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The Hullabaloo Board stands with tBSU, supports their demands


September 3, 2020

On July 25, the Tulane Black Student Union released a list of demands, calling for institutional revolution — not reform — of the university, to combat racism on campus and support BIPOC students. The Hullabaloo Board stands with tBSU, and joins them in demanding Tulane take the action that tBSU has d...

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...

We’re cheering for Tulane’s first gender-neutral homecoming court


October 30, 2019

The honoring of a homecoming king and queen is a long-standing university tradition that has excluded students who identify outside of the gender binary. This year, Tulane has made a commendable effort to ensure that does not take place on our campus.  The Hullabaloo is proud to see Tulane join a...

Staff editorial: This year, let’s foster a community of care


September 5, 2019

The Tulane community is aching right now as we endure the unthinkable: saying goodbye to one of our own. This tragedy serves as a stark reminder that we carry a responsibility to look after one another with vigilant attention and loving care.  Every student walking down McAlister Drive embodies a unique set...

Staff Editorial: Administration should acknowledge Black History Month, enact change


February 14, 2019

In 1963, a Jan. 26 edition of The Times-News reported that Tulane University won against a federal court order that would force the university to admit black students. According to the article, Tulane’s founder, Paul Tulane, emphasized that the university would be for white students only. Eventually,...

The Hullabaloo stands with NCI, calls for clarification


November 7, 2018

The Newcomb College Institute’s renowned history with Tulane dates back to 1886, when Josephine Louise Newcomb gave the donation to Tulane that established the first women’s coordinate college within the U.S. To this day, NCI continues to enrich the Tulane community by accomplishing its mission to empower women and cultivate women leaders. The Hullabaloo recen...

Staff Editorial: Students deserve more transparency during election process

March 22, 2018

With a budget of $2.5 million and the ear of the administration, the Undergraduate Student Government holds immense power. With great power must come great transparency. The Awards and Elections Committee just announced the results of the USG executive board elections after a dramatic and eventful few...

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

February 28, 2018

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...

Staff editorial: All students must engage in Black History Month

February 22, 2018

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 ...

Staff editorial: Snowden lecture promotes necessary diversity of opinion on campus

February 1, 2018

Renowned whistleblower Edward Snowden spoke to the Tulane community in an event hosted by Tulane University Campus Programming on Monday. Since releasing classified National Security Agency documents to journalists in 2013, Snowden has become a figure of controversy, championed as a hero by some and condemned...

Staff editorial: The march should not end when we stop walking

January 24, 2018

The Women's March saw its first anniversary in New Orleans this Saturday, with many of the same themes running the show as the prior year – pink pussy hats, cleverly written signs and countless Instagrams and hashtags to document it all. A year after the Women's March launched in cities across the cou...

Staff editorial: When it comes to pervasive culture of sexual abuse, students must not stay silent

November 15, 2017

It seems that the past several months have been riddled with reports of sexual misconduct, harassment and abuse in spaces ranging from Hollywood film sets to the Alabama Supreme Court. Any lens that views a gendered and sexualized system of power abuse as beginning recently, however, is terribly ahistoric....