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Louisiana must address lack of judicial diversity in the state

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Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

February 1, 2018

  A recent study conducted by two Tulane professors, released Jan. 25, underscored a startling lack of diversity in Louisiana's judiciary. Professors Sally J. Kenney and Heather L. Johnson, reviewing available Louisiana Secretary of State data, found that despite a 100 percent increase in the number of district court judges, female and minority representat...

A stronger wave: Tulane football makes key additions in recruiting

A stronger wave: Tulane football makes key additions in recruiting

Grant Barnes, Sports Editor

January 24, 2018

Each year brings new talent for Tulane football. As the winter holidays came and passed, head coach Willie Fritz and the football staff celebrated the commitment of their 2018 recruiting class. Along with two early commitments, this recent haul brought Tulane's entire 2018 recruiting class to a size of 24. Though this class did not include an...

Department of Justice’s marijuana policy threatens drug decriminalization in New Orleans

Jonathan Krantz, Contributing Writer

January 24, 2018

Marijuana has come under attack in 2018, and there does not appear to be an end in sight for both recreational and medicinal users. On Jan. 4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled back policies the Department of Justice put in place under the Obama Administration. In doing so, he initiated what will bec...

Nitrogen reduction challenge is creative way of saving Gulf

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

Tulane will announce the winner of its Nitrogen Reduction Challenge on Dec. 14. This contest is the first Tulane Grand Challenge Prize and represents the university's dedication to playing a larger, positive role in the community of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. By encouraging innovation throug...


Carrigan English, Associate Editor

December 6, 2017

Christmas in Louisiana typically requires a tank top and a pair of Nike shorts, but the fickle and humid weather does not keep us from enjoying the most wonderful time of the year. One tradition for Louisiana residents is to travel to Natchitoches for the Light Festival along the Cane River, which is accompa...

Louisiana court ruling violates constitutional protections of LGBTQ+ Louisianians, Tulane students

Quinn Burke, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017

At the beginning of the month, The First Circuit Appellate Court in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, upheld the overturning of Governor John Bel Edwards' executive order protecting LGBTQ+ people employed in the state government. The executive order was declared in violation of the Louisiana Constitution...

Louisiana bid for new Amazon HQ provides opportunities for state, Tulane community

Louisiana bid for new Amazon office provides opportunities for Tulane community.

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

November 9, 2017

Last month, Louisiana primed itself to bid for Amazon's new headquarters. With cities in other states applying, Louisiana's chances of obtaining the favored bid are slim. Nevertheless, the ambitious initiative by state officials represents a significant move to become a business hub. Working to make Louisiana attractive for investment, the bid will likewise benefit the Tulane community by increas...

Gov. John Bel Edward’s LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination executive order overturned

A timeline of the executive order's process.

Emily Fornof, Intersections Editor

November 6, 2017

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued an executive order concerning "equal opportunity and non-discrimination," banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in state agencies, department, boards, or entities. Wednesday, Nov. 1, the First Circuit Court of Appeal up...

Students mobilize in response to proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline

Some Tulane students and organizations planned a teach-in Oct. 18, hoping to educate community members about the potential negative effects associated with the Bayou Bridge Pipeline.

Lily Milwit, Senior Staff Reporter

November 2, 2017

Thousands of members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe garnered national attention last year when they organized large-scale protests against the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. The Bayou Bridge Pipeline, proposed to St. James Parish Council this summer, represents what some sa...

Staff editorial: Tulane must take action to combat coastal erosion

October 25, 2017

New Orleans is a sinking city. The phrase is echoed so often it almost begins to lose meaning. Its meaning, however, should not be forgotten. New Orleans is currently estimated to be subsiding underwater at a rate of nine to 12 mm per year, far higher than previous estimates of one to six mm. While ...

Congress must renew Louisiana’s children’s health program

Robin Boch, Senior Staff Writer

October 18, 2017

Louisiana's children's health program, which provides low-income children and pregnant women with health insurance and affordable care, is down to its last months of federal funding. Congressmen must prioritize children's health and renew this program quickly. Otherwise, many of these people will l...

The Political ReView: National, state and local politics for the week of Sept. 18

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

September 19, 2017

The Hullabaloo is introducing its newest column: The Political ReView. This weekly column will feature national, state and local political events. Views from the 504 In local politics, New Orleans city officials are considering a proposal to contract the investigation of minor traffic accidents to civilians. The proposal would supply the city with traffic investig...