An Indistinct Recollection

The summer hit Crazy Rich Asians is a story of cultural clash between Asia and Asian America. Chinese American Rachel Chu, an NYU Economics professor raised by a middle-class single mother, visits her boyfriend Nick Young’s home in Singapore for the first time, only to be surprised and challenged by unwelcoming family and friends in

Tired of Tiers

On July 23, 2018, Tufts announced a reconfiguration of the pricing of its on-campus housing system. Starting with the 2019 – 2020 school year, the University will move forward with tiered costs for on-campus housing, which will stratify different types of accommodations based on “variations in room configuration, kitchen access, and amenities,” according to the

The Change that Couldn’t Wait

Last October, the Tufts Observer spoke to Ayanna Pressley about her 2009 election to the Boston City Council. As the first woman of color elected to the Council in its 100-plus years of existence, Pressley’s victory was groundbreaking—described by some as a “political earthquake.” Despite this, Pressley remained modest about her achievement.   “I am

Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Music has always been a tool of protest, but who defines what protest music is or what songs should be heard? We talked to Kate Seeger, the niece of famous activist and folk singer Pete Seeger, who is also a musician and activist herself. In response to this question, she offered, “there’s less music in

Towards Divestment

Students Against Incarceration is a resurrection. In 2015, a group known as “Students Against Mass Incarceration” (SAMI) worked as part of a larger Tufts Prison Divestment Coalition to push the University to abandon its investments in private prison companies. The coalition was a joint effort between United for Immigrant Justice, Students for Justice in Palestine,