Czars Trinidad | Hullabaloo Editor

The day started with a stressful presentation looming over my head. It was for my major seminar class in political economy and had to be at least 30 minutes long. I got out of bed early around 7 a.m. because I knew I needed the time to prepare. I put on my navy slacks, my favorite button-down and a gray blazer. Siri told me it was going to rain that day, so I grabbed my green and white umbrella and made for the door.

I had a light breakfast and then headed to the library to read and review my…

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To begin, I’m a cisgender male who will never have the full responsibility of abortion on my shoulders, but I do have the full responsibility to fight and use my voice when necessary. Now, more than ever, it is time to fight. Reproductive healthcare is being threatened and undermined around America today, and silence and inaction will be our greatest enemy. When I read arguments from my friend, Brett Landry, in his opinion piece “Unborn children are the voiceless victims of oppression, should be protected,” it raised concern. …

Tulane University

This is the personal statement I wrote for consideration of admission into Tulane University. I finished writing it and submitted it on February 1, 2018 and was accepted a month later as a transfer student.

I am deciding to share this now because I was going through some old files and rediscovered it. I think this statement, more or less, aptly depicts one of the more defining journeys in my life, and I tried to tell a story that only I could.

I’d like to thank my friend from my RA days, Derek Walker, for providing much appreciated guidance when…

Krewe of Old School bring their drink machine to their tailgate on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, near Frey Computing Service Center.

The tragic death of Maxwell Gruver last month shines a light on a darkness that has enveloped and plagued this University for many years. It also calls on us to reexamine the role of Greek fraternities and sororities on our campus and community.

Greek Life’s №1 goal should be its commitment to community. Each Greek organization needs to be measured by its good works and not how well it can party. Unfortunately, too many students are joining for just that — a party.

The drinking culture on college campuses is prevalent and almost endemic in Greek Life. There is heavy…

Courtesy of Wikipedia; President Trump is 100 days in and has little to show for it.

Nearly 100 days into his presidency and President Donald Trump ’s poll numbers are at a historic low. According to an ABC/Washington Post poll, 42 percent of people say they approve of Trump’s job performance thus far, contrasting with the 53 percent who disapprove.

At this point in the presidency, this is the lowest approval rating of any president since polling began in the 1940s . And in many ways, it is emblematic of the poor approach Trump has taken to governing.

Furthermore, Trump has managed to flip flop on foreign policy and little indicates that he is making strides…

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons; Judges, like politicians, who are elected to office have a responsibility to their constituents instead of a responsibilty to the law.

Why do we elect our judges who are meant to be impartial arbiters of the law? It does nothing other than politicize the one place that should be shielded from politics: the court.

Maybe it is democratic to elect our judges, because people get to directly decide who rules from the bench. But we can’t ignore that it allows for a new level corruption and judicial instability.

“Politicians are expected to be appropriately responsive to the preferences of their supporters. A judge instead must ‘observe the utmost fairness,’ striving to be ‘perfectly and completely independent,’” U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice…

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Our president’s affinity for Twitter is alarming, and we should all be worried. The frequent inaccuracies in his tweets is unbecoming of the office of President and harmful to our democracy.

Twitter is meant to be a news and social networking service for the public to use openly and freely. There are thousands of accounts that push “fake news” every day. Unfortunately, this “fake news” is now coming from someone who we wouldn’t normally expect: the President of the United States.”

Now, by no means am I advocating we censor our politicians. They have a right to free speech, just…

Courtesy of Flickr; The Congressional Budget Office estimates that AHCA will put 24 million Americans out of health insurance by 2026.

Well folks, it’s here. The long awaited health care replacement bill Republicans have been spouting off about for nearly seven years now is here. And as many expected, it’s far from the “terrific” bill President Donald Trump described it to be.

The independent, unbiased Congressional Budget Office released a report saying 24 million Americans will lose coverage by 2026 when comparing the American Health Care Act, nicknamed “Trumpcare,” to the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare.” This will nearly double the number of uninsured Americans from 10 percent to 19 percent. …

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The University’s Student Government is a powerful body with the funds and resources necessary to make major changes for the campus. This means that a lot of the major decisions will have an impact, in some shape or form, on current and future students here.

That being said, it is imperative that the decisions made are influenced by a diverse range thoughts, backgrounds and life experiences. These things are inextricably linked to each and every student, and without minority student participation in elections or campus movements, this will never happen.

Last month, the Student Senate took up a resolution that…

Members of the Air Force ROTC at LS march past the flag pole during the LSU Salutes ceremony in the Fall 2009.

The University’s Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps is a great resource for students looking for financial support, discipline and structure, lifelong friends and a multitude of other benefits.

Many of us have heard of the ROTC program before but never really understood what it was all about. So, last semester I decided to join the Air Force ROTC program here, known as Detachment 310, to learn more.

The cadre are a group of active duty officers and enlisted members who oversee Det. 310, teach classes and mentor cadets. …

Frederick Bell

Tulane alumnus. Enjoy discussing innovations in culture, politics, and society.

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