Being Femme in Public: An Interview with Alok Vaid-Menon

Alok Vaid-Menon is a gender non-conforming artist, writer, and educator. Their eclectic sense of style, political comedy, and poetic challenge to the gender binary have been internationally renowned. On November 10, they visited campus and gave their performance, Femme in Public, based on their chapbook of the same title. On October 21, the New York

Building A Better Reality: Improving the Lives of Students Begins with Teachers

Content warnings: mention of suicidality, mental illness, ableist interactions   This is about the time in the semester when all my friends start having mental breakdowns—midterm season, group projects, and starting work on final papers. This is not to mention the constant news cycle of hate crimes, sexual assault hearings that lead to no accountability,

The Virgin Bachelor

Those of you who aren’t active members of “Bachelor Nation” may not be up to speed on the hype surrounding ABC’s new lead of The Bachelor, ­­26-year-old Colton Underwood. As the fourth-place finisher on Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette, Underwood was a fan favorite throughout the season with his professional football player-turned philanthropist career

Misguided Representation

We are a group of Tufts tour guides who love talking to prospective students and parents about our experiences at this school. We know that the tours we give are crucial to the Office of Admissions’ success, and we work hard to accurately and fairly depict what college life at Tufts is like. But we

Hidden in Smoke: A Forgotten History of Opium, Opioids, and Tufts

To view a version of this article with added content and multimedia elements, click here.    On June 20, 1946, the last empress of China died in a prison cell alone, lying in a pool of her own bodily fluids. Outside, an audience of civilians and soldiers gathered to mock Empress Wanrong (婉容) as she

Fake News at Face Value: Uncovering Truth in a Changing Media Landscape

Two years ago, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. What has followed has been a mad dash to understand precisely why this happened. The American media, both an enemy and an ally of Trump’s, has since turned inward to reflect on its role in the tumult of the past two years. Katherine

Risking to Report: The Impact of Jamal Khashoggi’s Death

The United States prides itself on protecting its citizens’ constitutional liberties. Recently, the country has shown a reinvigorated fervor for protecting free speech in the name of patriotic loyalty. In contrast, other countries continue to increase censorship and limit freedom of expression, often employing violence to do so. But what happens when one of our