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‘Quarantunes’: Arcade’s playlist for the pandemic

‘Quarantunes’: Arcade’s playlist for the pandemic

Haley Soares, Arcade Editor

April 1, 2020

What good is an apocalypse without a killer soundtrack to accompany it? While it may not actually be the end of the world (yet), we’ve taken it upon ourselves to create the perfect playlist to guide you through these tumultuous times.  “TSLAMP” by MGMT Let’s face it, quarantine ha...

States are abusing the coronavirus pandemic to restrict reproductive justice

States are abusing the coronavirus pandemic to restrict reproductive justice

LaKia Williams, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2020

LaKia Williams is the communications and outreach coordinator for ReJAC NOLA, a fellow for MyLASexEd, an advisor on the student activist advisory committee for ASEC, and the founder and coordinator of Big Easy EC. Sexual and reproductive health care has long been a contentious topic throughout the...

As an immunosuppressed student, my peers let me down

As an immunosuppressed student, my peers let me down

Zach Brenner, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2020

Zach Brenner is a senior majoring in political economy and double-minoring in philosophy and religious studies. In the critical few days following Tulane’s closure in March, it was clear that the coronavirus’ spread in New Orleans posed a serious threat to the vulnerable members of the community. Instea...

Say my name properly, it’s not that hard

Say my name properly, it’s not that hard

Apoorva Verghese, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

My name, “Apoorva,” means "unique" in Malayalam, my native language. When my parents named me, they didn’t just choose a name but an aspiration. In my family, my name, as well as those of my siblings, carries strong cultural meaning. However, growing up in the U.S., my name was ugly to me. A hard-...

Arcade’s social distancing survival guide

Arcade’s social distancing survival guide

Haley Soares, Arcade Editor

March 25, 2020

Whether you’ve decided to stay in New Orleans or head home, there’s a good chance you’re feeling pretty stir crazy right now. Well, thankfully, Arcade has compiled a list of things for you to do in this time of social distancing.       1. “Visit” the Monterey Bay Aquarium While many non-...

Q&A with USG President-elect Fo Garcia

Q&A with USG President-elect Fo Garcia

Gabby Abrams, News Editor

March 25, 2020

Why did you want to run for the position of USG president?  When I committed to Tulane, I guess I committed alone. I was the first person in my family to go to college and also the first person from my school district to go to Tulane. I moved into a single on the seventh floor of Monroe, and tho...

6 ways to stay in shape while in quarantine

6 ways to stay in shape while in quarantine

Bella Baff, Sports Editor

March 25, 2020

The gym is closed. You’re sitting in bed all day in front of your laptop. You’re trapped with your family and want to run up a wall, but both spatial constraints and the laws of gravity won’t let that happen. You have an unhealthy amount of carbs stockpiled in your basement, and all you’ve eate...

Why the young college vote matters in 2020

Why the young college vote matters in 2020

Julia Prager-Hessel, Contributing Writer

March 24, 2020

Young people across the country have become increasingly politically active over the last two presidencies, with explosive reactions first to a young liberal making promises of ‘hope’ and ‘change’ and then a conservative billionaire speaking to unprecedented anger and disillusionment.   M...

An unceremonious goodbye

An unceremonious goodbye

Justin Wisnicki, Contributing Writer

March 17, 2020

The past few days have given many of us time for reflection. Sitting in my apartment, I thought about my experience since beginning college. I’ve never had a hard time getting started, whether it be on a class assignment, business idea or whatever crazy thing I am focused on at a particular time. I am t...

Administration mandates social distancing, threatens suspension

Administration mandates social distancing, threatens suspension

Lauren Duncan, Senior Staff Reporter

March 16, 2020

Effective immediately, Tulane is mandating all members in the Tulane community — students, faculty, staff and administration — practice social distancing, according to an email sent out by  Robin Forman, senior vice president for Academic Affairs and provost, and Patrick Norton, senior vice pre...

Things TU Know: Coronavirus, campus changes

Things TU Know: Coronavirus, campus changes

Staff Report

March 13, 2020

Updated 3/15/2020 at 2:25 p.m. Is commencement still on? No concrete word yet from the administration. President Mike Fitts says he hopes commencement will still take place in May, but this is subject to change.    Will final exams be held online? Yes, but each professor’s plan will vary. Check with your profe...

Fo Garcia wins USG election by margin of 26 votes; other candidates drop out to avoid runoff

Fo Garcia wins USG election by margin of 26 votes; other candidates drop out to avoid runoff

Josh Axelrod, Senior Staff Reporter

March 13, 2020

By a slim margin of 26 votes, Fo Garcia has been elected president of the 2020-2021 Undergraduate Student Government. Though candidates typically need to capture 50 percent of the vote, the other two candidates, Presley Klinger and Deja Wells, agreed to drop out of the race to avoid a runoff. The...