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The origins of Black Santa Claus

The origins of Black Santa Claus

Hugo Fajardo, Intersections Editor

November 29, 2018

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Tulane University. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. In 2018, children from around the world are still taught about the most popular holiday mascot in history: Santa Claus. The large, bearded and jolly fi...

Intersectional Confessional: Vegans and Vegetarians of Color

Intersectional Confessional: Vegans and Vegetarians of Color

Patricia García, Impana Murthy, Gomez Sandoval, Contributing Writers

November 29, 2018

Gomez Sandoval When I was 10 years old I decided to be vegetarian, and it has been almost two years since I have made a transition to a fully vegan diet. I never faced any challenge when it came to eating the way I do as I lived the majority of my life in Los Angeles, which gave me access to the city’s...

Playlist: Rappin’ Christmas

Playlist: Rappin' Christmas

Jessica Galloway, Intersections Editor

November 28, 2018

It’s that time of year again. You can always tell when Christmas is approaching in Louisiana when the high today is 73 and the low is 40, and somehow there are dead leaves everywhere despite our total lack of a real autumn. In honor of the most wonderful time of the year, here is a list of a few o...

Transgender Day of Remembrance at Tulane

Ori Tsameret, Contributing Writer

November 28, 2018

Thursday, Nov. 15, several Tulane students joined together at the Lavin-Bernick Center quadrangle for the annual Tulane Transgender Day of Remembrance Vigil. This event, which began seven years ago at Tulane, serves to commemorate the transgender victims of violence in the past year. The vigi...

Everything you need to know about the Kaleidoscope RLC

Kaleidoscope RLC residents in their social justice TIDES class.

Ori Tsameret, Contributing Writer

November 28, 2018

For many marginalized students, having a safe space to explore their identities is essential to their college experience. Enter Kaleidoscope, a Residential Learning Community dedicated to the exploration of the different identities and values of the students comprising them. This unique RLC is the brainchild of the...

Undercurrents: 5 things TU know this week

Undercurrents: 5 things TU know this week

Jessica Galloway, Intersections Editor

November 14, 2018

Fall Harvest Festival The Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office of International Students and Scholars are co-hosting the annual Fall Harvest Festival and Potluck Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 20 in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life. The event is meant to give international students, who tend to remain o...

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...

Homecoming Court works to dismantle gender binary, becomes trans-inclusive

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Canela López, Editor-in-Chief

November 8, 2018

For students, alumni and other members of the Tulane family, Homecoming Week marks a beautiful celebration of their pride in the good ol’ olive and green, and a chance to return to campus to take part in the Tulane-themed festivities. For many, no HoCo week would be complete without the crowning o...

Opinion: There is a proper way to celebrate ‘Native American’ Heritage Month

Tagging dedicated to preserving knowledge of the Bulbancha region. Courtesy of Flickr

Jewell Prim, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

Every place that Americans exist in is colonized. This land does not belong to anyone who claims to own it because of contracts, land grants or any American process. This is the land of indigenous peoples, whose claims look  nothing like the state borders that the European colonizers carved out in their...

Intersectional Confessional: My take on White Feminism abroad

Intersectional Confessional: My take on White Feminism abroad

Shahamat Uddin, Contributing Writer

November 7, 2018

The moments I have looked forward to most each day here in Rabat, Morocco have been my daily walks to school. Each stroll I take positions a cross-cultural understanding, from forcing a slower pace trekking behind the elderly on their way to the mosque in the medina to busting out my quick city walk do...

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...

Undercurrents: 5 things TU know

Undercurrents: 5 things TU know

Ori Tsamaret, Contributing Reporter

October 24, 2018

Rihanna stands with Colin KaepernickRihanna recently rejected an offer to perform for the Super Bowl halftime show taking place in Atlanta this February. She was soon thereafter joined by Amy Schumer in rejecting any offers from the NFL. Some are stating the two have created a wave of celebrity boycotts of t...