The Tulane Hullabaloo

New Orleans eases COVID-19 restrictions, Tulane remains cautious

Courtesy of ready.nola.gov

Amy Nankin, News Editor

5 days ago

New Orleans entered Phase Three of its comprehensive COVID-19 plan established by Mayor LaToya Cantrell Oct. 3. Phase Three has three parts: Phase 3.1 began Oct. 3, Phase 3.2 is expected to begin Oct. 16 and Phase 3.3 is expected by Oct. 31. With easing restrictions outside of Tulane University’s campus...

Academic, social fraternities adjust recruitment for COVID-19

Daisy Rymer | Production Manager

Jillian Fontana, Contributing Reporter

October 7, 2020

With the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic into the academic year, social and academic fraternities have had to change their recruitment process this fall to comply with the New Orleans COVID-19 guidelines. Some fraternities chose to conduct their recruitment process completely over Zoom or other onl...

New Orleans faces eviction crisis amidst COVID-19

New Orleans faces eviction crisis amidst COVID-19

Lauren Lehmann, Staff Reporter

October 4, 2020

Eviction hearings for New Orleanians that were previously stalled due to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s eviction moratorium are set to begin on Oct. 5. This is despite the CDC’s effort to stop all evictions due to non-payment of rent meant to continue through the end of the year. The legal legitimacy ...

Pac-12 votes to play fall season; All NCAA teams bowl eligible

The Tulane Green Wave Football team will undoubtedly be affected by the Big Ten's decision to start play this fall.

Jude Papillion, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2020

Following the Big Ten Conference’s Sept. 16 decision to play college football in the fall, the Pac-12 Conference has also turned the tide and will play football this fall. The 12-team Pac-12 Conference voted to have a seven-game season that will kick off on Nov. 6 and end on Dec. 18 with the Pac-...

Tulane contact traced students quarantine at the Hyatt

Tulane contact traced students quarantine at the Hyatt

Amy Nankin, News Editor

September 17, 2020

Starting Aug. 26, Tulane began to send students who have been in close contact with others who tested positive for COVID-19 to quarantine at the Hyatt Regency, instead of Paterson Residence Hall. This decision came about after the university received backlash over having Paterson serve as the only q...

Airing of Grievances: COVID-19 self checks

Airing of Grievances: COVID-19 self checks

Daisy Rymer, Production Manager

September 17, 2020

Dear 328-71, Let’s stop playing this game, shall we? I was interested in you at first, but it’s become so constant now. I thought we had a nice thing going, a low-commitment kinda thing, but it seems one of us has gotten too attached. One of us has gotten too needy. I think we both know wh...

Louisiana house bill protects Tulane against student lawsuits

Louisiana house bill protects Tulane against student lawsuits

Lauryn Aviles, Contributing Reporter

September 17, 2020

This summer, Louisiana State Rep. Buddy Mincey Jr. sponsored a new bill, Louisiana HB-59, that would provide limitations of liability for public and private school districts and postsecondary institutions during a declared state of emergency or a public health emergency. In other words, schools in Loui...

“Tenet” draws film fans back to theater

“Tenet” draws film fans back to theater

Tucker Allen, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2020

Christopher Nolan’s latest film “Tenet” (2020) is a gratifying experience on an aesthetic and technical level, which fans have come to expect from the director, now tasked with reviving theater attendance in an industry severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nolan is the mind behind ...

Contact tracing through a pandemic

Contact tracing through a pandemic

Jessie Lehman, Contributing Writer

September 10, 2020

As Tulane University enters its fourth week of classes, more and more students are transitioning in and out of quarantine. Tulane’s contact tracing team identifies close contacts of those who test positive for COVID-19.  According to Alicia Czachowski, a member of the contact tracing team, Tulane...

Tulane ramps up COVID-19 testing as positivity rate rises

Students wear masks for in-person class as the board projects the tech-enhanced Zoom class with distance-learning students.

Gabby Abrams, News Editor

September 3, 2020

Tulane Campus Health reports a COVID-19 positivity rate of 2.9 percent following the first week of the Fall 2020 semester. 2,470 students, faculty, and staff were tested and with 73 positive cases identified. These results are detailed in the Aug. 28th COVID-19 update email to the Tulane community. Tul...

OPINION | The Boot reopening: Recipe for disaster

OPINION | The Boot reopening: Recipe for disaster

Lily Lazarus, Views Editor

September 2, 2020

The Boot Bar and Grill remains a hallmark of the Tulane student experience. For returning students, memories of happy hour and the buzzing social ambiance were greatly missed after being sent home last March. For incoming freshmen, The Boot stands as a memorial of newfound independence and the beginning...

Campus testing does not provide a sense of security

The Campus Patient Portal crashes frequently when scheduling a COVID-19 test

Deeya Patel, Views Editor

September 2, 2020

It is apparent that unease has punctuated life at Tulane this semester. Overheard in passing conversations, seen in tweets and read in emails is a widespread panic that the university is making a mistake by reopening campus and proceeding with in-person classes during a pandemic.    The adminis...