From Fraternity Basement to Your Home: The History of Beer Pong

Beer Pong. It’s a game dear to every college student’s heart, whether you’re a frat guy or a hipster. Beer pong is to college drinking culture as apple pie is to American culture. It’s used to settle arguments, determine social status, show off a very particular skill, and much more. “Yeah, it’s the competitiveness and

Our Forgotten Publication

Content Warning: Race-based violence “The trouble with the minority houses,” said a 2006 article published in the Tufts Primary Source, “such as the Africana Center and the Asian Start House is that they imply inferiority of the groups for which they exist. The groups coddled by these houses and their administrators (namely, the Group of

From Charlie Cards to Uber Cars

This past June, Uber offered a deal for app users in the metropolitan Boston area: $75 for 40 trips, or $40 for 20 trips. The following month, the MBTA raised their fares between 0.10 and 0.15 cents for buses and trains, coming to approximately $2 a ride, similar to the aforementioned Uber coupon. Uber’s notoriety

What Makes a Household Name?

“Living in a place named the ‘Africana Center’ makes me feel even more welcome,” said Janemary Okafor. As a Black woman at Tufts, Okafor immediately saw the Africana Center as a comfortable space from the name alone. Simple names are ways that individuals can find likeminded peers, especially when coming into college, where many students

A New American Conservatism

In 2013, Stephen Bannon, former Executive Chairman of Breitbart, a conservative news website, spoke against the Republican establishment in Washington D.C., calling for a populist insurrection “to continue to hammer this city, both the progressive left and institutional Republican party.” Three years later, in August 2016, Bannon became Chief Executive Officer of the Trump Campaign.

Your Opinion is Now Live

Facebook prohibits hate speech. Ideological debate, on the other hand, is encouraged. Given increasing intensity surrounding topics such as race, free speech, gender, and sexuality, how do we discern between what is controversial hate speech and what is contrarily a difference of opinion? How does that, in turn, shape the way we react? The difference