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Abolish IFCPH movement gains steam on campus

Emma Vaughters | Senior Staff Artist

Ori Tsameret, Intersections Editor

September 2, 2020

This summer, several Instagram accounts centered around the abolition and removal of Greek life organizations, specifically Interfraternity Council and National Panhellenic Conference organizations on different campuses, started taking off. This summer, a similar Instagram account and GroupMe message pop...

Letter to the Editor: USG responds to nationwide racial violence

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Adolfo García, Reagan McKinney, and Deja Wells

May 31, 2020

Tulanians, We hope this finds you safe and well. Undergraduate Student Government is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of each and every one of our students during this precarious time. We’d like to address the string of current events that have impacted our community these last few...

Removing ‘Victory Bell’, Tulane does the bare minimum

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Juharah Worku, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

The following is an opinion article and does not reflect the views of The Tulane Hullabaloo. It is unsurprising that the “Victory Bell,” revered by Tulane and integrated in the fabric of this university’s traditions over the past 60 years was in fact an artifact that called enslaved African pe...

Tulane removes ‘Victory Bell’ from McAlister, cites symbol’s connection to slavery

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Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

As students made their morning commutes to class on Thursday, something distinct was missing from the familiar route: the McAlister Victory Bell. The bell was removed today after a discovery from a Tulane staff member was shared with President Fitts that the iconic campus symbol was originally a plantation...

Exploring Mardi Gras’ legacy of discrimination

Dorothy Mae Taylor

Avery Anderson, Arcade Editor

February 19, 2020

Ever since the Mistick Krewe of Comus held the first organized parade in February of 1857, the celebration of Mardi Gras has been tinged with racist and classist overtones. Though a handful of new krewes formed in the 1940s to combat discrimination and include people of all nationalities and gender...

I’d like to think racism doesn’t exist, on bell hooks

I'd like to think racism doesn't exist, on bell hooks

Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

February 5, 2020

*bell hooks as an author intentionally leaves her name lowercase  I see the photo of him on my Tulane ID card. The smile is ear-to-ear, wider than his mouth has ever been. In his eyes, I can see a blind gleeful optimism, a surging desire to throw himself into all things college. He is not even a f...

Racism runs deep in professionalism culture

Czars Trinidad | Layout Editor

Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

January 23, 2020

The Tulane Hullabaloo is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Tulane University. Consider subscribing today to support our mission. I am sitting in the waiting room before a job interview. My foot is tapping incessantly while I tug on the too tight tie constricting my neck. My face...

‘I’m from the South’ isn’t an excuse to be racist

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Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

November 14, 2019

The crisp crackle of fried pickles in my mouth, the loud cool Georgia winds singing me to sleep, and the kind warm smiles of strangers ready to turn family. These are the symbols of my Southern heritage, reminders of pride in my geographic identity.  Yet, for those not from the South, racism, hatred and bigotry ar...

Tulane students dressed in racist caricatures, are we surprised?

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Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

October 30, 2019

Saturday, Oct. 26th, five days before Halloween, Tulane students have already begun their celebrations in full swing. You cannot walk through campus without spotting a group of students in a variety of costumes and, in more cases than not, at least one in an extremely offensive and racist costume. This...

From ploughshares to swords: Zionism is an attack on Judaism

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Cliff Soloway, Miranda Teresa Fitz, and Shay Meredith

October 28, 2019

In 2017, when three students formed a chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace — now Students for Justice in Palestine — here at Tulane, they were reprimanded for anti-Semitism by several Undergraduate Student Government senators.  Since then, Letters to the Editor and our events have continuously been met ...

The toxic culture of overinvolvement at Tulane

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Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

October 2, 2019

A completely full calendar from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., midday sprints from Gibson to the LBC, and a backpack overflowing with club promotional materials. These are the all too well-known signs of the toxic culture of overinvolvement at Tulane. Tulane proudly boasts potential involvement in more than 254 org...

Are all your friends white?

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Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor

September 4, 2019

At a predominantly white institution (PWI), Brown and Black students do not have the luxury to pick and choose friends from a larger population that looks like them. Whereas white students at Tulane can walk into their first dorm hall meeting and probably see a large group of people that share their lived white experiences.