At CAST panel, students share experiences on the autism spectrum

On April 11, senior Rachel Bennett and sophomores Justin Robbins and Aaron Herman spoke about having autism at Tufts in a panel hosted by the Coalition for Autism Support (CAST). The panel, entitled “But You Seem So Normal’: A Panel about Autism at Tufts,” was moderated by CAST member Sarah Gottlieb, who identified herself as “neurotypical,” or someone […]


Muslim students seek to dispel Islamophobia, build community around faith

Sophomore Umar Shareef stands in the main room of the Interfaith Center on on the afternoon of Friday, March 27. Behind him, four rows of men — comprised of both Tufts students and community members — stand shoulder-to-shoulder, barefoot on the red carpets that cover the floor. Two rows of women, many of whom wear […]


CASTing a net of support for students with autism

This is the second part of a series about students on the autism spectrum at Tufts. To read the first part, click here. For Aaron Herman, Rachel Bennett and Justin Robbins, three Tufts students with autism spectrum disorders who are members of the Coalition for Autism Support at Tufts (CAST), the main challenges at Tufts have proven to […]


‘We’re not broken’: at Tufts, on the autism spectrum

This is the first article in a two-part series on students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) at Tufts.  Six students sit around a table in the Mayer Campus Center on a Friday evening, fiercely debating. The topics at hand include a 2008 Pentagon report claiming that Vladimir Putin has Asperger’s syndrome and the resistance to vaccination […]


Turning rage to action: Indict Tufts seeks to shatter silence, fight anti-blackness

Late on the night of Monday, Nov. 24, junior A.J. Enchill was watching the news following the Missouri grand jury’s non-indictment of white police officer Darren Wilson, who shot unarmed black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson on Aug. 9. Hundreds of people in Ferguson, Mo. were pouring into the streets in rage about what they […]


Indict Tufts movement mobilizes, plans for future

Over 100 students came together on Wednesday night for an open group meeting called “#BlackLivesMatter / Tufts Community Town Hall Meeting: Mobilizing for #IndictAmerica & Ferguson Aftermath,” in Alumnae Lounge. The meeting was part of a series of actions this week, organized by a group of students under the name Indict Tufts, to spotlight and fight racial oppression […]


To end the occupation, empower the left

    The occupation must end. After spending five days in the West Bank this winter break and seeing it first hand, it is brutally clear to me that the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land is illegal, unjust and inhumane. I’ve opposed the occupation theoretically and intellectually for a while now. But seeing the immense physical […]


To end the occupation, empower the left

The occupation must end. After spending five days in the West Bank this winter break and seeing it first hand, it is brutally clear to me that the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land is illegal, unjust and inhumane. I’ve opposed the occupation theoretically and intellectually for a while now. But seeing the immense physical and […]


Lily Sieradzki | Media Junkie

In my final column of the semester, before I jet off to Prague in the spring (see y’all suckers later … but also insert brief moment of nostalgia here), I want to discuss something near and dear to our hearts – the holidays. You see, this Thanksgiving I was hit with a stomach virus, which […]


Lily Sieradzki | Media Junkie

For today’s column, I’m going to be straying a bit from my recent pattern of feminist-y analyses of popular TV shows. I want to bring it back to the basics – journalism, its general health and its future. Anyone talking about media loves to bring up how journalism is either very ill or already dead. […]


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