The Tulane Hullabaloo

OPINION | Gender reveals must be left behind

gender

Ori Tsameret, Intersections Editor

September 16, 2020

Over this past Labor Day weekend, a family in suburban southern California was preparing for what has become a ritual affair in America these days: a gender reveal party. Although this is not an uncommon event, the result certainly was, with the flashy pyrotechnics involved starting a wildfire that cons...

OPINION: Higher education needs to normalize anti-racist education

Gabe Darley | Contributing Artist

Apoorva Verghese, Intersections Editor

September 9, 2020

As the fall semester begins, universities across the country have expressed their commitment to addressing racism and bigotry on campus. For example, Northeastern University announced initiatives to increase representation on campus and provide comprehensive support for Black students.  Similarly, Tulane has also pledged to comb...

Marginalized communities are paying steeper price for Hurricane Laura

Marginalized communities are paying steeper price for Hurricane Laura

Ori Tsameret, Intersections Editor

September 9, 2020

On Aug. 27, Hurricane Laura made landfall in Louisiana. Since then, irreversible damage has been done to affected communities primarily in southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas. Although Laura largely missed New Orleans and spared much of the surrounding area from the damage, there is no doubt that th...

Tulane’s community not fulfilling responsibility to New Orleans

Tulane's community not fulfilling responsibility to New Orleans

Apoorva Verghese, Intersections Editor

September 3, 2020

Towards the end of my senior year in high school, I was always so excited to tell people that I would soon be going to school in New Orleans. I knew how lucky I was to attend a university in a city so culturally rich and unique.  Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for me to understand how deeply separated Tulane...

Abolish IFCPH movement gains steam on campus

Emma Vaughters | Senior Staff Artist

Ori Tsameret, Intersections Editor

September 2, 2020

This summer, several Instagram accounts centered around the abolition and removal of Greek life organizations, specifically Interfraternity Council and National Panhellenic Conference organizations on different campuses, started taking off. This summer, a similar Instagram account and GroupMe message pop...

Coronavirus precautions should not come at expense of inclusivity

Coronavirus precautions should not come at expense of inclusivity

Ori Tsameret, Intersections Editor

September 2, 2020

For several years, Paterson Residence Hall has served as the home for communal bathroom-style gender-affirmative housing on Tulane’s campus, as well as the Kaleidoscope Residential Learning Community. With testing for the coronavirus and the quarantine of infected students being relegated to Paterson, ho...

Journalism must include personal narratives

Emma Vaughters | Layout Editor

Apoorva Verghese, Intersections Editor

September 1, 2020

When I first began to consider journalistic writing, I was hesitant because I didn’t think I’d be able to adjust to the style. I’m someone who prefers to write about my life and personal experiences, so I wasn’t sure that there was space for me in the objective world of journalism.  As so...

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...

The failure of gay community building in college

gay men

Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

May 1, 2020

For many closeted gay high school kids, college was the beaming light at the end of the tunnel. Confined to  small suburban hometowns and stifled by the ignorance of our young peers, we knew that there was a version of ourselves just waiting for a moment to be on its own. We could finally flour...

First-generation college students, our triumphs are still valid

first-generation

Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

April 22, 2020

Just about four years ago from today, I committed to attending Tulane University and graduating amongst the Class of 2020. It was one of the most exciting days of my entire life. I called my dad after school, yelling and cheering about the decision, listening to him cry tears of joy over the phone...

TGNC Mutual Aid Fund offers relief to transgender community

Czars Trinidad | Layout Editor

Megan Garcia, Intersections Editor

April 15, 2020

In light of financial crisis brought on by the novel coronavirus, the Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Crisis Funding Circle Louisiana has created a mutual aid fund to give relief to their community. The TGNC fund was established on March 17 as the effects of COVID-19 began to take place within the ...

Heartbreak, coronavirus, and the best people I’ve ever known

people

Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

April 7, 2020

Today, almost three weeks after Tulane’s initial announcement of transitioning academic instruction online, I decided to take a walk through campus. I was met with a chilling sadness as I passed through McAlister Place, eyeing the remaining pavement chalk of planned events that will never happen. ...