Op-Ed: A call for moral leadership, solidarity

כָּל הַמְאַבֵּד נֶפֶשׁ אַחַת מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל, מַעֲלֶה עָלָיו הַכָּתוּב כְּאִלּוּ אִבֵּד עוֹלָם מָלֵא. וְכָל הַמְקַיֵּם נֶפֶשׁ אַחַת מִיִּשְׂרָאֵל, מַעֲלֶה עָלָיו הַכָּתוּב כְּאִלּוּ קִיֵּם עוֹלָם מָלֵא “To kill one person is as if the entire world has been killed. To save one life is as if an entire world is saved.” — Mishna Sanhedrin 4:5 On Oct. […]

Takeaways: Disarm Tufts

In defense of the new protest policy that tries to muffle student activism by creating obstacles like prior registration, Director of Community Standards Kevin Kraft said that the policy was created for “safety concerns” and that it would “assist the university in coordinating police presence on campus.” But is it desirable to have police at student […]

Editorial: Tufts should reconsider eligibility requirements for Spanish, French minors

In the past, the lack of opportunity to minor in Spanish or French frustrated many students in the School of Arts and Sciences (A&S). Starting Jan. 1, 2019, the Department of Romance Studies will offer a minor in both French and Spanish to all A&S students. This addition will be very beneficial to the university […]

Red Star: The death of democracy

The United States is not a democracy. The Senate, the Electoral College, the courts, the unaccountable security state and the concentration of power in regulatory agencies staffed by the people they’re supposed to regulate means the political process and the state are resistant to popular pressure. This is only going to get worse. Voting didn’t stop it in 2008 […]

Op-Ed: Tufts Republicans endorse on Massachusetts ballot questions

Members of the Tufts Republicans voted to endorse Governor Charlie Baker for reelection, as well as take positions on each of the three Massachusetts ballot questions this year. Question 1 deals with nurse-to-patient ratios, Question 2 deals with campaign finance and Question 3 deals with gender identity discrimination. The following are the endorsements: Question 1: […]

Anita’s Angle: Climate activism, collective action

After the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on Oct. 8 — the fifth of its kind — we may be finally realizing the gravity of climate change. We have 12 years to limit devastating global warming, and as Vox explains, “we either invest now to clamp down on greenhouse gases, or we pay […]

Pretty Lawns and Gardens: The necessary response to ecological crime

The U.S. Department of the Interior protects vast tracts of land across the United States, preserving the pristine beauty of the North American continent for generations to come. Sort of. Only 28 percent of the land in our country is federally owned, and when it comes to protecting the rest of our nation’s beauty, our government often falls […]