The Tulane Hullabaloo

Louisiana elections should be decided by Louisianans, not out-of-state students


Edwin Wang and Michael Naish

December 5, 2019

Coinciding with historic statewide voter participation, College Democrats empowered Tulane’s precinct’s 118% spike in turnout. Greater civic engagement promotes better local collaboration, but out-of-state students must evaluate their long-term Louisiana residency before participating in elections that...

College students deserve freedom from food insecurity

Students enjoying food at the Commons

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

December 4, 2019

Last April, 45% of college students reported being “food insecure in the prior 30 days,” according to a survey by Temple University’s Hope Center for College, Community and Justice. This study reflects the inability of millions of American students to satisfy a basic human need. To alleviate this pr...

Staff Ed: This holiday, we’re giving thanks for our faculty


November 27, 2019

Undoubtedly, Tulane is already feeling the Thanksgiving spirit. With bags packed and planes boarded, students are vacating school and readying themselves for warm embraces from grandparents, heaping trays of turkey and the pumpkin pie-sweetness of spending a few days away from the looming threat...

TUPD’s ‘Gotcha’ program wastes resources, belittles students


Anna Gimilaro, Contributing Writer

November 27, 2019

After deciding to take a quick break from studying in Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, you stand in line at the PJ’s Coffee on the first floor. Your belongings? You left them in your cubicle on the third floor, vulnerable to simple theft.  The Tulane University Police Department’s year-old “Gotcha!...

Letter to the Editor: Pregnancy is not a disease

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor

Kayla Roesner, Renee Trepagnier

November 21, 2019

Kayla Roesner is the president of Tulane University Right to Life. Renee Trepagnier is a member of TURTL and a Newcomb Scholar. It is a marvel that one can walk around the great campus of Tulane University and rarely encounter a pregnant student. Out of the 14,062 undergraduates, graduates and professio...

Tulane fills gap in curriculum with crucial course on Hurricane Katrina

Tulane fills gap in curriculum with crucial course on Hurricane Katrina

Ezra Weber, Senior Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

With the recent unveiling of the spring semester course options, Tulane has filled some crucial gaps in its list of academic offerings. Previously an unaddressed issue, the university now offers a very exciting and provocative look into New Orleans’ most defining event.  The Katrina Disaster (...

Hullabaloo readers: Before commenting ‘How dare you?,’ take a moment to reflect


Cullen Fagan, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

For Hullabaloo readers, it’s been hard to miss the ongoing comment wars on recent opinion pieces. Unfortunately, many of the comments echo similar sentiments to other “controversial” content in the Hullabaloo: How dare you, a student newspaper, publish this? What gives you the right to cover this to...

Students are more than a score

College test score

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

November 20, 2019

Last month, the ACT announced that starting next September it will allow students to retake individual sections of the college admissions test. Despite the stated rationale of making standardized tests easier for students, this and similar recent test reforms only obscure a critical point — test scor...

A flawed approach to a real problem: Equity fee should not be implemented

equity fee

Campbell Lutz, Senior Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

On Oct. 29, the Tulane Undergraduate Student Body passed a resolution 24-6 calling for the administration to institute a mandatory equity fee of $240 per student. The fee would go toward funding organizations that support marginalized groups on campus. The administration should not implement this fee.  ...

Commuter students deserve better from Tulane


Maiya Tate, Senior Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Maiya Tate is a sophomore commuter student and a New Orleans native.  Those students that don’t pay $14,000 for housing and don’t live on campus, that you barely ever see around at parties and social events? Those are commuter students. Why don’t you ever see them around? Probably because Tul...

Leaves of absence deserve Tulane’s backing

financial aid

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

November 14, 2019

This month, a Tulane professor won a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the relationship between stress and mental illness. Such research echoes an increasing awareness of mental health’s significance on Tulane’s campus, from changes at Counseling and Psychological Services to ...

Why aren’t students feeling the benefits of Tulane’s audacious fundraising?

Edwin Wang, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

A fundamental pillar of Tulane’s “Only the Audacious” revamp is “building an environment to support excellence,” an ambition that requires Tulane to reevaluate its developmental priorities. Tulane is currently falling short of its vows by delaying student-focused priorities that would strategically ...