The Tulane Hullabaloo

Women’s wave in midterm elections is monumental for Americans

Women’s wave in midterm elections is monumental for Americans

Jordan Hall, Views Editor

November 29, 2018

The 2018 midterm elections have come and gone. They were the most important midterms of our lifetimes so far, and the first election many of us voted in. The midterms were voters’ first concrete chance to shift power away from the authoritarian Trump administration and back into the hands o...

Senate Judiciary Committee fails American people in improper investigation

Senate Judiciary Committee fails American people in improper investigation

Jordan Hall, Views Editor

October 3, 2018

As the highest court in the country, the U.S. Supreme Court has long been held in esteem by American citizens. It is historically seen as an impartial body, fit to rule on the most important issues affecting the nation. This has not been the case for some time. Though Justice Anthony Kennedy was known as ...

Saving serious relationships until after college benefits students

Saving serious relationships until after college benefits students

Jordan Hall, Views Section Editor

September 26, 2018

Would you marry someone you met in college? Many of us would probably say no. Our parents, however, likely would have said yes. In fact, many of them probably did marry a college sweetheart.Millennials are moving away from this dating norm. We are more and more likely to wait to get involved in seriou...

Intellectual diversity is vital to the future of the Views Section

Intellectual diversity is vital to the future of the Views Section

Jordan Hall & Matt Saletta, Editors of the Views Section

August 29, 2018

Few spaces still exist where readers can find well-reasoned but conflicting voices featured side by side. This absence of discourse, often called an echo chamber, deprives us of the chance to challenge our opinions. When we are only met with confirmation, it is almost impossible to step beyond our o...

‘Love, Simon’ provides LGBTQ+ representation on the silver screen

'Love, Simon' provides LGBTQ+ representation on the silver screen

Jordan Hall, Associate Views Editor

March 7, 2018

"Love, Simon" may seem like your average coming-of-age love story, but it is so much more. In one of the most progressive eras Hollywood has ever seen, "Love, Simon" is the sign of yet another change: the normalization of LGBTQ+ love stories on the big screen.   Within the past year, we have seen ...

Students must receive vaccinations to protect their peers

Students must receive vaccinations to protect their peers

Jordan Hall, Associate Views Editor

February 7, 2018

  In 19 states, parents can elect not to have their children vaccinated for philosophical reasons. Louisiana is one of these states. These laws enable parents to avoid vaccinating their children before sending them to school, endangering any students who may not be able to get vaccinated. These exemption laws need to be repealed to avoid placing children in further danger. ...

Border wall deal distracts from impact on DACA recipients

Jordan Hall, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018

In September 2017, President Trump announced the termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. Thus began the nightmare for the 689,800 DACA recipients currently living in the U.S. As Tulane students, we must recognize the severe impact of the Trump Administration's actions has on those around u...

Voters must pressure Congress, Trump to reinforce ACA

Jordan Hall, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

Political tensions within Congress have come to a head recently as a result of the fight over the Affordable Care Act. On Oct. 6, Trump announced the end of the Obamacare birth control mandate, which required employers to provide FDA-approved contraception at no cost. Companies will now be permitte...

Orleans Parish protects undocumented students, scrutinizes police interactions

Jordan Hall, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017

Exactly one month after voting to allow undocumented immigrants to attend Orleans Parish schools, the school board has voted subsequently to protect its students further by scrutinizing police interactions in the classroom. This decision is in the best interest of Orleans Parish students, and the school board was right to protect them. Police presence in schools has grow...

Attention to politics crucial for millennials in early 2020 campaigning

Margaux Armfield, Art Director

Jordan Hall, Staff Writer

September 7, 2017

By most estimates, the 2016 presidential election lasted well longer than a year and a half. It was one of the longest elections the country has ever seen. Many citizens reported being "exhausted" by the length and drama of the campaign, but politicians from both sides of the aisle have pushed these ...

Border wall shutdown could prove harmful to New Orleans, other U.S. cities

Jordan Hall, Contributing Writer

September 6, 2017

Time has taught us to divide ourselves, whether it be by race, gender, age, sexual orientation or otherwise. As a country, these valleys separating us have possibly never been deeper than they are today. In a time when unity is essential, Donald Trump is seeking to create a barrier in the most literal...

Faulty drainage leaves CBD and Mid-City under stagnant water

Flooding in the Central Business District and Mid-City left 16 drainage pumps out of service and forced pedestrians to wade through several feet of water as regular traffic was disrupted.

Fiona Grathwohl, Sanjali De Silva, Jordan Hall, and Clara Lacey

August 24, 2017

"There were cars everywhere, just stalled cars," Tulane junior Paul Simon said. "You could see how high the water had gone up and looked like that area had been about two and half, three and a half feet of water." Simon was one of several Tulane students who were in the Central Business District when...