Tufts dominates at Amherst

On Saturday, the women’s track and field team traveled to Amherst College where it won the school’s Spring Fling Invitational. Winds reached speeds as high as 30 miles per hour, but the weather did not stop the Jumbos from taking first with 133 points, beating out second-place host Amherst’s 99 points. As much of the track was […]

Spring Training tidbits

With the 2015 regular season now upon us, I want to take one final look at a number of important happenings from Spring Training. Although the scores of the games do not matter, the extreme performances, call-ups/send downs and injuries do. Fantasy baseball owners know not to worry too much about Spring Training statistics, but […]

Tufts sweeps Maine trip, starts NESCAC undefeated

The women’s tennis team began its east coast spring season with a home match against unranked Brandeis on March 27. It then started its NESCAC schedule, which spans the month of April. The Jumbos made the Maine road trip for the first time this season, traveling to Colby on Friday and Bates on Saturday. Tufts emerged victorious against every school, […]

Time to change the way we deal with housing

Few issues unite the Tufts University student body quite like the housing lottery. One might imagine that, at a school where the majority of the undergraduate population is made up of full-time, non-commuting students, the system for finding housing would be nearly perfected by now, or, at the least, relatively pain-free. The unfortunate truth that thousands […]

Tufts bats come alive in rout of Brandeis

Continuing its strong first half of the season into April, Tufts swept a doubleheader against Brandeis in Waltham on Saturday to extend its winning streak to six games — its longest of the season so far. The Jumbos held on against a Judges comeback to take game one 5-4 before lighting up multiple Judges’ pitchers […]

Campus fishbowl

Dear Prospies, I feel like this school has transformed into a deli. No, it is not because some newfound lunchmeat odor has recently consumed campus in a honey ham hurry. Rather, I’ve become the chicken breast (shaved of course) behind the glass counter alongside the other students at Tufts. Campus tours have exponentially grown in […]

Indiana’s religious freedom law hurts Indiana most

Indiana’s religious freedom continues to create controversy and draw outage across the country. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), signed into law by Indiana governor Mike Pence on March 26, prevents the government from impeding a person’s religious rights unless it has a compelling government interest and is acting in the least intrusive way possible. […]

We don’t need a new Iran strategy

Usually, I love reading my friend Zach Shapiro’s wonderful op-eds. However, I can’t help but disagree with the conclusion reached in his most recent article, “A new Iran strategy.” That piece argues that Iran cannot be trusted, that deterrence is a superior strategy and that there are few strategic benefits to a deal. This leads to […]

Somerville-Arlington Continuum of Care receives grant to combat homelessness

On a single night in January 2014, 21,237 people experienced homelessness in Massachusetts, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s 2014 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress. In an attempt to lower this number, the Somerville-Arlington Continuum of Care (CoC) coordinates a range of programs and services that support those experiencing homelessness. […]

‘Powerhouse female lineup’ set to take Spring Fling stage

Pop artist Kesha is scheduled to headline this year’s Spring Fling concert on April 25. Her performance will follow opening acts Lion Babe, an R&B artist, and MisterWives, a former ’80s cover band. It is no accident that women are dominating this year’s lineup, Concert Board Co-Chairs Matt Marber and Katie Kurtz explained. When looking at previous Spring […]