The Tulane Hullabaloo

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...

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”...

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...

Fear of walking alone at night is logical. Criminal activity such as murder, sexual assault and robbery increases in frequency at night.

In my skin, I am afraid walking alone at night

Ifeoma Osakwe, Contributing Columnist November 10, 2021

A few days ago, when I got to my dorm room after my routine evening walk from the Commons, I received an unfamiliar iPhone notification. It alerted me that I had an unknown “accessory” near me...

“What’s in a name?”

I kept my native name

Ifeoma Osakwe, Contributing Columnist October 20, 2021

      Last summer, I had the all typical “leaving-home” conversations with my family and one extra. My mother painted a distant picture of me not getting a job I was qualified...

Each week, over the course of several years, I developed the skills I needed to make friends in college.

I am autistic; I am proud

Jeremy Evans, Contributing Columnist 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...

It is exhausting trying to fit in all the time.

Consequences of fitting in

Ritisha Sharma, Intersections Editor October 13, 2021

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...

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 October 13, 2021

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...

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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...

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