The Tulane Hullabaloo

USG makes strides to improve student life

Elana Bush | Photography Editor

Nile Pierre, News Editor

February 27, 2019

Undergraduate Student Government has introduced a number of initiatives this semester to improve student life. Most recently, USG has focused legislative efforts on the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, refillable water bottle stations and the Know Your Rights Week campaign.   In the midst...

Raven Ancar sheds light on Black student experience in self-directed film

Photo courtesy of Raven Ancar

Nile Pierre, News Editor

February 14, 2019

The Hullabaloo sat down with Tulane freshman Raven Ancar to discuss the inspirations and process behind the making of her first film, “The Veil.” The documentary, based on “the veil” present in W.E.B. Dubois’s “The Souls of Black Folks,” details the experiences of Black students at Tulane. ...

Tulane Law School hosts Black Alumni Weekend

Photo courtesy of Taylor J. Cowan

Nile Pierre, News Editor

February 14, 2019

Last weekend, Tulane Law School hosted Black Alumni Weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first Black graduate, Michael Starks, who marked the desegregation of the school in 1968. “This year we wanted to reconnect and reflect on how far we’ve come and also acknowledge where we need...

Newcomb Art Museum confronts mass incarceration with new exhibit

Elana Bush | Photography Editor

Nile Pierre, News Editor

January 30, 2019

  From 2005 to 2018, Louisiana was the prison capital of the world. Still, the state’s incarceration rates are higher than all of the non-U.S. founding NATO countries combined. The Newcomb Art Museum’s “Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women in Louisiana” exhibition works to highlight Louis...

Bursting the Bubble: Tulane students engage in NOLA activism

Bursting the Bubble: Tulane students engage in NOLA activism

Emily Fornof and Nile Pierre

March 21, 2018

"The election happened, and I felt propelled to actually be engaged in doing organizing work and activism and doing something tangible with all of the anxiety, sadness and fear I was feeling," Tulane senior Ashlee Pintos said. For Pintos and other Tulane students, the 2016 election of Donald Trump was ...

Changemaker-in-Chief: how Elaine Welteroth, former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, is redefining journalism

Changemaker-in-Chief: how Elaine Welteroth, former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, is redefining journalism

Canela Lopez, Senior Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018

"I think my responsibility as the first and as the only different person is to be my authentic self and bring my point of view," Elaine Welteroth, former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, said during a talk Monday night in McAlister Auditorium. Clad in white high-heeled boots, denim jumpsuit and a black leat...

Newcomb adds digital archives to document LGBTQ+ history

The Newcomb Archives at the Newcomb Institute is diversifying its historical archives by adding its first-ever completely digital-born collection to preserve the history of LGBTQ+ activism in New Orleans.

Fiona Grathwohl and Nile Pierre

December 7, 2017

"Trans history is woefully underrepresented in the historical record," Sam Stover, archivist for digital initiatives at the Newcomb Archives and Vorhoff Library Special Collections, said. "In fact, there's a long history of erasing, minimizing or denying the trans community's existence and impact — even i...

How HBCUs “Come Together”: black colleges and universities offer a different Homecoming experience

How HBCUs

Emily Fornof, Nile Pierre, and Kila Moore

November 9, 2017

"In the days leading up to homecoming, the atmosphere on campus is marked by intense anticipation," Edward Wiggins, a sophomore at Xavier University of New Orleans, said. "All of the students are preparing to slay in their nicest outfits."  Wiggins described an average week before Homecoming at Xavier, a...

Voodoos and Don’ts: an intersectional guide to Voodoo Fest costumes

Voodoos and Don'ts: an intersectional guide to Voodoo Fest costumes

Nile Pierre and Jessica Galloway

October 25, 2017

As the bayou weather turns to a pseudo fall, candy sales go through the roof, and midterms come to an end, New Orleanians and students across the city's campuses prepare for Halloween celebrations. In New Orleans, Halloween weekend is not exclusively for trick-or-treating or visiting haunted houses. W...

Intersectional Confessional: Marginalized students reflect on Tulane party culture

Intersectional Confessional: Marginalized students reflect on Tulane party culture

Daniel Horowitz, Canela Lopez, Megan Plotka, and Nile Pierre

September 28, 2017

With a recent No. 1 Party School ranking, it cannot be denied that going out at Tulane is a unique experience. For those with identities outside the white straight cis majority, party culture is a different situation entirely.

“All of that is destroyed now”: Tulane feels impact of DACA repeal

“All of that is destroyed now”: Tulane feels impact of DACA repeal

Emily Fornof, Nile Pierre, Adrienne Underwood, and Fiona Grathwohl

September 21, 2017

When President Trump announced the repeal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Tulane undergraduate and DACA beneficiary Jane* said she had little time to feel or panic. Survival was the only thing on her mind. "My immediate reaction was just, 'what are the steps I need to take right now that ...