The Tulane Hullabaloo

Anniversary of National Minimum Drinking Age Act celebrates ineffective, outdated law

Hannah Orr, Staff Writer

November 12, 2014

The following is an opinion article, and opinion articles do not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo.In preparation for a good night, many students might take shot after shot—not counting, just wanting to make sure that their buzz lasts until they drink more later. Students drink because they ...

Registration system frustrates students, in need of reform

Brandi Doyal, Views Editor

November 12, 2014

The following is an opinion article and opinion articles do not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo.In the whirlwind of exams and classes, I found myself sitting behind my computer once again frustrated with the schedule of classes. I didn't know which classes to take, and worried about overloadi...

Psych Gumbo: Seasonal Affective Disorder brings sadness, disrupts daily life as winter approaches

Holly Peek, Staff Columnist

November 12, 2014

The following is an opinion article, and opinion articles do not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo.The days are getting shorter, the sunshine fades faster and the winter chill will soon arrive on Tulane’s campus. While the winter weather brings with it the anticipation of holiday vacations ...

Housing introduces ambiguious, unjust policy

November 12, 2014

Tulane's Department of Housing and Residence Life released a new policy stating that administration only needs to be 51 percent sure a student has violated community guidelines such as tampering with the fire alarm to kick students out of their on-campus residence permanently.This policy uses an arbitra...

Adopting test-optional policies could harm admissions

Carl Vidrine, Associate Views Editor

October 22, 2014

The following is an opinion article and opinion articles do not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo.As more and more schools, including Bowdoin College, Wake Forest University and DePaul University, implement test-optional admissions policies that judge applicants without ACT or SAT scores, pressure grows for oth...

Student, faculty communication must be improved

Claire Davenport, Staff Writer

October 22, 2014

The following is an opinion article and opinion articles do not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo.The student to faculty ratio at Tulane is nine to one, and 64 percent of classes contain 20 students or less. Students and teachers, however, are not taking proper advantage of this golden ratio...

Be aware during Halloween season

October 21, 2014

As Halloween season kicks off, being responsible and mindful of surroundings will be crucial for students to enjoy the incredible experience of a New Orleans Halloween.Students should employ a heightened sense of awareness and stay in groups when partaking in the festivities, especially when traveli...

Hiring felon without conducting background check was irresponsible

October 15, 2014

Former director of teaching certification Donna Johnson was indicted on charges of aggravated theft and tampering with records at former Cleveland charter school, the Imani Institute. In a simple Google search of “Donna Johnson Imani Institute,” the first article offers a detailed chronicle of ...

Tulane’s quiet stance on environment lawsuit harmful to Louisiana coast, community

Brendan Lyman, Staff Reporter

October 15, 2014

The following is an opinion article and opinion articles do not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo.Nathanial Rich, of the New York Times Magazine, has deemed it “The Most Ambitious Environmental Lawsuit Ever,” and it has emerged as the most controversial and contentious political issue in Louisian...

Glass recycling would benefit NOLA, Tulane community

Emily Carmichael, Staff Writer

October 15, 2014

The following is an opinion article, and opinion articles do not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo.New Orleans reintroduced curbside recycling for the first time since Hurricane Katrina in January but did not extend this program to include much-needed glass recycling. From an economic perspective, ...

Ban on same-sex marraige hurts Louisiana, New Orleans community

Claire Davenport, Staff Writer

October 14, 2014

The following is an opinion article and opinion articles do not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo.The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision not to rule on challenges to gay marriage bans in various states brings the next battleground for same-sex marriage rights to New Orleans. If the U.S. C...

PRO: Yik Yak platform fosters open conversation on Tulane’s campus

Brandi Doyal, Views Editor

October 14, 2014

The following is an opinion article and does not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo.Colleges in Chicago, New Mexico and Vermont are beginning to ban Yik Yak, a social media platform some have referred to as an “anonymous Twitter.” While misuse of the app has given it a bad reputation, ba...