Chris Hnin creates documentary to explore identity, tell important stories

Chris Hnin launched a documentary centered around one fundamental question: What does it mean to be a woman in her hometown of Yangon, Myanmar? The answer lies in the dozens of interviews, relationships and stories that Chris, a sophomore, uncovered as she traveled home last summer to produce her documentary in conjunction with a local […]

Silent rave to happen tonight in Crane Room

Campus swanster Marcella Hastings is honing her creativity yet again.  Luckily, all of the Tufts community will have a chance to participate in her latest enterprise tonight, April 2, at the Crane Room, where Hastings is set to host a silent rave.  This is no April Fool’s joke; this dance party is actually happening. A silent rave is an […]

That’s not how we roll

Rebecca: For the most part, in my life I have never been in the position where I wanted something that was completely reasonable and could not have it. With the exception of my third grade crush who refused to hold my hand because “girls have cooties,” I have been pretty fortunate. This all came to […]

A new Iran strategy

As the Obama Administration misses yet another soft deadline in its negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program, a number of contrarian voices emerge at the forefront of debate. Back in 2008, then-presidential candidate John McCain quipped, “Have you heard that old Beach Boys song? Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran.”  More recently, American Enterprise Institute scholar […]

Optimistic Jumbos hope for strong start to spring season

The women’s crew team begins its season on April 4, on home turf, with a race against Hamilton, Mount Holyoke and Trinity at the Shoemaker Boathouse. The No. 11 Jumbos enter their season full of optimism as they prepare to hit the water for the first time all year.  “I’ve been rowing for Tufts for four […]

The playoffs: where amazing happens?

The NBA playoffs will begin in mid-April, and participating in the 16-team tournament are the best eight teams from each conference. Notice that I did not say that the best 16 teams in the league are competing. That is because the Pelicans and Suns, who currently sit in the ninth and 10th positions, respectively, in the Western […]

Jumbos win Snowflake Classic

The snowy weather may have disappointed in Tufts’ first outdoor meet, the aptly named Snowflake Classic, but the team’s results certainly did not. On Saturday, the track team opened its spring season account with the best possible result: a first-place finish out of 22 competitors. While the weather was far from spring-like, the team battled […]

Parents of Trayvon Martin share story, discuss racial injustice

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, whose 17-year-old son Trayvon Martin was fatally shot three years ago, opened up about their grief and their commitment to combating the pervasiveness of racial and ethnic profiling during Tufts Hillel’s eighth annual Merrin Distinguished Lecture Series in Cohen Auditorium Tuesday night.  Since the day Trayvon was killed while out buying […]

Forum attendees share opposition to proposed DTZ cuts

Tufts Labor Coalition’s (TLC) Public Forum last Friday, March 27 brought a large crowd to Braker Hall 001 to challenge Tufts’ proposed cuts to the janitorial budget. Students, janitors, parents, alumni and administrators gathered at 2:30 p.m. to share their opinions, demonstrate their opposition to the proposed cuts and show their support of the janitors. TLC organized the […]


I wish I could bake a cake filled with rainbows and smiles and everyone would eat and be happy á la Mean Girls (2004). I wish I could bake any sort of cake, really, to help me get through this week. Actually, I wish I could bake, period, since my lack of talent in the […]