Veronica Canela Lopez

Veronica Canela Lopez is an aspiring war correspondent and the current Associate News Editor of the Tulane Hullabaloo.
The Hullabaloo

Students react to race in crime alerts - The Tulane Hullabaloo

At night, Tulane junior Alex Williams fears for her male friends of color. Her worry is not caused by off-campus crime but by the possibility of her friends being racially profiled and stopped by the Tulane University Police Department. Although TUPD has a zero-tolerance policy toward racial profiling and discriminatory practices, some students have pointed out certain practices used by the department that exacerbate negative attitudes toward people of color in the community.
The Hullabaloo

Campus crime prompts town hall, resource awareness - The Tulane Hullabaloo

In light of the recent armed robbery committed in the heart of Tulane's campus, some students have begun questioning their safety. Tulane University Police Department, in conjunction with the Undergraduate Student Government, held a town hall meeting Oct. 20 in Joseph Merrick Jones Hall to try and provide answers to these questions. Students and community members alike posed questions about the future of security on campus and shared experiences with TUPD and New Orleans Police Department. TUPD Superintendent Jon Barnwell answered questions and gave statements from TUPD to the student body. Barnwell said increased TUPD officer visibility through extra patrols and supplementing TUPD with Landmark Security guards are the main strategies to increase security, along with adding more lighting in central parts of the Uptown campus.
The Hullabaloo

Students start campaign to #BringBackTEMS - The Tulane Hullabaloo

It's not often that a student petition gains over 1,500 signatures in just a matter of days, but it seems that Tulane students have found a new cause to be passionate about. With flyers and posters, senior Steph Metherall and sophomore Josh Rosenbaum, along with other members of #BringBackTEMS, took to McAlister Drive on Monday, tabling and asking passersby to sign a petition to reinstate Tulane Emergency Medical Services, the student-run ambulance service that was suspended earlier this semester.
The Hullabaloo

Kognito training earns Tulane recognition from mental health firm - The Tulane Hullabaloo

Tulane University was named an outstanding performer by Kognito earlier this month in completing and implementing its mental health awareness program, with a total of 3,367 students and faculty completing the training. Kognito is one of the nation's leaders in suicide prevention and mental health training among institutions of higher education. Founded in 2003, the organization engages with students and faculty on different strategies to identify and aid people in mental distress through a visual simulator. Tulane was able to purchase Kognito software in 2014 as a result of receiving a three-year Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Campus Suicide Prevention grant authorized under the Garrett Lee Smith Memorial Act.
The Foothill Dragon Press

“Foothill Fire” forces school to evacuate – The Foothill Dragon Press

Students from Ventura Missionary Church and School were evacuated from their school Monday afternoon due to a brush fire burning in the hills behind the school, also known as Harmon Canyon. “Our principal decided, just to be on the side of safety, to just go ahead and evacuate, especially now because it’s blowing more into our direction,” said Ventura Missionary teacher Martha Valentini. The fire is believed to have started before 1:30 pm according to several witnesses and the Ventura County S
The Foothill Dragon Press

When one publication is threatened, we are all threatened – The Foothill Dragon Press

The freedom of students attending Neshaminy High School in Langhorne, Pa., will hang in the balance on Tuesday evening, as Neshaminy School Board members vote to revise district policy to force student editors to publish content with a word that they have determined is racially offensive. Student journalists of the Playwickian, the high school’s paper, published an editorial in October condemning the use of the school’s mascot name, the “Redskins.” Similar to the criticism faced by the “Washing
The Foothill Dragon Press

How Alabama’s immigration laws will demonize immigrants – The Foothill Dragon Press

It only takes one seed of top-shelf ignorance planted in the finest fertilizer to grow a warped and twisted tree of discrimination, racism and hatred. Unfortunately for us, Alabama has planted that very seed. The state of Alabama has instituted a new immigration policy that borders on the edge of legality and skims the surface of racism. Alabama HB 56, or the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, is an anti-illegal immigration bill whose strictness rivals the seemingly raci