Jumbos ready to get back on the water

The men’s crew team begins its season on Saturday, April 4, with a race against Hamilton at the Shoemaker Boathouse. The No. 9 Jumbos, according to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association, enter the season with high expectations and hope to challenge the top teams they will face. The Continentals enter the season ranked No. 15, […]

My first 2015 draft

My 10-team AL/NL head-to-head league had its draft last week, and I was picking fifth. The 6×6 league has BBs and QSs as the final two categories, and you play nine pitchers (it could be nine SPs and zero RPs, four SPs and five RPs, etc.). The first four picks went as expected with Mike […]

With title nearly decided, Champions League battle remains fierce

Next weekend’s round of Barclay’s Premier League action will be highlighted by a clash between two heavyweights in English soccer. The Arsenal-Liverpool matchup may not be a title­-decider, but it looks like an all-­important fight for the chance to play in Europe’s premier competition next season — the UEFA Champions League. With eight more rounds still to play, most […]

Dear audience members

I’ve been watching you from high above. That’s right, up in the clouds, through the heavens — of Cohen Auditorium. This week, I spent my time running back and forth between the stage as an assistant sound designer for Tufts’ spring musical, Into the Woods. The soundboard was located just above the audience in the […]

An open letter to survivors

Trigger warning: This article discusses sexual assault and rape. Dear Survivors, On March 1, a concerned brother wrote about his love for his sisters. On March 24, a concerned mother wrote a letter to her daughter about safety on college campuses. Both of these articles had authors who hoped to protect the young women in their […]

Kesha choice sets a precedent, resists double standard in today’s music

A testimony to the efficiency and ubiquity of the information network on a campus as small and interconnected as Tufts, not a student could be found who hadn’t caught wind of Kesha’s anticipated performance at Spring Fling 2015 a mere hour after the news was released. As is expected of any major announcement, the revelation of […]

Visiting the Hill this week

MONDAY “Tisch Talks in the Humanities: Generative Empathies” Details: Director of the Cultural Agents Initiative at Harvard University Doris Sommer will join Amahl Bishara, assistant professor of anthropology and Peter Levine, Tisch College associate dean for research in a discussion on the meaning and use of empathy, especially with regard to current discourses on the concept. […]

Green T charette to consider future of Green Line T stop intersection

The Green T at Tufts Design Charette, to be held on April 1, will invite members of the Tufts community to share their ideas about the future of the Boston Ave. and College Ave. intersection, where an MBTA Green Line T stop is slated to be built by 2019, according to Betsy Byrum, the education and […]

Mind your manners

Throughout my years at Tufts, I’ve consumed approximately 1,750 meals in the dining hall. My average dining hall visit lasts about 25 minutes, which means I’ve spent roughly 730 hours, or about 30 full days, eating in Dewick or Carmichael. Spending all that time has allowed me to gain some insight on how things work […]

SPARTN Lab bridges theories, practice with quadcopter drones

Three small quadrotor drones execute a series of synchronized flips in the middle of a Gantcher Center tennis court. This performance, captured in a minute-long Youtube video uploaded last summer, showcases the work of Tufts’ Signal Processing and RoboTic Networks (SPARTN) lab. Since its establishment in 2012, the lab has successfully brought together theories and applications as it […]