Point-Counterpoint: “Not my President”

In defense of “Not my President:” In the widespread protests that spanned the globe following the election of President Trump, the resounding cry of resistance to the new American president echoed worldwide. Throughout the United States, millions took to the streets after Election Day and after the inauguration, many of them united by the slogan, “Not my President.” […]

Op-ed: Was it wrong to trust Obama?

When former President Obama was inaugurated as president, third-grade me was thrilled. He was the first black president and he was a Democrat, a fact that I didn’t know much about but that I knew pleased my parents, especially after eight years of George W. Bush’s presidency. He was also, especially to young me, much more […]

Donald Trump inaugurated as 45th president

Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States last Friday at noon, on the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. His inauguration was the first time a total political outsider, who has never served in public office or the military, assumed the nation’s highest office. The number of people […]

Editorial: Trump’s appointment of Steven Bannon signals power to alt-right

There have been two conflicting stories brewing in the week since Donald Trump shocked the world by winning the general election. The first story has revolved around Trump’s encouraging  suggestions that he may ease back on some of his more extreme proposals, mentioning in a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal that he would be […]

The Arena: The Democratic blues

Who would’ve thought it would be the Democrats in such disarray after these elections? Coming into Tuesday’s elections, the talking heads (and your favorite columnist) were predicting the inevitable schism of the Republican Party. Instead, we have a president-elect who has never held office and a Democratic Party on the ropes. There is no two […]

Point-Counterpoint: Protesting the president

‘Point-Counterpoint’ juxtaposes two opposing perspectives on polarizing issues and debates. The following responses, written by the Daily’s opinion section, address both sides of the debate on recent protests against the Trump presidency.  The case for protesting  After the presidential election, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted: “Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by […]

Senior Profile: Henry Hooper Gleason, the longest Tufts legacy

Senior Henry Hooper Gleason was looking through old scrapbooks that his aunt found under hats and books in the back of a closet when he came across an article written about his grandmother, Elizabeth Gertrude Gleason. This article dubbed her the longest legacy student at Tufts, with 17 diplomas in her family. Today, that title […]

Tufts Labor Coalition, Boston BTC stage action at administration’s town hall

University President Anthony Monaco hosted a Town Hall Meeting yesterday afternoon in the ASEAN Auditorium of the Cabot Intercultural Center to provide updates on the university and to offer students and members of the surrounding community an opportunity to directly ask him questions. Preceding and throughout the meeting, members of the Boston Building Trades Council (BTC) stood outside of the Cabot Intercultural Center in protest of Tufts’ […]