April is finally upon us and with it, flowers are blooming, afternoon rain showers have begun, and the sweet feeling of summer freedom has begun to creep into the students of Tulane. We have started the process of producing our first physical zine, which we hope will be available before the end of the school year! This is an exciting process for all of us and something that we are itching to share with our readers and the rest of Tulane’s campus.
During the process of producing our zine, we have also continued to write and upload articles onto our website. While we transition into this period of wanting to be as far away from a classroom as possible, our writers are still working hard to produce high quality articles about topics they truly care about. March was no different, and we had some wonderful pieces produced throughout the month.
We started the beginning of March with Kaitlin Lowe’s What You May Not Know About Mardi Gras. This article is a wonderful look into the Mardi Gras Indians and their extensive history in the city of New Orleans.
Lucie Jain’s How to be Granola in Nola gives us some fantastic recommendations. New Orleans has night life like no other, but sometimes it’s nice to unplug and get out into nature. Try out some new restaurants or volunteer in your community– no matter what you do, keep the planet in mind.
Sydney Soganich opens up about her experience with her freshman year roommates in her article, The Feared Freshman Roommate: A Love Letter. We hear the same story time and time again: you roomed with a stranger your freshman year and now you don’t have contact with the person you shared your space with for 8 months. But sometimes, wonderful friendships flourish, and Sydney does a wonderful job of expressing that unique bond.
Sydney also gave us a fantastic article called How to Get Back Into Reading that walks us through just that– reading for pleasure rather than for school. This has been a goal for many people throughout the beginning of the year and Sydney provides readers with some wonderful tips to jump back into a great hobby!
Kaitlin Lowe gives us some wonderful insight into the world of being an investigative journalist in her article, How to Succeed in Investigative Journalism: An Interview with Lee Zurik. In her conversation with Fox 8’s Lee Surik, she learns about what it takes to be the person in charge of looking into issues that actually matter to New Orleans and its citizens.
Morgan Gurtz gave us a look into how makeup and beauty has become more diverse and inclusive with the article How the Beauty Industry Has Evolved Throughout the Years.Morgan also explores how we have moved past testing on animals and how skincare has been simplified.
Younger Sibling Syndrome, an article by Carlie Pavell, follows the emotional journey of Carlie finding who she is and simultaneously separating herself from her sisters while also trying to follow in their inspirational lead. This piece is a wonderful and heartfelt look into the internal dilemma that many younger siblings face as they grow and leave the nest.
Dani Weinstein’s article, The Punk Life of Vivienne Westwood, is a tribute to one of the most beloved fashion designers to ever live. After Westwood’s passing last year, there was an outpouring of love and respect for the late designer, and Dani does a phenomenal job of looking back on the important moments of Westwood’s career and what helped to make her so iconic.
Make sure to check out our numerous fashion articles such as Disha Amin’s Where to Shop for Swimwear in 2023, Liza Gutentag’s Silver Pants Will Make You Feel Like Gold, and Sidney Logan’sA Style Guide to Everything Belts!
While Spring Break may be over for Tulane students, Simran Gupta and Hannah Levy provided us with some wonderful pieces that helps us prepare for travelling elsewhere or staying right here at home. Check out Simran’s “Oh, The Places You’ll Go” for Tulane Spring Break and Hannah’s Spring Break Mode: ON!
Nicholas Brown provides us with an in depth look at Milan’s recent Fashion Week in the article New Creative Directions Bring Fresh Visions to Milan Fashion Week 2023. From Gucci to Diesel, Nicholas has everything you need to know about the latest runway fashions.
Olivia Winnick also got in on the analysis with the article The Ultimate Milan Fashion Week Recap. Between both Olivia and Nicholas, you’ll be completely caught up on each show and every new design.
The Fashion Guide to Kick-Off Your Fitness Journey by Paige Morrissey is the perfect article if you’re looking for a little inspiration to start exercising. I truly believe that if you look good, you feel good, and the same goes for working out. Take a look at Paige’s colorful recommendations and get ready to be excited to exercise!
This month had some fantastic articles and as always, all of our writers worked hard to give us both quality and quantity in terms of content. I am excited to see what April has in store for us as we wind down from the school year and transition into summer! See you next month and have a great April!
Mercedes was The Crescent’s Editor-in-Chief from 2022-2023. She graduated from Tulane with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She enjoys going to the movies, fashion, and writing about the great city of New Orleans. She will be pursuing a career lifestyle journalism, publishing, or a job within comedy upon her graduation from Tulane. No topic is too obscure, and no story too niche. Roll Wave!