Jack Clohisy is the former Executive Arts & Pop Culture editor at The Tufts Daily. He graduated in 2023 with a degree in Computer Science and Cognitive & Brain Science.

Senior Profile: Julia Perugini makes the most of her 4 years at Tufts in and out of the classroom

Julia Perugini cannot pinpoint a singular moment in her life when she decided to pursue a career in health care. “It’s something I’ve always been interested in,” she wrote in an email to the Daily. “I’ve always thought that careers in medicine offered the most profound opportunity of being there with people during both the […]

Queeries: That’s a (queer) wrap

We were raised believing that the “gay agenda” was an attack on the white picket fence American dream. While the traumas that accompany queerness range from constant victimization to harassment to rejection, there is something purely evil that comes with internalized homophobia. Being only 22 years old, we both have seen how much the gay […]

Queeries: Sasha Colby takes the crown

The season finale of the 15th season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (2009–) came to a glamorous conclusion on April 14 when Sasha Colby took home the crown as America’s next drag superstar. Colby’s win couldn’t have come at a better time, as she stands to highlight what trans and drag representation and excellence look like […]

Ellie Goulding’s ‘Higher Than Heaven’ may be her ‘least personal,’ but it still holds up

Ellie Goulding’s fifth studio album “Higher Than Heaven” (2023) was released on April 7, and she described it as her “least personal” album to date — a bold claim for the artist. Her first album in nearly three years, Goulding came back swinging with this upbeat electronic body of work. Featuring 11 standard tracks and […]

WEEKENDER: Arts editors by day, Tufts Dance Collective choreographers by night

On Jan. 4, we had the pleasure of attending the advance screening of “M3GAN” (2022) at the AMC Boston Common 19. Our infatuation with M3GAN began long before this premiere, as we were first introduced to her by RaiAnn in a late-night viewing of everyone’s favorite YouTube videos. Watching M3GAN eat up her choreography and […]

Queeries: ‘Don’t Say Gay’

On March 28, 2022, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the infamous “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which prohibits teachers from discussing LGBTQ+ topics and subjects with similar themes that may not be ‘age appropriate’. On July 1, 2022, this law took effect. Now, a year following the uproar that came with “Don’t Say Gay,” DeSantis’ administration […]

Queeries: Spring break-ing in queer haven

Laguna Beach, Calif., now a famous tourist destination due to the MTV reality show “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County” (2004), was not always known for its beautiful beaches and unique coves, but used to be a gay Southern California hotspot. Now known for its quirky art galleries and walkable beaches, there still exists a […]

10 years of ‘The Way’: Ariana Grande’s career a decade later

Ten years ago, the budding Nickelodeon-actress-turned-pop-star was taking the first steps toward a lucrative music career. Ariana Grande released her first lead single “The Way” featuring Mac Miller on March 25, 2013, off her debut album “Yours Truly” (2013). The single debuted within the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, securing Grande her first […]

Queeries: Drag Me to Tufts

Mark your calendars because Friday, March 31 is International Transgender Day of Visibility. This is an annual awareness day that allows the accomplishments of transgender people to be spotlighted and offers schools and communities an opportunity to create and celebrate more trans-inclusive spaces. Many schools take this time to go over gender terminology, help students […]

Conversations with Professor Stephan Pennington, Part 3

The last conversation between the Daily and Professor Stephan Pennington, associate professor of music at Tufts, shined a light on his career in the military and his discovery of his queer identity while enlisted. After Pennington left the military decorated and accomplished, he turned toward academia. “I decided to go to Mills College, which was […]