The Tulane Hullabaloo

Exploring Mardi Gras’ legacy of discrimination

Dorothy Mae Taylor

Avery Anderson, Arcade Editor

February 19, 2020

Ever since the Mistick Krewe of Comus held the first organized parade in February of 1857, the celebration of Mardi Gras has been tinged with racist and classist overtones. Though a handful of new krewes formed in the 1940s to combat discrimination and include people of all nationalities and gender...

Student body must combat culture of contempt as 2020 approaches

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Marcus Maldonado, Contributing Writer

September 25, 2019

Marcus Maldonado is the co-founder and executive director of the Wave Center for Policy and Enterprise, a student-led thinktank devoted to uniting community, business and policy leaders around innovative solutions to society's biggest problems. He is also the political council chair for the Undergraduate Student...

OPINION: Students react to visit from Rashida Tlaib, call for Democratic accountability

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib poses with the executive board of the Tulane Muslim Students Association

Cliff Soloway, Jewell Prim, and Lauren Allen

September 12, 2019

Before Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib took office in January, the depth of her heritage was already a source of inspiration. Before her first day on Capitol Hill, one of Tlaib’s Instagram posts prompted thousands of Palestinian women to share photos of their Palestinian-embroidered dresses with the hashtag #TweetYourThobe. Since then, the first Pales...

Louisiana legislature holding back on minimum wage

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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...

Governor Edwards Deserving of Second Term

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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...

OPINION: Intersections’ Elections: Holding Democratic front-runners accountable

OPINION: Intersections’ Elections: Holding Democratic front-runners accountable

Lauren Flowers, Intersections Editor

March 20, 2019

The following is an opinion piece and does not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo. The 2020 election is fast approaching. The Democratic Party is kicking into full gear to find a politician with the potential to win more votes than incumbent President Trump. The Party’s rightfully despe...

Posse Plus Retreat addresses pertinent issues on campus

Posse Plus Retreat addresses pertinent issues on campus

Megan García, Contributing Reporter

March 20, 2019

During the weekend of March 15-17, between 200 to 250 Tulanians gathered for the annual Posse Plus Retreat. Posse scholars, students, faculty and staff met in Orange Beach, Alabama to discuss issues such as gender, sexuality and race, affecting both the community on Tulane University’s campus and the nation as a...

Blue ripple leaves both parties in a purple haze

Matt Saletta, Views Editor

November 8, 2018

Political meteorologists spent months preparing the country for a blue wave, even suggesting that a “tsunami” was on the horizon. But on Tuesday, when the election finally came, the blue wave rolled in softly. In the wake of the blue ripple, our nation is struggling to discern a deeper meaning from the ...

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...

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...

2018 midterms signal wave of female political representation

2018 midterms signal wave of female political representation

Daniel Horowitz, Views Editor

January 24, 2018

The 2018 midterm elections are what political junkies have been waiting for since the general election in 2016. The main significance that people see in the midterms is that they are going to gauge how voters feel about their government since Donald Trump took office. There is another notable milest...