Idil Kolabas is an opinion editor at The Tufts Daily. Idil is a sophomore studying computer science and can be reached at [email protected]


Roger Federer: A human first and a tennis legend second

Who is Roger Federer? A legend in the tennis world? A humble Swiss ball boy? When asked by Joe Sabia in the “73 Questions” series for Vogue, he said he wanted to be remembered as “philanthropic” and “a good tennis player.” I am here to tell you that both descriptions are understatements of who he […]


Trigger warning: Andrew Tate

Content warning: This article mentions rape, racism and homophobia. Andrew Tate has recently gained notoriety due to his controversial opinions about various groups, from women to the LGBTQ community. Particularly, he has recently been banned from most major social media networks, which has incited a conversation about the extent of freedom of speech. Additionally, this […]


A new school year, a new global health emergency

Watching the news has been difficult this summer, from conflicts in Europe, Asia and the Middle East to the horror of American politics, where a Supreme Court decision stripped the American people of their right to make choices about their own bodies. On top of these regular violations of human rights across the globe, we […]


Investors must consider risks when investing in cryptocurrency

From celebrities appearing in cryptocurrency commercials to the repetitive, self-proclaimed investing gurus on TikTok, cryptocurrency has grounded itself in social media and pop culture. However, its swift growth on the internet has exposed many of the dangers of the business. While investing money is smart, and a new realm like cryptocurrency is encouraging for people […]


It was only a matter of time: What we must keep in mind with the omicron variant

It was only a matter of time before researchers discovered another mutation of COVID-19. On Nov. 26, the World Health Organization reported omicron as a “variant of concern,” triggering the adoption of travel bans by various governments and a wave of panic that has begun affecting populations around the world. Still, many questions remain regarding […]


A love letter to Hodgdon

“Günaydın!” The first words I hear in the morning are my roommates saying, “Good morning,” to me in Turkish. The moment I open my eyes, I speak in my native language to my American friends, still not processing that I am not in Turkey anymore. I come to my senses a few seconds later and […]


The deadly 2021 Astroworld Festival: Travis Scott should not be allowed to perform again

Content warning: This article discusses violence, death and the disturbing details of the 2021 Astroworld Festival.  On Nov. 5, the Astroworld Festival, an annual music festival held by rapper Travis Scott in his hometown of Houston, Texas, quickly turned into an incident of mass fatality. Ten individuals were killed and hundreds were injured as a […]


The digital era’s new toxic relationship

Five hours. Two hours, 48 minutes. Thirteen hours, 7 minutes. However long or short our screen time for different social media applications may be, many of us are users of social media. These are platforms through which we can share ideas, express ourselves, spread awareness about certain topics, connect with other people and more.  But […]


To the Hyatt and back: The issue of Hyatt shuttle frequency

Fall 2021. A new semester marked by the arrival of a new class year prepared to explore new courses and experience all that Tufts has to offer. This year, however, around 100 first-year students were assigned to live in the Hyatt Place in Medford, nearly two miles away from campus. Even after West Hall’s transformation […]


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