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Women of Color take the midterm elections by storm

Women of Color take the midterm elections by storm

Lauren Flowers, Associate Intersections Editor

November 14, 2018

The 2018 midterm election was highly anticipated by Democrats hoping to unseat Republicans in Congress following Trump’s election. It was not only historic because the Democrats took the House of Representatives — it was the first time Americans elected more than 100 women to the House, a record nu...

Admissions’ multicultural fly-ins work to recruit a more diverse student body

Photo courtesy of Kennon Stewart

Jessica Galloway, Intersections Editor

October 25, 2018

For many students of color, the factors that go into choosing a college go beyond the basics of “proximity to home” and “dining hall quality.” Gauging what the student experience is like is essential, especially because, for some students, predominantly white institutions like Tulane can be difficult en...

Intersectional Confessionals: Being Latinx at Tulane

Intersectional Confessionals: Being Latinx at Tulane

Hugo Fajardo, Lauren Flowers, Fo García, and Justin Marcano

October 18, 2018

Toxicity of Mexicocentrism One great thing about the term “Latinx” is that it can encompass so many cultures brought into the United States. There are 20* Latin American countries, each with their own story to tell. Their own people to talk about. Their own cultures to share. Being awa...

Online dating while black: How racial discrimination affects which way we swipe

Online dating while black: How racial discrimination affects which way we swipe

Jessica Galloway, Intersections Editor

September 26, 2018

The age of the internet has revolutionized many aspects of our lives, including the way we date. Unfortunately, the racial discrimination that one might experience in real life does occur online as well. Black people, and black women in particular, have a harder time finding their matches online. In...

Multicultural leadership retreat encourages students to care for both themselves and their community

Justin Marcano, Contributing Reporter

September 21, 2018

The Office of Multicultural Affairs held its annual Fall Multicultural Leadership Retreat (MLR) over the weekend of Sept.14-16 at Seashore United Methodist Assembly in Biloxi, Mississippi. The retreat was conceived seven years ago to discuss social identities, intersectionality, personal values, experi...

Tulane’s HTML takes action towards demand for librarians of color by creating new fellowship program

Tulane’s HTML takes action towards demand for librarians of color by creating new fellowship program

Hugo Fajardo, Intersections Editor

September 19, 2018

Information is more accessible now than ever before. With a digital landscape on the internet that has no limits to how much information or data can be stored, anyone has the resources to get exactly the information they want with the tap of a finger on a screen. This is, however, creating a decrease...

Catching up with the Center for Academic Equity

Jessica Galloway, Intersections Editor

September 14, 2018

Adjusting to life in college is often very challenging. Some students often feel the pressures of learning good study habits, being far from their homes and families and trying to make new friends. This process tends to be even harder on certain members of the Tulane community. Dealing with issues specific to...

Hollywood or Hollygrove? Bounce music, Drake, and culture-vulturing collide and create discussions

Hollywood or Hollygrove? Bounce music, Drake, and culture-vulturing collide and create discussions

Hugo Fajardo, Intersections Editor

September 13, 2018

“Bounce music is New Orleans, New Orleans is bounce music,” junior Satchel Joseph said. “I think it’s difficult for others to understand, but it holds a significant place in the development of New Orleans hip-hop.” New Orleans as a city is widely-regarded as having its own identity...

“Crazy Rich Asians” provides necessary, though limited, platform for Asian-American voices through Hollywood

A still from the film featuring Constance Wu (left) and Sonoya Mizuno (right).

Hugo Fajardo, Intersections Editor

September 6, 2018

Based on recent trends and tastes, there seems to be a rising representation of marginalized identities in the American film industry. Marvel’s “Black Panther,” along with its predominantly black cast, became the highest-grossing superhero film of all time in the United States. Pixar’s “Co...

Everything you need to know about Nicki Minaj’s Meltdown

Everything you need to know about Nicki Minaj’s Meltdown

Austin Mankin, Contributing Writer

August 30, 2018

On the heel of a four-year hiatus, Nicki Minaj finally dropped her fourth full-length studio album on Aug. 10. The album follows the same template of her last three efforts, bouncing between sounds and topics which display the pop/hip-hop sensibility in which Minaj founded her fame empire upon. If...

Tulane takes the D.R.: Students reflect on identity and blackness abroad after annual “O” trip

A group of Tulane students posing for a group picture before their next activity in Santiago de Los Caballeros, Dominican Republic.

Hugo Fajardo, Intersections Editor

August 30, 2018

“I feel black people in the U.S. benefit from a certain level of privilege from being American,” senior Harmonii Odinga said. “I definitely was made aware of the privileges of being American when certain socioeconomic aspects and assumptions around my blackness were left untranslated.” Studyi...

Tulane Medical School’s controversial history of gay conversion therapy

Tulane Medical School's controversial history of gay conversion therapy

Emily Fornof, Intersections Editor

April 25, 2018

Content Warning: Please be advised that this article contains content related to sexual assault, homophobia and torture. "It's heartbreaking,"  History Professor Randy Sparks said. "As a gay person, it hits home for me. To imagine that this is the sort of thing being done to people like me not v...