Red, White and True: The future of the Supreme Court

“Presidents come and go, but the Supreme Court goes on forever.” –William Howard Taft One of the president’s greatest responsibilities is nominating a justice to serve on the Supreme Court in the event of a vacancy. With only nine justices serving on the Court, each one has the power to swing any important decision. With many […]

Yale professor unsure whether legal challenges against Trump travel ban will succeed

The Tufts Muslim Student’s Association (MSA) hosted an event titled “The Muslim Ban: Histories of Exclusion, Practices of Resistance,” featuring Yale Clinical Professor of Law Muneer Ahmad in the Crane Room on Thursday evening. Tufts Associate Professor of Political Science Natalie Masuoka opened the event by introducing Ahmad and by describing how the event connected to a broader American […]

Art-à-Porter: Dolce and Gabbana, and the celebration of culture in fashion

In the fashion world, few designers have been able to constantly draw inspiration from their national and cultural heritage and remain relevant for a long time like Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Dolce, who is originally from a town near Palermo, never fails to incorporate visual motifs from the Sicilian tradition in his designs, […]

‘Life’ is a disappointing copy of ‘Alien’

As far as science fiction films go, those that play on the ‘trapped in space’ trope have much to offer, but also much to overcome. Jump-started by Ridley Scott’s 1979 classic “Alien,” this category of sci-fi films typically features characters who are forced to battle disaster, aliens or both, while attempting to escape from some sort […]

Iconic filmmaker shares wisdom to art students in ‘Make Trouble’

What makes a successful commencement speech? Perhaps the most crucial component is the speaker. Usually, the speaker must come from a background that meets the interests of the majority of the graduating class: while an 80-year-old litigator might excite pre-law students, biology majors might end up staring at their phones during the entire duration of the speech. With a […]

Out of Left Field: The day before opening day

This was originally going to be a preseason predictions column. Then I went to pick up my press credentials from Fenway Park and had another idea. (My predictions for those who want to chirp me in October: Red Sox, Indians, Astros; Nationals, Cubs, Dodgers. Indians over Dodgers in the World Series.) I was hired as […]

Sophomore Harper Hopkins organizes protest of anti-transgender bus tour

Boston-area supporters of the transgender community protested the arrival of a bus spreading an anti-transgender message along the East Coast on Thursday, March 30. The bus, branded the “Free Speech Bus,” began its Boston route at the Boston City Hall, followed by the Massachusetts State House and a midday stop in Cambridge, near Harvard University, according to […]

Senators give updates on ongoing projects, pass resolution for new language minors

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss several supplementary funding requests, as well as a resolution calling for Spanish and French minors. Senate initially planned to vote on a resolution calling for the abolition of Greek life at last night’s meeting. However, the resolution’s authors […]

Events on the Hill – Week of April 3

MONDAY “The Politics of Human Rights” Details: Judith Butler, a philosopher studying feminist theory and a professor at University of California, Berkeley, will give a speech about the nature of human rights throughout history through a postcolonial, critical legal studies and political thought lens. Where and When: Alumnae Lounge; 5:30 p.m. Sponsors: Mellon Sawyer Seminar in […]

Police Briefs – March 31

Stolen Beauty A student reported his skateboard stolen at 2 p.m. on March 24. The skateboard, which was decorated with blue paint on the bottom and a white drawing of a geisha on its face, was taken from the front of Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center on March 15. It had been left there for the better part of […]