The Tulane Hullabaloo

Why is our frisbee team better at addressing racism than our university?

Why is our frisbee team better at addressing racism than our university?

Josh Axelrod, Views Editor

September 11, 2019

When presented with two institutions — one, a centuries-old university serving thousands of students and the other, a club sports team —  it would make sense that the university would be quicker to think critically, address its history and confront racism. One would think.This month, Tulane...

DNC must increase its support for College Democrats across the country

DNC must increase its support for College Democrats across the country

Jackson Faulkner, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2019

Jackson Faulkner is the Development Director of the College Democrats of Louisiana.While the rhetoric of the 2019 College Democrats of America Summer Convention held at Tulane this past weekend was centered on youth engagement, a closer examination of the current College Democrats of America reveals a crit...

Tulane students should cultivate economic awareness

Tulane students should cultivate economic awareness

Edwin Wang, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

In a generation notorious for using efficient Amazon Prime orders and convenient Uber rides, it can be easy to gloss over the financial impact of our spending habits. Especially in our busy lives as Tulanians, buying the latest high tech gadget with free shipping may seem like the most appealing mo...

Students should support local trans organizing, Real Name Campaign

Students should support local trans organizing, Real Name Campaign

Dylan Borne, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

Dylan Borne (she/they) is a member of Freedom Road Socialist Organization and an organizer with the Real Name Campaign.Transgender activists in the city are pushing forward a new grassroots struggle for LGBT+ rights: the Real Name Campaign. It is a fight for accessible name and gender marker changes in New Orleans and Louisiana. Our petition includes demands to waive the...

Tulane Ultimate Frisbee changes racist name, addresses privilege

Tulane Ultimate Frisbee changes racist name, addresses privilege

Sam Butler, Contributing Writer

September 5, 2019

Sam Butler is the co-captain of the Tulane Ultimate Frisbee Team. If you’d like to write an op-ed on behalf of a student organization, email [email protected] this season, we at Tulane “Rex” Ultimate have officially changed our name to “Tucks” Ultimate. After deliberation ...

Staff editorial: This year, let’s foster a community of care

Staff editorial: This year, let’s foster a community of care

September 5, 2019

The Tulane community is aching right now as we endure the unthinkable: saying goodbye to one of our own. This tragedy serves as a stark reminder that we carry a responsibility to look after one another with vigilant attention and loving care. Every student walking down McAlister Drive embodies a unique set...

With an overly punitive juvenile justice system, New Orleans is failing its children

With an overly punitive juvenile justice system, New Orleans is failing its children

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

September 4, 2019

Nketiah Berko is a research assistant with the Oxford-Tulane Developmental Justice Network studying juvenile justice in New Orleans and Barbados and was formerly an investigative intern at the Orleans Public Defenders office.On Aug. 15, a disturbance broke out at the Orleans Parish Juvenile Just...

Ohio State challenges Tulane brand: ‘The’ fight is on

Ohio State challenges Tulane brand: ‘The’ fight is on

Josh Axelrod, Views Editor

August 28, 2019

Our audacity is being tested.The Ohio State University, whose self-professed official name includes the article “the,” has come up with an ingenious idea — one so brilliant it makes you wonder how you didn’t come up with it first in all its head-scratching, so-stupid-it’s-actually-smart glo...

Letter from the Editor: Continuing to fight for representation and accessible content

Letter from the Editor: Continuing to fight for representation and accessible content

Sanjali De Silva, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2019

This issue marks the beginning of the 115th volume of The Tulane Hullabaloo. We have reported through world wars and civil rights movements. And today we report through lasting racial injustice, devastating climate change and growing income inequality across the country. I am writing to you today from the basement of the Lavin...

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/1120530250583236612https://twitter.com/Rachael_Bale/status/1120493473302499328https://twitter.com/NewYorker/status/1120123747283947520https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1121096484848656385https://twitter.com/PerryStein/status/1121038140104482817https://twitter.com/strongblacklead/status/1119254780977778688https://twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/1120332209867632640https://twitter.com/nytimes/status/1120031984565223424https://twitter.com/NewYorker/status/1118887562029015041https://twitter.com/TimAnderson7/status/1118686673230028802