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Bursting the Bubble: Tulane students engage in NOLA activism

Bursting the Bubble: Tulane students engage in NOLA activism

Emily Fornof and Nile Pierre

March 21, 2018

"The election happened, and I felt propelled to actually be engaged in doing organizing work and activism and doing something tangible with all of the anxiety, sadness and fear I was feeling," Tulane senior Ashlee Pintos said. For Pintos and other Tulane students, the 2016 election of Donald Trump was ...

Tulane dean expands virtual reality technology to aid those with autism, addiction

Tulane dean expands virtual reality technology to aid those with autism, addiction

Emily Fornof, Intersections Editor

January 24, 2018

Patrick Bordnick, dean of the School of Social Work, brought his 12-year-old daughter into his lab where he was working on virtual reality therapy. To Bordnick's surprise, he watched as his daughter walked through a virtual party scenario, approaching and engaging with the digital people. His daughte...

Intersectional Netflix binge list for break

Intersectional Netflix binge list for break

Emily Fornof and Kila Moore

December 21, 2017

Here are some shows to watch for winter break, or anytime throughout the year. Dear White People This down-to-earth comedy, based on a movie by the same name, centers on POC students at Winchester, a predominantly white institution. Drenched with racial injustice and problematic rhetoric, the st...

How HBCUs “Come Together”: black colleges and universities offer a different Homecoming experience

How HBCUs

Emily Fornof, Nile Pierre, and Kila Moore

November 9, 2017

"In the days leading up to homecoming, the atmosphere on campus is marked by intense anticipation," Edward Wiggins, a sophomore at Xavier University of New Orleans, said. "All of the students are preparing to slay in their nicest outfits."  Wiggins described an average week before Homecoming at Xavier, a...

Gov. John Bel Edward’s LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination executive order overturned

A timeline of the executive order's process.

Emily Fornof, Intersections Editor

November 6, 2017

On Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Gov. John Bel Edwards issued an executive order concerning "equal opportunity and non-discrimination," banning discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in state agencies, department, boards, or entities. Wednesday, Nov. 1, the First Circuit Court of Appeal up...

“All of that is destroyed now”: Tulane feels impact of DACA repeal

“All of that is destroyed now”: Tulane feels impact of DACA repeal

Emily Fornof, Nile Pierre, Adrienne Underwood, and Fiona Grathwohl

September 21, 2017

When President Trump announced the repeal of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Tulane undergraduate and DACA beneficiary Jane* said she had little time to feel or panic. Survival was the only thing on her mind. "My immediate reaction was just, 'what are the steps I need to take right now that ...

Beauty for All: Rihanna’s releases inclusive cosmetics line

Beauty for All: Rihanna's releases inclusive cosmetics line

Emily Fornof, Intersections Editor

September 13, 2017

The Bomb has dropped.  The Gloss Bomb from Fenty Beauty, that is.  Not only did Rihanna's new beauty brand release this all-purpose gloss, she has your whole face covered. Branded after Rihanna's last name, Fenty, the complexion-focused brand is designed to offer all the necessary products to comp...

Tulane reflects on racial past in light of Charlottesville events

Tulane reflects on racial past in light of Charlottesville events

Nile Pierre, Emily Fornof, Jessica Galloway, and Kila Moore

August 24, 2017

This past month, a "Unite the Right" rally, led by white nationalists on the University of Virginia's Charlottesville campus, incited violence and sent waves of polarization throughout the country. Thirty years prior to the rally that generated national attention, members of the Tulane chapter of the...

Dean of School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine signs letter for reproductive rights

Dean of School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine signs letter for reproductive rights

Emily Fornof, Senior Staff Reporter

June 7, 2017

Recent patterns of political polarization have sparked debate about reproductive health both in the United States and around the world. Pierre Buekens, dean of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, spoke out for reproductive rights and justice by signing a letter with his fellow member...

Students push for redefinition of safety on campus

Students push for redefinition of safety on campus

Nile Pierre and Emily Fornof

April 27, 2017

In 2016 there were "2,439 complaints that had to do with issues of race" within educational institutions according to the U.S. Department of Education.  In light of this statistic and the current political climate, some students are asking for the definition of safety to include issues involving race and sexuality. The past definition of student safety ...