The Tulane Hullabaloo

Louisiana refocuses its efforts in its ‘War on Drugs’

Jonathan Krantz, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


Filed under Local, Views

In a televised address in 1989, President George H. W. Bush displayed a bag of cocaine and exposed the nation's opioid epidemic, marking the first strike in what would eventually be dubbed the "War on Drugs." Nearly 30 years later, in a time when more Americans die from an opioid overdose in one year than t...

Staff editorial: Tulane must support student activism before, after admission

February 28, 2018


Filed under Opinion of the Hullabaloo Board, Views

In a recent wave of student activism following the tragic mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, high school students across the nation are standing up and speaking out about gun violence and safety in their schools and communities.While some school districts and counties have threatened discipline and dis...

Pruitt’s deregulation at the EPA threatens Gulf Coast ecosystems

Jonathan Krantz, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


Filed under Views

In April 2010, the British Petroleum-affiliated drill site Deep Water Horizon experienced a cataclysmic oil spill, causing pollution on an unprecedented scale. The oil spill killed a large amount of marine life and harmed local fishing economies in incalculable ways, resulting in a record fine against BP of $20.8 billion to cover damages caused by the pollution.Looking back on thi...

New Education Dept. policy threatens rights of trans students

New Education Dept. policy threatens rights of trans students

Quinn Burke, Associate Views Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Views

It is no secret that the Trump Administration has been unfriendly to transgender people, but this month actors in the White House have taken a brazen step to further target trans people. The administration reversed Title IX protections that establish guidelines in protecting trans people from discriminatio...

Doomsday Clock should raise cognizance, not fear

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer

February 25, 2018


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The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved its so-called “Doomsday Clock” closer to midnight, a metaphorical apocalypse. Humanity is now only two minutes from midnight, representing heightened concerns about the security of the world as recent events have put humankind into an increasingly pr...

Staff editorial: All students must engage in Black History Month

February 22, 2018


Filed under Opinion of the Hullabaloo Board, Views

For The Hullabaloo's last print issue in February, this week's edition of The Hullabaloo is Black History Month-themed. There are many outlets for Tulane faculty, students and organizations to partake in Black History Month celebrations, some of which can be found in the pages of this issue. Tulane as ...

A superhero of our own: What “Black Panther” means to us

A superhero of our own: What “Black Panther” means to us

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Views

Last Friday, Marvel Studios released "Black Panther," the 18th film in the expanding Marvel cinematic universe. Marvel's newest hero is a regal monarch protecting a prosperous nation. Possessing a fierce intellect and formidable physical abilities, he is a warrior and a chieftain, a statesman and ...

Partisan gerrymandering presents harmful political, racial implications

Daniel Horowitz, Views Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Views

Our current political climate creates a highly polarized environment that affects how policymakers formulate laws. Theoretically, the solution to alleviate the problem these legislators present is to elect someone new. Gerrymandering makes this easier said than done, and our courts must do what they ca...

School shootings require attention, discourse

School shootings require attention, discourse

Austin Rodriguez, Associate Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Views

 Nikolas Cruz, a 19-year-old with a police-documented history of disturbing behavior and violent threats, murdered 17 people at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle on Feb. 14. He owned this rifle in accordance with Florida law. He could have owned it in accordance with the laws of almost all other states, inclu...

Students must receive vaccinations to protect their peers

Students must receive vaccinations to protect their peers

Jordan Hall, Associate Views Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Views

 In 19 states, parents can elect not to have their children vaccinated for philosophical reasons. Louisiana is one of these states. These laws enable parents to avoid vaccinating their children before sending them to school, endangering any students who may not be able to get vaccinated. These exemption laws need to be repealed to avoid placing children in further danger. ...

New bead recycling program promotes eco-friendly Mardi Gras

New bead recycling program promotes eco-friendly Mardi Gras

Madeline Ninno, Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Local, Showcase, Views

New Orleans made national headlines recently when cleaning crews removed 93,000 pounds of Mardi Gras beads from clogged catch basins along St. Charles Avenue. The clogging, caused by the beads and other waste, is thought to have contributed to flooding earlier this year. Though Mardi Gras is an impo...

Letter to the Editor: In wake of climate survey results, LGBTQ+ students cannot be ignored

Letter to the Editor:  In wake of climate survey results, LGBTQ+ students cannot be ignored

February 7, 2018


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Views

Walking into Kendall Cram last week, I knew the numbers for non-heterosexual* students would be high. I did not know how high. My first question was, why? Now, I have a theory.Many of us have spent our lives fighting for freedom of expression, freedom to love who we love. This freedom can be life-giving,...

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