The Tulane Hullabaloo

Jindal directs attention, tax dollars toward self-interests instead of Louisiana

Amy Schully, Staff Writer

February 25, 2015

The following is an opinion piece, and does not reflect the views of the Tulane HullabalooRecords show that Louisiana taxpayers have spent $314,144 on Gov. Bobby Jindal’s out-of-state travels, despite the state’s current $1.6 billion budget deficit. Jindal spent 165 days outside of Louisiana in ...

Unnecessary addiction to social media fed by latest app

Karolyn Eilertsen, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2015

The following is an opinion article and opinion articles do not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo.WiGo — “Who Is Going Out” — is the new hyperlocal app allowing college students to see where everyone is going on a particular night.Essentially, WiGo can eliminate the social stress in...

Universities misplace values in an expensive arms race for rankings

Brendan Lyman, Views Editor

February 25, 2015

The following is an opinion article and opinion articles do not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo.In a Feb. 6 article in The New York Times, Kevin Carey explores the strategies behind George Washington University's transformation from an inexpensive commuter school to a second-tier national univ...

Study Abroad should allow students to travel to countries with travel warnings

Kevin Young, Staff Writer

February 25, 2015

The following is an opinion piece, and does not reflect the views of the Tulane Hullabaloo.Tulane's study abroad policies generally only allow students to visit countries not listed on the U.S. Department of State's Travel Warning list with the notable exception of Israel. This policy limits students' opportu...

Primate Center shows little respect for animal life

The Hullabaloo Editorial Board

February 23, 2015

The Tulane National Primate Research Center's reaction to the infection of two primates by the Burkholderia pseudomallei bacteria demonstrates a continued pattern of neglect and disregard for the well-being of its primates. In the most recent incident, four primates were exposed to the bacteria i...

Simple Sage: Sharing prized Mardi Gras throws

February 12, 2015

Dear Sage,My friend and I have decided to combine our efforts to get a shoe at the Krewe of Muses parade this year. We're both excited about the prospect of obtaining this coveted throw, but we haven't decided who will keep the shoe. I'm not sure I'm ready for even a well-decorated shoe to break up o...

Simple Sage: Klepto in the kitchen

February 11, 2015

Dear Sage,We think our roommate steals our food. We thought we settled the issue at our house meeting, but my other roommate found more food missing the next day. How do we talk to the hungry fridge thief?Sincerely,Hopelessly Hungry Hopelessly Hungry,Popular culture leads us to believe college roomma...

Hidden annual $15 million deficit raises questions about Tulane’s financial decision-making

The Hullabaloo Editorial Board

February 11, 2015

The fact that the Tulane community, much less the Tulane University Senate itself, had little-to-no knowledge of Tulane's ongoing annual operational deficit of $15 million prior to January is outrageous.Fitts first released news of the budget deficit Jan. 13 in a message on Tulane's website when the univ...

Carnival season carries rich religious history

Brendan Lyman, Views Editor

February 10, 2015

The following is an opinion piece, and does not reflect the views of the Tulane Hullabaloo.By now, everyone in the city of New Orleans is aware that Carnival Season is well underway, and Mardi Gras is almost here. Despite the knowledge that the season is here, the knowledge of the mostly Catholic origi...

TUPD’s increased jurisdiction raises concerns among students of color

Elias Garcia, Contributing Writer

February 9, 2015

The following is an opinion article, and does not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo.The Tulane University Police Department and the New Orleans Police Department formalized a previously oral agreement between the two police forces codifying an increased jurisdiction for TUPD officers. The a...

Terminating NOLAbucks contract with restaurant is justified

The Hullabaloo Editorial Board

February 4, 2015

Blackboard Inc.'s decision, supported by Tulane University Dining Services, to terminate the NOLAbucks contract with Crepes a la Cart was the correct decision. Crepes a la Cart violated its contract with NOLAbucks processor BbOne by charging a service fee and mandatory gratuity. BbOne made clear its po...

Women bear brunt of domestic violence

Cara Zajac, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2015

The following is an opinion piece, and does not reflect the views of the Tulane Hullabaloo.The murder of second-year law student Sara LaMont, who was killed by her boyfriend, has hit our community incredibly hard. The large number of student deaths this year has created needed mental health conversati...