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OPINION | Laura evacuee crisis should reinvigorate students’ relief efforts

The Hurricane Laura evacuee crisis should compel students to stay informed.

Deeya Patel, Views Editor

10 hours ago

When the question “Why is nobody talking about this?” is asked, we assume the real message the speaker is conveying is, “I just found out about this and feel the need to shame anyone who doesn’t.” But what if no one is talking about it? What if no one is talking about it enough, or the rig...

Preparing for the hurricanes: Advice from a New Orleanian


Maiya Tate, Staff Writer

August 23, 2020

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Tulane University. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. Living in New Orleans my whole life means that I’ve been through my fair share of hurricanes. Right now, Hurricane Marco is expected to hit land by ...

Southwestern Louisiana to undergo severe weather event

Campus flooded 7/10/19

Amy Nankin, News Editor

July 12, 2019

Southwestern Louisiana and other regions along the gulf coast are under a severe weather warning with the threat of Tropical Storm Barry hitting the area on Friday and continuing through the weekend. The storm has a possibility of transitioning into a Category One hurricane Saturday, but is predicted to f...

Spanish Version

April 4, 2018

El comienzo del semestre de primavera trajo a 15 nuevos estudiantes de Puerto Rico a Tulane. The Hullabaloo pensó que merecían una presentación formal en nuestra nueva característica: Resisting the Storm. Cada semana, The Hullabaloo habla con un estudiante invitado diferente de Tulane quien fue afectado po...

Resisting the Storm: Puerto Rican Freshman Pura Arroyo Morales

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Cam Lutz, Senior Staff Reporter

February 1, 2018

The start of the spring semester brought 15 new students from Puerto Rico to Tulane. The Hullabaloo thought they deserved a formal introduction in our newest feature Resisting the Storm. A few weeks after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island of Puerto Rico, Tulane announced its plan to admit Puerto Ri...

“Shelter from the storm”: Tulane opens doors to Puerto Rican students, organizes relief efforts

Hurricane Irma devastated St. Martin when it hit on Sept. 6. Students from St. Martin, along with students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, can apply to enroll at Tulane for the Spring 2018 semester.

Sanjali De Silva, Jonathon Marks, Emma Brick-Hezeau, and Megan Plotka

October 26, 2017

Seven hurricanes have ravaged the Atlantic region since August, with four of them registered as Category 4 or higher. According to recent estimates, the combined damage from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria totals as much as $385 billion. For comparison, the 2005 hurricane season that included Hur...

Tulane prepares for Hurricane Nate with campus closure, residence visitation suspension

Fiona Grathwohl, News Editor

October 7, 2017

Weathering monitoring services have predicted that Hurricane Nate will make landfall around 11 p.m. in Mississippi as a Category 1 storm. New Orleans will be hit by 45-55 mph winds with a potential of 65 mph wind gusts. The projected rainfall is 2 to 4 inches. Campus closed at 3 p.m. today and dining...

Hurricane season calls for student evacuation plans

Hurricane season calls for student evacuation plans

Kayla Davis and Asher Baden

September 28, 2017

Stop, drop and roll for a fire. Duck and cover in an earthquake. Seek shelter during a thunderstorm. But what does a Tulane student do in a hurricane? According to Norris Yarbrough, assistant vice president of Emergency Preparedness and Response, "Grab your go bag and go" is the best plan for a Tulane ...

Price gouging aggravates economic inequality in storm’s wake

Price gouging aggravates economic inequality in storm's wake

Quinn Burke, Staff Writer

September 14, 2017

The responses to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts have been overwhelmingly positive. In Houston, however, some businesses are exploiting tragedy for their own profits. In the wake of natural disasters, society should reject price gouging and focus on more community-oriented methods of aid. Price gouging is the act of increasing the price of necessary ...