Finding your FIT

Every September, over 1,000 Tufts freshman flood campus, with open hearts and minds, hoping to connect with fellow new Jumbos. While freshman orientations are a common feature at most colleges, Tufts also has a unique addition—the Pre-Orientation, or Pre-O. Pre-Os grant new students the opportunity to connect with classmates even before orientation begins in a

This is Not a Drill: Complicating the False Missile Alert in Hawaii

On January 13, 2018, at 8:07 a.m. local time, a message popped up on the television, radio, and phone screens of the residents of Hawai’i. The alert read “Emergency Alert: Ballistic Missile Threat Inbound to Hawai’i. Seek Immediate Shelter. This Is Not a Drill.” 38 minutes later, residents received a second message, informing them that


I have learned work over thousands of years, across miles of seawater, from Yokohama farmers and Shikoku fishermen, Tokyo rickshaw pullers-turned powerful lawyers, artists and technocratic computer scientists. Work maintains stability, while dynamically shaping forms.   Work equals force times distance, a movement with intensity, a transfer of energy from one place or form to

Black Panther: Porn, Propoganda… Protest?

a warning: We should always be wary of White acceptance and, further, the mainstream cultural and critical acceptance of our art and our expression as Black people. When we see Black Panther and, deservedly so, it becomes a huge success, it’s necessary for us to remember: it is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which