The Tulane Hullabaloo

CAPS scheduling system causing stress

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor

Eleni Sakellakis, Contributing Writer

March 14, 2019

CAPS for Counseling Services, Tulane University’s college counseling center, provides a variety of psychological services, from individual therapy to group discussion sessions to care coordination. CAPS’s ineffective appointment-making process, however, makes these services inaccessible for many ...

Last year’s potential health care cuts would have devastated Louisiana community

Hanson Dai | Associate Artist

Michael Chen, General Associate Editor

March 13, 2019

Last January, the Louisiana House of Representatives introduced a budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year which included multiple cuts to health care services, particularly those concerning mental health, substance abuse and adult day care services. Due to the expiration of $1 billion in state sales t...

New Mardi Gras shuttle policy unnecessary, exclusionary

Hanson Dai | Associate Artist

Eleni Sakellakis, Contributing Reporter

February 27, 2019

Editor’s Note: The Hullabaloo will be following this story in the News section as it develops, therefore the facts in the article at publication are subject to change. For several years, Tulane University Shuttles and Transportation has provided an easy option for students traveling to and from...

Letter to the Editor: Meal plan petitions ignore workers and students from low-income backgrounds

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor

Anfernee "Bubba" Murray

February 27, 2019

We, as members of Students Organizing Against Racism and members of the Tulane community, came across news of future plans by Tulane administrative bodies to mandate that undergraduates purchase a four-year meal plan from the university. Students’ response to the idea has been extremely negative, as evidenced by the 1,300+ signatures on both of the stude...

Letter to the Editor: New Orleans’ illustrious history deserves unvarnished retelling

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor

Lily Rose Siegel

February 21, 2019

While in New Orleans last year for an accepted students weekend at Tulane, my dad and I decided to kill an afternoon by driving outside of the city to Oak Alley Plantation. The plantation advertised itself as a lovely Greek revival mansion, and as visitors, we looked forward to seeing it. We would soo...

Diocese abuses in Louisiana constitute state takeover

Hanson Dai | Associate Artist

Shea Dobson, Views Editor

February 21, 2019

Following the release of a list of priests accused of sexual assault by the Diocese of Baton Rouge, a case against several Louisiana dioceses and administrative divisions of the Catholic Church has been rapidly building. In turn, the dioceses of New Orleans, Alexandria and Houma-Thibodaux have release...

An open letter to students planning studying abroad in Cuba

Yacob Arroyo | Staff Artist

Justin Marcano, Views Editor

February 21, 2019

To whom it may concern: Your deadline is approaching. As you finalize your applications and send them in hopes of being accepted into the four-week long trip to the tropical island, I hope you are able to fully understand the gravity of the situation you are presented with. To you, this may well jus...

In quest for Southern Ivy status, Tulane has only adopted its exclusive tendencies

Lydia Mattson | Associate Artist

Justin Marcano, Views Editor

February 20, 2019

As one of the top 50 most acclaimed universities in the U.S., Tulane University continuously accepts those students who are “the best and the brightest.” While this seems constructive for the university, admissions statistics paint an unseemly portrait of campus than what is aggressively promoted. ...

Small detail leaves door open for potential disaster on campus

Yacob Arroyo | Contributing Artist

Michael Chen, General Associate

February 14, 2019

After a discussion about gun violence in my English class of 15 people, a small concern was brought up — the door of our classroom could not be locked from the inside. As we thought about it further, we discovered that such a minuscule detail could have a massive impact. In Tulane University’s ...

Letter from the Editor: Introducing the Black History Month issue

Ashley Chen | Views Layout Editor

Canela López, Editor In Chief

February 14, 2019

With the confusing weather that comes with spring in New Orleans and the month of February upon us, Tulane University is in the midst of Black History Month programming on and around campus. In honor of the Black administrators, students and staff that have built this institution, made progress for...

Staff Editorial: Administration should acknowledge Black History Month, enact change


February 14, 2019

In 1963, a Jan. 26 edition of The Times-News reported that Tulane University won against a federal court order that would force the university to admit black students. According to the article, Tulane’s founder, Paul Tulane, emphasized that the university would be for white students only. Eventually,...

Tulane Admissions must rethink priorities

Adelaide Basco | Art Director

Edwin Wang, Staff Writer

February 7, 2019

As the annual college application process draws to a close for the 2018-19 academic year, many Tulanians likely feel immense pride for their institution. According to a press release from Tulane’s Office of Undergraduate Admission, Tulane received a record 41,365 applications this year, leading to a...