The Tulane Hullabaloo

Millennials are multidimensional, not just “snowflakes”

Millennials are multidimensional, not just “snowflakes”

Matt Saletta, Views Editor

November 29, 2018

There’s an incredible supply of negative stereotypes built up about millenials: we’re lazy, we’re weak-willed, we destroyed the napkin industry. But few people have taken time to reflect on the historic, often tragic events that shaped us, and fewer still have recognized our incredible potent...

Blue ripple leaves both parties in a purple haze

Matt Saletta, Views Editor

November 8, 2018

Political meteorologists spent months preparing the country for a blue wave, even suggesting that a “tsunami” was on the horizon. But on Tuesday, when the election finally came, the blue wave rolled in softly. In the wake of the blue ripple, our nation is struggling to discern a deeper meaning from the ...

Hypersocialization is an endemic problem for Tulane students, strains mental health

Hypersocialization is an endemic problem for Tulane students, strains mental health

Hannah Klein and Matt Saletta

October 17, 2018

Tulane’s work hard, play hard culture has stood the test of time, but it continues to burden students by reinforcing a culture of hypersocialization. For the sake of their continued health and happiness, students ought to budget time to be alone instead of fixating on constant interaction. As a society, we...

Students should reflect on consequences of hook-up culture

Students should reflect on consequences of hook-up culture

Matt Saletta, Views Section Editor

September 27, 2018

Hookup culture has come to dominate American college campuses, and even casual forms of traditional dating have largely been displaced. As a society, we have shifted away from a marriage-oriented culture toward a culture which delays emotional intimacy in favor of physical exploration. Many of us are aware of the benefits of modern romantic culture. We are no lon...

Tulane’s mascot should change again to maintain tradition

Tulane's mascot should change again to maintain tradition

Matt Saletta, Editor for Views Section

September 24, 2018

The time has come to change Tulane’s mascot. Though this may sound like a radical stance, changing the mascot is the only way for Tulane to uphold one of its longest traditions. To understand this, we need to remember our history. When Tulane began its first competitive athletics teams in 1893,...

Southern states must consider urban planning to address rapid growth

Matt Saletta, Editor of the Views Section

September 16, 2018

As each year passes, Southern states are becoming more urban. Cities like San Antonio, Atlanta, New Orleans and Houston are booming with transplants from all over the world, but few are taking serious steps to plan for their long-term growth. If southern cities do not take their own growth seriously...

Tulane’s drinking problem is a national issue, not the administration’s fault

Tulane's drinking problem is a national issue, not the administration's fault

Matt Saletta, Editor of the Views Section

September 6, 2018

Tulane’s new policies regarding underage drinking have revived an old debate about how universities should address student drinking. The negative impacts of binge drinking are real and deserve to be taken seriously. Any actions taken by the administration will be useless until we acknowledge the strange,...

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...

Tulane’s culture of spending magnifies wealth disparities among students

Tulane's culture of spending magnifies wealth disparities among students

Josh Axelrod, Sanjali De Silva, and Matt Saletta

November 16, 2017

Junior Tayla Moore sits in an Uber as a feeling of dread washes over her. The music is blaring and her sorority sisters chat loudly, but Moore is not listening. She is thinking about how many hours she will have to work to make up for this one Uber ride. "So you really got to sit there and play Tet...

“Tulane Bubble” perpetuates physical segregation between Tulane, NOLA

Matt Saletta, Contributing Reporter

October 5, 2017

The Tulane community takes pride in connecting with the city around it, notably ranking in The Princeton Review as the No. 1 school for community service. Despite Tulane's emphasis on service and the engagement of its administration, however, many Tulanians have observed an isolation from the broader Ne...

Understanding, not violence, improves political discourse

Matt Saletta, Contributing Writer

September 28, 2017

Political violence has played a historic role in shaping the American political climate over the last several years. In all of its forms, political violence must come to an end, not only because it is immoral, but also because it is ineffective in resolving our nation's most pressing issues. In Jan...

Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Virgin Islands, Florida

Hurricane Irma makes landfall in Virgin Islands, Florida

Graham Andreae and Matt Saletta

September 21, 2017

Hurricane Irma has left a trail of destruction stretching from the Virgin Islands to Northern Florida, reaching speeds of more than 215 mph as it moved west. Sasha Klein, a freshman studying environmental science and economics, was among the Tulane students who experienced significant hardship d...