The Tulane Hullabaloo

Letter from the Editor: Closing the door on an unprecedented year

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor

Sanjali De Silva, Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2020

When I started this job last June, I never imagined the triumphs and challenges I would face. This year has been the most difficult and most rewarding one of my life — and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.  As I reflect on the past year, I must begin by expressing extreme gratitude for my staff. Every single ...

Dehumanizing conditions in Louisiana prisons disregard inmate rights

Dehumanizing conditions in Louisiana prisons disregard inmate rights

Emma King, Contributing Writer

August 28, 2019

Emma King is a member of Newcomb Prison Project and recently completed an internship with the Promise of Justice Initiative/Capital Appeals Project. Inhumane prison conditions in Louisiana reflect the deeply flawed U.S. criminal justice system as a whole. A recent survey of more than 700 incarc...

Top tweets of the week

Justin Marcano, Views Editor

April 25, 2019

From crisis to climate change to the written word, the past week has been filled with important moments immortalized on Twitter. Here are Views’ tweets of the week: https://twitter.com/NewYorker/status/1120530250583236612 https://twitter.com/Rachael_Bale/status/1120493473302499328 https://twitter.com/NewYorker/status/1120123747283947520 https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1121096484848656385 https://twitter.com/PerryStein/status/1121038140104482817 https://twitter.com/strongblacklead/status/1119254780977778688 https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1120332209867632640 https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1120031984565223424 https://twitter.com/NewYorker/status/1118887562029015041 https://twitter.com/TimAnderson7/status/1118686673230028802

New Orleans must find new ways to preserve its history

Yacob Arroyo | Staff Artist

Gabriel Clark-Clough, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2019

It is uncanny how visiting the city before and after Hurricane Katrina, the comparatively touristy parts of the city recovered to almost exactly how they were before. With tourism as a central part of the city’s economy, New Orleans throws a lot of money at retaining its appeal to visitors, maintai...

The Elephant: New Orleans must stand up for Cuban population

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor

Adam Goldstein, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2019

Few can debate the legitimacy of New Orleans’ moniker as the northernmost point of the Caribbean. Between its geographic standing, an unorthodox blend of cultures and history as a major port marketplace, the city has carved out a niche that distinguishes itself prominently in the South and greater U.S. And while New Orleans...

Interfaith demonstration represents Tulane community’s strength in wake of Sri Lanka attacks

Hanson Dai | Associate Artist

Josh Axelrod, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

Religious discrimination is a plague, infecting our society with hatred. Its pollutants sow violence and terror. This past year, Tulane students have witnessed this disturbing trend and mourned the loss of Jews, Muslims, Christians and other religious groups around the world. Yet, in the midst...

Changes in New Orleans speed policy upset community

Yacob Arroyo | Staff Artist

Nketiah “Ink” Berko, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Earlier this month, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune reported that New Orleans residents were being ticketed for speeding violations over 4 mph in school zones. The new policy change was only discovered after several city residents, questioning their newly-earned tickets, took to social media. In a brazen...

Our privilege shapes our perception

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor

Edwin Wang, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Many millenials find themselves wondering what factors specifically influence their worldview and motivations. Given Tulane’s location in New Orleans, a culturally distinct city, much of the student body often has varying perspectives on local life and customs. According to Tulane’s website, roughly 200 ...

Continued woes of class registration

Czars Trinidad | Senior Staff Artist

Eleni Sakellakis, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

Many Tulane students have watched anxiously as their desired classes fill up before their registration time slot comes around each semester. When the class in question is meant to fulfill a core requirement, an inability to get in can jeopardize the student’s chances at timely graduation. Desp...

Letter to the Editor: Addressing The Elephant

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor

Allison Foster and Katarina Engler

April 4, 2019

Dear Editor: The 2017 Tulane University Sexual Misconduct Climate Survey results were staggering. Their release took Tulane by storm, and rightly so. 41% of Tulane undergraduate women and 18% of Tulane undergraduate men reported being sexually assaulted during their time at Tulane. That number is...

Tulane must follow Louisiana’s example in “banning the box”

Hanson Dai | Associate Artist

Shea Dobson, Views Editor

April 4, 2019

On March 1, more than 36,000 people convicted of felonies in the state of Louisiana had their voting rights restored after a law passed in the Louisiana legislature last May, allowing those who have not served time in the past five years, went into effect. While there are still extra steps required for...

Tulane’s silence on Bayou Bridge, beyond

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor

Justin Marcano, Views Editor

April 4, 2019

After a three-year long crawl, the Bayou Bridge Pipeline is officially operational. The pipeline began to flow crude oil across the southeastern portion of Louisiana — from Lake Charles to St. James Parish — on Monday. Unfortunately, it was not an April Fools’ prank. The cold reality — snaking...