The Tulane Hullabaloo

Airing of Grievances: UberEATS

Tyler Mead, Senior Staff Reporter

November 17, 2016

Dear UberEATS, When I said I wished Uber could deliver me and a pizza to my house, I was joking. You're here now though, and things are off to a rocky start between us. You misread a joke, and now you exist. It's kind of like sending a "wish you were here" snapchat, then actually having that p...

Airing of grievances: voter apathy

November 2, 2016

Dear Apathetic Youth,At this point, less than a week out from election day, I know you've heard it all before: you need to vote! Voting will help people other than yourself! Voting can change the world! Voting is a key aspect of our nation's democracy that you have an obligation to participate in as a pol...

Airing of Grievances: Weather Woes

Airing of Grievances: Weather Woes

September 27, 2016

Dear Zeus,As a freshman at Tulane, I've had to adjust to many new aspects of college life over the past month, from finances and laundry, to academic and social pressures. Each week I have to decide when I should study, eat, clean, socialize, exercise, shop, call home and so on. One challenge I was no...

Airing of Grievances: Suburban Posers

September 15, 2016

Dear Suburban Posers,We have returned to school, a cesspool of fellow Tulanians all just "rolling [in the] wave" and trying not to drown. There are thousands of new people to meet every year and everywhere you go. When you meet these new people at the latest obscure club meeting, it always begins with...

Airing of Grievances: Serving and slaving

Airing Serving and slaving

Tyler Mead, Senior Staff Reporter

August 30, 2016

Dear Callous Customers, Reliving memories of this summer stings like salt on a fresh wound. I was tormented daily by an enemy with a different face and new sadistic technique. My enemies are everywhere and blend seamlessly into a crowd. They are cruel, and they are called "customers." This summ...

Airing of Grievances: Gift Giving

Airing of Grievances: Gift Giving

December 3, 2015

As the holiday season approaches with terrifying speed, the presence of presents weighs heavily on my mind. I'm no Grinch, so I know that there are many reasons for the season that do not come wrapped in a huge red bow. That knowledge, however, does little to assuage my impending GGA (that's Gift-Givin...

Airing of Grievances: Tinder

Tyler Mead, Arcade Editor

November 19, 2015

Dear Tinder Users, While I applaud your noble pursuit of e-love, it's about time I don my crotchety-old-man pants and complain about technology. This is not me saying smartphone hookup apps are evil, or that you don't know how to interact with each other. Instead, take this as a learning exper...

Airing of Grievances: Women’s Clothing

November 11, 2015

Dear Women's Clothing,Could you tell me where I could find the pockets? I'm having some trouble locating them. I know where they should be. All logic tells me I should be able to slide my hands down my sides and, boom, there's a cozy little pocket waiting to hold all of my hopes and dreams. I mean, I'm...

Airing of Grievances: Dear Family Weekend Parents

Airing of Grievances: Dear Family Weekend Parents

Tyler Mead, Arcade Editor

November 6, 2015

Dear Family Weekend Parents, Let me say, first and foremost, welcome to Tulane. Most of you haven't been here since move-in day, so I can understand some of the excitement, but let's set some ground rules for this weekend. Number one should be obvious, but there have been so many offenders t...

Airing of Grievances: Halloween

October 29, 2015

Dear Halloween,Believe me when I say we used to be friends. As a kid, nothing was better than free candy, especially when all I had to do was play dress-up. But now, as an adult, you're nothing more than an uncomfortable polyester hellscape.I get your appeal, I really do. Scaring small children, sup...

Airing of Grievances: Bruff Remodel

September 22, 2015

Dear Bruff,It's time to talk. First of all, I see what's going on and I'm not falling for it. You got a new look, and I'll be honest — I was impressed when I first saw it. A new paint job, a little more natural light, even a new layout that, I'll be honest, makes more sense than the last. You drew ...