The Tulane Hullabaloo

When it comes to flooding in New Orleans, preparation is key

Daniel Horowitz, Views Editor

August 31, 2017

As areas of the city recovered from major flooding due to broken drainage systems, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu updated New Orleans residents on the status of the city's drainage system earlier this week in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. While Landrieu and his administration work to address the deficits of the flooding infrastructure in New Or...

Louisiana prisons present immense environmental dangers

Daniel Horowitz, Views Editor

August 27, 2017

For many people it will come as no surprise that Louisiana has an extensive prison system. Considered the world's prison capital, the state imprisons more adults per capita than any other state in the U.S. With 132 detention facilities and more than 30,000 inmates throughout the state, calls for pr...

Louisiana AG Landry mischaracterizes NOLA consent decree

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

August 27, 2017

On Aug. 15, 2017, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry wrote a guest editorial in the New Orleans Advocate lambasting the city's 2012 Department of Justice-mandated consent decree. The decree, issued after years of institutional abuses were uncovered in a 2010 federal investigation, called for widesprea...

Proposed budget is shortsighted, lacks balance

Nketiah Berko, Views Editor

June 7, 2017

On May 1, members of the Louisiana House Appropriations Committee approved a budget that drastically decreases funding to numerous agencies, including the Department of Child and Family Services, the Health Department, the Corrections Department and others. The budget reduces government expenditure by $630 million more than Governor John Bel Edward’s budget proposal. Nevertheless, citing the state’...

Coastal Master Plan underfunded, lacks promise

Kathryne LeBell, Views Editor

April 27, 2017

The Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority unanimously approved the 2017 Coastal Master Plan on April 19, designating a budget of $50 billion for the 50-year process. This plan comes at the same time as possible cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget under President Donald...

Nike introduces first ever athletic hijab

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter

April 15, 2017

After a 13-month design process, Nike will sell performance hijabs for Muslim athletes beginning in spring 2018. The Nike Pro Hijab consists of a single-layer pull-on design made from lightweight polyester in dark, neutral colors. The fabric has small holes to make it breathable while remaining opaque,...

Jake Stone lives football dream as graduate assistant

Jake Stone lives football dream as graduate assistant

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter

April 5, 2017

Football recruiting graduate assistant Jacob Stone begins every morning at 6 a.m. by watching ESPN while eating breakfast in the Wilson Athletics Center. Stone moves on to meetings and without fail, by 8:30 a.m. every morning, steps onto the turf on Benson Field at Yulman Stadium. From helping with ...

Alexis & The Samurai, Cardinal Sons blow crowd away at Gasa Gasa

Photo courtesy Bats on Strings

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter

March 29, 2017

From doors to final encore, Gasa Gasa was a party on Saturday night. Both the opening act Alexis & The Samurai and headliner Cardinal Sons gave the audience a show to remember. Both groups highlighted the intimate setting by engaging with the crowd between every song, singing and dancing for each...

Tulane travels to Baton Rouge, faces rival LSU

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter

March 27, 2017

The most anticipated Louisiana rival game returns as Tulane (9-15) takes on No. 4 LSU (18-7, 4-2 SEC) at 6:30 Tuesday at Skip Bertman Field at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge. From a sold-out Greer Field at Turchin Stadium in 2015 which ultimately ended with the Wave losing 13-7, to the first Tulane...

Colin Slater left New Orleans after Katrina, returns for basketball

Courtesy of Tulane Athletics

Madeline Billeaud, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2017

When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, more than a million people were displaced, many of whom never returned to the city they once called home. Freshman Colin Slater was one of these displaced residents. Despite being away for 11 years, his love for the city led him back home as he pursues...

FULLABALOO: Hullabaloo Editor-in-Chief revealed as fraud

Jordan Figueredo, Senior Staff Reporter

March 22, 2017

Attention all Tulane students, faculty and staff: The Tulane Hullabaloo is ceasing publication. The Rival reported that as Hullabaloo Editor-in-Chief Brandi Doyal is not a Tulane student, the paper has lost its credibility as a news source. Despite years of serving on The Hullabaloo, no one ever noticed Doyal's fraudulent...

Confederate monument removal promotes true NOLA history

Pratiksha Parulekar, Contributing Writer

March 16, 2017

Amidst all the food, jazz, festivals and lazy charms of New Orleans, rarely do the words "used to be part of Confederate country" come to mind. Yet the city continues to have Confederate memorabilia scattered throughout, serving as daunting reminders of a horrifying past. The statue of Confederate...