The Tulane Hullabaloo

OPINION | Want not, waste a lot: Tulane students need to check their privilege

Tulane students have no trouble heedlessly discarding expensive items

Lily Lazarus, Views Editor

6 days ago

Last spring, when the majority of the Tulane body evacuated due to COVID-19, the financial insensitivity of the student body was openly displayed around campus. Sophomores threw their lightly used futons, rugs and bedding off of the Phelps and Irby Residence Hall balconies into the dumpsters below. In th...

OPINION | Email from School of Architecture promotes unhealthy, dangerous behaviors

Tulane School of Architecture, along with academia in general, perpetuates a toxic work culture

Kristen Osborne, Contributing Writer

6 days ago

On Sunday, Sept. 13, Iñaki Alday, dean of the Tulane School of Architecture, sent an incredibly callous email about the School of Architecture’s new policy regarding working expectations during the COVID pandemic. Shared on Twitter by @solidarityTU, the email announced to students that they were expected to move into their studio space in Richards...

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

6 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 | White people have no need for race-based affinity groups

White students still have much to learn to be good allies to their BIPOC peers.

Gabi Liebeler, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2020

It is no secret that Tulane University has experienced controversies surrounding racial diversity, some of which were related to whiteness.  In November of 2017, signs that read, “It’s okay to be white” were plastered around campus in the months following protests led by white supremacists.  Three years and a massive ...

OPINION | College is not about getting rich

There is an apparent disconnect between student's talk and actions.

Amy Stambaugh, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2020

America is facing a reckoning. Inequality in the U.S. has reached levels not seen since before the Great Depression. A 2016 Brookings Institute analysis found that the average white family had more than 10 times the wealth of the average black family. Fates dictate futures before birth. Children grow up in gated communities or impoverished ones, c...

OPINION | Hybrid classrooms are worst of both worlds

Hybrid classrooms come with a slew of technical issues

Gabe Darley, Staff Writer

September 16, 2020

Since March, the COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly wrought havoc on the college classroom. Learning, in the traditional sense, is no longer feasible, a truth becoming more apparent by the day as Tulane University students carry on with their academic careers despite the challenges of adapting to new a...

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. ...

OPINION | Students’ apathy towards New Orleans is glaring

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Deeya Patel, Views Editor

September 16, 2020

At an institution where nearly 70% of the students come from the 20% richest families in America, it is easy to imagine that many Tulane students are out of touch with the majority of the world’s struggles. The Tulane bubble and the people contained inside of it were quite literally born to never h...

Save attendance policies for the schoolhouse

Strict attendance policies hinder the quality and efficacy of in-person instruction

Gabe Darley, Staff Writer

September 9, 2020

Tulane University is a higher education institution whose undergraduate students are legal adults who have chosen to continue their formal learning process beyond what is mandated by the state. Though there are other contributing factors that can influence one’s ability to attend college, going to col...

Students’ face mask negligence prioritizes comfort over community

Students' face mask negligence prioritizes comfort over community

Lily Lazarus, Views Editor

September 9, 2020

Prior to the start of the school year, the Tulane University administration promised students, parents, and staff that their COVID-19 protocols sufficiently addressed the risk of in-person instruction. Despite the administration’s demands that Tulane students sport a protective face mask while walking to an...

Letter to the Editor: Tulane does not care about its graduate student workers

Letter to the Editor: Tulane does not care about its graduate student workers

Sarah Mellman

September 6, 2020

On Wednesday, Aug. 26, I publicly resigned from my position as the Graduate and Professional Students’ Association’s Uptown Vice President after orating the following letter in GAPSA’s annual meet-and-greet with President Mike Fitts. My response below directly answered Fitts’ question that he as...

The Hullabaloo Board stands with tBSU, supports their demands

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September 3, 2020

On July 25, the Tulane Black Student Union released a list of demands, calling for institutional revolution — not reform — of the university, to combat racism on campus and support BIPOC students. The Hullabaloo Board stands with tBSU, and joins them in demanding Tulane take the action that tBSU has d...