The Tulane Hullabaloo

Documentary follow up to ‘Roleplay’ in post production

Roleplay cast photo

Ori Tsameret, Intersections Editor

October 21, 2020

Last fall, “Roleplay,” a theatrical production borne out of a collaboration between the Tulane Department of Theater and Dance and Goat in the Road Productions, took the campus by storm.  The play follows an ensemble of college students dealing with identity, the mental and emotional burdens of undergra...

OPINION | Tulane’s hegemonic Jewish identity is exclusionary

OPINION | Tulane’s hegemonic Jewish identity is exclusionary

Ori Tsameret, Intersections Editor

October 20, 2020

Tulane University is notable for many things: its high-intensity social life, prestigious academics and, as anyone familiar with Tulane will be able to point out, a large Jewish population.    The large percentage of Jewish-identifying students has earned Tulane the graceless moniker “Jewlane” and goes a while back. As the fi...

Faculty, student-led plays tackle social justice issues in Zoom productions

Faculty, student-led plays tackle social justice issues in Zoom productions

Ori Tsameret, Intersections Editor

October 14, 2020

This Thursday, the Tulane Department of Theater and Dance will premiere REFRAMED 2020: five thought-provoking plays based on the social and political environment of 2020.    The plays, which vary in seriousness of tone and in content, star Tulane students and will be performed remotely. Directors include Tulane faculty members Jessica Podewell and Jenny Mercein, along wi...

OPINION | This election season, don’t forget about your local politicians

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Apoorva Verghese, Intersections Editor

October 14, 2020

Every four years when the presidential election rolls around, the entire country goes through the same cycle. People flock to social media to encourage others to vote, informing their friends and families about as many issues as possible, while candidates hit the campaign trail filled with promises of change.  I’m always heartened to ...

OPINION | South Asians have been complicit in anti-Blackness for too long

reflecting on anti-blackness

Apoorva Verghese, Intersections Editor

October 7, 2020

There are a lot of reasons why I adore my Indian heritage. I love running my fingers across the beading on my churidars and smelling ground cardamom from the kitchen as my mother makes chai. Indian culture and South Asian communities hold so much beauty, and it makes me proud to call myself South Asian....

QPOC comedian Jaboukie Young-White visits Tulane

QPOC comedian Jaboukie Young-White visits Tulane

Ori Tsameret, Intersections Editor

October 4, 2020

This past Thursday, Tulane University Campus Programming hosted their first Zoom-based event: a Q&A session with comedian Jaboukie Young-White.    The Q&A was moderated by Tulane junior and TUCP comedy chair Lucy Sartor. As part of the Zoom Q&A platform, students could directly ...

OPINION | Diversity in “Mulan” proves Hollywood has long way to go

OPINION | Diversity in “Mulan” proves Hollywood has long way to go

Leah Martino, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2020

 When I was little, my sisters and I would curl up in our living room and watch Disney princess movies for hours. Our favorites included “The Little Mermaid,” “Pocahontas” and “Mulan,” which would continually be on loop on our boxy Panasonic. As a white woman, “Mulan” did not have any ...

OPINION | Tulane’s all-gender bathrooms are not inclusive enough

gender inclusive bathrooms

Miranda Teresa Fitz, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

If you look on the Tulane University admissions page for diversity and inclusion, you can catch a few of the initiatives they’ve put in place: testimonies from students of color, LGBTQ resources on campus, and multicultural fly-ins, which are still happening, by the way. What I find useful to reference, in a time of impulsiv...

Sixth annual Shifting the Narrative tackles sexual, racial violence on campus

Sixth annual Shifting the Narrative tackles sexual, racial violence on campus

Ori Tsameret, Intersections Editor

September 25, 2020

This past Wednesday, the sixth annual Shifting the Paradigm was hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Tulane’s Title IX office. The event, as part of the All In campaign to end sexual violence on campus, featured a panel of scholars involved in work to support communities of color and a...

OPINION | J.K. Rowling releases new book, continues pattern of transphobia

Rowling transphobia

Ori Tsameret, Intersections Editor

September 23, 2020

Renowned author J.K. Rowling, best known for her work on the “Harry Potter” series, has been releasing the “Cormoran Strike” detective series since April 2013, under pen name Robert Gailbraith. Recent controversy has come up, however, surrounding the newest installment in the series, “Troubled ...

OPINION | Modern activism is stained with classist practices

Classist practices in activism

Apoorva Verghese, Intersections Editor

September 22, 2020

This past summer saw a massive resurgence of the Black Lives Matter Movement, and along with it, a growth in political engagement, specifically among young, voting-age individuals. Now more than ever, I see people post infographics and personal thoughts about issues of social justice. As I see more and ...

Tulane students campaign to implement mandatory blind grading

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Apoorva Verghese, Intersections Editor

September 17, 2020

Over the past few weeks, Tulane’s campus has seen protests against the presence of Tulane Univeristy Police Department, campaigns denouncing the Greek life system and a faculty-led strike against racial injustice.  These movements and others that vocally condemn institutions of oppression are crucial, but alo...