The Tulane Hullabaloo

Tulane policy still fails to address sexual violence

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Lily Lazarus, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2020

Lily runs the sexual violence support group for Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity. Following the 2017 Climate Assessment, Tulane launched the Wave of Change initiative in 2018. The initiative was an attempt to combat sexual violence through education and prevention programming, workshops and panels, promis...

Tulane nightlife leaves behind queer women

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Lauren Lehmann, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2020

Lauren is the president of the Feminist Alliance of Students at Tulane and part of the LGBT community. Nightlife is a central pillar of Tulane student life, and how could it not be? Situated in a city known for round-the-clock partying and a rich mixture of cultures, Tulane attracts students who are exc...

Does the Louisiana Democratic Primary matter?

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Cullen Fagan, Views Editor

February 19, 2020

This April 4, many Tulanians will cast their votes in the Louisiana Democratic Primary. Louisiana is a deep red state that went almost 20 points in favor of Trump in the 2016 presidential election. For some, this raises an important question. Does the Louisiana Democratic primary actually matter...

Tulane students deserve an A-plus on their transcript

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Tanvi Telekunta, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2020

In a system that rewards grades and other quantitative measurements over qualitative factors like effort or willingness to take risks, students are incentivized to take easy classes to ensure their GPAs stay high, creating a systematic aversion to failure.    Everyone would love to pull off a 4.0, ...

Comedy can serve as creative outlet for STEM students

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Deeya Patel, Max Moore, and Claire Davis

February 13, 2020

Deeya Patel, member of Office Hours Comedy Throwing comedy into a STEM-heavy course load can certainly keep a schedule interesting. Just two hours on a Thursday evening can consist of completing a chemistry problem set, hastily writing a sketch that was born from shower musings and playing sill...

Student employees are not beneath you

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Gabe Darley, Contributing Writer

February 13, 2020

Gabe Darley is a student worker at the Reily Student Recreation Center.  Being a student employee is a common experience for many on Tulane’s campus. Working at the front desk of the Reily Student Recreation Center consists of very official duties such as tapping Splash Cards to a scanner an...

Mourning Kobe Bryant means reckoning with his past

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Ava Lemos, Senior Staff Writer

February 6, 2020

Content Warning: Please be advised that this article contains content related to sexual assault and rape.  Many were left reeling after the sudden death of Kobe Bryant on Jan. 26. People across the globe mourned him, his daughter and the seven others who died in the helicopter crash that fateful Sun...

Tulane activism suffers from student apathy

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Cullen Fagan, Views Editor

February 6, 2020

Young people are the future. This message is broadcast every day over the media and through the social movements that have recently taken the world by storm. The importance of youth in activism is apparent when we see the accomplishments of the Parkland survivors, of the young activists involved in Bla...

Where did the anger over the 2018 climate survey go?

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Deeya Patel, Views Editor

February 6, 2020

Content Warning: Please be advised that this article contains content related to sexual assault and rape.  Tulane in 2018 was a Tulane in despair. When a climate survey revealed that 41% of its female students had experienced sexual assault, efforts to address and prevent the situation were ...

In praise of candid sex podcasts

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Sarah Gralnek, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2020

In only an hour and 53 minutes, a listener can learn about the abortion bans in Georgia, how to tease your way into a date on dating apps, and the overconfidence of men gaslighting women in relationships.    Podcasts, especially sex and relationship podcasts such as Call Her Daddy, Guys ...

Don’t call Uber, we’re six blocks away

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Gabe Darley, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2020

To live in a world where cars are not only on-call but on-tap is an amazing thing. It is a feat driven by the human desire to simplify life and — at times — it’s truly glorious. And yet sometimes it seems that the cost of an Uber is completely forgotten in the face of its convenience. When f...

Coronavirus should compel U.S. to reassess disaster readiness

Coronavirus should compel U.S. to reassess disaster readiness

Deeya Patel, Views Editor

January 29, 2020

The 170 confirmed coronavirus fatalities in China and subsequent response constitutes the largest quarantine in modern public health history. Were this epidemic taking place within our borders, would the United States be prepared to respond adequately?  Especially in Louisiana, our federal governm...