The Tulane Hullabaloo

Could the coronavirus pandemic offer an opportunity to improve the American welfare system?


Matthew Wu, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2020

Matthew Wu is a senior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Economics. He is currently conducting research on America's social welfare system. Last week, President Trump signed a $2 trillion stimulus bill intended to blunt the economic effects of COVID-19. The bill was needed not just because...

As an immunosuppressed student, my peers let me down


Zach Brenner, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2020

Zach Brenner is a senior majoring in political economy and double-minoring in philosophy and religious studies. In the critical few days following Tulane’s closure in March, it was clear that the coronavirus’ spread in New Orleans posed a serious threat to the vulnerable members of the community. Instea...

Shortcomings of Tulane Health Center billing

Shortcomings of Tulane Health Center billing

Justin Walton, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2020

All Tulane University students are required to have some form of health insurance. If a student’s external health insurance provider doesn’t meet “university standards,” they can enroll in the Tulane-sponsored Student Health Insurance Plan, otherwise known as T-SHIP.  In theory, this mandate of...

Why the young college vote matters in 2020

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Julia Prager-Hessel, Contributing Writer

March 24, 2020

Young people across the country have become increasingly politically active over the last two presidencies, with explosive reactions first to a young liberal making promises of ‘hope’ and ‘change’ and then a conservative billionaire speaking to unprecedented anger and disillusionment.   M...

An unceremonious goodbye

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Justin Wisnicki, Contributing Writer

March 17, 2020

The past few days have given many of us time for reflection. Sitting in my apartment, I thought about my experience since beginning college. I’ve never had a hard time getting started, whether it be on a class assignment, business idea or whatever crazy thing I am focused on at a particular time. I am t...

Politics at Tulane must move beyond hobbyism


Jessica Galloway and Henry Walther

March 12, 2020

It’s 2020, which means we’re all dealing with the symptoms of an election year: constant talk about the candidates, political debates about what the country needs and advertisements asking us to show our support for one politician or another. But it feels like the past four years have been one b...

Deficit of CAPS appointments impedes mental health support

CAPS appointments are often booked up to the point where students cannot see a counselor until weeks later.

Deeya Patel, Views Editor

March 12, 2020

In a setting where young adults are living in crowded spaces, adapting to rigorous course loads and navigating independent living for the first time, mental health resources should be readily accessible. For many students at Tulane, this is not their experience   Tulane’s official mental health resource, ...

Letter to the Editor: Progressive Voter Coalition endorses USG Executive Board Candidates


March 11, 2020

Tulane University students: In its six-year history, the Tulane Progressive Voter Coalition has served as a platform for Multicultural Council, Gender and Sexual Affairs Council, and other organizations to exercise collective voice in an election process that ceaselessly seeks to keep their voices fro...

Tulane’s recovery program deserves more support

Courtesy of Tulane Recovery Community

John Glover, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2020

The following is an opinion article and does not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo. Collegiate recovery, originated in the 1970s, aims to help students recover from addiction and is typically associated with sobriety. In its 2019 Impact Report, the Association of Recovery in higher education lists 140 member institutions including Tulane. T...

General education is vital, despite bad reputation

Despite arguments about core curriculum being an unnecessary hurdle, these classes are an essential part of a holistic education.

Cullen Fagan, Views Editor

March 4, 2020

The following is an opinion article and does not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo.   Like many colleges, Tulane has general education requirements, referred to as its core curriculum. Its purpose, according to the university, is to provide a “well-rounded base of knowledge and to s...

Dance, Cheer undervalued at Tulane

Tulane Cheer, while a part of Tulane athletics, does not receive the same treatment as other sports.

Lily Lazarus, Contributing Writer

March 4, 2020

Lily Lazarus is a former dancer. She is not a member of Shockwave or the Tulane Spirit Squad. The following is an opinion article and does not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo. Despite dance and cheer being key components of sports at Tulane, they are overlooked by Tulane Athletics. Danc...

Ode to self-involved STEM majors

Ode to self-involved STEM majors

Gabe Darley, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

Gabe Darley is majoring in Computer Science and English. Tulane is a school that excels in fairly representing both the arts and the sciences. One school does not academically dominate the other in numbers nor in perceived presence in campus culture. For the most part, people tend not to discr...