The Tulane Hullabaloo

OPINION | College is not about getting rich

There is an apparent disconnect between student's talk and actions.

Amy Stambaugh, Contributing Writer

3 days ago

America is facing a reckoning. Inequality in the U.S. has reached levels not seen since before the Great Depression. A 2016 Brookings Institute analysis found that the average white family had more than 10 times the wealth of the average black family. Fates dictate futures before birth. Children grow u...

Post-Mardi Gras recovery in 3 easy steps

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Harrison Simon, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2020

Mardi Gras has officially concluded, and with that, students are jumping right back into the daunting balance between going out and going to class. This transition can be difficult for many, so The Hullabaloo has laid out the top three pro tips to help everyone get back up to full speed in no time! ...

2020 Mardi Gras brings celebration, tragedy

Student perspectives of Mardi Gras celebrations

Gabby Abrams, News Editor

February 26, 2020

The much-anticipated annual Mardi Gras festivities descended on New Orleans this past week in full force, with Tulane students becoming immersed in the culture and celebrations of the city’s centuries-long traditions. The Mardi Gras season begins over a month before Fat Tuesday with various ...

Thursday night Mardi Gras parades postponed due to high winds

Tulane football player dismissed following battery charges

Josh Axelrod, Senior Staff Reporter

February 20, 2020

Due to inclement weather and high winds, Thursday night's lineup of parades has been postponed. Muses will now roll Friday at 4:45 p.m., and Babylon will follow. Chaos will roll on Sunday after Thoth, according to NOLA Ready. The rescheduled parades will only feature floats and not marching bands...

Policing Mardi Gras: TUPD prepares for the city’s biggest party of the year

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Josh Axelrod, Senior Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

When Mardi Gras’ main weekend commences, Broadway Street erupts. Hoards of people gather around fraternity houses, solo cups in hand, as music roars.  As a result, Tulane University Police position themselves along the street, monitoring students during the days-long party.  In fact, Broadway...

Exploring Mardi Gras’ legacy of discrimination

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Avery Anderson, Arcade Editor

February 19, 2020

Ever since the Mistick Krewe of Comus held the first organized parade in February of 1857, the celebration of Mardi Gras has been tinged with racist and classist overtones. Though a handful of new krewes formed in the 1940s to combat discrimination and include people of all nationalities and gender...

Affordable restaurants along the parade routes

Affordable restaurants along the parade routes

Jordan Moskowitz, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

It’s a Mardi party this week in Nola. But this celebration cannot continue on an empty stomach. In order to flaunt your fashionable wardrobe and remain fully energized, food is a must. No need to fear, though, because Arcade is here to make sure you’re in the know about some of New Orleans’ best affordable re...

A very New Orleans Valentine’s

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Jordan Moskowitz, Staff Writer

February 13, 2020

Sound the alarm, folks, because this Friday is the long-awaited Valentine’s Day. Whether you spend the holiday going on a romantic date with your significant other, binge-watching rom coms with your best friends or maybe taking yourself out on a nice date, Arcade has got you covered. Make the most of Valentine’s Day with this list of uniquely New Orleans way...

How do you celebrate Black History Month at a university with so few Black people?

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Kennon Stewart, Contributing Writer

February 6, 2020

I grew up celebrating Black History in my great-grandfather’s church in Detroit. For 18 years, three generations of my family spent every February in a gospel-induced fervor, belting and dancing to my ancestors’ hymns. Even my great-grandfather, a reserved Baptist preacher, would join his talent...

Arcade’s February events preview

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Jordan Moskowitz, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2020

Here in New Orleans, the fun never stops. With the annual celebration of Mardi Gras coming up, why not honor the whole month with fun-filled events? While there is an overload of activities on NOLA’s daily calendar, Arcade is here to highlight some of the most entertaining, memorable and amusing c...

Tulane Ultimate Frisbee changes racist name, addresses privilege

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Sam Butler, Contributing Writer

September 5, 2019

Sam Butler is the co-captain of the Tulane Ultimate Frisbee Team. If you’d like to write an op-ed on behalf of a student organization, email [email protected] Starting this season, we at Tulane “Rex” Ultimate have officially changed our name to “Tucks” Ultimate. After deliberation ...

Historic “bead tree” removed from Tulane’s campus

Tulane's trees are well-rooted in the university's past.

Amy Nankin, News Editor

May 15, 2019

Tulane University announced that the beloved “bead tree” — a sizeable Nuttall oak tree covered in Mardi Gras beads that became a recognizable feature on campus — was removed from the Academic Quadrangle Tuesday. Lightening struck the tree a few years ago, and the tree was in danger of falling...