|Type||weekly student newspaper|
|Circulation||4,000 copies per week|
The Tulane Hullabaloo is the weekly student-run newspaper of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is published every Thursday of the academic year, except holidays, and has received multiple Pacemaker Awards, the highest award in college journalism.
The Tulane Weekly began in 1905 to rival The Olive and Blue, another Tulane newspaper that dates back to 1896. (There were more Tulane newsletters and newspapers before The Olive and Blue named College Spirit, Collegian, Topics and The Rat.) The first issue of The Tulane Weekly was published on November 8, 1905 and stated that “the organization of this paper is the result of a dispute between the student body and a few individuals at The Olive and Blue. If a few students have a right to publish a periodical under the name of the University, and represent it as a student publication when the students have no voice in its management; then this paper has no right to an existence.” There is no record of The Olive and Blue after 1906.
The Tulane Weekly changed its name to The Hullabaloo on January 16, 1920. A staff editorial titled “Note: Please Send Your Dollars to The Hullabaloo” appeared in the first issue and stated “The staff favors the new name because it is representative of Tulane and is original above all else.” The paper still retains this name.
Tulane University's mascot and nickname, the Green Wave, owes its origins to a song published in The Hullabaloo in October 1920. The paper's editor at the time, Earl Sparling, wrote and published a football song called "The Rolling Green Wave" in support of the "Olive and Blue" (as the team was officially known at the time). Within a month, The Hullabaloo started referring to the university's teams by the new nickname, a practice that was soon picked up by the daily press.
- Felix Edward Hébert, Louisiana's longest-serving member in the United States House of Representatives, was The Hullabaloo's first sports editor.
- John Kennedy Toole, author of A Confederacy of Dunces, served as The Hullabaloo's cartoonist in 1956.
Awards and accolades
'13 National Pacemaker, ACP & NAAF
'13 Pacemaker Finalist, ACP & NAAF
'11 Pacemaker Finalist, ACP & NAAF
‘09 Best of Show: Seventh Place, ACP
‘09 Online Pacemaker, ACP
‘05 Best of Show: First Place, ACP
‘02 National Pacemaker, ACP & NAAF
‘02 Pacemaker Finalist, ACP & NAAF
‘00 Best of Show: Fourth Place, ACP
‘00 Newspaper of the Year: Honorable Mention, ACP
‘99 General Excellence Newspaper, LPA
‘98 Pacemaker Finalist, ACP & NAAF
‘96 National Pacemaker, ACP & NAAF
‘94 National Pacemaker, ACP & NAAF
‘94 Pacemaker Finalist, ACP & NAAF
‘93 National Pacemaker, ACP & NAAF
‘92 Best Newspaper, SPJ
‘91 Best of Show: Fourth Place, ACP
‘90 Regional Pacemaker: Southeast Region, ACP & ANPA
‘90 Critique Medalist: Columbia University Annual Contest, CSPA
‘90 All American Newspaper, ACP
‘89 National Pacemaker, ACP & NAAF
‘89 First Place: Columbia University Annual Contest, CSPA
‘89 All American Newspaper, ACP
‘88 All American Newspaper, ACP
‘80 National Pacemaker, ACP & NAAF
‘79 National Pacemaker, ACP & NAAF
ACP: Associated Collegiate Press
NAAF: Newspaper Association of America Foundation
LPA: Louisiana Press Association
SPJ: Society of Professional Journalists
ANPA: American Newspaper Publishers Association
CSPA: Columbia Scholastic Press Association