Senior Lillian Sun creates art from inappropriate Tinder messages on @thefleshlightchronicles

Most people who have used dating apps have stories about the funny, offensive or disturbing messages they’ve received. Lillian Sun, a senior majoring in political science and art history, and creator of Instagram account LILLIAN x TINDER (@thefleshlightchronicles), decided to make art out of those messages instead of letting them just sit in her inbox. […]

Jumbo Exchange: Political awareness

Time flies; I can’t believe it is already April — there are now only one and a half months left in my stay here in the States! It might not yet be the time to review my study abroad experience at Tufts, but these days I cannot help but look back a bit, wondering what […]

Q&A: ‘Dolores’ director Peter Bratt talks storytelling, community activism

The subject of the upcoming documentary film “Dolores” (2017), 87-year-old labor-rights activist and legend Dolores Huerta, remains “the most vocal activist you’ve never heard of.” As cofounder of the United Farm Workers labor union with Cesar Chavez, Huerta spearheaded the Delano grape strike in 1965 and played a key role in negotiating fair contracts for migrant […]

The Left Unity Project seeks to connect leftist students

Disclaimer: Liam Knox is the executive investigative team editor at the Daily and a founding member of the Left Unity Project. He was not involved with the writing of this article. A new leftist coalition, the Left Unity Project (LUP) has united on campus and seeks to increase communication, unity and solidarity among left-leaning political groups […]

Editorial: Students should support all university workers

Most students on campus know Idah Duche, a cashier at Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run who always makes an effort to greet students warmly and even seems to have learned hundreds of students’ names. She was rightly acknowledged by University President Anthony Monaco at Senior Dinner this year for her friendliness and was even featured in a Facebook […]

Tufts political groups across the spectrum energized by 2016 election

Progressive political organizations and activist groups at Tufts have mobilized around resisting President Donald Trump’s agenda and have used his surprise electoral victory as a rallying cry, according to interviews with students in multiple groups. Meanwhile, campus conservative groups are also noticing a spike in activity after the election because of statewide victories and growing approval […]

Editorial: On resistance and privilege

International Women’s Day on March 8 marked the first Day Without a Woman. This day played into a string of recent protests speaking out against the values and actions of the new presidential administration. On March 8, women were encouraged to “take the day off from paid or unpaid labor,” “avoid shopping for one day (with […]

Food for Thought: We get it, you’re vegan

It isn’t often that someone comes out of the ‘vegan closet’ unexpectedly. Sure, you can be a non-vegan and still be really into kale, but eventually the black-bean brownies are going to raise some eyebrows. Other signs include: a man bun, probiotic dirt water and self-deception in the form of “I had no idea that […]

Activist Marian Wright Edelman speaks about child poverty

Marian Wright Edelman, the founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund, spoke about American citizens’ obligation to combat the overwhelming presence of child poverty in a mostly full Cohen Auditorium on Monday evening. The talk was this year’s Merrin Moral Voices Lecture, in partnership with the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series. […]

Food for Thought: Beef with the meat industry

Almost every student subscribed to The New York Times has had at least one brief stint as an herbivore. One day you try General Gau’s tofu, and suddenly, you find yourself saying things like “living in touch with my values” and “exploring ethical veganism.” Every Meatless Monday is an ego boost and seasoned wedges are vegetarian — […]