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Brazilian election spells trouble for global politics

Brazilian election spells trouble for global politics

Colin Threlkeld, Staff Writer

November 8, 2018


Filed under Views

Jair Bolsonaro spent most of the last 30 years in the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies screaming at anyone who will listen about his hatred for LGBTQ+ people and ethnic minority groups. His primary complaint regarding the military dictatorship which ruled Brazil from 1964-85 was that it didn’t ki...

Blue ripple leaves both parties in a purple haze

Matt Saletta, Views Editor

November 8, 2018


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Political meteorologists spent months preparing the country for a blue wave, even suggesting that a “tsunami” was on the horizon. But on Tuesday, when the election finally came, the blue wave rolled in softly.In the wake of the blue ripple, our nation is struggling to discern a deeper meaning from the ...

The Hullabaloo stands with NCI, calls for clarification

The Hullabaloo stands with NCI, calls for clarification

November 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion of the Hullabaloo Board, Showcase, Views

The Newcomb College Institute’s renowned history with Tulane dates back to 1886, when Josephine Louise Newcomb gave the donation to Tulane that established the first women’s coordinate college within the U.S. To this day, NCI continues to enrich the Tulane community by accomplishing its mission to empower women and cultivate women leaders.The Hullabaloo recen...

Swedish academy slights United States, Americans fail to notice

Swedish academy slights United States, Americans fail to notice

Batu El, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2018


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While Americans were focused on contentious domestic news stories, the Swedish Academy made a sly statement of international significance. By awarding Paul Romer and William Nordhaus the 2018 Nobel Prize in the field of economics, the Swedish Academy took a stance against the Trump administration’s cli...

Letter to the Editor: Voting

Letter to the Editor: Voting

Bailey Casteel, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Views

Dear Editor:With the midterm elections less than two weeks away, I want to emphasize to your audience that voter turnout is essential. This midterm election, 35 Senate seats are open, as well as all 435 seats of the House of Representatives. With many states allowing early voting, the voting se...

Panhellenic should focus on local service instead of overseas projects

Panhellenic should focus on local service instead of overseas projects

Kenzie Haberkorn, Contributing Writer

October 25, 2018


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Each year, Tulane’s Panhellenic Council participates in Circle of Sisterhood, a national program that promotes women’s education around the globe. Historically, these service trips have been made to countries like Senegal, Malawi and Nicaragua. Our efforts have been applaudable, but Panhellenic c...

Panhellenic should continue its service overseas through circle of sisterhood

Panhellenic should continue its service overseas through circle of sisterhood

Abbey Gross and Ashley Pollicelli

October 25, 2018


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The ability to make a difference for the less fortunate both domestically and globally is paramount to the Panhellenic experience. It is our mission, as participants in the Circle of Sisterhood, to provide women across the world with a quality education. Our efforts abroad are not just meaningful fo...

Letter to the Editor: Transgender Rights

Letter to the Editor: Transgender Rights

Eva Dils, Kennon Stewart, and Peter Kintner

October 24, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Showcase, Views

Dear Editor,On Sunday, The New York Times reported on an effort by our federal government to undermine the existence of transgender, intersex and gender-diverse Americans. The Department of Health and Human Services is attempting to redefine gender to legally and politically erase the gender identit...

Slow demographic changes demonstrate administration’s failure to diversify campus

Justin Marcano, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Views

It’s like a broken record. The pleas for diversity at Tulane have gone on for years now, but if we continue to be all bark and no bite, nothing will change.The university can celebrate its required courses and established offices dedicated to “fostering greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and accountability at every level of university life.” But if we do not have ...

Tulane has moral obligation to provide fentanyl-testing strips at health center

Shea Dobson, Staff Writer

October 18, 2018


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The Hullabaloo recently published an article on the risk fentanyl-laced drugs pose on Tulane’s campus. Here, I would like to elaborate on the extreme danger fentanyl poses both on this campus and in this country, along with the steps the Tulane administration should take in order to assure student...

Letter from the Editor: What’s in a name?

Letter from the Editor: What’s in a name?

Canela López, Editor in Chief

October 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Views

It’s the middle of October in New Orleans, and we all know what that means: fall time. The leaves are changing (kind of), the air is cooling down (sort of) and students are struggle-chugging coffee in Howard Tilton Memorial Library attempting to cram for any belated midterms.This time of year...

Hypersocialization is an endemic problem for Tulane students, strains mental health

Hypersocialization is an endemic problem for Tulane students, strains mental health

Hannah Klein and Matt Saletta

October 17, 2018


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Tulane’s work hard, play hard culture has stood the test of time, but it continues to burden students by reinforcing a culture of hypersocialization. For the sake of their continued health and happiness, students ought to budget time to be alone instead of fixating on constant interaction.As a society, we...

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