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Tulane police ensures student safety at college bars

Margo Weese
Map of Uptown New Orleans depicting where the popular college bars are for Tulane and Loyola. These are the bars that are patrolled to ensure student safety.

With the bustling nightlife around Tulane and Loyola, safety becomes a concern, Tulane Police Captain Anthony Dominguez said.

Dominguez said his team has 24/7 patrolling from South Carrollton Avenue to Jefferson Avenue and St. Charles Avenue to South Claiborne Avenue.

The patrol route includes six popular college bars around Tulane and Loyola: The Boot, Palms, Bruno’s Tavern, TJ Quills, Redd’s Tavern, and Snake and Jakes. Whether Tulane police officers are on foot, bicycle, or driving around, they make sure students are safe, Dominguez said.

“While not responding to calls for service, our officers proactively patrol these areas to prevent criminal activity and to be available to our community members when needed,” he said.

Advertising junior Emma Santangelo said she enjoys going to Bruno’s for “Wine Wednesdays,” a popular event, where Bruno’s serves $5 bottles of wine.

Santangelo doesn’t just go for the wine. She said it’s also for the social aspect. The familiarity of people is a reason why she goes out.

“The age range is nice in college bars because you are around people who you know are at the same stage of life,” she said.

Santangelo isn’t the only one who likes the familiarity of college bars, like Bruno’s. Former Loyola student Rory McCarthy said he enjoys going out with his friends and being able to recognize others around him.

“Going to other bars feels like you are a small fish in a big pond, so being here makes you feel like a sense of community,” he said.

Students said it’s not just the ambiance of the bars; it’s also the safety element of them, as well.

Tulane junior Mackenzie Jackson said she enjoys going out and being able to feel safe because Tulane Police are patrolling.

“In terms of security, and I guess outside dangers, I feel pretty safe,” she said.

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Maria DiFelice
Maria DiFelice, Breaking News Editor
Maria DiFelice is currently the Breaking News Editor for The Maroon. She is a third year journalism major with a minor in philosophy. This is her third year being involved with The Maroon where she was Assistant Op/Ed Editor and Assistant News Editor. When she is not working at The Maroon, she can be seen with her camera taking photos wherever she goes. Maria can be reached at [email protected].

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