The Tulane Hullabaloo

Letter to the Editor: Enough target practice. Is USG the real problem?

Letter to the Editor: Enough target practice. Is USG the real problem?

Deja Wells November 18, 2021

Dear Hullabaloo Editor-in-Chief and Tulane Undergraduate Student Body, If you don’t know who I am, this background should give a little context. I am now a law student as well as an undergraduate,...

OPINION | Amidst fentanyl crisis, Tulane must offer free drug-testing kits

OPINION | Amidst fentanyl crisis, Tulane must offer free drug-testing kits

Casey Wade, Contributing Columnist November 17, 2021

In 2020, 1,930 people died in Louisiana due to drug overdoses, marking a 48% increase from 2019. Louisiana ranked fifth in the U.S. for the greatest increase in drug overdoses in 2020. Fentanyl is...

OPINION | Tulane attendance policies demonstrate lack of concern for student health

OPINION | Tulane attendance policies demonstrate lack of concern for student health

Phoebe Hurwitz, Views Editor November 17, 2021

Tulane University students are familiar with the university's attendance policies stipulated in Tulane’s Academic Policies handout. The terms “excused absence” and “unexcused absence,” though...

OPINION | Sudden relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions may have been hasty

OPINION | Sudden relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions may have been hasty

Jordan Levine, Contributing Columnist November 17, 2021

On Oct. 28, Tulane University Campus Health blasted an email to students and faculty that likely came as a shock to many: the mask mandate would be lifted effective Oct. 29. This email stated that...

OPINION | Divestment conversation should follow Middlebury’s model

OPINION | Divestment conversation should follow Middlebury’s model

Bobby Becker, Contributing Columnist November 17, 2021

A growing number of student activists are pushing Tulane University to refinance their $3 billion endowment away from fossil fuels. These activists hope our school will follow in the footsteps of Harvard...

Sidewalks around campus are riddled with garbage, but are Tulane students doing their part to clean up their mess?

OPINION | Tulane community must play role in community cleanup

Rachel Kelly, Contributing Columnist November 10, 2021

Uptown New Orleans offers many sites and areas that locals and tourists cherish. Some of the major attractions are Audubon Park, Tulane University and Loyola University campuses, houses on St. Charles...

Life skills may include financial literacy, time management and resume building.

OPINION | Tulane has no obligation to teach life skills

Abe Messing, Staff Columnist November 10, 2021

Perhaps the most common criticism any institution of learning receives is that it does not equip its students with necessary post-graduation skills. In early college years, students may be mostly...

OPINION | Life360 enables helicopter parenting of college students

OPINION | Life360 enables helicopter parenting of college students

Olivia Barnes, Contributing Columnist November 10, 2021

Life360, created by Chris Hulls in 2008, is a communication app that allows families to track one another’s locations through their phones or in some cases, through their cars. The company states...

Letter to the Editor: Tokenism, racism in USG presidents campaign

Letter to the Editor: Tokenism, racism in USG president’s campaign

Annika Shamachar November 10, 2021

Though I was aware that Undergraduate Student Government elections were taking place during the week of March 14, I was not particularly invested in them until a friend texted me a screenshot of candidate...

OPINION | Honors Program promotes exclusivity, not academic curiosity

OPINION | Honors Program promotes exclusivity, not academic curiosity

Phoebe Hurwitz and Gabi Liebeler, Views Editors November 3, 2021

Tulane University’s admission process becomes more selective with each subsequent year. Only admitting 9.73% of applicants for the 2025 academic year, one could assume that Tulane believes that all...

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OPINION | Freshmen remain particularly susceptible to Tulane’s campus bubble

Setah Alavi, Contributing Columnist November 3, 2021

On its most surface level, New Orleans is a city known for street cars, live music and great food on every corner. However, none of the rich and extravagant culture of New Orleans would be possible...

OPINION | Tulane should relocate its campus

OPINION | Tulane should relocate its campus

Abe Messing, Staff Columnist October 27, 2021

In February 2021, President Mike Fitts and a panel of Tulane University leadership met to discuss what the university was doing to combat climate change. The panel assured its audience that Tulane...

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