Op-ed: Why Djokovic isn’t the GOAT despite Federer’s departure

During his trophy acceptance speech at the 2017 Australian Open, newly crowned champion Roger Federer acknowledged the competitive nature of the match against longtime rival, Spain’s Rafael Nadal in a simple yet meaningful way: “Tennis is a tough sport, there are no draws. But if there was going to be one, I would have been […]

Op-ed: Gun violence prevention — youth action in place of reaction

Talia Wilcox is a sophomore studying international relations. Content warning: This article discusses gun violence and mentions suicide. Only five students returned to my classroom the day after my large public high school received a bomb threat. One month earlier, the Thousand Oaks massacre had occurred nearby at Borderline Bar and Grill, killing 12 college […]

Op-ed: The 2022 midterms proved it is Gen Z’s moment. It’s time to seize it.

Mark Lannigan is the president of the Tufts Democrats. Want real change? Run for office. I wrote back in May 2021 about why it was so important and increasingly possible for young people to run for office. With the 2022 midterms behind us and a wave of progressive Gen Z victories under our belt, I […]

Op-ed: Massachusetts must do better on mental health

Justin Hong is a junior studying American Studies.  America faces a mental health crisis. Rates of anxiety and depression — especially among young people — are spiking. This burgeoning crisis has the potential to handicap our generation with long-lasting impacts. With the rollout of the new 988 mental health crisis number this summer, our country […]

Op-ed: The death of a monarch and the long shadow of empire

Tathagata Dutta is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History and a dissertation fellow at the Center for Humanities at Tufts for 2022–23.   In his condolence message to mark the death of Queen Elizabeth II, President Joe Biden defined her legacy with the words, “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was more than a […]

Letter from the Managing Board: What you can expect from the Daily this fall

To our readers, Welcome or welcome back to the Hill! We at the Daily have been hard at work all summer preparing to deliver intriguing, engrossing, revelatory journalism to you this fall. Since a newspaper’s first responsibility is to the community it serves, we wanted to take this opportunity to let you know what you […]

Letter From the Editor in Chief: Welcome to the Tufts community

To the newest members of our community, Whether you’re a first-year, transfer student or new hire, it’s my privilege as editor in chief of The Tufts Daily to welcome you to campus and introduce you to our newspaper. First, I want to take a moment to recognize what a strange and special time this is […]

Op-ed: Protecting reproductive rights in Massachusetts

 The Massachusetts House of Representatives voted 136–17 on a bill two weeks ago to strengthen protections for reproductive and gender-affirming care in state law. I was one of 25 women legislators who spoke in strong support of the bill. Below is an excerpt from my remarks on the House floor on Wednesday, June 29.   “I […]

Letter from the Editor in Chief: Congratulations, Class of 2022

Dear Class of 2022, family and friends, We now reach the pinnacle of achievement, the most sacred ceremony in the American education system: commencement. To get to this moment, we have endured quite the semester, and, for our graduating class, quite the collegiate experience. In your hands right now — or more likely on your […]

Op-ed: Legacy admissions and grilled cheese

The annual Tuftonia’s Day carnival took place less than four weeks after our Faculty Senate passed a resolution to end legacy consideration in admissions processes. Both ideas work well in theory: While the latter allows the university to take one step further into becoming an anti-racist institution where students from traditionally marginalized backgrounds may obtain […]

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