The Tulane Hullabaloo

States are abusing the coronavirus pandemic to restrict reproductive justice

Czars Trinidad | Layout Editor

LaKia Williams, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2020

LaKia Williams is the communications and outreach coordinator for ReJAC NOLA, a fellow for MyLASexEd, an advisor on the student activist advisory committee for ASEC, and the founder and coordinator of Big Easy EC. Sexual and reproductive health care has long been a contentious topic throughout the...

As an immunosuppressed student, my peers let me down


Zach Brenner, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2020

Zach Brenner is a senior majoring in political economy and double-minoring in philosophy and religious studies. In the critical few days following Tulane’s closure in March, it was clear that the coronavirus’ spread in New Orleans posed a serious threat to the vulnerable members of the community. Instea...

Administrator tests positive in Tulane community’s first coronavirus case


Josh Axelrod, Senior Staff Reporter

March 20, 2020

A member of the Tulane administration has tested positive for coronavirus, marking the Tulane community's first confirmed case of the virus, President Mike Fitts said in an email Friday. The administrator is expected to make a full recovery and is currently self-isolating at home. The case is presumptive...

Does the Louisiana Democratic Primary matter?


Cullen Fagan, Views Editor

February 19, 2020

This April 4, many Tulanians will cast their votes in the Louisiana Democratic Primary. Louisiana is a deep red state that went almost 20 points in favor of Trump in the 2016 presidential election. For some, this raises an important question. Does the Louisiana Democratic primary actually matter...

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...

College students deserve freedom from food insecurity

Students enjoying food at the Commons

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

December 4, 2019

Last April, 45% of college students reported being “food insecure in the prior 30 days,” according to a survey by Temple University’s Hope Center for College, Community and Justice. This study reflects the inability of millions of American students to satisfy a basic human need. To alleviate this pr...

Elevating Louisiana’s CBD Game

Crescent Canna partners Sean Partridge (left), Joe
Gerrity (center), and David Reich (right) launched their CBD business
with an emphasis on quality control, transparency, and affordability.

The Tulane Hullabaloo with Crescent Canna

December 3, 2019

Crescent Canna on display at Simply CBD in Uptown New Orleans.

Election Day amendments represent shifts in Louisiana policy


Julia Prager-Hessel, Staff Writer

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 Rispone, probably caught most of Louisiana’s attention this weekend. But when Louisiana voters went to the polls this weekend, they also voted on four amendments to state law. The r...

The ultimate Louisiana gubernatorial voting guide


Julia Prager-Hessel, Staff Writer

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 probably familiar with the stereotypes. Those in the business school are more conservative, tho...

Dehumanizing conditions in Louisiana prisons disregard inmate rights

Dehumanizing conditions in Louisiana prisons disregard inmate rights

Emma King, Contributing Writer

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 the deeply flawed U.S. criminal justice system as a whole. A recent survey of more than 700 incarc...

Teacher salary raises should be implemented across the state of Louisiana

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor

Michael Chen, General Associate

April 17, 2019

From Los Angeles, California, to Charleston, West Virginia, teachers across the nation have been going on strike to protest their low salaries. In Louisiana, Governor John Bel Edwards has introduced an initiative to implement $1,000 raises for this year’s legislative session. In doing so, Edwards hopes to eliminate the disparity between Louisiana and other ...

Louisiana legislature holding back on minimum wage

Hanson Dai | Associate Artist

Eleni Sakellakis, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

Louisiana’s 2019 legislative session began last Monday, April 8, with wage increases on the agenda. After years of inaction, the legislature should respond to the needs and desires of residents and vote to raise the minimum wage. Currently, Louisiana has one of the lowest minimum wages in the c...