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Bollywood Fiesta brings Latinx, Indian cultural fusion to campus

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Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

February 19, 2020

Melding the flavors and rhythm of Latinx and Indian culture, Tulane GENTE and The Indian Association of Tulane came together in a collaboration event this Sunday.  The Bollywood Fiesta event brought in over 80 students for empanadas, samosas and dancing.  At the beginning of the night, members of GE...

OPINION: Super Bowl halftime show beautifully embraces Latinx culture

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Megan Garcia, Intersections Editor

February 13, 2020

Since Shakira and Jennifer Lopez performed at the Super Bowl, people around the country are angry about the “raunchiness” of the dancing and clothes. All over Facebook, comments speak of families skipping through the halftime show, unfortunately missing the performance of the two Latina queens. ...

Members of Tulane Latinx community reflect on heritage

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Meg García, Intersections Editor

October 17, 2019

Tulane’s Latinx community is not a monolith. Though unified by heritage, many aspects of a person’s identity can make their experiences different. Whether they can speak the language, where their parents are from and if they are an international student can all act as barriers within Tulane’s...

OPINION: The accidental erasure of ‘hispanidad’ culture on Tulane’s campus

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Miranda Teresa Fitz, Contributing Writer

October 3, 2019

Getting my grandma onboard with my move to New Orleans was a hard sell. There was no part of her that wanted me to leave home and live in a culture that, as far as any of us knew, was not even remotely similar to South Florida’s. The day I arrived with her for the first time and took her to the French Q...

OPINION: Anti-Latinx and immigrant discourse reaches life-threatening levels

OPINION: Anti-Latinx and immigrant discourse reaches life-threatening levels

Megan Garcia, Intersections Editor

September 11, 2019

  The morning of Aug. 3 was all normal at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, until 21-year-old Patrick Crusius opened fire on customers, killing 22 people and leaving more wounded. Later a manifesto was discovered, riddled with anti-Latinx and anti-immigrant ramblings. The shooter even referenced a “Hi...

Latinx community showcased, celebrated through Festival Latinx

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Megan Garcia, Contributing Writer

April 3, 2019

On Saturday, March 30, Latin music and the smell of ropa vieja flowed out the doors of Qatar Ballroom in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life. Around 200 Tulanians and community friends alike gathered to celebrate Latinx cultures together at the annual Festival Latinx hosted by Tulane’s...

Complicating Women’s History Month: powerful voices from margins

Complicating Women's History Month: powerful voices from margins

Hugo Fajardo, Intersections Editor

March 13, 2019

As the nation celebrates Women’s History Month this March, citizens reflect on the significance and impact of what it means to be a woman. As the years go by, women are rightfully attaining more opportunities to voice their struggles and surpass social obstacles one barrier after another. Refl...

Possible U.S. intervention in Venezuela prompts remembrance of past crimes in Latin America

Ashley Chen | Senior Staff Artist

Hugo Fajardo, Intersections Editor

February 6, 2019

This past Tuesday night, President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address. Though his primary audience was the American people, countries from around the world also served as spectators, with their media providing coverage as well. Among them, Venezuela, watching closely. Venezuelan...

Intersectional Confessional: What Bad Bunny’s “Caro” means for a queer Latinx like me

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Canela López, Senior Staff Writer

January 31, 2019

As a trans, genderqueer Latinx, watching the opening scenes of Bad Bunny’s newest music video for “Caro” brought tears of joy to my eyes. The Puerto Rican Latin Trap artist, known for pushing the boundaries of “traditional masculinity” and machismo in Latin hip-hop, has done it again with his latest hit. In the fi...

Intersections’ top 10 Instagram accounts you need to be following

Intersections' top 10 Instagram accounts you need to be following

Hugo Fajardo, Intersections Editor

January 23, 2019

If you need that occasional break from Twitter, you've come to the right place. This week we're bringing you the best intersectional content on Instagram that you should go follow after reading this. Get ready for content that shines a light on intersectionality, identity, resistance and soc...

Intersections’ top tweets of Winter Break

Intersections' top tweets of Winter Break

Hugo Fajardo, Intersections Editor

January 16, 2019

Welcome back Tulanians. Let's kick off the first school week of 2019 by looking back at our endlessly-scrolling Twitter feeds filled with family Vines, "merry Chrysler" tweets, and conspiracy theories after having watched "Bandersnatch." Here are Intersections' favorite tweets from winter br...

What Latinidad means at a predominantly white institution

What Latinidad means at a predominantly white institution

Hugo Fajardo and Canela López

October 18, 2018

“When I teach Latino studies, normally the first three weeks of the course is dedicated to what does it mean to be Latino, what does that mean? What does Latino/Hispanic mean and what is the differentiation. Latinidad. What does that mean?” Professor Isabel Caballero said. According to Caballe...