The Tulane Hullabaloo

The holidays are a time for rest — but can one responsibly take a break from something as important as politics?

OPINION | Disengaging from politics this holiday season

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor December 16, 2021

Politics can be a hard thing to ignore. Particularly as social media usage has skyrocketed during the pandemic — exposing more people to political figures and viewpoints — it can feel like political...

My great-grandma knows how to make nearly any pie imaginable — thats that Southern-woman magic.

My great-grandmother’s notion of cooking: Love, care, life

Jalon Young, Contributing Columnist December 15, 2021

  My great-grandmother has come to the point where she must meditate on death. For 82 years, she has lived out her life story, seen a multitude of births and deaths, triumphs and trials, smiles...

When my parents made the decision to move to America, they anticipated how isolated we would be from everything we knew, our culture, our language, our families.

My first American Christmas showed me true loneliness

Apoorva Verghese, Senior Staff Columnist December 15, 2021

I can still somewhat remember the first American Christmas I spent in Seattle. It snowed, but not in the magical, cinematic way that left your nose red and your fingers lightly coated in ice. It was...

Critical Race Theory is an increasingly hot topic; does it belong in our education system?

OPINION | Conservative groups, politicians threaten critical race education

Kaitlin Lowe, Contributing Columnist December 8, 2021

Segregation. Criminal Justice Policy. The legacies of enslavements on Black Americans. Prejudice in the U.S. The living racism in our U.S policies — when will it stop and when will it be heard? After...

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OPINION | Positive stereotypes are as toxic as negative ones

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor December 8, 2021

Good intentions do not always yield good results. Sometimes, a well-meaning statement is more of a backhanded compliment. An implication that someone is pretty despite their Blackness, or smart because...

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OPINION | Supreme Court ruling threatens abortion access

Laura Malagrino, Associate Arcade Editor December 8, 2021

On Dec. 8, the U.S. Supreme Court will make its decision on whether or not to uphold a Mississippi law that would ban abortions after 15 weeks. With three newly appointed justices, all nominated by...

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Two Jews’ guide to Hanukkah

Lily Mae Lazarus and Jada Roth December 1, 2021

Some Tulane University students may have noticed the enormous candelabra outside the Lavin-Bernick Center this winter. Although Tulane is 40% Jewish, for non-Jewish students and community members,...

Separating artists from their art is no easy task.

OPINION | Killing Harry Potter

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor December 1, 2021

Death of the Author is a literary theory which argues that an author’s intentions cease to matter the moment their work is published — nothing about the author’s personal life matters when analyzing...

The holidays are not always joyous.

Embracing holiday blues

Tanvi Bobba, Staff Writer December 1, 2021

Early this week, I geared myself to shift from the relaxing mindset of Thanksgiving Break back to that of school. As finals are creeping closer, I am mentally mapping my move-out schedule. Right after...

OPINION | What is Thanksgiving to minorities?

OPINION | What is Thanksgiving to minorities?

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor November 17, 2021

Thanksgiving’s origin story claims that the pilgrims, newly arrived to America, shared a peaceful dinner with friendly Native people, who teach the pilgrims how to survive in the “New World”...

OPINION | Censorship of pornography harms marginalized communities

OPINION | Censorship of pornography harms marginalized communities

Laura Malagrino, Associate Arcade Editor November 17, 2021

The pornography industry is absolutely massive, raking in around $97 billion in revenue globally. Compare that to the movie industry, which made around $41.7 billion on the same scale. Such magnitude...

Too often, Bi men are grouped as either gay or straight, their Bi identity being erased.

‘Bisexual men do exist’

Jeremy Evans, Contributing Columnist November 17, 2021

As a freshman at Tulane University, during a discussion on sexuality with a group of peers, I stated that I was 85% to 90% straight. In retrospect, it seems ridiculous to quantify my sexuality with...

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