On March 10th, Tufts announced they were canceling on-campus classes and that every student had to move out by Monday. I had a ticket back to Ecuador for Tuesday; I was going home for spring break. I figured I had time to pack everything up from my on campus house and to fly back home.
I am 13 years old, and I walk home with fear as I experience my first brushes with cat-calling on the streets of India. I can’t understand why my mom scolds me for walking around alone, as if anything that was to happen to me would be my fault. My complaints about her not treating
It has always been absurd how people can stay completely unaware about their imminent change of fate. The day before Paris turned into an empty city, I was casually enjoying a five-course French meal with L in a nice little place in St. Germain-des-Prés. When the duck confit arrived at the table, L mentioned that
As we left the car a single thought kept coming up again: “Do you really need to go inside?” I knew the answer was no, but my mom had missed our shopping excursions that we so frequently used to go on together. I tried to calm myself, thinking “Cases have been relatively low. We are
Over the past few months, I have reflected upon how capitalism’s tenets and virtues have affected the way that I operate. As I am a kinetic learner, I started with how capitalism’s values feel in my body. I feel (feelings: not valued in a capitalistic society) as if my body is just a vessel, and
Despite the uncertainty and stress this pandemic has caused, communities around the world have been brought together in proactive and creative efforts to help fill in the gaps caused by the pandemic. The Tufts community is no exception. In what President Monaco describes as a “Dunkirk moment,” Tufts students, staff, and the administration are working
How Students Have Mobilized to Address Food Access Concerns for the Tufts Community When Tufts students received the email announcing that classes would be online for the remainder of the semester, the community was thrown into a sea of unknowns. For some students, the announcement brought difficult questions like “Where will I live?” or “How
Imagine this: you wake up in your own house, in a room decorated exactly how you want it, fully furnished, and filled with scattered trinkets that you picked out. You hop out of bed and head outside to your mailbox where you find some clothes you ordered, a letter from your mom, and a gift