By Nate Cowan By all standards, Jude Acers is a world-renowned chess player. At 17 years old, he received the distinguished title of National Master (NM) by the US Chess Federation. According to US Chess Online 2004, there were 691 active NMs, placing Jude in the 99th percentile of registered players. Those most familiar with… Read More The Restorative Force of Chess: Overcoming the Most Destructive Hurricane in Louisiana History
By Noa Levy Three years after beginning her journey at Animal Rescue New Orleans, Emma still recalls her past love affairs with every single dog that she helped find a forever home. “I will always remember them, every single dog,” said Emma Miller. She began volunteering at Animal Rescue New Orleans (ARNO) during her time… Read More From Foster Fail to Foster Family
By Pearson Gottschalk “The world is actually in a sand shortage, so to be able to use recycled glass for coastal restoration would be a game-changer” It all started with a bottle of wine, according to Glass Half Full co-founder, Max Steitz. “We were sitting around, drinking a bottle of wine, and just kind of… Read More From Empty Glass to Glass Half Full
By Riva Menon In a society shifting from multicourse meals and fine dining to takeout boxes and home delivery, the food scene started changing long before the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic further expedited this process, and the businesses that did survive had to pivot quickly. Kate Heller, the owner of Leo’s Bread, has had more… Read More The Future of Food
By Sophie Yashar “I think it would be too much stress and heartache to relive it over and over to get little, if anything, out of it.” “What does justice look like to you?” That is the question Alix Tarnowsky says STAR (Sexual Trauma Awareness & Response) advocates ask every survivor they come into contact… Read More What Does Justice Look Like to You?
By Stefania Sarantis “My name is Yinuo Fan, but my American name is Doris. Everyone chooses a name when they move to the United States, because you are becoming a new student.” Doris is a vibrant, kind, and energetic student who became my friend during my sophomore year at Tulane. She is part of a… Read More VPNs, Firewalls, & Blocked Apps, Oh My!
By Sala Thanassi On the corner of Canal St. and N Norman C Francis Parkway, a bright red scrawl obscures a letter board outside the First Grace United Methodist Church. Where the sign once read, “Love Thy Neighbor, get vaccinated,” spray-paint now covers the message and in its place reads “faith over fear.” Similar anti-vaccine attitudes… Read More Louisiana Vaccine Hesitancy Shared in Patients and Healthcare Workers Alike