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Op-Ed: Culture is more than descent

“Culture is more than fact,” pontificates the Sept. 16 Tufts Daily editorial lampooning white instructors teaching South Asian culture classes, “it is the emotion, habit and ritual formed from accumulated and shared experience. It flows from community.” It is therefore downright insensitive ...



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Columns

Tufts Creatives: Food for thought

Tamas Takata has always enjoyed creating things. Having planned on graduating early, Tamas is currently a third-year senior majoring in biochemical engineering and will continue his education at Tufts graduate school with the hope of receiving his master's degree in mechanical engineering. Tamas' ...


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Culture

Food For Thought: Poultry-archy

And on the seventh day, God saw all that He had created and said that it was good! And thus, he slaughtered the fatted calf and gave Adam charcoal to make his famous ribs.Carnivority has outlasted creation into modern day, remaining a staple in the representation of the 'masculine' identity. While ...


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Columns

The Elephant in the Room: A Thank You Letter to my Friends

To the important individuals in my life:People keep saying that “social life is dead at Tufts,” which may be true for the moment in regards to big sweaty basement parties, but personally, I don’t believe that it’s true for the whole Tufts community. Correct me if I’m wrong here, but we go ...


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TASA Culture Show prompts moment of reflection

The TASA Culture Show, presented by Tufts Association of South Asians (TASA) on Saturday in Cohen Auditorium, was a high-energy blend of bright colors, dance, song and video. The theme of the show was “My Big Fat Bollywood Wedding” and was directed by sophomores Sanya Pradhan, Kanav Jhunjhunwala ...


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Culture

Looking In: The Confucius Institute

Wherever you go in the world, you can find the same things: movie theaters showing Hollywood movies, international schools teaching an American-style curriculum in English, an educational elite that speaks English, people watching American television shows, a business district imitating Manhattan and ...


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Senior Profile: Janna Karatas

A common theme throughout graduating senior Janna Karatas's four years at Tufts time on the Hill is her strong interest and commitment towards community and culture. As a FOCUS pre-orientation leader, former Tufts Community Union (TCU) senator, resident of the Spanish House and a member of the ...


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Editorial

Raise the food cap for culture groups

There are over 30 groups in the Council I “Cultural” category in the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate, ranging from the Chinese Students Association to the Thai Club to the Queer Straight Alliance. As detailed in a March 11 Daily article, these groups face complex budgetary issues that result ...



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Columns

The 'Failures' of Sexual Liberation?

I find it disturbingly funny when I hear people talk about rape culture like it’s this new phenomenon. As if rape didn’t happen 50 years ago, as if something about today’s youth culture (and their “hook-up culture”? Their “feminist culture”?) is conducive to rapes on college campuses, ...


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