Tufts Muslim Student Association hosts ‘Spring into Islam’ event series

The Muslim Student Association (MSA) has been presenting its annual “Spring into Islam” event series throughout the past month, with its last public event, a cultural calligraphy night, occurring this Wednesday evening. The series has included workshops, discussions, interfaith programming, prayer services and cultural events to present various highlighted aspects of the religion to the larger Tufts community, according to MSA President Obaid […]

The Story of Stories: Sound can’t override imagination

In the spring of my sophomore year, I went alone to Symphony Hall, not to listen to the dulcet tones of Tchaikovsky or another dead composer, but to the high-pitched, nasally, yet charming voice of public radio legend Ira Glass, host of the audio documentary series “This American Life.” This man had been my idol for years, […]

Jersey Over Apron: The white Ford Bronco

I was born on June 16, 1994, in New York City. At the time, the Rangers were playing for the NHL Stanley Cup, the Knicks were in the NBA Finals against the Rockets and even though there wasn’t an MLB World Series that year, I’m sure the Yankees had a good chance of winning it. […]

Earth on Fire: It’s not you, it’s them

For those who pride themselves on diligently recycling and taking shorter showers, this idea may seem jarring: Individual action will do little — if anything, really — to mitigate the climate crisis. If you’re confused, it’s not at all surprising. The vast majority of environmental campaigns in this country focus on small behavioral changes we […]

Op-ed: An open letter to Dewick

Dear Dewick, What can I possibly say that will eloquently depict our four years together? Should I begin with a poem or maybe a short story? Alas, I am going to start with a quote by the well-respected philosopher Fetty Wap, who says, “my whole thing is loyalty. Loyalty over royalty; word is bond.” You have been the […]