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OPINION | Tulane must facilitate mail-in voting

Tulane must find ways to facilitate the voting process for its students this year.

Deeya Patel, Views Editor

4 days ago

The 2020 presidential election is a high stakes event and Tulane University students have always done their part to hold their peers accountable in the election process. Now, during the pandemic, students will have to jump through several hoops to cast their votes in November. The university mus...

OPINION | Abolish USG elections now

Abolish USG elections now

Robert Chumbley, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2020

When most of us think of democratic elections, we initially think of a first-past-the-post system where voters select a single candidate for a single office, and the winner is the one with the most votes. This same, ultra-American system is used in Tulane’s Undergraduate Student Government elections. ...

Vote for those of us who can’t

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Apoorva Verghese, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2020

Around this time last year, my parents, my sister and I received our green cards. After 14 years, we finally became permanent residents of the U.S.  My clearest memory of our U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services interview is of my family sitting on uncomfortable chairs, tightly gripping our ...

Twitter is not a replacement for campaigning

Students must stop relying on Twitter as a campaigning platform

Deeya Patel, Views Editor

January 23, 2020

From the perspective of journalism, Twitter was revolutionary for news in 2006. Instant breaking news updates and bite-sized previews to full articles presented a powerful and convenient way to relay information. Perhaps too convenient. In the contentious political climate of 2020, the way Twitter users ...

Louisiana elections should be decided by Louisianans, not out-of-state students

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Edwin Wang and Michael Naish

December 5, 2019

Coinciding with historic statewide voter participation, College Democrats empowered Tulane’s precinct’s 118% spike in turnout. Greater civic engagement promotes better local collaboration, but out-of-state students must evaluate their long-term Louisiana residency before participating in elections that...

Letter to the Editor: Voting

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Bailey Casteel, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2018

Dear Editor: With the midterm elections less than two weeks away, I want to emphasize to your audience that voter turnout is essential. This midterm election, 35 Senate seats are open, as well as all 435 seats of the House of Representatives. With many states allowing early voting, the voting se...

Introduction to Intersections’ Guide to voting in college

Introduction to Intersections' Guide to voting in college

Jessica Galloway, Intersections Editor

August 31, 2018

The 2018 Midterm elections are coming up quickly, and this year is an important one for deciding which party will take control of Congress. Many Americans tune out during conversations about midterm elections. After all, voter turnout during the 2014 midterm elections was less than 36 percent. And th...

Local initiative seeks to mobilize millennial voters

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Adrienne Underwood, News Editor

August 31, 2017

If half of the millennials in New Orleans voted in local elections, what could they accomplish?  In a city in which 30,000 votes generally decide mayoral elections, Millennials Voter Engagement Initiative, a project aimed at mobilizing young voters, was founded on the notion that millennials can make or break an election. If, t...

Progressive Voter Coalition questionnaire for USG executive board candidates

Submitted by the Progressive Voter Coalition

March 15, 2017

The Progressive Voter Coalition submitted this survey and the candidates' responses to The Hullabaloo. The Hullabaloo did not edit or alter any content.  This week, the Progressive Voter Coalition sent a 20-question survey to the candidates running for positions on the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Student ...

Tulane students must register to vote this election season

The Tulane Hullabaloo Board

September 21, 2016

The 2016 presidential election will be the first election in which most Tulane undergraduates are eligible to vote. If every person between the ages of 18-29 voted, it would be the largest voting block with 69 million votes. College-aged students will determine who sits in the Oval Office come January and ...