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Tulane purchases 300,000 SAT-takers’ names as acceptance rate falls to all-time low

Sanjali De Silva and Josh Axelrod December 5, 2019

After taking the SAT in his junior year of high school, Tan, a Vietnamese immigrant and Washington, D.C. resident, started receiving mail from Tulane. Tan visited campus, reached out to the Office...

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Activism to academia: Selamawit Terrefe challenges students to question power through theory

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Writer December 4, 2019

In her 1993 Nobel Prize acceptance speech, the now-departed literary legend Toni Morrison said, “We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives.” For...

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USG calls on Tulane to condemn religious intolerance after Tree of Life shooting

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter November 19, 2018

On Oct. 27, 11 people died in a shooting that occurred at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. Some members of the Tulane Undergraduate Student Government said they immediately knew they would need...

USG calls on administration to reaffirm support for transgender Tulanians

USG calls on administration to reaffirm support for transgender Tulanians

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter October 25, 2018

Last night, the Undergraduate Student Government passed a resolution which called on President Mike Fitts to reaffirm Tulane’s support for transgender members of the community. On Sunday, the U.S....

Father John Misty set to grace the Civic Theater stage

Father John Misty set to grace the Civic Theater stage

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter October 3, 2018

Courtesy of https://commons.wikimedia.org Father John Misty, also known as Joshua Michael Tillman or J. Tillman, is set to perform this Saturday night at the Civic Theater. From his role as the drummer...

Jewish studies department aims for expansion, attempts to reach more people

Jewish studies department aims for expansion, attempts to reach more people

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter September 22, 2018

When Michael Cohen became chair of the Jewish studies department, he saw great potential. He had big hopes to reach more students, hire the best professors and provide more variety within the curriculum...

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Campus set to have Blue Bikes hub in 2019

Sanjali De Silva, Senior Staff Reporter September 14, 2018

Tuesday night, the Undergraduate Student Government passed a resolution that supports the construction of a Blue Bikes station on campus. Blue Bikes launched as New Orlean's first bike share in December...

A shop on Bourbon Street advertises strippers and professional dancers. Establishments like these have been linked to sex trafficking in the French Quarter.

Sex trafficking poses threat to community, students

Sanjali De Silva , Associate Editor December 6, 2017

Freshman Clare Maus grew up in a city but was still taken aback by the lively and unique nightlife in New Orleans. She remembers that her first few times in the French Quarter left her astounded by...

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Queue: Disney Throwbacks

Sanjali De Silva, Associate Editor December 1, 2017

If you’re going to take a Netflix trip down memory lane, you might as well make it a good one. These films are some of the most wholesome and entertaining Disney throwbacks that will most certainly quench...

Student Juharah Worku poses with her U.S. passport.

Office of Study Abroad to offer free passports for students

Sanjali De Silva , Associate Editor November 30, 2017

The Office of Study Abroad and the Council on International Educational Exchange will be providing free passports for students as part of CIEE's Passport Caravan program in an effort to make study abroad...

The Rock Garden is now located outside of Walter E. Blessey Hall on the J. Bennett Johnston Quadrangle.

Blessey Hall Rock Garden features historic natural rocks

Sanjali De Silva , Associate Editor November 30, 2017

In the 1980s a group of students hauled every rock it could find on the campus to a central location now known as the "Rock Garden." The closest natural rocks to Tulane's campus lie nearly 5,000 feet...

Tulanes culture of spending magnifies wealth disparities among students

Tulane’s culture of spending magnifies wealth disparities among students

Josh Axelrod , Sanjali De Silva , and Matt Saletta November 16, 2017

Junior Tayla Moore sits in an Uber as a feeling of dread washes over her. The music is blaring and her sorority sisters chat loudly, but Moore is not listening. She is thinking about how many hours she...

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