Celebrating 150 years, School of Engineering kicks off Engineers Week

Tufts Engineers Week began Sunday night in a kick-off event that featured group challenges, free refreshments and a speech from Assistant Professor of Computer Science Ben Hescott. The weeklong series of events at Tufts mirrors the National Engineers Week initiated by the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). This year’s Engineers Week spans from Feb. 22 to Feb. 28 and serves to […]

TCU Senate Update (Feb 22nd)

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate spent much of its Sunday meeting debating funding appeals from two campus groups and sorting through additional fund requests from other groups. TCU Senate President Robert Joseph opened the meeting, which began at 12:00 p.m., with Tufts’ Sexual Misconduct Resource Specialist Nandi Bynoe. Bynoe, representing the Office of Equal Opportunity, explained her role to […]

I Am Daniel Powter

Dear sad boys/girls/non-gender binary conforming friends, Sometimes you just get rad sad. Maybe you were happy thinking about the Boston Olympics, but then remembered this is the city where you can fall into a snow bank and then eventually be birthed from it a few days later. I’ve personally entered sad boy territory recently (I’m […]

My grandmother’s gas tank is always full

My grandmother’s wartime experience was similar to that of any other young American woman who lived through World War II. She sold war bonds at her university. She worked at an airfield. She volunteered at a hospital. She served on the home front while three boyfriends, several friends and countless acquaintances died on the battlefront. […]

‘Jupiter Ascending’ astounds with awful goodness

To be honest, there’s no real way to rate or describe “Jupiter Ascending” (2015), the latest film written and directed by the Wachowski siblings. Perhaps most famous for the film “The Matrix” (1999), Lana and Andy Wachowski have now created the most overwrought, dazzling and entertaining bad film of all time. Seriously, in 10 years “Jupiter Ascending” […]

A response to ‘Kiev: a case against arms’

A recent op-ed entitled “Kiev: a case against arms” by Sam Berzok argues that the United States should reject proposals to arm Kiev’s government in its war against Russian-backed separatists in southeastern Ukraine. A number of arguments lead the author to this conclusion. First, targeted economic sanctions that followed Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea, in […]

Tufts falls to Amherst in NESCAC quarterfinals

The men’s basketball team entered Saturday’s NESCAC quarterfinal meeting against Amherst as the No. 4 seed and with a 27-point road win in an earlier matchup under its belt. This game would not go as swimmingly for the Jumbos, as the Lord Jeffs shot 56.4 percent from the field in a 92-66 victory at Cousens Gymnasium. The victory sets […]

The Mavericks’ ‘Mono’ dazzles, blends country, rock

The Mavericks are not new to the country, rock or folk scenes. The band, whose eponymous debut album release in 1990 spurred decades of success for the Florida group, is choosing not to move away from the past but to delve deeper into a variety of its facets. Their eighth studio album, “Mono”, released on […]

Love in the time of bananas

Little known fact: You can shine your shoes with the inside of a banana peel. I didn’t believe it at first, either. But one day, my friend approached me with a dusty pair of black leather Oxfords and said, “Dude I want to wear these, but they really need a shine.” I sensed an opportunity. […]

The Shawarma Place is unassuming, enjoyable grill on outskirts of Davis

While driving through Davis Square, one might miss the inconspicuous storefront of The Shawarma Place, a tiny Mediterranean restaurant whose name leaves little to the imagination. Looking inside, it would seem that it is not well suited for large crowds or foodies looking for a fancy sit-down meal. The restaurant barely has enough seating for a handful […]