Allen, DMR officially headed to Nationals

On Friday evening, junior Marilyn Allen, the distance medley relay (DMR) and a number of other Tufts athletes competed at the Last Chance Meet, held at the Gantcher Center. Allen again showed why she is one of the best hurdlers in the nation, as she posted another very fast 8.90 second time in the preliminary […]

TCU travel budget change, lack of notice problematic

In a move that came as a surprise to many members of the Tufts community, the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate has removed off-campus travel funding from next year’s budget. While the Senate has emphasized that this change will not necessarily be permanent and that they will assess the situation based on the status of […]

Would you mind?

If some egregious person sneakily helped himself to my last magic biscuit, bashing his head with a rock might feel warranted. If some buffoon unleashed his “domesticated” lion, running away might feel pretty darn natural.  Spurred by these simple but nightmarish thought experiments, one might conclude that our basic instincts are symptoms of a brain […]

Greek life from the outside: the good, the bad, the ugly

I have never wanted to join a Greek organization. Obviously, I am not alone in this — plenty of people make it through college, Tufts and elsewhere, without having much of anything to do with fraternities or sororities. Given the rising numbers of students joining the ranks of the various Greek organizations here at Tufts, […]

‘My November Guest’

A sense of rural serenity and quietude pervades many of Robert Frost’s poems. Such well known lines as “The woods are lovely, dark and deep,” from Frost’s famous “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” (1923) almost effortlessly conjure up images of peaceful landscapes, untroubled by modern cares and stresses. As a college student on […]

Reflecting on #TheDress

It took the internet by storm. Granted, its fame was not unprecedented for cultural memes, but something was different about this phenomenon. People had no control over how they perceived it — their perceptions were totally unadulterated by social and cultural filters, relying solely on how their brains interpreted what their eyes showed them. So, was it […]

‘Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott’ captures story of segregation in 1950s

“Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott” is a worthwhile exhibition not only for the stunning photography comprising it, but also for the story behind the exhibit itself. The exhibition shows photographs by famous African-American photographer Gordon Parks (1912-2006), many of which are on view for the first time. The exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, […]

Artist Spotlight: Todd Terje

Reverb is a weekly collaborative music review within the Arts section that explores new albums and covers new artists, whether indie or mainstream. Our goal is to explore and examine everything that modern music has to offer and to educate anyone who cares. It’s been a solid 30 years since the ’80s were cool, but […]

They’re trying to kill me

While the essence of the craft — reporting, writing, angling — remains largely intact, conventional journalism is moribund, if not already dead, its trappings razed by technology. Sports journalism, more so than its sister genres, has been undergoing a drastic transformation. When the Internet opened the floodgates, a deluge of blogs and other little-known sites poured into the […]