My Tufts Daily Column (4/25): It’s Complicated…But Not Really

Guys, so many feelings about all this, and updates on my role at the Daily. Know that even in this column, I was censored and threatened that my words wouldn’t see the light of…print…? For now just read and tell me what you think. Brionna Jimerson | Respect Your Elders It’s… complicated. But not really.Continue reading “My Tufts Daily Column (4/25): It’s Complicated…But Not Really”

My Tufts Daily column (4/11): Seeing through the optics of whiteness, a love letter to Black Tufts, and the erasure in “incidents”

My Tufts Daily column, about Black people at Tufts, the white gaze, and the erasure in  “incidents”, complete with honesty (how refreshing!) Check back tonight about the process of writing this column, and more candid musings on the difficult miracle of, well, being.  Brionna Jimerson | Respect Your Elders A truly purpose-driven love letter Published: Thursday,Continue reading “My Tufts Daily column (4/11): Seeing through the optics of whiteness, a love letter to Black Tufts, and the erasure in “incidents””

My Tufts Daily column (3/28): Degrees of Separation

Brionna Jimerson | Respect Your Elders Degrees of separation   Published: Thursday, March 28, 2013 When I was applying to colleges, none of my potentially first−generation college−bound friends had the nerve to entertain the thought of a gap year. I never thought critically about the prospect of volunteering on a political campaign or working full−time atContinue reading “My Tufts Daily column (3/28): Degrees of Separation”

My Tufts Daily Column (3/14): To Do: do.

Brionna Jimerson | Respect Your Elders To-do: Do. By Brionna Jimerson   Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013 I refuse to believe I am alone in this, so, question: Do you spend more time making to-do lists than doing? I will be very blunt right now: The absurdly vague task “figure it out” has shifted from one ofContinue reading “My Tufts Daily Column (3/14): To Do: do.”

My Tufts Daily Column (3/7) — 73 Days, but who’s counting?

Brionna Jimerson | Respect Your Elders 73 Days — but who’s counting? By Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 One of my best friends’ Twitter byline reads, “May 19, 2013, 11:30 a.m. in the J Field,” the time and place of his graduation ceremony. I think he is over the 76 Days celebration. Anyway, last Sunday weContinue reading “My Tufts Daily Column (3/7) — 73 Days, but who’s counting?”

My Tufts Daily Column (3/1) — The S-word

Brionna Jimerson | Respect your elders The S-word By Published: Friday, March 1, 2013 Should.” The hell. Seriously, why do we still employ this word when talking about ourselves? I should have written this column five days ago, but here I am, after deadline, piecing my thoughts together in some 600-word cohesive something. Sorry to shatterContinue reading “My Tufts Daily Column (3/1) — The S-word”

My Tufts Daily Column (2/21) – Where is the symposium on family diplomacy?

Brionna Jimerson | Respect Your Elders Where is the symposium on family diplomacy? Published: Thursday, February 21, 2013 Welcome to spring symposium season at Tufts. In the coming weeks, you will be flooded with scholars, panels, invites, experts and roving students in search of their next free lunch in the Cabot Auditorium lobby or catered receptionContinue reading “My Tufts Daily Column (2/21) – Where is the symposium on family diplomacy?”

My First Tufts Daily Column: Respect Your Elders

This semester should officially be known as my “Daily” semester: I’m working as Managing Editor, I’m writing for Arts/News (when I damn well feel like it, or when there’s an exceptionally amazing episode of Real Housewives on), and I’m  a Features columnist! Cue the daily Daily overload. My weekly Features column is called “Respect YourContinue reading “My First Tufts Daily Column: Respect Your Elders”