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Kavanaugh’s confirmation must be postponed to address accusations

Kavanaugh's confirmation must be postponed to address accusations

Quinn Burke, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee threatens to reverse incredible progress made regarding sexual violence and misconduct in the U.S. Judge Brett Kavanaugh currently faces sexual assault allegations for an incident that occurred when he was 17 years old. Even after the #MeToo movement, many still...

Pro-life movement should shift toward support for mothers and families, away from agitation

Quinn Burke, Associate Views Editor

April 25, 2018

The pro-life movement itself rests on an uneasy contradiction. The same people who cry for the rights and safety of the unborn seem to forget about their existence after birth. Pro-life supporters mostly lean to the right with 65 percent of Republicans believing abortion should be illegal in all or most cases. Their champions argue about the san...

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 ...

We must remain vigilant against online proliferation of fake news

Quinn Burke, Associate Views Editor

April 7, 2018

The 2010s are a post-truth era, one in which any information from anywhere can be put online with a chance that someone out there will believe it. This phenomenon is shown best by "fake news," something that Trump and Sinclair Broadcasting have put on full blast this last week. In one incredibly ominous...

Ask Views: Confederate monuments and what to do with them

Ask Views: Confederate monuments and what to do with them

March 21, 2018

The following columns are opinions and do not represent the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo. Taking down the Confederate monuments is a good first step in acknowledging the discriminatory history they represent, but we cannot forget this history. Placing these monuments on display in a museum is a way...

The Trump White House is tainted by criminality and chaos

Quinn Burke, Associate Views Editor

March 18, 2018

Donald Trump's White House has become a revolving door for staffers and members of the administration. Seemingly every day a new person resigns or is fired for no apparent reason. Continuing on this new presidential tradition, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has just been fired. The stories are confli...

In wake of Parkland shooting, arming teachers will prove impractical

Quinn Burke, Associate Views Editor

March 9, 2018

The idea of arming teachers is a bold idea but not a new one. The Trump Administration first flirted with the idea of arming teachers back in January 2017 when Education Secretary Betsy DeVos mentioned needing guns in schools to protect from grizzly bears. Though it is a ridiculous scenario, DeVos appeared to be layin...

New Education Dept. policy threatens rights of trans students

New Education Department Policy threatens rights of trans students

Quinn Burke, Associate Views Editor

February 28, 2018

It is no secret that the Trump Administration has been unfriendly to transgender people, but this month actors in the White House have taken a brazen step to further target trans people. The administration reversed Title IX protections that establish guidelines in protecting trans people from discriminatio...

The Prytania Theatre celebrates cult classic “The Room” at monthly midnight showings

Promotional poster for The Room, which grossed a whopping $1,300 when it premiered in 2003.

Quinn Burke, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2018

Cult movies hold a special place in Americana, with shows like "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" continually attracting rowdy crowds to midnight screenings. While "Rocky Horror" may attract people for its musical numbers and stellar costume design, other cult movies become famous due to how legendarily...

Republican tax plan harms higher education

Republican tax plan harms higher education

Quinn Burke, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

In these times of political punditry, the left and the right can never seem to agree on anything, yet the GOP has finally pushed a unifying tax plan. The plan, though, is one that almost all serious economists agree helps the rich and hurts the poor. Aside from effectively giving the wealthy ...

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...