Volleyball | Jumbos sweep doubleheader against Colby, Simmons

Tufts volleyball finished its regular season on a high note by winning both games of Saturday’s doubleheader, against Colby and Simmons, at Cousens Gym. “Colby and Simmons brought a lot of fight to our court this past weekend, and we were proud of our team’s effort to fight them point for point,” coach Cora Thompson […]

Raising the minimum wage

The Tufts Labor Coalition is co-sponsoring a rally on Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. in Davis Square to support a campaign called Raise Up Massachusetts which intends to raise the minimum wage and ensure earned sick time for workers. Raise Up MA is part of a national grassroots movement to ensure a livable minimum wage […]

Tufts to host 10th annual Break the Stage competition

The 10th annual Break the Stage competition, an intercollegiate step dance contest organized by the African Student Organization (ASO), will take place this Saturday at 7 p.m. in Cohen Auditorium. The event, which will feature performances from Tufts step teams ENVY and BlackOut, is the result of two months of preparation, according to coordinator Yolaine […]

Students discuss Prism Run, cultural appropriation

Students gathered in the Crane Room last night to discuss the Tufts Prism Run, hosted on Oct. 27 by Theta Chi, after the event sparked controversy about religious and cultural appropriation. During the event, co-sponsored by the Tufts Hindu Students Council (HSC) and the Asian American Alliance , students gave their thoughts on the Prism […]

Student cyclist hit by Joey

A Tufts student sustained minor injuries after being struck by a Joey shuttle around noon on Friday at the intersection of College and Talbot Avenues. According to Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) Sergeant Robert McCarthy, officers received an emergency call at 12:02 p.m. on Friday alerting them that a female student on a bike had […]

Tufts Children’s Theater looks to inspire young actors with Collins Players program

Collins Players, a Tufts Children’s Theater group for students in grades seven through 12, has once again begun rehearsals for the 2013-2014 academic year. The children and young adults in the program will showcase their work with a full-length performance of “Willy Wonka Junior” this March. Founded in 1995, Collins Players aims to inspire creativity […]

‘Blue Is the Warmest Color’ depicts incredibly candid love story

“Blue Is the Warmest Color” (originally titled “La Vie d’Ad?le”) is possibly the best film of 2013. Having won the Palm d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, it has already achieved remarkable acclaim for its director, Abdellatif Kechiche, and its two lead actresses, Ad?le Exarchopoulos and L?a Seydoux. Its release into mainstream theaters has been […]

Acknowledging appropriation

Internationally minded universities like Tufts pride themselves on diversity. Students are encouraged to share their own cultures and experiences with those of their peers. Such exchanges can often be of a sensitive nature: When is this sort of discussion appropriate? In what context? Who decides? These are some of the questions that were raised in […]

Newbury Street gallery impresses

The International Poster Gallery — located across the street from Zara and French Connection on Newbury Street — provides visitors with breathtaking visuals and food for thought. The gallery was founded nearly 20 years ago by Jim Lapides, a businessman whose search for decorations for his home and office turned him into a collector of […]

Rapper M.I.A. takes artistic risks with new album

After releasing her first studio album in three years on Nov. 5, M.I.A appears to be back and better than ever. Her latest record, “Matangi,” showcases some of the same themes and styles that originally endeared listeners to the English-Sri Lankan rapper. Featuring compelling hooks and probing lyrics, “Matangi” is an exciting addition to M.I.A’s […]