The Tulane Hullabaloo

Loyola’s fight for sexual health merits our support

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Julia Ferro, Senior Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Students passionate about reproductive justice and sexual health, looking to extend their activism off-campus, need look no further than our next door neighbor. The culture surrounding sexual health at Loyola University is deserving of our attention.  Despite the fact that Loyola University and ...

Skyrocketing tuition cannot be the norm

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Edwin Wang, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Modern American higher education is universally associated with astronomical costs, empowered by ambiguous institutional tuition increases. As one of the U.S.’ most expensive colleges, Tulane must contain its rampant tuition inflation to prevent student debt crises from irreparably damaging Tulanians’ future...

Louisiana elections should be decided by Louisianans, not out-of-state students

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Edwin Wang and Michael Naish

December 5, 2019

Coinciding with historic statewide voter participation, College Democrats empowered Tulane’s precinct’s 118% spike in turnout. Greater civic engagement promotes better local collaboration, but out-of-state students must evaluate their long-term Louisiana residency before participating in elections that...

TUPD’s ‘Gotcha’ program wastes resources, belittles students

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Anna Gimilaro, Contributing Writer

November 27, 2019

After deciding to take a quick break from studying in Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, you stand in line at the PJ’s Coffee on the first floor. Your belongings? You left them in your cubicle on the third floor, vulnerable to simple theft.  The Tulane University Police Department’s year-old “Gotcha!...

Tulane fills gap in curriculum with crucial course on Hurricane Katrina

Tulane fills gap in curriculum with crucial course on Hurricane Katrina

Ezra Weber, Senior Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

With the recent unveiling of the spring semester course options, Tulane has filled some crucial gaps in its list of academic offerings. Previously an unaddressed issue, the university now offers a very exciting and provocative look into New Orleans’ most defining event.  The Katrina Disaster (...

Hullabaloo readers: Before commenting ‘How dare you?,’ take a moment to reflect

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Cullen Fagan, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

For Hullabaloo readers, it’s been hard to miss the ongoing comment wars on recent opinion pieces. Unfortunately, many of the comments echo similar sentiments to other “controversial” content in the Hullabaloo: How dare you, a student newspaper, publish this? What gives you the right to cover this to...

Students are more than a score

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Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

November 20, 2019

Last month, the ACT announced that starting next September it will allow students to retake individual sections of the college admissions test. Despite the stated rationale of making standardized tests easier for students, this and similar recent test reforms only obscure a critical point — test scor...

A flawed approach to a real problem: Equity fee should not be implemented

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Campbell Lutz, Senior Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

On Oct. 29, the Tulane Undergraduate Student Body passed a resolution 24-6 calling for the administration to institute a mandatory equity fee of $240 per student. The fee would go toward funding organizations that support marginalized groups on campus. The administration should not implement this fee.  ...

Commuter students deserve better from Tulane

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Maiya Tate, Senior Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Maiya Tate is a sophomore commuter student and a New Orleans native.  Those students that don’t pay $14,000 for housing and don’t live on campus, that you barely ever see around at parties and social events? Those are commuter students. Why don’t you ever see them around? Probably because Tul...

Leaves of absence deserve Tulane’s backing

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Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

November 14, 2019

This month, a Tulane professor won a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the relationship between stress and mental illness. Such research echoes an increasing awareness of mental health’s significance on Tulane’s campus, from changes at Counseling and Psychological Services to ...

Why aren’t students feeling the benefits of Tulane’s audacious fundraising?

Edwin Wang, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

A fundamental pillar of Tulane’s “Only the Audacious” revamp is “building an environment to support excellence,” an ambition that requires Tulane to reevaluate its developmental priorities. Tulane is currently falling short of its vows by delaying student-focused priorities that would strategically ...

Without syllabi, course registration becomes a guessing game

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Josh Axelrod, Views Editor

November 6, 2019

As time tickets are assigned and degree audits are fretfully consulted, November marks the beginning of spring course registration. Sadly, at Tulane, our system represents a disappointing academic reality where laziness is favored and learning discouraged. If course registration were intended as a pe...