The Tulane Hullabaloo

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...

Tulane needs to change values behind service learning

Czars Trinidad | Senior Staff Artist

Lucía Paternostro, Contributing Writer

December 5, 2019

In high school, I was required to do 80 service hours for graduation and 100 service hours for National Honor Society. A lot of people get their service hours from helping food banks, volunteering at the animal shelters, community building at churches or high school/playground sports teams, or around the sch...

Forgiving my rapist, on restorative justice at Tulane

Forgiving my rapist, on restorative justice at Tulane


December 4, 2019

Content Warning: Please be advised that this article contains content related to sexual assault and rape. It was a Thursday night. I was not planning on going out at all, rather, I had assignments to catch up on and was coming down with a cold. But convinced by my friends, I went out. We started ...

Our Israel Stories

Elana Bush | Photography Editor

Cori Shalit and Yael Pasumansky

December 4, 2019

In light of the recent rise in antisemitic attacks and anti-Israel sentiments spreading across Western college campuses, and in cities in America and abroad, we want to share our personal stories explaining why we hold Israel close to our hearts. As proud supporters of the Jewish state, we see a li...

Activism to academia: Selamawit Terrefe challenges students to question power through theory

Professor Selamawit Terrefe

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

In her 1993 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, the now-departed literary legend Toni Morrison said, “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” For Selamawit Terrefe, a new addition to Tulane’s English faculty, those words ripple beneath the surface of all she does. Terrefe studied under Barbara Christian, a...

Intersections’ picks for the 2020 Grammys


Megan Garcia and Shahamat Uddin

November 21, 2019

The Recording Academy announced their selections for the 2020 Grammy nominations this Wednesday. Historically, the Grammys has been a tension point of social justice, racism — we love you, “Lemonade” — and measure of diverse representation in music. The 2020 Grammy nominations, however, r...

Beyond the burning of the Amazon Rainforest: the Bolsonaro regime’s centuries long genocide of indigenous peoples

Amazon rainforest

Hugo Fajardo, Senior Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

Loggers ventured illegally into the Amazon Rainforest in the northeastern state of Maranhão, Brazil earlier this month. For the people that live within this part of the Amazon Rainforest, the Guajajara tribe asked for the help of their protectors once again, the Guardians of the Forest.  Areas withi...

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...

On the 1619 Project and looking for Black justice

The 1619 Project being discussed at Conversations in Color

Juharah Worku, Contributing Reporter

November 13, 2019

Juharah Worku is a research associate for Professor Selamawit D. Terrefe  The Amistad Research Center hosted the latest installment of “Conversations in Color,” a free cultural series centering authors and artists whose work focuses on social justice, this past Friday.  The event, titled “T...

Tulane Homecoming Color Run accused of cultural appropriation

cultural appropriation

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...

‘There’s a human cost to cocaine’: Colombian student reflects on Tulane drug use


Megan Garcia, Intersections Editor

October 31, 2019

Cocaine is an extremely addictive stimulant that is considered to be a “party drug” across many college campuses in the U.S., including Tulane. Similarly, in movies such as “The Wolf of Wall Street,” cocaine is glamorized during scenes showing extravagant parties thrown by very rich people. ...