a way...

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