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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

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

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,...

Louisiana Supreme Court case illustrates shortcomings of charter schools

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

March 21, 2018

The Louisiana Supreme Court overturned a decision by the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal regarding charter school funding on March 13. The lower court's ruling held that 35 charter schools did not qualify as public schools and, thus, were not entitled to state aid. The contentious case, in which ...

U.S. should adopt automatic opt-in organ donation

Jonathan Krantz, Staff Writer

March 7, 2018

There is no rule on what should be done with your body after you die. Some people choose to be buried, some choose to be cremated and some choose to donate their organs. Most of the world, including the U.S., takes part in what is referred to as an "opt-in" program, where people are presumed not...

Louisiana refocuses its efforts in its ‘War on Drugs’

Jonathan Krantz, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018

In a televised address in 1989, President George H. W. Bush displayed a bag of cocaine and exposed the nation's opioid epidemic, marking the first strike in what would eventually be dubbed the "War on Drugs." Nearly 30 years later, in a time when more Americans die from an opioid overdose in one year than t...

USG passes amended “ban the box” resolution

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Sanjali De Silva, News Editor

March 1, 2018

Last week, the Undergraduate Student Government passed legislation calling on Tulane Admission to note that it will disregard past criminal convictions on applications. The resolution was presented by USG Senator Ella Helmuth last semester after Gov. John Bel Edwards signed the "ban the box" law...

Partisan gerrymandering presents harmful political, racial implications

Daniel Horowitz, Views Editor

February 21, 2018

Our current political climate creates a highly polarized environment that affects how policymakers formulate laws. Theoretically, the solution to alleviate the problem these legislators present is to elect someone new. Gerrymandering makes this easier said than done, and our courts must do what they ca...

Louisiana finds footing in junior league hockey team

Shreveport Mudbugs celebrate a victory. The team has now qualified for the playoffs for the second year in a row.

Cullen Fagan, Associate Sports Editor

February 21, 2018

Two decades ago, ice hockey in the American South was considered a joke. Even the 1999 Stanley Cup victory by the Dallas Stars did little to change northern U.S. and Canadian attitudes about southern teams. The relocation of the Atlanta Thrashers in 2011 to Winnipeg, Manitoba, was seen by Canadi...

Tulane community recognizes NOLA ties to Haiti


Matt Saletta, Associate News Editor

February 8, 2018

Walking across New Orleans, it is easy to spot the plentiful ties the city shares with France. French fleurs-de-lis can be found capping fence posts, emblazoned on the city's flag and featured on the Saint's helmets. Roads like Toulouse Street or Napoleon Avenue bear the name of French historical figur...

Taking the scenic route: the winding road of pro basketball in New Orleans

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Grant Barnes, Sports Editor

February 7, 2018

Professional basketball in New Orleans has been quite the rollercoaster. The city got a team, lost it, gained another, lost it, reclaimed it and finally renamed it. This story of the New Orleans Pelicans has been complicated to say the least, but its effects have had a significant nationwide impact...

Students must receive vaccinations to protect their peers

Students must receive vaccinations to protect their peers

Jordan Hall, Associate Views Editor

February 7, 2018

  In 19 states, parents can elect not to have their children vaccinated for philosophical reasons. Louisiana is one of these states. These laws enable parents to avoid vaccinating their children before sending them to school, endangering any students who may not be able to get vaccinated. These exemption laws need to be repealed to avoid placing children in further danger. ...

LA legislature cuts TOPS again, affecting Tulane students


Jonathon Marks, Associate Editor

February 1, 2018

A Louisiana state budget proposal by Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards which was presented on Monday, Jan. 22, poses drastic changes to the Taylor Opportunity Program for Students (TOPS). TOPS provides Louisiana high school students who have earned a grade-point average of 2.5 or higher and at lea...