The Tulane Hullabaloo

Governor Edwards Deserving of Second Term

Hanson Dai | Associate Artist

Edwin Wang, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

On Nov. 21, 2016, John Bel Edwards was elected as Governor of Louisiana, defeating Republican Senator David Vitter and prevailing as a Democrat in a predominantly conservative state. Edwards campaigned on a platform to promote “a healthy dose of common sense and compassion for ordinary people,” seeking to reverse budget cuts enacted by his predecessor, Governo...

Low income tax has high impact on Louisiana’s budget

Gabriel Clark-Clough | Contributing Artist

Gabriel Clark-Clough, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2019

If nothing else, there is one thing that unites all drivers in New Orleans: the potholes. New Orleans and Louisiana are known for having poorly maintained infrastructure, which is exemplified in the pothole problems plaguing the city. In 2017-18, however, the Department of Transportation and Developme...

Last year’s potential health care cuts would have devastated Louisiana community

Hanson Dai | Associate Artist

Michael Chen, General Associate Editor

March 13, 2019

Last January, the Louisiana House of Representatives introduced a budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year which included multiple cuts to health care services, particularly those concerning mental health, substance abuse and adult day care services. Due to the expiration of $1 billion in state sales t...

Diocese abuses in Louisiana constitute state takeover

Hanson Dai | Associate Artist

Shea Dobson, Views Editor

February 21, 2019

Following the release of a list of priests accused of sexual assault by the Diocese of Baton Rouge, a case against several Louisiana dioceses and administrative divisions of the Catholic Church has been rapidly building. In turn, the dioceses of New Orleans, Alexandria and Houma-Thibodaux have release...

Federal Courts and Louisiana Legislature Attack Women’s Rights

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor

Michael Chen, General Associate

January 31, 2019

As of this Monday, abortion physicians throughout the state of Louisiana are required to obtain “admitting privileges” from nearby hospitals thanks to Louisiana House Bill 388: Unsafe Abortion Protection Act, otherwise known as Act 620. Authored by Katrina Jackson, a democratic member of the L...

Tackling a shortened spring break

Adelaide Basco | Art Director

Cori Shalit, Arcade Editor

January 30, 2019

As students at other universities plan spring break trips to Florida beaches or on tropical cruises, Tulane students are feeling left out. At least a week off for college spring break is a given – unless you go to school in New Orleans, where Mardi Gras takes priority over all else. This year, studen...

Rising cost of living in Louisiana sinks households in poverty

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor

Nketiah Berko, Senior Staff Writer

January 16, 2019

  A recent report from the Louisiana Association of United Ways revealed that for a family of four in New Orleans, basic living expenses add up to nearly $61,000 a year. The analysis, known as the Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, or ALICE Project, examined working-class Loui...

New Louisiana Amendment should change past, future

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor

Shea Dobson, Views Editor

January 16, 2019

  Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor This past November, the state of Louisiana passed the Unanimous Jury Verdict for Felony Trials Amendment, or Louisiana Amendment 2. Prior to the passing of Amendment 2, state trials in Louisiana only required 10 of the 12 jurors on a trial to vote guilty in order to convict the accu...

Tulane student becomes president of College Democrats’ statewide chapter

Tulane student becomes president of College Democrats’ statewide chapter

Kila Moore, News Editor

November 8, 2018

More than ever before, college students are taking a more active role in politics. For Tulane University sophomore Henry Walther, however, his role involves leading a cohort of college students working to influence Louisiana politics, and eventually, national politics as well. During the summer of...

Medical marijuana bill presents good start for Louisiana drug reform

Quinn Burke, Associate Views Editor

April 23, 2018

As a new bill for medical marijuana rolls into the Louisiana State Senate, there has been increased discussion about the applications of cannabis. The proposed bill includes the use of cannabis to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, glaucoma and severe muscle pain. This bill aims to expand the 2016 me...

Ask Views: What is the best way to approach coastal restoration in Louisiana?

Ask Views: What is the best way to approach coastal restoration in Louisiana?

April 18, 2018

The following are opinions columns and do not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo. Daniel Horowitz, Views Editor We live in a sinking state. Experts have done what they can to attempt to build and restore land on the coast to compensate for the land being lost, but the land restoration ...

French Quarter Festival to capture city’s culture in country’s largest showcase of Louisiana music

French Quarter Fest is the largest free festival in the South.

Fiona Grathwohl, Senior Staff Reporter

April 11, 2018

Thursday through Sunday, French Quarter Festivals, Inc. will be holding its 35th French Quarter Festival. More than just a free way to have fun off campus and get your boogie on, French Quarter Fest prides itself in being the largest showcase of Louisiana music on the planet, and also contributes to the ...