The Tulane Hullabaloo

Letter from the Intersections Editor: Haters keep us famous

Czars Trinidad | Layout Editor

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...

Two of the ‘Exonerated Five’ address Tulane Community

Courtesy of Tyler Simien

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...

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 ...

I am not a threat


Frederick Bell, Contributing Writer

February 19, 2020

The day started with a stressful presentation looming over my head.  It was for my major seminar class in political economy and had to be at least 30 minutes long. I got out of bed early around 7 a.m. because I knew I needed the time to prepare. I put on my navy slacks, my favorite button-down and a g...

OPINION: Super Bowl halftime show beautifully embraces Latinx culture

Czars Trinidad | Layout Editor

Megan Garcia, Intersections Editor

February 13, 2020

Since Shakira and Jennifer Lopez performed at the Super Bowl, people around the country are angry about the “raunchiness” of the dancing and clothes. All over Facebook, comments speak of families skipping through the halftime show, unfortunately missing the performance of the two Latina queens. ...

‘A more just Tulane’: Black students fight for equity from segregation to present-day

Carl Briggs, Inas Shabazz, Justin Taylor, Maiya Tate, Janelle Williams pose in front of Newcomb Hall.

Maiya Tate, Senior Staff Reporter

February 5, 2020

Tulane admitted its first Black students in the fall of 1963.  In 2019 Tulane enrolled a record-high 92 Black students. A look back at the history of the Black student experience at Tulane allows for reflection on the progress the institution has made and highlights a need for continued work. Like mos...

Sexual abuse resources are neglecting victims of the Internet Age


Wash Fields, Contributing Writer

January 30, 2020

The internet makes forming deep connections with people you’ve never met not only possible but also, for younger generations, expected. Online gaming, social media and online communities of niche interests allow for relationships that never would have been possible in a pre-internet age. These co...

Tulane Student Health Center now provides free emergency contraceptives

Czars Trinidad | Layout Editor

Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

December 10, 2019

The Tulane Student Health Center (SHC) began providing free emergency contraceptives at its on-campus pharmacy Nov. 21. “Our decision on this was based on the need Students United for Reproductive Justice highlighted in their recent work to increase access to emergency contraception,” Scott Ti...

SURJ now offering free emergency contraceptives for Tulane community


Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

November 14, 2019

Tulane Students United for Reproductive Justice (SURJ) launched a partnership this past Saturday with community justice organization Reproductive Justice Action Collective (ReJAC) to provide free emergency contraceptives for the Uptown Tulane community. Students can text or call SURJ at 504-...

‘I’m from the South’ isn’t an excuse to be racist


Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

November 14, 2019

The crisp crackle of fried pickles in my mouth, the loud cool Georgia winds singing me to sleep, and the kind warm smiles of strangers ready to turn family. These are the symbols of my Southern heritage, reminders of pride in my geographic identity.  Yet, for those not from the South, racism, hatred and bigotry ar...

Tulane Homecoming Color Run accused of cultural appropriation

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Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

October 31, 2019

Sunshine yellows, blushing bright pinks, electric blues and cool emerald greens shower the atmosphere as celebrators of Holi sprint towards each other with fists of color in hand. With the end of winter and the coming of spring, the traditional Indian holiday is celebrated in full color, boasting the trium...