Senior Theo Friedman continues to impress his peers with culinary ability

This Valentine’s Day, most Boston-area students were not traveling through a snowstorm on a quest to find squid ink. Then again, most students were not preparing an exceptional 13-course dinner, nicknamed “13,” to serve that Sunday night.  Enter senior Theo Friedman, an American Studies major and Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies minor and his talented crew of five […]

Police Briefs

Royale-ly Intoxicated At 8:00 p.m. on Feb. 7, the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) transported an intoxicated female student from Winter Ball at the Royale Boston back to the Tufts campus. Upon arrival on campus, the student was allowed to sign a refusal of treatment form. Wasted Winter Wonderland Another intoxicated female student on the night of Winter Ball […]

Phone scam

The Tufts University Police Department [TUPD] has been investigating reported instances of telephone call scams since this October, according to Sgt. Joseph Tilton. The most recent announcement to the Tufts community regarding these scams, issued jointly by TUPD and Tufts Technology Services, was sent out Feb. 2. “It’s a scam, a telephone scam and what [the […]

TCU Senate Update

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate spent the majority of its meeting this past Monday discussing issues of student life and club funding. TCU Parlimentarian Gauri Seth, a sophomore, opened the meeting with a resolution to establish a mandated gender-neutral bathroom for future construction projects on campus, which the Senate unanimously approved 20-0-0. Seth then […]

After unionizing, full-time faculty prepare for next steps

After officially forming a union on Feb. 12 and joining the part-time faculty in collaborating with Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 509 through its Faculty Forward project, Tufts full-time, non-tenured faculty are now preparing to begin negotiating as a union with the university, according to Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning Lecturer Penn Loh.  “We have […]


Since we’ve all taken high school English, I’m going to go ahead and assume we’ve all read (or at least skimmed the Sparknotes for) Homer’s epic “The Odyssey,” which tells the story of one extremely unfortunate traveler’s 20-year journey home from the Trojan War. Homeboy Odysseus deals with all sorts of bad luck in his […]

National College Health Assessment survey reissued to students

The Tufts Department of Health Promotion and Prevention (DHPP) sent the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) survey to randomly selected undergraduates earlier this week. The survey, designed by the American College Health Association (ACHA), is sent to approximately half the undergraduate population at Tufts every two years to gauge health and wellness needs on campus. “The […]

Speedy Ortiz delivers nonchalant feminist anthem, ‘Raising the Skate’

Female-fronted rock groups have had quite the year thus far, with 90s punk Sleater-Kinney making its triumphant return and more contemporary bands like Florence + the Machine and Screaming Females announcing new albums. Massachusetts’ own noise punk hero, Speedy Ortiz, is now joining the ranks. Released Feb. 10, Speedy’s latest single, “Raising the Skate” (2015), is […]

What’s up this weekend

Looking to make your weekend artsy? Check out these events! TASA Culture Show 2015: Stumped!: The Tufts Association of South Asians is holding its annual culture show, featuring a variety of acts to watch and plenty of samosas for snacking. T-shirts and after-party tickets will be sold today in the Campus Center from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. […]

Sarah Gruen makes stress taste good

Talking to sophomore Sarah Gruen is like riding a roller coaster while wearing a blindfold – you have no idea where you’re going, and she’ll take you through some twists and loops but it’ll definitely be a good time. Along the way, she will throw in quips that seem to come from left field, yet […]