Unusual contributors headline Jumbo effort at Middlebury

Competing in its final event before NESCACs, Tufts men’s swim and dive raced against a host of tough schools that included rivals Williams and Middlebury at the Middlebury Invitational. Though it was a non-scoring meet, several swimmers dropped significant time in a bright spot for the Jumbos as they prepare for the conference championships, now less […]

Jumbos split home games over the weekend

Tufts improved to 4-2 at home and continued its four game winning streak against Middlebury (7-8-3) before falling to No. 11 Williams (12-4-2) to bring its home record to 4-3. With their four-game winning streak at home over, the Jumbos stand at 7-10-1 overall and 4-7-1 in conference play. Although a win against Williams would have gone […]

Moosings on Meat

Dear veg heads, This time of year seems to be hard for us (for the record, I’m a pescetarian, but similar realms). The colder it gets, the more likely people seem to give into their carnivorous cravings. Walking into the dining hall today, I was greeted with a smorgasbord of beef and chicken, with steamed […]

Time for more and better small group housing

The other night I spoke at an unofficial campus housing information session for first-years. I represented the Crafts House, and spoke about our mission, what cooperative living entails and the application process. Unfortunately, the information session was extremely disheartening, specifically because it showed what few alternative housing options Tufts has and what little interest the […]

Cut, it’s a wrap

I think we can all agree the grilled chicken here isn’t exactly the hallmark of Tufts Dining. Always more dry than moist, eating it by itself is about as fulfilling as a limp handshake. Yet, it’s weaseled its way in as the central ingredient of today’s alternative dining hall recipe. I’m gonna pull an Aladdin […]

Suspects for anti-semitic graffiti surface, TUPD considers educational solution

Just as antisemitic feeling has seen somewhat of a recent resurgence in Europe and elsewhere, its marks have also begun to emerge on Tufts’ campus over the past year. According to the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD), anti-Semitic graffiti appeared on Bello and Spicer Fields in 2013 and on Lewis Hall in the winter of 2014. As a result […]

Inspiring Characters

One of the best things about reading is the exposure to people you’d never meet in your lifetime. Literary characters are some of the most multi-faceted, interesting and inspiring people I’ve ever had the chance to meet. They make unwise decisions just as you and I do and, through them, experience is shared and passed along. […]

Kaze Shabu Shabu offers spicy delights

If you are looking for a break from your average nights in Davis Square, Kaze Shabu Shabu in Chinatown offers a more unique dining experience. This Japanese restaurant features shabu-shabu, a form of hot pot cooked in the Nabemono style. Patrons can have beef, chicken, pork, lamb, seafood or vegetables delivered raw to their table on large plates. Once their selections […]

‘Arrow’ midseason premiere starts slow, sets up future episodes

The CW’s “Arrow” (2012 – present) has shot up in popularity over the past several seasons, and — now midway through season three — all signs indicate that the upward trend will continue. The cast is comprised of talented and attractive stars, and the show even sparked the creation of a spinoff series, “The Flash” (2014 – present). With […]

57th Grammy Awards nominations go for style over substance

It’s that time of year again, when holiday songs melt away into winter’s dance-like-it’s-summer hits. Those who take comfort in this fluffy predictability will be happy to mark their calendars for Feb. 8, the air date of the 57th Grammy awards. Say what you will about “Music’s Biggest Night” – bewildering, out-of-touch, a bit self-congratulatory – […]