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Brain Waves: What I really hear when you call me Spicy

Brain Waves: What I really hear when you call me ‘Spicy’

Anonymous May 2, 2017

I throw a funeral for myself on four days of the year. Four days of the year that have been edged onto the insides of my eyelids, so even when I close my eyes I cannot forget. I cannot unsee. It...

Brain Waves: Brown hair, brown eyes, brown skin

Brain Waves: Brown hair, brown eyes, brown skin

Anonymous May 2, 2017

Brown hair. Brown eyes. Brown skin. I remember little from my childhood and even less from the years I lived with my parents. I do remember looking up to my mother, always thin with skin like snow,...

Brain Waves: Negro

Brain Waves: ‘Negro’

Nile Pierre, Associate Intersections Editor April 30, 2017

To the boy in my 8 a.m.: That day was the first time I felt comfortable enough to give my opinion in this class the entire semester. For a minute, I felt like more than a black body trespassing on private...

Brain Waves: Continual recovery

Brain Waves: Continual recovery

Jessica Rubinsky, Contributing Columnist September 28, 2016

I remember screaming "help" over and over. I did not understand what was going on. I tried to get my hands loose but couldn't. I realized I was stuck. Now lets start from the beginning. My senior...

Brain Waves: What I wish I knew

Brain Waves: What I wish I knew

Sarah Levinson, Contributing Columnist September 14, 2016

If you were to look at my Instagram or Facebook pages right now, you would see exactly what you expect from a college student who studied abroad. Pictures of me in 10 different countries, throwing sorority...

Brain Waves: One Year Later

Brain Waves: One Year Later

Nicholas Green, Contributing Columnist April 26, 2016

A year ago today I tried to kill myself. I sat in my dorm room alone at 2 a.m. acknowledging that this would be the last time I would be alive. There were three notes in my desk drawer waiting for...

Brain Waves: Bridging the Gap

Brain Waves: Bridging the Gap

Gabby Lysko, Contributing Columnist March 16, 2016

Hannah Montana — a true role model — once said, "I’m tired of living a double life." Today, I empathize. And though I wish my problem revolved around being a secret pop star, it totally doesn’t....

Brain Waves: Imperfect is perfect

Brain Waves: Imperfect is perfect

Katie Scott, Contributing Columnist February 24, 2016

Most of the details from the night I met my ex-boyfriend will never slip from my memory, but one sticks out in particular. Moments before our first kiss, I told him I was a romantic. I believed that...

Brain Waves: The essential conversation

Brain Waves: The essential conversation

Dan Robinson, Contributing Columnist February 13, 2016

Last week our school experienced an inexplicable tragedy after a student took his own life — a tragedy Tulane has seen too many times. While I did not know Harris Elledge personally, his passing took...

Brain Waves: What I learned from my fathers suicide

Brain Waves: What I learned from my father’s suicide

Jamie Scharf, Contributing Columnist February 3, 2016

I woke up to an unfamiliar voice. "Jamie, wake up!" it said. I rolled over to look at my alarm: it wasn't even 7 a.m. I put my pillow over my head and attempted to go back to sleep, hoping this person...

Brain Waves: Picture Imperfect

Brain Waves: Picture Imperfect

Neely Sammons, Contributing Columnist January 27, 2016

I went abroad to Buenos Aires, Argentina last year and lived with an 80-year-old woman named Elena for five months. It was just the two of us and we adored each other. There was, however, one thing that...

Brain Waves: For better or for worse

Brain Waves: For better or for worse

Nina Riffaud, Contributing Columnist January 21, 2016

I never was a morning person. As a child I was called 'cranky' because, like many adults, I refused to speak to anyone before I had at least one cup of hot chocolate. I never knew how to put it into...

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