poetry and story inn fridays week 9, 8, 7, short story slam week 78, 79


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a story is told

we won’t be able to withhold







which makes us




let go of a chick

welcome a puppy

New Orleans,

Milton Latter public library,

Jefferson Parish banks library,

Laurie library,

Nix library,

Norman Mayer public library,

Jim Carter and James Monroe loyola university library,

Edmond Low library,

Mary William library,

Hilton Howard library of Tulane University,

all shelves pile up a high deck

which make readers love books



I Simply feel Exhausted


I’m done.

I tried,

I don’t feel right.

Don’t misread me,

I am not hurt

Or feel mad.

I simply feel exhausted,

My muse is gone,

I have had nightmare last night,

I wake up sweating,

I feel weak

And sorry,

I start to worry,

I don’t like what I see in my dream,

poetry and story inn fridays week 3



Northwestern University students runs for Fitbit cure


xiao ben and la mei and xiao qi

a world famous couple and their small treasure

shenadoah university

shenandoah university and its charming campus



Jingle yanqui, she is an awesome poet and writer


a poem


marllar barlow

she writes about new mexico poets

who agrees to translate English poems into Spanish

k. d. hurley,

a pink cover story has wings of hope

because Aly Buffett, Yao Yao, William Skiles, and Warren Buffett care



poetry and story inn fridays week 2,



another day in greenbay

when I hear Venetian, Sands, Jimei,

I thought of a distant relative,

who has gone through hollywood contests

from Macau, to Vietnam,

from Hong Kong, to Japan,

loud noise thunder through

Bryce Canyon of Utah has rock people in crave

I am lost,

not knowing why Michael Singer, Morgan Blair, Alyse Rosner cry

and why Taryn Brown, Natalie Maples, and Victoria wood wear law-Robin

dreams confuse

Tom Sawyer and Elliot Singer buzz over Zhao Kun and Guan Li,

none knows that Janet Ruscher, Joseph Singer, Martha Minow, Mira Singer, John Mayer, Fannie Mayer care

tulane university is well-formed

2017-2018 Staff

Lily Milwit


Lily Milwit (she, her, hers) is a senior and the 2017-18 Editor-in-Chief of The Tulane Hullabaloo. Lily hails from Maryland and majors in English, political science and communications. Her past positions with The Hullabaloo include Sports Layout Editor, Arcade Layout Editor, Production Manager and News Editor.

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Canela Lopez

Managing Editor

Canela Lopez (they, them, theirs) is the Managing Editor of The Hullabaloo and a junior from Los Angeles, California. They study political science and Africana studies. Canela is also involved in Students Organizing Against Racism, Queer Feminist Collective and Gamma Rho Lambda.

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Colin Threlkeld

Chief Copy Editor

Colin Threlkeld (he, him, his) is the Chief Copy Editor for The Hullabaloo. He is a sophomore from Memphis, Tennessee, majoring in political economy and philosophy. Last year, he became a Copy Editor after participating in The Hullabaloo’s Summer Journalism Experience as an incoming freshman. After college he plans to go to law school and eventually pursue a career as a criminal defense attorney. …

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Allison Buffett

Personnel Director

Allison Buffett (she, her, hers) is the Personnel Director for the Tulane Hullabaloo. She has been a proud member of The Hullabaloo since her freshman year. Allison has previously served on both the Hullabaloo board and managing board, contributing as a reporter and graphic designer. She is a current senior majoring in political science and social policy and practice with a minor in public health. …

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Tess Riley

Digital Director

Tess Riley (she, her, hers) is a junior from Hamden, Connecticut, studying English, communications and international development. Tess currently serves as Digital Director and previously held positions as Sports Editor and News Editor. She joined The Hullabaloo after participating in the Summer Journalism Experience as a freshman and has been involved in the Hull ever since. Tess is a Prose Editor f…

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Brooke Rhea

Senior Business Manager

Brooke Rhea (she, her, hers) is a junior studying economics and real estate. Brooke serves as the Senior Business Manager and is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She also serves as the Philanthropy Director for Kappa Alpha Theta.

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Fiona Grathwohl

News Editor

Fiona Grathwohl (she, her, hers) serves as News Editor for The Tulane Hullabaloo. Though born German/American, she grew up moving around often and lived in Europe, various parts of Asia, and the U.S. Fiona last lived in Singapore and considers that home. She joined the Hullabaloo as a reporter during her freshman year and fell in love with writing, journalism and the Hullabaloo staff. On campus, sh…

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Adrienne Underwood

News Editor

Adrienne Underwood (she, her, hers) is a junior from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. A former Copy Editor and Staff Reporter, Adrienne currently serves as a News Editor for The Hullabaloo. She studies English and political science. Adrienne is a Resident Advisor in the Mayer Residences and is a member of the Tulane-Newcomb Art Student Association.

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Nurah Lambert

Arcade Editor

Nurah Lambert (she, her, hers) is a sophomore and Arcade Editor. She is from Chicago, Illinois, and studies English, communications and SLAMM. Outside of The Hullabaloo, Nurah acts as Direction Chair for Tulane University Campus Programming.

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Josh Axelrod

Arcade Editor

Josh Axelrod (he, him, his), one of the Arcade Editors for The Hullabaloo, is a sophomore majoring in English and film studies. Originally from Fanwood, New Jersey, Josh is also involved in the Taylor Center, Media Board, the Center for Public Service and Swim 4 Success on campus. Last year, he was a General Associate Editor, and he aspires to one day be a film critic. …

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Bess Turner

Sports Editor

Bess Turner (she, her, hers) is a senior from Chattanooga, Tennessee. She studies English, anthropology and environmental studies. Bess has previously served as a Copy Editor and currently holds a position as Sports Editor. On campus, Bess is a member of Alpha Delta Pi and the Sustainability Committee. She is also an intern at the Middle American Research Institute and works for the Goldman Center. …

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Shea Dobson

Sports Editor

Shea Dobson (he, him, his) is a Sports Editor for The Tulane Hullabaloo. Shea is from a family of novelists and wrote his first article when he was 12, which was published by the local high school’s newspaper. In high school, Dobson wrote for the school newspaper and website but found his passion as the head anchor of the school’s television station. Shea is a theatre major who aspires to be a house…

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Nketiah “Ink” Berko

Views Editor

Nketiah “Ink” Berko (he, him, his) is currently a Views Editor for The Hullabaloo. He is a sophomore from Alexandria, Louisiana, majoring in political economy and international relations with a minor in philosophy. Nketiah joined The Hullabaloo his freshman year and is also involved in mock trial, College Democrats, Tulane’s Black Student Union and Phi Alpha Delta fraternity.

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Daniel Horowitz

Views Editor

Daniel Horowitz (he, him, his) is currently serving as a Views Editor for The Hullabaloo. He is a senior studying political science and communication with a minor in social innovation and social entrepreneurship. Daniel has been writing for Views since his freshman year and was one an Associate Views Editor his junior year. Outside of the Hullabaloo office, he is an active brother of Phi Kappa Sig…

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Nile Pierre

Intersections Editor

Nile Pierre (she, her, hers) is an Intersections Editor majoring in political economy and Latin American studies with a Spanish minor. She served as associate editor for Intersections as a freshman. Nile is from Los Angeles, California, and has interests in social justice and law.

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Emily Fornof

Intersections Editor

Emily Fornof (she, her, hers) is an Intersections Editor from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a sophomore studying economics, art history, Spanish and political science. Emily formerly served as an Associate News Editor and participated in the Summer Journalism Experience her freshman year. Outside of The Hullabaloo, she serves as president for Tulane’s chapter of Habitat for Humanity and is a m…

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Emily Meyer

Arcade and Intersections Layout Editor

Emily Meyer (she, her, hers) is the Arcade and Intersections Layout Editor for The Tulane Hullabaloo. She has been a part of the layout staff since her freshman year. Emily is a junior from Dayton, Ohio, and is majoring in mathematics and neuroscience with a minor in public health. Outside of The Hullabaloo, she is a part of the club lacrosse team and conducts research at Tulane. Emily hopes to pur…

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Gwen Snyder

Views Layout Editor

Gwen Snyder (she, her, hers), Views Layout Editor, is a sophomore from San Diego, California. She is majoring in fine arts and sociology and joined The Hullabaloo freshman year as a staff artist. In high school Gwen was an editor and photographer for the yearbook, so The Hullabaloo seemed right up her alley. In addition to being on the Hull, Gwen is a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and likes to …

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Paul Trujillo

Sports Layout Editor

Paul Trujillo (he, him, his) is a Los Angeles, California, native who serves as the Sports Layout Editor for The Hullabaloo. As a sophomore, he is currently double majoring in psychology and cognitive studies and minoring in political science. Aside from Tulane’s newspaper, Paul is a Posse Scholar and serves as Historian for GENTE, Tulane’s sole Latinx student organization. Paul is also a member of the Tu…

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Margaux Armfield

Art Director

Margaux Armfield (she, her, hers) is the Art Director for The Hullabaloo.  She is a sophomore from Knoxville, Tennessee studying cellular and molecular biology, and ecology and evolutionary biology. Last year, she worked with The Hullabaloo as a staff artist and contributing writer. In the future, Margaux hopes to pursue a career in biomedical animation or genetic research. …

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Cam Lutz

Copy Editor

Cam Lutz (he, him, his), a Copy Editor, is a sophomore from Austin, Texas, studying linguistics and digital media production. In addition to copy editing, he enjoys creating infographics for the layout team and contributing his writing to the news and arcade sections. Cam is also on the rock climbing team.

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Parker Greenwood

Copy Editor

Parker Greenwood (he, him, his) is a sophomore double majoring in art and digital media production who began his Hullabaloo career through the Summer Journalism Experience as an incoming freshman. He currently serves as a Copy Editor for The Hullabaloo. A native of New Orleans, Parker can sometimes be spotted walking his rottweiler Tess around campus when he’s not in the Hullabaloo office. He is…

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Jake Brennan

Business Manager

Jake Brennan (he, him, his) is a current senior from Wellesley, Massachusetts. He studies political economy and international relations. Jake serves as a Business Manager for The Hullabaloo.

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Finian Lowery

Business Manager

Finian Lowery (he, him, his) is a Business Manager for The Hullabaloo. Having previously worked as Distribution Manager and Business Associate with The Hullabaloo, he is dedicated to connecting local and national businesses with the Tulane community through innovative marketing channels. He is a senior studying economics, environmental studies and management….

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Lauren Gaines

Digital Editor

Lauren Gaines (she, her, hers), a sophomore from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is The Hullabaloo’s first Digital Editor and manages all social media outlets for the publication. Lauren is double majoring in communications and public relations and uses these skills to keep the Hull connected with readers both within and beyond the Tulane community. Outside of The Hullabaloo, Lauren participates in the Unde…

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Robin Boch

Training and Recruitment Coordinator

Robin Boch (she, her, hers) is a sophomore from Roanoke, Virginia, and is the current Training and Recruitment Coordinator for The Hullabaloo. As a freshman, Robin contributed to The Hullabaloo by participating in the Summer Journalism Experience program and later became an Associate Editor for Views. On campus, she is also involved with Newcomb Scholars, Model United Nations, Greek life, Newcomb Se…

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Ella Helmuth

Photography Editor

Ella Helmuth (she, her, hers) is a sophomore from Lexington, Kentucky. She is a triple major in English, history and political science. Last year, Ella served as an Associate News Editor and now serves as The Hullabaloo’s Photography Editor. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority where she holds the position of Production Director. Ella is a Senator-at-Large in Undergraduate Student Govern…

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Colin Yaccarino

Photography Editor

Colin Yaccarino (he, him, his) is a Photography Editor at The Hullabaloo and previously worked as a staff photographer. He hails from New York, where he studied and analyzed journalism during his high school years. He is drawn to the press and other sources of social movements and advocates for truthful, honest journalism.

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Regina LoBiondo

Production Manager

Regina LoBiondo (she, her, hers) is the Production Manager for The Tulane Hullabaloo. She is a senior from New Jersey studying international relations and public relations. She previously served for two years on the Hullabaloo board as a Layout Editor. She is also involved with WTUL New Orleans.

short story slam week 74, sunday writing whirligig, amelia earhart, sophie schmidt, london emerson, sam firefox, sean bedraza, morton schapiro, alyssa sperrazza



THIS WEEK’S WORDS come from “‘I am the last…'” by Charles Simic: retreating, road, birch, mud, one-eyed, cut, saber, hair, clothes, lined, sell, waving


retired plans

it has sober emotions

if I am not the last one who sits next to you

at least I count my blessings,

believing that I am the first,

maybe the one who often sits elsewhere,

fencing your home with woodland boards

one-eyed monster

kirby birch and janet rouscher kindess

if amy wang and don belt disagree to disagree

john nicklow and michael fitts may feel better

so does nicholas nepezos and lydia howard

I do mind performing arts from Bradt Dixon

I do hear a man who speaks of Spa Reyna

I indeed agree that Maya Welch, Kim Ma, Aime Wood, and Sam Clancy can do well

saber hai-cut lines up firmly in my forehead

retreating birch resires on muddy roadside

I am waving words

while Paula and Gerald wave clothes from San Jose

thanks to pat brown, mark brown, cynthia brown, marc brown….