‘The Drop’ delivers pleasant movie-goer experience

Crime dramas have the propensity to conjure images of Brooklyn’s back alleys,  intimidating mobsters torturing innocents and — of course — an excess of gun violence. This fall’s newest crime drama, “The Drop,” (released on Sept. 12) aligns itself with these archetypes, but sets itself apart with one unexpected character: a painfully adorable pit bull puppy. This odd combination works, […]

Jumbos perform well against pair of top opponents

The men’s soccer team began the tough part of its schedule strong, beating NESCAC rival Wesleyan 1-0 in overtime on Wednesday before losing a hard-fought battle to No. 5 Brandeis on Saturday. On Saturday, Tufts faced its biggest test of the season, and, despite falling to Brandeis 2-0, looked equal to one of the best teams in the […]

Seven Jumbos reach semifinals in first invitational

Despite a lackluster spring season in which the men’s tennis team lost several key players, the expectations remain high for this year’s team, as the Jumbos return several important members to the roster this fall. Tufts got off to a hot start this year at the Middlebury Invitational, where seven of the nine Jumbos who competed advanced […]

Tisch Summer Fellowships promote active citizenship globally

Running a water sanitation training program in Haiti may seem out of reach, but it has become a reality for Jessica Laporte (LA ’14) and junior Emma Wells, thanks to funding from the Tisch College’s Tisch Summer Fellows (TSF) program. For many Tufts students, designing and completing a research project in a real-world situation is a […]

Tufts shows improvement at Williams Invitational

With the NESCAC qualifiers looming closer, the golf team showed signs of improvement at this weekend’s Williams Invitational. The Jumbos finished 11th overall as a team in their final tournament before NESCACs next weekend at Hamilton College. Tufts’ four best scores totaled 310 on Saturday and 315 on Sunday, for a two-day score of 625, 27 […]

Davis Square businesses thrive in summer

Whether they head there to study, dine or catch a movie with friends, Tufts students frequently travel into Davis Square. It’s no wonder, since its dozens of restaurants and businesses are all just a short walk or Joey ride from campus. Tufts students may benefit from the proximity of Davis Square, but may not be aware […]

‘The Mindy Project’ succeeds, avoids common rom-com pitfalls

There are TV shows that start off brilliantly, but after a season or two lose some steam.  There are also shows that have quite a rocky start and find their voice and footing in the seasons that follow. “The Mindy Project” (2012-present) is on its way to becoming part of the latter group. Season after […]

Greetings from Ghana

Just a year ago, I was starting a pretty average sophomore year at Tufts. I lived on the first floor of Metcalf Hall; I juggled work-study, an internship and classes; I climbed the hill to Olin three days a week and hated every minute of it. The beginning of my junior year could not be […]

Hillary and Beyoncé

Hey Hillary, First off, just got to say that the pantsuit you were wearing at your appearance in Cali the other day was on point. The pop of leopard print was just genius. Was it Bill’s idea? It was totally Bill’s idea. I always knew he had a penchant for fashion. Especially those blue dresses! […]

Toogood appointed judicial affairs administrator

Mickey Toogood assumed the position of judicial affairs administrator on Aug. 18, replacing former judicial affairs officer Veronica Carter, who announced in July that she was retiring from Tufts after 30 years of service. Toogood shared the position with Carter during a two-week transition period until her retirement on Aug. 31. Toogood will have several responsibilities as judicial affairs administrator: overseeing […]