The Tulane Hullabaloo

Letter from the Intersections Editor: Haters keep us famous

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Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

May 16, 2020

“Shoutout to my haters, sorry you couldn’t phase me” - Nicki Minaj Among the things I planned on doing in college, writing for The Hullabaloo was not one of them. Writing for The Hullabaloo and amassing a cult following of haters was certainly not one of them.  I stumbled into college jou...

The failure of gay community building in college

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Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

May 1, 2020

For many closeted gay high school kids, college was the beaming light at the end of the tunnel. Confined to  small suburban hometowns and stifled by the ignorance of our young peers, we knew that there was a version of ourselves just waiting for a moment to be on its own. We could finally flour...

First-generation college students, our triumphs are still valid


Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

April 22, 2020

Just about four years ago from today, I committed to attending Tulane University and graduating amongst the Class of 2020. It was one of the most exciting days of my entire life. I called my dad after school, yelling and cheering about the decision, listening to him cry tears of joy over the phone...

TGNC Mutual Aid Fund offers relief to transgender community

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Megan Garcia, Intersections Editor

April 15, 2020

In light of financial crisis brought on by the novel coronavirus, the Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Crisis Funding Circle Louisiana has created a mutual aid fund to give relief to their community. The TGNC fund was established on March 17 as the effects of COVID-19 began to take place within the ...

Heartbreak, coronavirus, and the best people I’ve ever known


Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

April 7, 2020

Today, almost three weeks after Tulane’s initial announcement of transitioning academic instruction online, I decided to take a walk through campus. I was met with a chilling sadness as I passed through McAlister Place, eyeing the remaining pavement chalk of planned events that will never happen. ...

Sex and coronavirus: Your important questions answered

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Abimisola Anibaba, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2020

In the midst of several depressing and fear-inducing headlines, it seems only right to share some good news and start addressing the quiet but very important questions on everyone’s mind — can we have sex in a pandemic? Short answer? Yes. The virus hasn’t been found to transmit via sexual inte...

States are abusing the coronavirus pandemic to restrict reproductive justice

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LaKia Williams, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2020

LaKia Williams is the communications and outreach coordinator for ReJAC NOLA, a fellow for MyLASexEd, an advisor on the student activist advisory committee for ASEC, and the founder and coordinator of Big Easy EC. Sexual and reproductive health care has long been a contentious topic throughout the...

Say my name properly, it’s not that hard

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Apoorva Verghese, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

My name, “Apoorva,” means "unique" in Malayalam, my native language. When my parents named me, they didn’t just choose a name but an aspiration. In my family, my name, as well as those of my siblings, carries strong cultural meaning. However, growing up in the U.S., my name was ugly to me. A hard-...

Two of the ‘Exonerated Five’ address Tulane Community

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Cullen Fagan, Senior Staff Reporter

March 11, 2020

This past Monday, Kevin Richardson and Raymond Santana, members of the “Exonerated Five,” spoke to a crowd of 750 in the McAlister Auditorium. The event was co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and TUCP Direction and moderated by Alanah Odoms Hebert, the first black woman to b...

Colonial legacies still stand strong at institutions of higher education

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Apoorva Verghese, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2020

The following is an opinion article and does not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo. As a Paul Tulane Award recipient, I am constantly negotiating between two poles: while I am truly grateful to have this opportunity to attend Tulane tuition-free, I was, and remain, uncomfortable bearing its n...

Removing ‘Victory Bell’, Tulane does the bare minimum


Juharah Worku, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

The following is an opinion article and does not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo. It is unsurprising that the “Victory Bell,” revered by Tulane and integrated in the fabric of this university’s traditions over the past 60 years was in fact an artifact that called enslaved African pe...

Vote for those of us who can’t


Apoorva Verghese, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2020

Around this time last year, my parents, my sister and I received our green cards. After 14 years, we finally became permanent residents of the U.S.  My clearest memory of our U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services interview is of my family sitting on uncomfortable chairs, tightly gripping our ...