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OPINION | Abolish USG elections now

Abolish USG elections now

Robert Chumbley, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2020

When most of us think of democratic elections, we initially think of a first-past-the-post system where voters select a single candidate for a single office, and the winner is the one with the most votes. This same, ultra-American system is used in Tulane’s Undergraduate Student Government elections. ...

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


Edwin Wang and Michael Naish

December 5, 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 students must evaluate their long-term Louisiana residency before participating in elections that...

Women of Color take the midterm elections by storm

Women of Color take the midterm elections by storm

Lauren Flowers, Associate Intersections Editor

November 14, 2018

The 2018 midterm election was highly anticipated by Democrats hoping to unseat Republicans in Congress following Trump’s election. It was not only historic because the Democrats took the House of Representatives — it was the first time Americans elected more than 100 women to the House, a record nu...

Midterm election watch parties on campus, in New Orleans

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Sophie Brams, Associate News Editor

November 6, 2018

On Tuesday, Americans across the country are heading to the polls to cast their votes for the midterm elections. Those voting in person on Nov. 6 and those that voted early at the polls or by mail are shaping the next two years of American politics. Will Democrats succeed in their push to take back the House? Wil...

Introduction to Intersections’ Guide to voting in college

Introduction to Intersections' Guide to voting in college

Jessica Galloway, Intersections Editor

August 31, 2018

The 2018 Midterm elections are coming up quickly, and this year is an important one for deciding which party will take control of Congress. Many Americans tune out during conversations about midterm elections. After all, voter turnout during the 2014 midterm elections was less than 36 percent. And th...

Things TU Know: USG Elections

Things TU Know: USG Elections

Josh Axelrod, News Editor

March 24, 2018

We know how hard it can be to follow the news, especially when groups use a lot of jargon that require inside understanding. In an effort to increase accessibility to our coverage, The Hullabaloo is introducing its newest column, Things TU Know, to help keep students informed. The Undergraduate Studen...

Q&A: USG President-elect Erin Blake pushes for sexual violence prevention, student engagement


Peter Kintner, Staff Reporter

March 21, 2018

Junior Erin Blake, a biomedical engineering and computer science major, was recently elected Undergraduate Student Government president for the 2018-19 academic year. She currently serves on USG as the executive vice president. The Hullabaloo spoke with Blake about her experiences in student government and...

Letter to the Editor: Support for disbanded Progressive Voter Coalition


March 12, 2018

Dear Editor, We are writing to you as the previous co-chairs of the Progressive Voter Coalition that was disbanded last Thursday. We believe that the Awards and Elections Committee acted unjustly against the PVC, and as a result, progressive voters and progressive students’ voices have been silenced. The AEC ...

Meet Your Candidates: Vice President of Academic Affairs

Meet Your Candidates: Vice President of Academic Affairs

March 12, 2018

Shahmeer Hashmat