Tufts students in Madrid host rally against Trump, intolerance

Tufts students studying abroad in Madrid, Spain, organized a rally entitled “Love Trumps Hate Madrid” yesterday afternoon in Plaza Puerta Del Sol. While the event was orchestrated by approximately 40 students in the Tufts-Skidmore Spain study abroad program, about 1,000 people in total, including students from La Universidad Autónoma, American tourists and members of the group […]

Editorial: The patriotism of protest

There is no doubt that the majority of American people feel some degree of patriotism. The United States is known abroad for its national pride, its reverence of the Constitution and its supreme respect and admiration for its military and veterans.  Furthermore, the United States is known for upholding, with greater fervor than most, the […]

Editorial: A lesson in handling slavery

This past Thursday, Georgetown University made headlines for its decision to “atone” for its past involvement in the slave trade. The university’s president stated that the selling of slaves in 1838 had saved Georgetown from financial crisis. As part of a process to recognize and reconcile with its past, Georgetown instated the Working Group on Slavery, Memory […]

How Beyoncé out-Beyoncé’d herself: a Daily conversation about ‘Lemonade’

On April 23, the queen of the world-stopping digital drop, Beyoncé, released her sixth studio album, “Lemonade.” The 12-track record, which dropped on the music streaming service Tidal during the HBO broadcast of an accompanying hour-long visual experience. The album surprised fans, just as her self-titled “Beyoncé” did in 2013. Pop music aficionado and Daily […]

Beyoncé turns lemons into visual epic ‘Lemonade’

“Ashes to ashes, dust to sidechicks.” Queen Bey is back, everybody. And we aren’t ready for what she’s brought us. Going into Saturday night, very little was known about “Lemonade,” Beyoncé’s hour-long HBO event that had been announced just a week earlier. The special’s mysterious trailer featured the pop icon whispering questions in her distinctive rasp over […]

#OurThreeBoys commemorates three Sudanese-American victims

Tufts students gathered in Hotung Café on Friday to commemorate the lives of three Sudanese-American men who were murdered in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Feb. 24 — 23-year old Mohamedtaha Omar, 20-year old Adam Kamel Mekki and 17-year old Muhannad Adam Tairab. The purpose of the event, titled “Our Three Boys – Day of Remembrance,” was to “start having conversations about the intersections […]

David Gregory discusses politics, journalism and faith as part of Distinguished Speaker Series

Television journalist David Gregory spoke about the intersections of media and politics as part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series last night in the Coolidge Room. Gregory also talked about his new book “How’s Your Faith?: An Unlikely Spiritual Journey,” an exploration of his personal relationship with Judaism. At the event, sponsored by the Film and Media Studies program […]

Beyoncé celebrates her black Southern roots with ‘Formation’

“What happened after New Orleans?” asks the voice of the late Anthony Barre, better known as Messy Mya, over the intro to Beyoncé’s new surprise single, “Formation” (2016). Barre, a black comedian, rapper and social media celebrity who was killed at the age of 22 in November 2010, isn’t really asking us so much as […]

Somerville 18 face charges for blocking I-93 during Black Lives Matter protest

Last year, national media coverage focused on several cases of unrest, largely in the form of protests in which activists called the world’s attention to police brutality — particularly excessive force and the targeting of black bodies in the United States. This call for justice, policy changes and rectification of the various economic, social and educational inequalities developed into the […]

The politics of public spaces

“In great cities, spaces as well as places are designed and built: walking, witnessing, being in public, are as much part of the design and purpose as is being inside to eat, sleep, make shoes or love or music. The word citizen has to do with cities, and the ideal city is organized around citizenship […]