The Tulane Hullabaloo

The 13th amendment should have ended slavery. Instead, it only hid the practice behind bars.

OPINION | 13th Amendment’s great failure

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor 1 day ago

  Constitutional Amendments typically assure certain rights to Americans. The 26th Amendment, for example, mandates that all citizens over 18 years of age have the right to vote. The 15th Amendment...

Social media teaches us to constantly strive to fit with the ever changing beauty standards.

OPINION | Rising tide of body shaming

Tanvi Bobba, Staff Columnist 1 day ago

“You’re pretty for a plus-sized girl.”  “Did you lose weight? You look so good now!” “Eat more, you look like a skeleton.”  These unnecessary remarks are examples of body shaming,...

Education on consent promotes self advocacy and body awareness.

OPINION | Lack of consent education perpetuates sexual violence

Tanvi Bobba, Contributing Columnist October 13, 2021

From a young age, children are conditioned to accept affection, whether or not they are comfortable. This translates into them lacking a perception of boundaries when it comes to theirs and others’...

In the spare moments when I am not busy, I seek to escape the monotonous and tiring life I have.

OPINION | Escapism can wreck mental health

Tanvi Bobba, Contributing Columnist October 6, 2021

As in-person classes started up again last week, it did not take long for me to feel the stress of college. Essays needed to be submitted. Work needed to be completed. Endless studying seemed to be...

Demonstrations in favor of the ERA persist almost a century after its creation.

Can we count on the ERA?

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor October 6, 2021

The Equal Rights Amendment, first proposed in 1923, sought to secure legal equality for everyone, regardless of sex. Despite its popularity, it was never ratified. Now, almost a century later, Virginia...

Gender inclusive language poses a potential conflict within gendered languages.

OPINION | Latinx vs Latine

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor September 29, 2021

Language never stops evolving. Dictionaries like Merriam-Webster’s are constantly adding new words to their volumes and updating the meanings of existing ones. In 2018, one such word was “Latinx”...

With the tightening of abortion laws, bodily autonomy in Louisiana only applies to COVID-19 measures.

OPINION | My body, Louisiana’s choice

Kaitlin Lowe, Contributing Columnist September 29, 2021

Texas recently signed a law that outlaws abortion after six weeks into a pregnancy. This is before many women even know they are pregnant. As other Southern states like Florida debate similar restrictions,...

The wait period for Indian employment-based green cards lasts a lifetime for nearly 200,000 applicants.

Lifetime wait for Indian green card

Ritisha Sharma, Intersections Editor September 15, 2021

There are currently over a million people from India who are stuck in an employment-based green card backlog. This backlog has created an eight-decade wait period that is projected to outlast the lifetimes...

Religious academic accommodations should not burden observant students.

OPINION | Lack of uniform religious accommodations burdens Jewish students

Lily Mae Lazarus, Managing Editor September 15, 2021

On Rosh Hashanah, the day of judgment arrives. Over the next ten days, Jews ask for forgiveness and mend the wrongs they casted over the year. For Jews, the High Holy Days mark a period of deep introspection...

White feminism threatens the gender equity movement.

OPINION | Non-intersectional feminism is not feminism

Tanvi Bobba, Contributing Writer September 15, 2021

The feminist movement in the United States signaled the rise of education, equity and tolerance but also a dangerous ideology that suppresses feminism’s impact. This agenda, known as “white feminism,”...

People wait for food to be distributed in Les Cayes, Haiti.

OPINION | Who should lead Haitian aid efforts?

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor August 26, 2021

The island nation of Haiti has experienced an overabundance of catastrophe. While still reeling from the assassination of their president, the nation’s Prime Minister resigned without any public...

Many Americans rely on 911 for emergency response services.

OPINION | Too little, too late: Where Mayor Cantrell’s new dispatch program fails

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor August 26, 2021

In the United States, police departments have faced harsh criticism for being ill-equipped to handle mental health emergencies. Doctrines such as the “sheepdog mentality” train law enforcement...

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