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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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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