The Tulane Hullabaloo

Czars Trinidad | Layout Editor

Letter from the Intersections Editor: Haters keep us famous

Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor May 15, 2020

“Shoutout to my haters, sorry you couldn’t phase me” - Nicki Minaj Among the things I planned on doing in college, writing for The Hullabaloo was not one of them. Writing for The Hullabaloo and...

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

Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor November 13, 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,...

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Tulane Homecoming Color Run accused of cultural appropriation

Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor October 31, 2019

Sunshine yellows, blushing bright pinks, electric blues and cool emerald greens shower the atmosphere as celebrators of Holi sprint towards each other with fists of color in hand. With the end of winter...

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Tulane students dressed in racist caricatures, are we surprised?

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...

Czars Trinidad | Layout Editor

Having rich parents isn’t a personality trait

Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor October 16, 2019

Each time I catch a whiff of chicken curry, the fragrant aroma immediately brings me back to the many nights I spent waiting tables with my dad at our small family restaurant.  I would rush into the...

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The toxic culture of overinvolvement at Tulane

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...

Just because you watch ‘Queer Eye’ doesn’t mean you’re not homophobic

Just because you watch ‘Queer Eye’ doesn’t mean you’re not homophobic

Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor September 18, 2019

The moment I first saw Tan France on Netflix’s promotion for the reality show “Queer Eye” was the first moment I ever saw myself represented on television. Brown gay Muslim men seemed like an...

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Why is our frisbee team better at addressing racism than our university?

Josh Axelrod, Views Editor September 11, 2019

When presented with two institutions — one, a centuries-old university serving thousands of students and the other, a club sports team —  it would make sense that the university would be quicker...

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Intersections’ back-to-school playlist

Megan Garcia and Shahamat Uddin September 4, 2019

We know that going back to college can cause some stress as well as excitement. If you need a soundtrack to the beginning of your year, whether you are a freshman or a senior, take a look at Intersections'...

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Are all your friends white?

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.
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‘The Farewell’ introduces second-generation American storytelling to Hollywood

Shahamat Uddin, Intersections Editor August 28, 2019

The cultural practice of second-generation Americans is in a forever-fluctuating state, deliberating between an adherence to the customs of their motherland and an assimilation into American lifestyle....

Rhyme Verses Rhythm

Rhyme Verses Rhythm scores seventh in the country in national competition

Cam Lutz, Senior Staff Reporter April 19, 2018

After a year spent writing, rewriting and rehearsing poems, Tulane's very own slam poetry team, Rhyme Versus Rhythm, scored seventh in the nation at the annual College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational....

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