‘Love, Simon’ promotes diverse representation of sexuality through sweet coming-of-age romance

“In reality, I’m not the leading guy. Maybe I’m the best friend.” This sentiment, from Becky Albertalli’s novel “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” (2015), is something gay teens are far too familiar with. The majority of Hollywood films are utterly devoid of any LGBTQ-identifying characters, and on the rare occasion that there is such […]


The power of storytelling: A conversation with Alisha Guffey

With the 2011 repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, many assumed the military would become more inclusive and that somehow all the past issues would fade away. According to the Williams Institute report from May 2010, at least 70,000 members of the U.S. military are lesbian, gay or bisexual. Additionally, about 15,500 members are […]


Lebanese indie band Mashrou’ Leila shows politics can be sexy at Cambridge gig

The line outside The Sinclair on Sunday, Oct. 22 was almost unprecedented for the relatively small venue. Those in the crowd were mostly college students, and they spoke in several languages including English, Arabic, French and Turkish. Although the headliner, Mashrou’ Leila, isn’t very popular in the United States, the band has gained cult status among the Middle […]


Sophomore Harper Hopkins organizes protest of anti-transgender bus tour

Boston-area supporters of the transgender community protested the arrival of a bus spreading an anti-transgender message along the East Coast on Thursday, March 30. The bus, branded the “Free Speech Bus,” began its Boston route at the Boston City Hall, followed by the Massachusetts State House and a midday stop in Cambridge, near Harvard University, according to […]


Tufts alumni featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Two Tufts alumni, Jake Dell (LA ’09) and Alex Schmider (LA ’13), were featured as part of Forbes Magazine’s annual 30 Under 30 list in the categories of Food & Drink and Media. Schmider, who graduated from Tufts with a degree in psychology and a minor in communications and media studies (CMS), is a senior strategist […]


Sisters drop Chi Omega sorority in protest of Greek system

Over the course of the fall semester, Chi Omega’s Chi Alpha chapter at Tufts saw the departure of a number of members, amidst criticism that Greek life is exclusionary. Nine of these sisters — Gabriela Bonfiglio, Claudia Mihm, Chelsea Hayashi, Meg Weck, Emily Sim, Lily Blumkin, Benya Kraus, Supriya Sanjay and Zoe Miller — then wrote an evocative […]


Editorial: Women’s March is the beginning, not the end

The day after the election, there was an air of melancholy on the Tufts campus. Given the political leanings of our campus, many students felt depressed and dejected. These students found at the Women’s March on Washington that took place both in Washington, D.C. and locally through Sister Marches in cities like Boston an outlet for self-expression, […]


Jumping Hurdles: A heart full of love

Last week was hard. This weekend was hard. Today is hard. Life has just been really hard recently. I’ve found myself exhausted (physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, you name it) and have wanted nothing more than to just bury myself in the covers of my bed and stay there until Thanksgiving break. Did I mention that […]


Nino Testa to leave role as LGBT Center Director

Director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Center Nino Testa (G ’13) will be leaving Tufts on Dec. 16, after having served in the role for the past two and a half years. According to Testa, Dean of Student Affairs Mary Pat McMahon will hire an interim director for the spring while a nationwide search for […]


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