‘Out, Out –‘

Growing up in rural Maine, I have spent many hours with my dad chopping and sawing firewood. Although I enjoy the work, I am also aware of the danger. One slip, and my ax might miss the chopping block, slicing through my lower leg. Or my saw might miss its groove in the wood, jump […]

Sufjan Stevens embraces imperfection to paint moving family portrait

With an intimacy that is at times both jarring and comforting, Sufjan Stevens once again lets listeners into his private, imperfect world, allowing flaws to shine through to create an album with dimension and honesty. On his seventh studio album, “Carrie & Lowell,” released March 27, Stevens spends 43 minutes addressing themes of his youth […]

Harvard Square restaurant Hong Kong serves up disappointing meal

Hong Kong Restaurant, which is a stone’s throw away from the Harvard red line stop, was nearly empty on a Sunday evening — not an unusual occurrence for a restaurant in Boston. It should be noted, however, that Hong Kong Restaurant was considerably less busy than its restaurant neighbors. After failing to get a table at a nearby ramen shop, […]

Tufts moves up in standings with pair of NESCAC wins

This season, seven NESCAC teams currently sit at .500 or better, and all of them have at least one loss. Therefore, the women’s lacrosse team’s wins over Williams and Wesleyan took on extra import as they moved Tufts (5-2, 9-2) into sole possession of third place and above the fray in the NESCAC. “I think the keys to […]

The case for Calipari

Consider a scenario: “Student-athlete” is recruited by a booster, who receives kickbacks from a major program at a major university. This “student-athlete” comes from a poor family, whose livelihood hangs in the balance, entirely dependent on a future lucrative professional contract. The transition from high school to college goes smoothly; soon, this “student-athlete” is basking in (uncompensated) stardom, the toast […]

Tufts falls to reigning national champions 7-2

The men’s tennis team lost on Saturday to No. 5 Amherst 7-2, falling to 3-3 on the season and 0-1 in the NESCAC. Both of Tufts’ points came from first-years, as the doubles team of Zain Ali and Griffin Brockman claimed victory over Amherst seniors Jon Cypers and Andrew Scheiner. Ali was also able to secure a […]

Tufts wins both varsity races in Wanner’s debut

In its first appearance of the spring, the men’s crew team entered the two varsity races with a different perspective than when it last competed over five months prior. While the low-50 temperature felt fall-like, a new coach at the helm, Noel Wanner, signified a new era for the program. The Jumbos kicked off his […]

51 Winthrop Street dedicated to impactful alumna, trustee

At the 60th anniversary of the Tufts University Alumni Association’s (TUAA) Senior Awards Ceremony on March 28, 51 Winthrop Street was dedicated as a function space in honor of Alison “Sunny” M. Breed (J ’66, G ’72), according to Timothy Brooks, executive director of Alumni Relations. “The Board of Trustees and the Tufts Administration unanimously agreed that naming the function space in honor of […]

Two ChildObesity180 initiatives move forward, expand

ChildObesity180, an organization at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy that works to reduce rates of childhood obesity on a national level, is reaching new stages in the implementation of two of its initiatives. Healthy Kids Out of School, an initiative that works with short duration, out-of-school programs to make them healthy environments for […]