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Bursting the Bubble: Tulane students engage in NOLA activism

Bursting the Bubble: Tulane students engage in NOLA activism

Emily Fornof and Nile Pierre

March 21, 2018

"The election happened, and I felt propelled to actually be engaged in doing organizing work and activism and doing something tangible with all of the anxiety, sadness and fear I was feeling," Tulane senior Ashlee Pintos said. For Pintos and other Tulane students, the 2016 election of Donald Trump was ...

City leadership must acknowledge work of activist groups in monument controversy

Ella Helmuth, Senior Staff Writer

September 5, 2017

The day after the tragic events in Charlottesville, Mayor Jim Gray of Lexington, Kentucky, voiced his support for the relocation of two Confederate monuments from downtown Lexington, drawing national attention to the city. In an online video, Gray speaks of a decision borne from community discussion, Lexington...

New Orleans takes down Confederate monuments


Fiona Grathwohl, News Editor

June 28, 2017

Amid rising temperatures and tensions, New Orleanians gathered last month at Lee Circle to watch the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue, the city's fourth removal of a monument since the New Orleans City Council passed legislation calling for removal of Confederate monuments earlier this year. ...

Tulane Confederate monuments remind students of past, present oppression

Tulane Confederate monuments remind students of past, present oppression

Nile Pierre, Intersections Associate Editor

April 6, 2017

Tulane University can draw its roots back to 1834, more than a century before the move to desegregate schools in the United States. The university's past is closely intertwined with the Confederacy and slavery. Seeing Confederate monuments scattered across Tulane's campus symbolizes for many students of...

Court rules New Orleans can remove confederate statues

The monument of Confederate leader Robert E. Lee will be taken down following a ruling from a federal appeals court.

Ella Helmuth, Associate News Editor

March 16, 2017

New Orleans is scattered with civic references to its days as a city in the Confederate States of America. Some of the most prominent statues include Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Lee Circle, Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard at City Park and Confederate President Jefferson Davis' monument on Ca...

Tulane students join Take ‘Em Down NOLA protests

Tulane students join Take 'Em Down NOLA protests

Canela López and Brandi Doyal

September 25, 2016

Instead of preparing for a tailgate this Saturday, a group of approximately 50 Tulane students marched through the streets of New Orleans alongside community organizers from Take 'Em Down NOLA, protesting the Confederate monuments erected throughout the city. At 1 p.m. on Saturday, over 200 people gath...