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Coming out has been a lifelong process, full of beauty, loss and transformation.

Closet Case: My Adventure in Queer Identity

Hailie Goldthorpe, Contributing Columnist March 15, 2022

I am Hailie. I’m a freshman. I'm your friend, family, classmate and supporter. I’m also a lesbian. This is a significant part of my identity, but I've kept it carefully hidden most of my life....

The holidays are a time for rest — but can one responsibly take a break from something as important as politics?

OPINION | Disengaging from politics this holiday season

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor December 16, 2021

Politics can be a hard thing to ignore. Particularly as social media usage has skyrocketed during the pandemic — exposing more people to political figures and viewpoints — it can feel like political...

When my parents made the decision to move to America, they anticipated how isolated we would be from everything we knew, our culture, our language, our families.

My first American Christmas showed me true loneliness

Apoorva Verghese, Senior Staff Columnist December 15, 2021

I can still somewhat remember the first American Christmas I spent in Seattle. It snowed, but not in the magical, cinematic way that left your nose red and your fingers lightly coated in ice. It was...

OPINION | Revised academic calendar jeopardizes student health

OPINION | Revised academic calendar jeopardizes student health

Hannah Levitan, Contributing Columnist December 1, 2021

Due to COVID-19 shutdowns, pandemic accommodations and a hurricane evacuation, Tulane University students have not experienced a normal college semester in the past two years. While the relaxation...

OPINION | Tulane attendance policies demonstrate lack of concern for student health

OPINION | Tulane attendance policies demonstrate lack of concern for student health

Phoebe Hurwitz, Views Editor November 17, 2021

Tulane University students are familiar with the university's attendance policies stipulated in Tulane’s Academic Policies handout. The terms “excused absence” and “unexcused absence,” though...

Despite fueling the digital age, the porn industry has a troubling dark side.

OPINION | Porn must change immediately

Thamidul Alam, Contributing Columnist November 10, 2021

We have all watched porn before. The pornography industry has become normalized throughout the years and the stigma associated with it has decreased significantly.  Many factors contribute to porn's...

Each week, over the course of several years, I developed the skills I needed to make friends in college.

I am autistic; I am proud

Jeremy Evans, Contributing Columnist October 20, 2021

I first learned of my diagnosis on Jan. 3, 2016. My dad sat next to me on the couch, and my mom sat in the recliner across the room. They asked me to pause the New England Patriots game and said there...

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From the Basement | Demystifying mental health in sports

Mark Keplinger, Sports Editor October 6, 2021

In recent years, the conversation around mental health has grown as more athletes began to speak out about their experiences. With two high-profile athletes, American gymnast Simone Biles and Japanese...

In the spare moments when I am not busy, I seek to escape the monotonous and tiring life I have.

OPINION | Escapism can wreck mental health

Tanvi Bobba, Contributing Columnist October 6, 2021

As in-person classes started up again last week, it did not take long for me to feel the stress of college. Essays needed to be submitted. Work needed to be completed. Endless studying seemed to be...

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OPINION | It’s not Western or Eastern views on therapy, but both

Shivani Bondada, Contributing Writer September 15, 2021

  Heartbeat increasing minute by minute, sweat sliding off your skin, biting your fingernails leaving them shorter than before and thoughts running all over the place. “Is this what you call...

Many Americans rely on 911 for emergency response services.

OPINION | Too little, too late: Where Mayor Cantrell’s new dispatch program fails

Doxey Kamara, Intersections Editor August 26, 2021

In the United States, police departments have faced harsh criticism for being ill-equipped to handle mental health emergencies. Doctrines such as the “sheepdog mentality” train law enforcement...

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OPINION | Medical community must address mental health stigma

Paul Stolin, Contributing Writer August 25, 2021

Most college students pick a field of study that they believe will lead them to fulfillment and happiness. “Health Professions” is the fifth most popular major at Tulane, suggesting that a significant...

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