The Tulane Hullabaloo

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

fall break

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...

Students, staff react and reflect on The Commons

Students, staff react and reflect on The Commons

Deeya Patel, News Editor

August 28, 2019

After almost 60 years of Bruff Commons serving as the place for Tulane students to unwind with food and friends between classes, students were able to enter the doors of the new 77,000 square foot Dining Room at the Commons on Aug. 21.  Budgeted at 55 million dollars, the Commons is three stories o...

A look inside The Commons, Tulane’s newest addition

The Commons

Cori Shalit, Arcade Editor

August 28, 2019

We’ve all seen them. The Instagram posts. Or at least those of you who follow @tulanedining on Instagram.  Yeah, yeah, we’re excited to be back in New Orleans if we’re not from here. And if you’re freshmen, you’re super excited to start what everyone’s told you will be the greatest four years of yo...

Airing of Grievances: Bruff Humor

Jacob Arroyo | Contributing Artist

Alex Calloway, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2019

Dear “Raw Chicken” Punchlines, Did you know every time a Bruff joke rings, a meme account gets its wings? Everyone has heard them. Forget the AutoNation Cure Bowl – Tulane’s most popular sport is seeing how many words it takes to deliver the same thesis: “Bruff is bad.” The jokes...

Life is Bruff: DIY Relaxation

Emma Vaughters | Layout Editor

Hannah Erbrick, Arcade Editor

January 30, 2019

Take a deep breath and close your eyes. Go to your happy place. What do you hear? The rush of the ocean? The chirping of songbirds? Or perhaps … the bustle of a dining hall? Students might think their happy place is somewhere like the beach or a lush meadow, but it could actually be closer than yo...

The Commons to bring new multipurpose space to students


Jonathon Marks, Associate Editor

March 21, 2018

The Tulane University Commons is currently under construction and slated to open its doors in 2019. Consisting of three stories and boasting 77,000 square-feet of area, the Commons will include multipurpose meeting places and a larger dining space to accommodate Tulane's growing student body. Conne...

Mac Mart continues to contribute to student organizations

mac mart

Kila Moore, Associate Editor

February 23, 2018

It is 10:45 p.m. and your stomach is growling after writing an essay for four straight hours. You look at your watch, realize Bruff is closed and sigh in a state of disbelief and agony at the thought of another hungry night. Alas! Your campus-favorite convenient store is open and ready to serve, so y...

Students consider health implications of on-, off-campus living

Nearly half of Tulane students choose to remain on campus their Junior and Senior years. While some students prefer the easy access to meals in Bruff Commons, others enjoy the ability to cook healthful meals that living in off-campus housing has to offer.

Cam Lutz, Senior Staff Reporter

December 6, 2017

Nearly as many Tulane students choose to remain on campus all four years as those who choose to move off campus. For some students, health concerns made the choice for them. According to a 2015 survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report, 39 percent of college students in the country choose to live o...

Airing of Grievances: Whipped Cream Dream

whipped cream

October 25, 2017

Dear Lactose Intolerants, For many Tulane students, Bruff is more than a cafeteria. It is a home, a social gathering place, a center for the Tulane community. Nothings brings college students together like good food, good friends and, above all, good dessert. When it comes to dessert, the sheer var...

A tale of two dining halls: Tulane, Loyola students swap reviews

A tale of two dining halls: Tulane, Loyola students swap reviews

Kate Parker and Skye Ray

September 6, 2017

Most Tulane students who find themselves trapped in the monotony of the Bruff Commons salad and pizza bar know about a hidden gem located just across Freret Street: Loyola's Orleans Room. Lovingly referred to as "Luff" by many Tulane students, the Orleans Room is completely available to Tulane stude...

Airing of Grievances: Bruff Omelets

Airing of Grievances: Bruff Omelets

March 16, 2016

Dear Bruff Omelets,To be honest, I'm not sure how I om-let things go this far. Excuse the pun, I'm using humor as a means to cope with the mental and emotional turmoil you've put me through. We had a good run while it lasted, but I don't know how else to say it — I'm over you.When the school year start...