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Students enjoying food at the Commons

College students deserve freedom from food insecurity

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...

College test score

Students are more than a score

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor November 20, 2019

Last month, the ACT announced that starting next September it will allow students to retake individual sections of the college admissions test. Despite the stated rationale of making standardized tests...

financial aid

Leaves of absence deserve Tulane’s backing

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor November 14, 2019

This month, a Tulane professor won a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the relationship between stress and mental illness. Such research echoes an increasing awareness of mental health’s...

Protests against emissions in Cancer Alley

Cancer alley residents are fighting for a sustainable future

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor October 23, 2019

Amidst the industrial smog clouding the River Parishes, the residents of Cancer Alley insist upon being heard. We owe them our attention. Last Tuesday, Newcomb Art Museum hosted a free screening of...

oaquin Phoenix prances down a set of stairs in the film “Joker.” Courtesy of
Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros

‘Joker’ social critique: All set-up, no punchline

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor October 16, 2019

WARNING: Spoilers for "Joker" below. If you haven't watched the movie, help yourself to any of our other quality articles. Entering the month of October, America’s strange fascination with killer...

area 51

American tradition lives on at Area 51

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor September 18, 2019

Nketiah Berko is a writer who is definitely human and not at all an alien. In the course of human events, the conscience of a nation is occasionally awakened. From the storming of the Bastille to...

Stan Lee left a world in need of the heroes he created

Stan Lee left a world in need of the heroes he created

Nketiah Berko, Staff Writer November 14, 2018

Famed Marvel Comics editor Stan Lee died on Nov. 13, leaving behind both a daughter and a transformative impact in the comic book industry. Bringing to life such characters as Spider-Man, the Fantastic...

Kendrick Lamar Pulitzer win showcases increased respect afforded to hip-hop

Kendrick Lamar Pulitzer win showcases increased respect afforded to hip-hop

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor April 25, 2018

On April 16, Kendrick Lamar won the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Acknowledging Lamar's 2017 album "Damn," the 2018 award marks the first time a non-classical or jazz musical composition has been recognized....

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...

A superhero of our own: What

A superhero of our own: What “Black Panther” means to us

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor February 22, 2018

Last Friday, Marvel Studios released "Black Panther," the 18th film in the expanding Marvel cinematic universe. Marvel's newest hero is a regal monarch protecting a prosperous nation. Possessing a...

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Louisiana must address lack of judicial diversity in the state

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,...

City's agreement with YouthForce NOLA prioritizes student success

City’s agreement with YouthForce NOLA prioritizes student success

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor January 24, 2018

Last month, the New Orleans City Council agreed to provide $1.1 million in paid internships for the city's high school students. The initiative, undertaken with YouthForce NOLA, aims to support...

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