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‘Expel rapists:’ Survivors testify to sexual violence at Tulane

November 28, 2021

In 2017, Tulane University conducted its Climate Assessment detailing pervasive sexual violence within the student body. 33% of women, 15% of men and 29% of gender non-conforming students reported being sexually assaulted since they enrolled at Tulane. Four years later, the new Climate Assessment was postponed, and the sexual violence epidemic on college campuses around the United States continues.

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‘Chaos’ at Campus Health: Employees cite burnout, abuse, dangerous levels of turnover

December 2, 2021

Current employees under Odera say they are reluctant to speak publicly due to fear of retaliation. Those who did, said that employees are still fearful, isolated and closely watched.

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TUPD security breach publicized crime victim identities

December 3, 2021

As of Dec. 2, anyone with a Tulane University email address could access the Tulane University Police Department’s unredacted Daily Activity Reports. The public DARS openly shared the names of victims, witnesses, reporting persons, those seeking medical attention and suspects who interacted with TUPD.

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Through grief, Tulane nurses find joy on frontlines

February 17, 2022

They are one link in a longer chain of lab workers, couriers and Campus Health staff who make Tulane’s testing program possible. Like nurses nationwide, they are still on the frontlines of the unpredictable pandemic — tired of COVID-19 but determined to keep fighting it.

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SLA’s Edwards on future of liberal arts

February 21, 2022

At one point, Edwards bounded from his chair and calculated aloud the number of books on his office shelves.

He was, in fact, remarkably close to 1,000.

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World away from Ukraine, Tulane student feels its pain

March 18, 2022

Oleksandr Orak struggled to hold back tears. At a rally for Ukraine last week in Lafayette Square, emotion overtook him as he heard the words in his country’s national anthem: our freedom and glory isn’t gone yet.

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Tornado wreaks havoc on neighboring Arabi, Lower Ninth Ward

March 23, 2022

Dozens of ambulances lined the streets and curbs awaiting casualties. St. Bernard Parish Sheriff Office vehicles moved cautiously through streets strewn with downed power lines and littered with the debris of what were once homes — insulation, floorboards and shingles.

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Participation grading biases students of color

October 6, 2021

Given that “in-class participation” may often amount to a hefty 10-30% of overall class grades, it is critical to address the reality that students of color may not feel comfortable speaking up during discussions of race.

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Sexual health is not shameful

October 20, 2021

It should come as no surprise that college students are sexually active. Tulane University students, like their college-age peers, are familiar with campus sex culture. Sex is not a taboo subject at Tulane.

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‘Vigilante justice’ does not solve sexual violence at Tulane

December 1, 2021

In January of 2015, a 22-year-old woman, who was later identified in her memoir, “Know My Name” as Chanel Miller, went to a fraternity party on Stanford University’s campus and was found later that night unconscious, being brutally assaulted behind the fraternity’s dumpster.

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Tulane’s sober spaces show improvement

January 31, 2022

Last September, The Hullabaloo published an article about the need for more sober social outlets at Tulane University. Consistently ranking among the top party schools in the nation, Tulane is notorious for its party culture, including high-risk drinking.

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New Orleans, not New Orleanians, needs resiliency

February 23, 2022

The vaccine mandate, the rebranding of the Caesars Superdome and Mayor Latoya Cantrell’s controversies were all subject to the Krewe du Vieux mockery — a time honored tradition abated only by COVID-19.

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Stop normalizing alcoholic tendencies

March 16, 2022

Drinking alcohol in college is anything but taboo; in fact, many may see drinking as an integral part of the college experience. While this sentiment may hold true at universities across the country, it is particularly true at Tulane University.

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Embracing sustainable shopping in New Orleans

April 5, 2022

Returning from spring break, the summer months are not far away. Plans of traveling, internships and relaxing long weekends can feel like the light at the end of the tunnel during the final stretch of classes. This anticipation of new experiences, or just the mere changing of seasons, also makes the end of the school year a time for shopping.

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Holly’s Declassified Tulane Survival Guide

August 26, 2021

Tulane University Class of 2025, I am going to level with you here. I started at Tulane in the fall of 2019 and for several unprecedented reasons I refuse to get into, no two semesters have looked the same. However, I have some tips to help make your freshman year at Tulane one to remember!

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Stop settling for bad sex

November 10, 2021

Long gone are the days of meeting someone in a dimly lit jazz club with stolen glances and love at first sight. Replacing the old fashioned romance game are dating apps such as Tinder, Bumble and Hinge. The neverending swiping digitized and killed what rom-coms and romance novels worked so hard to create: the conventional love story.

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My experience at Astroworld 2021

November 18, 2021

I attended Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston on Nov. 5. While I expected to have a blast in Houston watching some of my favorite artists perform while taking time to relax from my busy life at school, what I experienced was far from relaxing.

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Sometimes I lie about reading books

December 2, 2021

This story is not linear. None of these bits and pieces are bookended neatly before they get the chance to overlap, and yet they hardly seemed connected to each other until recently. 

I’ll begin by telling you something incredibly mundane: Sometimes I lie about reading books.

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Taylor Swift illustrates age-based power dynamics in ‘All Too Well: The Short Film’

December 16, 2021

When Taylor Swift released her version of her 2012 album, “Red,” this past November it was expected to take the world by storm. What was less expected was the realization that hit thousands of listeners after viewing “All Too Well: The Short Film,” complete with the 10-minute version of the song. 

In the words of a friend and new Taylor Swift fan: “oh s—. I think I got manipulated.”

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Sade: Musician spotlight

February 17, 2022

What better way to celebrate Blackness and all its gifts than by giving flowers to one of the greatest cultural progenitors? Born in Ibadan, Nigeria, Helen Folsade Adu, known as Sade, is the enigmatic lead singer of a band by the same name.

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Tunes of women’s history month

March 18, 2022

Women’s History Month, originally started as Women’s History Week in 1987, is a celebration intended to recognize women’s inspirations and contributions to history. Since its inception, it has been celebrated in a variety of ways.
This and every March, the female-identifying people in your life deserve to be honored: one way you can do this is through celebrating the works of female-identifying musicians.

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I am a victim. I am a survivor. I was raped.

August 26, 2021

All those who are raped are victims. That does not make them any less of survivors, but neglecting the fact they are victims is erasure of the initial crime. When someone is raped, they are not just victimized by the doer. They are failed and retraumatized by their community and the institutions meant to protect them. The “who did it” becomes less important when justice is seldom an option.

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Lifetime wait for Indian green card

September 15, 2021

There are currently over a million people from India who are stuck in an employment-based green card backlog. This backlog has created an eight-decade wait period that is projected to outlast the lifetimes of almost 200,000 applicants. Only half of the original Indian applicants are expected to receive an actual green card.

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Latinx vs Latine

September 29, 2021

Language never stops evolving. Dictionaries like Merriam-Webster’s are constantly adding new words to their volumes and updating the meanings of existing ones. In 2018, one such word was “Latinx” — a more modern alternative to the traditional “Latino” or “Latina,” meant to include gender noncomforming people of Latin American descent. However, as “Latinx” becomes more widely used, it faces growing criticism.

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I am autistic; I am proud

October 20, 2021

I first learned of my diagnosis on Jan. 3, 2016. My dad sat next to me on the couch, and my mom sat in the recliner across the room. They asked me to pause the New England Patriots game and said there was news they wanted to share with me.

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Censorship of pornography harms marginalized communities

November 17, 2021

The pornography industry is absolutely massive, raking in around $97 billion in revenue globally. Such magnitude would insinuate that in all the pornography available on the internet, there must be at least one piece of pornographic content that is not as harmful as anti-porn activists make it out to be. Nonetheless, the overwhelming sentiment among such activists is that pornography is a vessel for the degradation and oppression of women.

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Why we all need to learn about Black history

February 16, 2022

The education on Black History Month in this country is, to say it frankly, lacking. Teaching students about what Black History Month is and why we celebrate it is incredibly important. We must consider the effects of our current education system upon the perceptions that these children develop about the world. One of the most impactful areas of education is history.

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Closet Case: My Adventure in Queer Identity

March 15, 2022

I am Hailie. I’m a freshman. I’m your friend, family, classmate and supporter. I’m also a lesbian. This is a significant part of my identity, but I’ve kept it carefully hidden most of my life. It, or at least my resistance to it, has caused me immense grief and pain.

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Sexual abuse scandal rocks hockey world

November 11, 2021

On June 9, 2010, the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Philadelphia Flyers in game six of the Stanley Cup Finals, capturing their first championship in 47 years. Normally, this would be cause for celebration, but for one player, it was in the middle of the worst time of his life.

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Olympic recognition of cheerleading shifts landscape of sport

December 2, 2021

Cheerleading has been a critical aspect of sporting events for more than 140 years. The sport first appeared a few years after Princeton University and Rutgers University met for the first college football game in 1869. By the 1880s, Princeton had an all-male pep club to support its football team.

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World Chess Championship 2021: Decisively decided?

December 8, 2021

Yesterday marked the end of game 10 of the International Chess Federation’s — also referred to by the French acronym, FIDE — World Chess Championship match between current world champion Magnus Carlsen and the winner of the 2020 FIDE Candidates Tournament, Ian Nepomniachtchi.

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Sean Payton, restorer of hope after Katrina, steps down from Saints

January 29, 2022

Just one season after future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees announced his retirement from football and the New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton, the head coach of the Black and Gold for the past 16 seasons, has announced his departure from the franchise.

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Stephen Martin Sr.: Trailblazer on, off diamond

February 17, 2022

On April 3, 1965, Stephen Martin Sr., a freshman at Tulane University, broke the color barrier in the Southeastern Conference against LSU. While Martin Sr. had a monumental impact on sports that day, his impact after leaving the diamond is greater.

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Junkyard Dog: NOLA’s forgotten superstar

February 17, 2022

Sylvester Ritter, also known as Junkyard Dog, single-handedly turned New Orleans into the biggest wrestling hub in the South. His charisma, charm and unique aesthetic made him instantly connect with the fans in a way that few could ever match.

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Tulane sprinter protested Nazis by boycotting 1936 Berlin Olympics

March 9, 2022

Almost 90 years ago, former Tulane University student, track star and Jewish American Herman Neugass declined his invitation to the U.S. Olympic trials for the 1936 Berlin Summer games out of loyalty to his faith and values.

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Duke, North Carolina, Kansas, Villanova meet in historic Final Four

April 3, 2022

After two years of pandemic restrictions and a month of thrilling March Madness action, championship basketball returned to the Crescent City for the 2022 NCAA Men’s Final Four. 70,602 fans filled the Caesars Superdome on Saturday to watch four blue-blood teams — the Villanova Wildcats, Kansas Jayhawks, North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils — meet in a weekend of basketball that may never be forgotten.

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