Janitors and students protest proposed cuts to working hours

Dozens of janitors and students, as well as two Service Employees International Union (SEIU) representatives, gathered outside of Brown and Brew today and marched down Boston Ave. to Tufts Facilities Services building to protest proposed cuts of janitorial jobs. Protestors marched in a circle outside the building for an hour and a half while Tufts Labor […]

International experts discuss origins of Boko Haram, solutions to conflict

A panel of four international experts on Nigerian politics and military discussed the merits of current and proposed international responses to the ongoing atrocities committed by extremist group Boko Haram and others in northeast Nigeria and the surrounding region as part of “Understanding Boko Haram” in Cabot ASEAN Auditorium last night. The panel, organized by The Fletcher School of […]

Students discuss how to push gender-neutral options on campus

The Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Center hosted a town hall meeting in conjunction with representatives from the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate on March 5 to discuss student experiences with housing, bathrooms and other campus facilities and the need for more gender-neutral options at Tufts. Eleven students and one faculty member came together to discuss […]

Calder’s Contortions

Undulating, twisting and floating, Calder’s mobiles create perfect symmetry from imperfect objects. Odds and ends of metal painted in blaringly bright primary colors produce this mesmerizing mixture of media. Tangibly dense yet seemingly weightless, Calder’s mobiles gracefully orbit. Revolutionizing modern sculpture in the 20th century, Calder introduced surrealism into the tradition of modern American art. […]

Tufts ends season on high note, takes home Epps Cup

The women’s squash team saw significant improvement this year as it ended its season ranked No. 25 nationally and more significantly, took home the Epps Cup at the College Squash Association (CSA) Championships. The players worked hard on and off the court as the season progressed, and their on-court results reflected that work. “There were a few […]

Prefab Messiahs return to music scene with spunky new album

For the few readers who are well versed in the ‘80s underground post-punk scene of Central Mass., the name The Prefab Messiahs may ring some bells. For the rest currently scratching their heads in confusion, don’t worry — the Prefabs have stealthily passed under the radar despite the success they met decades ago in the […]

Jumbos prepare to begin 2015 campaign

Coming off a 34-9 season and its third NCAA national tournament appearance in five years, the baseball team is a powerhouse poised for another terrific season. Coach John Casey, now in his 32nd season managing his alma mater, has high hopes for this spring. “Last year is last year; this is a new team with different […]

Bhalla joins Black, relay as NCAA qualifier

The Jumbos recorded several season­-best performances at the Tufts Last Chance Meet on March 6. The meet gave some of Tufts’ top athletes an opportunity to qualify for the NCAA Div. III National Championships. One runner who thrived under the pressure was sophomore Luke O’Connor, who notched a team season best and personal record time of […]

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ shines with bright, wacky humor

“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (2015), co-created by Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, is the newest Netflix original series; its first season is now available for streaming. All 13 episodes of the show were released on Friday, March 6 to better facilitate binge-watching. The show stars Ellie Kemper as the titular Kimmy Schmidt, a 29-year-old woman who moves […]

Kelly Clarkson shines with powerful vocals on new studio album

After a two-year hiatus, Kelly Clarkson is putting it all together with her seventh studio album, entitled “Piece by Piece (Deluxe Version)” (Feb. 27). Although it’s been 13 years since Clarkson claimed the title of being the original “American Idol” (2002-present), this latest album from Clarkson is reassurance that her lasting influence isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. […]