The Tulane Hullabaloo

Among the Hard Rock accident’s worst victims? An immigrant who helped build the hotel.

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Colin Threlkeld, Senior Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

When Delmer Joel Ramirez Palma showed up to work his construction job at the Hard Rock Hotel on Oct. 12, he hardly could have imagined what the next few days would have in store for him. Ramirez Palma managed to escape the building collapse with his life, but he emerged from the debris having suffered...

Our campus conversation about the Arab-Israeli conflict lacks context

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Harrison Thorn, Senior Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Through all the debate over Israel that happens on Tulane’s campus, it seems that one crucial idea consistently slips through the cracks: criticizing Israel isn’t anti-Semitic. The trouble comes when criticism turns to demonization of Israel and the Jewish people who reside there, or when inadequat...

Our research investment should match the scope of the problems we face


Edwin Wang, Contributing Writer

October 30, 2019

From the banners that adorn McAlister Drive to Tulane’s frequent flaunting of its US News rankings, it is clear that Tulane lacks a research culture fundamental to contributing academic discoveries to society.  Prioritization of unrelated initiatives and lingering misfortune stunt Tulane’s rese...

Cancer alley residents are fighting for a sustainable future

Protests against emissions in Cancer Alley

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

October 23, 2019

Amidst the industrial smog clouding the River Parishes, the residents of Cancer Alley insist upon being heard. We owe them our attention. Last Tuesday, Newcomb Art Museum hosted a free screening of “Women of Cancer Alley,” a series of films made by women residing along the eponymous corridor along t...

Tulane cannot ignore its historical roots to slavery


Jackson Faulkner, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Jackson Faulkner is currently writing an undergraduate honors thesis on the social history of the deBore plantation, which comprised part of the land that is currently Tulane University. Without question, slavery defines Tulane University. Without understanding this reality beyond the immediate fr...

Hull Poll: Here are the authors we’d invite to BookFest

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Hullabaloo Staff

October 23, 2019

Bestowed with a unique honor, Tulane University will host the first inaugural 2020 New Orleans Book Festival. Though some readers may feel their eyes growing droopy upon encountering the phrase "Book Festival," this event is nothing to scoff at. A slew of celebrities and writers will be gracing Tula...

Election Day amendments represent shifts in Louisiana policy


Julia Prager-Hessel, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Julia Prager-Hessel worked for MSNBC this summer in the breaking news political unit. The gubernatorial primary, which resulted in a November runoff between Gov. John Bel Edwards and businessman Eddie Rispone, probably caught most of Louisiana’s attention this weekend. But when Louisiana voters went to the polls this weekend, they also voted on four amendments to state law. The r...

Letter to the Editor: Don’t stigmatize a woman’s right to choose self-managed abortion

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor

Lily Milwit

October 16, 2019

Lily Milwit is a second-year student at Georgetown Law School and a Tulane ‘18 graduate. She previously served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Tulane Hullabaloo. Dear Editor, The Tulane Hullabaloo published an opinion article on Oct. 3 titled “Louisiana laws will lead to life-threatening self...

Letter to the Editor: ‘Pinkwashing’ misrepresents LGBTQ rights in Israel


Yael Pasumansky

October 16, 2019

Yael Pasumansky is a fellow for the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America. Dear Editor, Following Shai DeLuca-Tamasi’s visit to Tulane this past month, three students wrote an article in the Hullabaloo discussing LGBTQ+ rights in Israel. In their article, the authors grossl...

‘Joker’ social critique: All set-up, no punchline

oaquin Phoenix prances down a set of stairs in the film “Joker.” Courtesy of
Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

October 16, 2019

WARNING: Spoilers for "Joker" below. If you haven't watched the movie, help yourself to any of our other quality articles. Entering the month of October, America’s strange fascination with killer clowns continues. On Oct. 4, “Joker,” the Todd Phillips-directed origin story for Batman’s most notorio...

Let’s use fall break as an opportunity to refresh and quit whining

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Josh Axelrod, Views Editor

October 9, 2019

If you’re reading this article, take a deep breath. Okay, now take another one. Fall break is upon us. Two months into a tumultuous semester, the Tulane community now faces ample opportunity to relax, refresh and reset. In many ways, the fall semester has brought about irritation and upheaval, resultin...

We can’t address sexual violence if we keep trying to promote ‘healthy masculinity’

Emily Buttitta, Senior Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

The Well for Health Promotion has implemented a new event – the MENtality Project Lunch & Learn – the goal of which is to “help engage, educate and empower students to create an open environment to discuss healthy masculinity.” Though The Well is adopting preemptive measures to combat ...