Tufts plays a part in Medford/Somerville gentrification

“Where there used to be a YMCA for Chinatown … that is now a parking lot for New England Medical Center for Tufts,” Director of the Masters in Public Policy Program and Community Practice at Tufts’ Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Department Penn Loh said. Gentrification is a general term for the arrival of […]


Wonder Woman through the years: An index of feminism?

Although perhaps the most well-known female superhero, Wonder Woman’s origins have remained unclear since her creation. The character has been a part of American cultural history since 1941, when a man named William Moulton Marston wrote the first comic, published under the pseudonym Charles Moulton. Tufts alumna Jill Lepore’s (LA ’87) new book “The Secret History of […]


Education, social change and listening

After studying at Grinnell College for a semester, my friend Berenice left school to focus on climate and social justice. She felt that what she was learning in classes was not relevant to her longtime goal: to revolutionize our corporate-controlled, classist, racist, patriarchal and environmentally and socially unsustainable society. So she joined the Great March […]


The future of NBA jerseys

Lionel Messi recently broke both the La Liga and Champions League scoring records. In September, Qatar Airways received its five millionth Facebook like, making it the second most “liked” global airline. Its social media presence has increased dramatically as the five-star airline has accrued over 300,000 Twitter followers and placed third among airlines on Instagram. […]


Jose Fernandez should accept the Marlins’ lowball offer

Just weeks after the Marlins signed their power-hitting star Giancarlo Stanton to a 13-year, $325 million contract, they offered a six-year, $40 million deal to pitcher Jose Fernandez. Fernandez is in a unique situation. He is one year removed from possibly the greatest season ever pitched by a 20 year old, and was lights out […]


Jumbos fall in two NESCAC matches before Thanksgiving break

The No. 27 Women’s Squash Team closed out a tough weekend before Thanksgiving break against two difficult opponents, losing to both No. 15 Middlebury College and No. 16 Hamilton College by a score of 9-0 on Nov. 23 and Nov. 22, respectively. Although the Jumbos were not able to pull out any individual wins, there were […]


Bill Cosby sued over alleged assault of 15-year-old

The comedy world has been turned on its head of late with accusations of sexual misconduct swirling around industry legend, Bill Cosby. On Tuesday, the story of the first lawsuit to be filed as a result of recent allegations (a 2005 case was settled out of court) against Cosby broke on major news outlets. Over […]


Top ten things you will try to conceal from your parents for the long, long, long, long, long break that is Winter Break

Finals are happening and they’re clearly horrible. While you struggle through those papers and those pesky in-class exams, think forward to the beauty that will be winter break. It’s super long though, so the Daily Arts department has come up with a list of things you need to hide from your parents. Good luck. The […]


Jumbos’ 45-point first half carries team to 6-0 start

Fueled by a season-high 45 points in the first half, Tufts improved to 6-0 on the season after handing the 4-0 Wheaton College team its first loss of the season on Monday night. The Jumbos shot 47.4 percent (18-for-38) from the field and 57.1 percent (8-for-14) from distance in the first half to build up a 27-point advantage heading into halftime. […]


SWUG Employed

Dear SWUG, I went home for Thanksgiving break and my parents and all of my friends’ parents started asking me what I’m doing after graduation. Now I’m freaking out that I haven’t figured out any plans, and I get so awkward when I try to explain that I don’t know yet. What do I say […]


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