Coming Together Amidst COVID-19: The Tufts Community Response

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

Education Without Accusation: Navigating the Student Silence Behind the Uyghur Crisis

Cw: brief mentions of sexual assault, death, and other violence  Authors’ Note: The authors of this piece have chosen to remain anonymous due to the Chinese Government’s actions towards citizens who are critical of the events in Xinjiang. The names of those interviewed have been changed as well. “The market places were so empty for

From Turnstiles to Protests: holding Chile’s government responsible for change

On October 14, 2019, Santiago, Chile’s streets filled with thousands of people protesting the Chilean government’s announcement that they would be raising the price of the city’s metro fare. Despite the government later retracting the fare hike, millions of people still took to the streets. The protests have continued, addressing the high cost of living

Opening Doors: Incoming Mayor Breanna Lungo-Koehn’s Vision for Medford

The 2020 presidential election may be dominating news cycles at the moment. But in Medford, an equally important race asked voters a question on November 5 that seems to be a hallmark of American politics: will we vote for change, or will we remain stagnant? The two candidates for Mayor of Medford were similar in

Developing the Future: Examining Michelle Wu’s Call for Abolishment

“We can’t afford to maintain a complicated system that only the powerful & privileged can navigate.” This quote began City Councilor Michelle Wu’s Twitter thread on an early Monday morning. The thread addressed the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) and called for its complete abolishment. The BPDA is a public, self-funded agency that oversees

The Indigenous Footprint

In an academic context, the process by which indigenous communities in the United States were erased is seldom discussed—though experts estimate that by the late 19th century, fewer than 238,000 indigenous people remained. This is in contrast to the five to 15 million who were living in North America when Columbus arrived in 1492. As

Cannabis with a Conscience

For those looking to get high on ethical weed, the opportunity may be coming to Massachusetts. On Sept. 23, 2019, the city council of Cambridge voted to prevent existing medical marijuana dispensaries from converting to recreational sales for a two-year period and instead will only allow ‘economic empowerment’ applicants to open for business during this

Silence in the Valley: shedding light on the darkness in Kashmir

Author’s Note: The author of this piece has chosen to remain anonymous due to the Indian Government’s actions towards citizens who are critical of the events in Kashmir.  At first thought, the word “Kashmir” brings to mind stock images of sprawling Himalayan topography and 1950s Bollywood romances shot on houseboats on the scintillating Dal Lake.

The Wrong Amazon is Burning

“The wrong Amazon is burning.” In recent weeks, this phrase has been widely circulated on social media, with regards to the recent fires in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. The fires, which broke record numbers this year, were not natural. Deforestation of the Amazon has been a continuous practice throughout the years, slowly but surely damaging

The Magnetic Epidemic: is the attraction of Juuls coming to an end?

For those unfamiliar with what the drunken juuling scene resembles, consider a watering hole in the middle of the desert—a congregation from all parts of the land, uphill or downhill, Carm Stans or Dewick Stans. When one whips out the magical Juul, suddenly a great magnetic force sweeps over the partygoers. Despite not needing a