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Intersectional Confessional: Today, I wished I was a cat

Intersectional Confessional: Today, I wished I was a cat

Anonymous

October 24, 2018

Adelaide Basco | Art Director Today, I wished I was a cat. I could walk around and know my existence would be appreciated on this campus. No, protected on this campus. I could purr, bat my eyes, and you’d see me as soft and loveable. The idea of someone threatening my existence would enrage you, evoke your deepest sympathies...

Scariest places for people of color in NOLA

Hugo Fajardo | Senior Staff Artist

Lauren Flowers, Staff Writer

October 24, 2018

It’s that time of year — the leaves are falling, it’s too cold to get away with wearing just a swimsuit to the darty and Netflix has finally updated its selection of scary movies. So, in anticipation of Halloween, we curated a list of the spookiest places to visit in the area — free of charge! As b...

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...

The overlooked history of Hispanic and Latinx contributions to New Orleans

The overlooked history of Hispanic and Latinx contributions to New Orleans

Lauren Flowers, Contributing Reporter

October 17, 2018

Louisiana does not have the most obvious ties to Latinx cultures, but its largest city, New Orleans, could not be what it is today without the influence of the Latinx individuals who have lived here. Though the construction of New Orleans began under French rule in the early 1700s, France was forced to hand over Louisia...

Thank you, Apa.

Illustration by Adelaide Basco | Senior Staff Artist

Fo García, Contributing Writer

October 17, 2018

Apa, Thank you for being determined and motivated. It takes a special type of grit to try 10 times to get in somewhere you’re not wanted. I literally wouldn’t be here at Tulane typing this if you hadn’t left Mexico, your family and friends for a better life. Thank you for waking up at 3 a.m....

African American Women’s Society shapes new space for black women at Tulane

African American Women’s Society shapes new space for black women at Tulane

Lauren Flowers, Contributing Reporter

October 3, 2018

Though Tulane is focusing on increasing racial diversity year by year, black students still make up a relatively small demographic at the university — less than 9 percent, according to Tulane’s most recently released statistics. Given these numbers, it can be easy to feel out of place in Tulane’s predominantly white commun...

Student organizations team up to celebrate Pride Month

Courtesy of Red Tremmel

Jessica Galloway, Intersections Editor

October 3, 2018

Picture this: rainbow flag decorations, queer organizations tabling on McAlister Drive and drag queens visiting campus for special pride events. This image may sound like it belongs to the month of June, which has been designated as LGBT Pride Month in honor of the Stonewall Riots of 1969. In reality,...

Undercurrents: Intersections’ 5 things TU know this week

Undercurrents: Intersections’ 5 things TU know this week

Jessica Galloway and Jewell Prim

October 3, 2018

Trump mocks FordThe crowd at Donald Trump’s rally this past Tuesday cheered the president on as he mocked the testimonies given by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford during the hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, in which she details the sexual assault she is accusing Kavanaugh of committing. “A m...

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...

Intersectional Confessional: My date with a Trump supporter

Intersectional Confessional: My date with a Trump supporter

Lauren Flowers, Contributing Writer

September 26, 2018

In hindsight, using Tinder the first week of freshman year to “make friends” was a bad idea. But all my (white) friends were doing it, and I felt a slight yearning for the right swipe of approval that has become a cultural mainstay as dating apps surge in popularity. Most of my matches were black. I was used ...

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...

Opinion: The Emmys should have actually given awards to black actors instead of pretending to in a comedy skit

Opinion: The Emmys should have actually given awards to black actors instead of pretending to in a comedy skit

Jessica Galloway, Intersections Editor

September 21, 2018

Did anyone else know The Emmy Awards happened this weekend? I certainly didn’t. Until I saw a Huffington Post headline that read “The ‘Reparation Emmys’ Was Exactly What This Emmy Awards Needed.” I was intrigued. I read the article. I watched the “Reparation Emmys.” I was unimpressed. ‘...