On Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday nights, Thea had to answer to the name Doreen. A few days ago, her first day on the job, she nearly corrected the woman talking to her. Thea frowned at the memory. She reached underneath her coat, past the rough material of the oversized scrubs, until she found the real
I. Tossing on too-big rubber slippers for a race with my brothers to grab the groceries, thinking, hope I score the biggest bag so they see me being helpful. II. Accepting red envelopes with the practiced grimace that I’ve been told signifies graceful reluctance. Remembering to extend both hands. III. Balancing
For the ‘Pleasure’ issue, we explored the intersection between the physical and emotional elements of pleasure through orgasms. We wanted to highlight a phenomenon that we all know occurs but is often left out of the conversation about pleasure and sex: faking orgasms. Depending on your personal sexual background, the idea of having an orgasm
The narrator is a group of survivors speaking under ‘I’ as a single voice CW: Sexual assault I was first raped almost ten years ago, and again just last semester. The pain is still raw and ever-present; I can barely sleep, eat, handle seeing my rapist around campus, or walk past the place where I
How often do you hear Tufts students say the word “nonprofit?” As in: “Yeah I got fellowship through Tisch College at a nonprofit this summer,” or “did you see that nonprofit listing on the Women’s Center e-list?” Even more frequent was the post-election dialogue around donating to nonprofits, including the NAACP and Planned Parenthood. Nonprofit
[content warning: racism, transphobia, cultural appropriation, victim-blaming] To the Tufts University Dance Program, We write to you as current students of color who wish to share our experiences of racism in the Tufts Dance Program. Dance is an embodied, physical practice that is often deeply personal and vulnerable. It requires your full
Dr. Jonathan Garlick is a Professor of Oral Pathology at Tufts Dental School and teaches Science of the Human Experience for undergraduate first years. The Observer sat down with him to talk about his life and interests; everything from working as an artificial turkey inseminator to his favorite midnight snack to engaging in science.
Anonymous 1 have you noticed the way an olive drapes off its pit like skin on tongue? there’s a line i can’t read in my grandmother’s recipe and so i peel olive by olive and stare at her worn page Anonymous 2 A woman crosses the footbridge, beating back