The Tulane Hullabaloo

Mental health programs like CAPS deserve more funding, attention

Mental health programs like CAPS deserve more funding, attention

Austin Rodriguez, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018


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Mental health on college campuses is an enduring issue, and campus health services across the country are making serious efforts to address the constantly fluctuating, and generally increasing, needs of their students. Here at Tulane, Counseling and Psychological Services is no exception.According to Program Director Donna Bender, CAPS added another year-round staff positi...

Kavanaugh’s confirmation must be postponed to address accusations

Kavanaugh’s confirmation must be postponed to address accusations

Quinn Burke, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


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Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee threatens to reverse incredible progress made regarding sexual violence and misconduct in the U.S. Judge Brett Kavanaugh currently faces sexual assault allegations for an incident that occurred when he was 17 years old. Even after the #MeToo movement, many still...

Southern states must consider urban planning to address rapid growth

Matt Saletta, Editor of the Views Section

September 16, 2018


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As each year passes, Southern states are becoming more urban. Cities like San Antonio, Atlanta, New Orleans and Houston are booming with transplants from all over the world, but few are taking serious steps to plan for their long-term growth. If southern cities do not take their own growth seriously...

New Orleans needs to acknowledge its environmental issues

New Orleans needs to acknowledge its environmental issues

Jon Krantz, Staff Writer

September 14, 2018


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The city of New Orleans needs to start taking the environment seriously. So far, the city has failed to reduce its carbon footprint or promote higher environmental standards for its citizens.Let’s take a look at recycling. Let’s take a look at recycling. New Orleans recycles much less than the average big city, only focusing on plastic bottles,...

Tulane’s mismatched architecture hinders campus cohesion

Cadence Neenan, Senior Staff Reporter

September 13, 2018


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Just this week, U.S. News and World Report came out with its vaguely titled “Best College Rankings,” solidifying the rampant anxieties of students everywhere. A quick glance at the top five universities includes all the usual champions: Princeton, Harvard, Columbia, Yale, etc. Now I beg of you – what ...

Tulane should allow films like Roe v Wade to be shot on campus

Tulane should allow films like Roe v Wade to be shot on campus

Marcus Maldonado, Contributing Reporter

September 13, 2018


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Tulane should allow controversial films, including those like “Roe v. Wade,” to be filmed on campus. The ideal of free expression has long been touted as a fundamental principle of any properly functioning democracy.  In order for the truth to rise to the top, individuals must be free to debate, discuss...

Tulane should not allow pro-life movies like “Roe v Wade” to film on campus

Tulane should not allow pro-life movies like “Roe v Wade” to film on campus

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

September 13, 2018


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When Tulane was too “busy” to film an anti-abortion movie on campus this summer, they got awfully lucky. What happens on this campus and is endorsed by our administration is a direct reflection of the values this university holds.“We strive to foster the highest potential within individual...

Letter to the Editor: Devos’s title IX reform threatens progress against sexual assault

Letter to the Editor: Devos’s title IX reform threatens progress against sexual assault

Helen Robins, Contributing Reporter

September 12, 2018


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Distracted by flashy, headline-grabbing stories, many news outlets overlooked a sweeping development with serious consequences for Tulane students: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ new Title IX regulations. DeVos’s proposed changes to Obama-era guidelines directly threaten the ability of victims...

Slow Puerto Rican recovery is evidence of environmental racism

Slow Puerto Rican recovery is evidence of environmental racism

Canela Lopez, Senior Staff Reporter

September 9, 2018


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It has been 11 months, 15 days and counting since the U.S. territory known as Puerto Rico was ravaged by Hurricane Maria. With a death toll of 4,000 and growing according to the Denver Post, the island is far from making a full recovery.With the electrical system weakened, buildings still dilapi...

Letter to the Editor: Tulane needs to take campus safety seriously

Letter to the Editor: Tulane needs to take campus safety seriously

Kate DeMoss

September 7, 2018


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Two recent developments in campus safety have presented university students, faculty, administrators and staff with difficult challenges: the exposure of Urban Meyer and a series of cases challenging Obama-era policy regarding sexual assault at universities. Mounting pressure has compelled many u...

Tulane administration’s hypocrisy on partying needs to stop

Tulane administration’s hypocrisy on partying needs to stop

Jon Krantz, Staff Writer

September 6, 2018


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Unfortunately, Tulane has recently suffered a great loss: we no longer hold our coveted title of top party school in the country. We have been relegated to third place, losing out to University of Delaware and West Virginia University. This tragedy must come as good news to the Tulane administration...

Tulane’s drinking problem is a national issue, not the administration’s fault

Tulane’s drinking problem is a national issue, not the administration’s fault

Matt Saletta, Editor of the Views Section

September 6, 2018


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Tulane’s new policies regarding underage drinking have revived an old debate about how universities should address student drinking. The negative impacts of binge drinking are real and deserve to be taken seriously. Any actions taken by the administration will be useless until we acknowledge the strange,...

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