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It is exhausting trying to fit in all the time.

Consequences of fitting in

Ritisha Sharma, Intersections Editor 2 days ago

I have always been told to stay out of the sunlight. I was given turmeric face masks and fairness creams as a kid to be “lighter” and “pretty again,” perpetuating the idea that a darker skin...

Education on consent promotes self advocacy and body awareness.

OPINION | Lack of consent education perpetuates sexual violence

Tanvi Bobba, Contributing Columnist 2 days ago

From a young age, children are conditioned to accept affection, whether or not they are comfortable. This translates into them lacking a perception of boundaries when it comes to theirs and others’...

Pride month should be a time of celebration and activism for the LGBTQ+ community, but corporations have prioritized profit over community.

Rainbow capitalism commodifies pride

Julia Hanisee, Contributing Columnist 2 days ago

Every year, Pride Month, which is celebrated in June, rolls by drenched in rainbow themed products and services disguised as LGBTQ+ allyship and support. Corporations use the month of June as a business...

Despite New Orleans’ conservative roots, the city’s LGBTQ+ community has made great strides against prejudice.

Inside Louisiana’s rainbow city

Kaitlin Lowe, Contributing Columnist 2 days ago

People may assume it is smooth sailing for LGBTQ+ individuals in New Orleans as it is such a “liberal” city. Looking below the surface of the Crescent City, Louisiana has a long history of prejudice...

In the spare moments when I am not busy, I seek to escape the monotonous and tiring life I have.

OPINION | Escapism can wreck mental health

Tanvi Bobba, Contributing Columnist October 6, 2021

As in-person classes started up again last week, it did not take long for me to feel the stress of college. Essays needed to be submitted. Work needed to be completed. Endless studying seemed to be...

Demonstrations in favor of the ERA persist almost a century after its creation.

Can we count on the ERA?

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor October 6, 2021

The Equal Rights Amendment, first proposed in 1923, sought to secure legal equality for everyone, regardless of sex. Despite its popularity, it was never ratified. Now, almost a century later, Virginia...

Gender inclusive language poses a potential conflict within gendered languages.

OPINION | Latinx vs Latine

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor 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”...

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Precarious roles: Thea Hunter’s many faces

Jalon Young, Contributing Columnist September 29, 2021

Whenever I return to the story, I fixate on the photograph: a Black woman in her sixties, a white sunhat atop her head, a hand resting on the slope between her cheek and chin, its bend lightly touching...

Puerto Rican student Clara Tomé explores the impact of hurricanes on her identity.

Chasing storms from San Juan to New Orleans

Clara Tomé, Contributing Columnist September 29, 2021

Last year, my friend told me she felt that hurricanes follow me. While I laughed at that, I now find myself reflecting on how hurricanes have impacted my life.  I was born and still live in Puerto...

With the tightening of abortion laws, bodily autonomy in Louisiana only applies to COVID-19 measures.

OPINION | My body, Louisiana’s choice

Kaitlin Lowe, Contributing Columnist September 29, 2021

Texas recently signed a law that outlaws abortion after six weeks into a pregnancy. This is before many women even know they are pregnant. As other Southern states like Florida debate similar restrictions,...

The wait period for Indian employment-based green cards lasts a lifetime for nearly 200,000 applicants.

Lifetime wait for Indian green card

Ritisha Sharma, Intersections Editor 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...

eastern western therapy

OPINION | It’s not Western or Eastern views on therapy, but both

Shivani Bondada, Contributing Writer September 15, 2021

  Heartbeat increasing minute by minute, sweat sliding off your skin, biting your fingernails leaving them shorter than before and thoughts running all over the place. “Is this what you call...

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