The Tulane Hullabaloo

BUKU Music + Art Project succeeds despite disappointments

$UICIDEBOY$ take the stage at BUKU Art + Music Fest Mar. 11. The New Orleans natives' high-energy set amped up the audience even after a long day of festival-going.

Nurah Lambert and Josh Christian

March 16, 2017

The living, avant-garde BUKU Music + Art Project 2017 featured a variety of musicians and artists of many backgrounds. Attractions such as the Live Graffiti Gallery, stilt walkers, live dancers and, of course, music performances graced the festival this year. Though The Arcade could not make it to...

Pause Café explores the intersection of Francophone culture and New Orleans

Pause Café explores the intersection of Francophone culture and New Orleans

Cam Lutz, Associate Editor

March 10, 2017

New Orleans lies at the intersection of African, French and Cajun cultures. Tulane University's Department of French and Italian hosts several events on campus to celebrate New Orleans' French cultural heritage and the French language. The Pause Café, a weekly roundtable French-language discussion host...

Taking a ride on the Uber side: Students’ oddest experiences

Many Tulane students use Uber to get around New Orleans. Some come away with stories that demonstrate the strangeness that can come with riding in a stranger's car.

Cam Lutz and Sam Ergina

March 9, 2017

Taking the streetcar is a New Orleans right of passage, but mastering it is a skill few ever hone. The bus system, while similarly cost-effective, also rarely runs on time. Tulane shuttles and TapRides are useful but not always available, and taxis have roughly a two in three chance of actually showing...

Newcomb Dance Company challenges, expands students’ perception of dance

Members of the Tulane Dance Program perform at An Evening of Dance. The annual concert took place Feb. 10 through 12 in Dixon Hall. The Newcomb Dance Company will be performing at the American College Dance Festival this weekend.

Kate Jamison, Senior Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017

Alice Pascal Escher has been challenging dancers for 33 years by serving as the artistic director of the Newcomb Dance Company, a student dance troupe that performs each semester. Escher founded the company in 1984 when dance was part of Newcomb College's physical education program. A lot has changed...

LÉON enchants at Gasa Gasa

Courtesy of Winter Circle Productions

Burke Joslin, Contributing Reporter

March 7, 2017

On Sunday, Feb. 26, Swedish singer and songwriter LÉON graced Gasa Gasa's humble yet welcoming stage. Bringing an air of glamour and mystique as well as her trademark infectious enthusiasm, LÉON displayed to everyone exactly why she has rapidly become the international sensation she is.  LÉON, as...

Krewe of Athenians Ball fit for a king

Katie Gervase and Justin Reid, Contributing Reporters

March 1, 2017

Every year as Carnival season draws closer, many Krewes in Louisiana finalize the preparations for their infamous parades. A more exclusive event for each Krewe, its Mardi Gras Ball, also receives finishing touches. Mardi Gras Balls are unique to each Krewe and celebrate an individual Krewe's hi...

The Arcade’s rundown of Academy Award predictions

Taylor Coley, Contributing Reporter

February 25, 2017

On Feb. 26, Jimmy Kimmel will host the 89th Oscars. Following the #OscarsSoWhite controversy, this year's Academy Awards finds itself celebrating diversity in every major category. It is a close race, as each nominee is deserving of the gold statue, but who will take home the prize? "La La Land" is a...

Mardi Gras Traditions: Students customize Carnival season

Patrons on floats like those above toss throws to parade attendants. The Krewe of Orpheus is one of the parades this weekend that students form their traditions around.

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter

February 23, 2017

The floats are ready to roll, the tutus and fanny packs emerge from under-the-bed storage, and every store within 10 miles of campus has already sold out of peach Andre. America's greatest street party has begun. Mardi Gras runs from the Twelfth Night, the night before the Feast of the Epiphany, th...

LÉON makes Crescent City stop on first North American tour

LÉON will perform on Feb. 26 at Gasa Gasa. Her set is a part of the singer-songwriter's first North American tour. The upcoming show marks her return to New Orleans after playing Voodoo Arts + Music Experience last fall.

Burke Joslin, Contributing Reporter

February 23, 2017

With neo-grunge street art, a brand-new locale and featured artists every day of the week, Gasa Gasa is Uptown New Orleans' most ambitious venue for live music and the arts. A hole-in-the-wall concert hall with an endearingly edgy aesthetic, Gasa Gasa has re-characterized its immediate community....

Meme Queens: Topical Tulane Instagrams parody student life, stereotypes

Tigre Mui, Contributing Reporter

February 23, 2017

We are in the midst of a "Meme Renaissance." As many of the "the greats" came out of the High Renaissance of Italy — Donatello, Da Vinci and the like, so, too come the genius artists of Tulane. Across Facebook, Twitter and now Instagram, Tulane-centric accounts have popped up, poking fun at campus ...

Queue: Netflix Original Thriller Series

Kathryne LeBell, Senior Staff Writer

February 23, 2017

Netflix has made quite the name for itself, producing a varied selection of original shows. Critically-acclaimed series like "Orange Is the New Black" and "Stranger Things" have brought in a loyal fanbase. This medium also allows for more thematic freedom and, to be frank, fairly realistic violence....

Airing of Grievances: Dog Days

Airing of Grievances: Dog Days

February 17, 2017

Dear TUSTEP dog sitters, walkers and owners, Quick question – I promise this will only take a moment of your time. It's about something very personal that's been bothering me for a while now, and I guess I'm just hoping you can help me out a bit by clarifying something. No, don't worry, I'm not...