‘Shadowrun: Hong Kong’ delivers compelling cyberpunk experience

Cyberpunk — as a genre for video games — has been enjoying a renaissance lately, with games exploring themes such as inequality, blanket government surveillance and corporate greed taking on increased cultural relevance in our technology-focused world. While big budget franchises like “Deus Ex” (2000) are arguably the most visible example of this resurgence, game development team Harebrained Schemes’ “Shadowrun” series, […]

Halsey first studio album ‘BADLANDS’ shows promise

Indie-pop singer-songwriter Halsey began songwriting at 17, and, in the past two years, the 20-year-old’s musical career has skyrocketed. Halsey’s first studio album, “BADLANDS,” released on Aug. 28, is short and sweet — only about 40 minutes long. The album opens with the electronic beats of “Castle,” in stark contrast to the gorgeous choral section that […]

U.S. and Israeli experts discuss Iran nuclear deal

A crowd packed into the ASEAN Auditorium for the “Inside the Iran Nuclear Deal: Pros, Cons, and Possible Outcomes” discussion last Thursday evening. The event featured three speakers: former National Security Advisor to Israel’s Prime Minister Jacob Amidror, former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns and Consul General of Israel to New England Yehuda Yaakov. According to […]

Jay Rock’s “90059” is modern hip-hop at its slickest, most redundant

“90059” (2015) is the zip code for part of Watts, Calif., hometown of rapper Johnny Reed McKinzie, a.k.a. Jay Rock. Watts doesn’t carry the same hulking reputation that Compton holds in hip-hop circles, but as another disenfranchised neighborhood in southern Los Angeles, a number of parallels exist. There are only a handful of rappers that hail from Watts, […]

Half-century on, Angelina’s continues serving up decent Italian fare

The test of time wears down almost all those who try to stand up to it, and restaurants are no exception to this rule.  Having staying power is something of an anomaly in the food service world, so when a place finds that special sauce capable of withstanding time’s stresses, it better lock down the recipe. Angelina’s […]

Third annual Fall Gala sells out, sees increase in TEMS calls

The third annual Fall Gala, held in Gantcher Center last Friday, sold out tickets but also saw an increase in students who had to be evaluated by Tufts Emergency Medical Services (TEMS). Due to a forecast of rain, the event had been moved from the Academic Quad to Gantcher Center. According to Assistant Director for Campus Life and Programming Ashley Tello, the event, which […]

PASSPORT program enters third year, provides mentorship for international students

For any student transitioning to college for the first time, challenges are bound to arise. But for international students, there are unique difficulties that accompany navigating a new country and culture. To help ease the transition for these students, the PASSPORT program matches international students on financial aid with Tufts-affiliated mentors. Currently in its third year, […]

Women’s soccer begins conference schedule with 3-1 victory over Colby

The women’s soccer team began their conference schedule on Saturday with a 3-1 win over the Colby Mules. The match was the Mules’ season opener, and the second game of the year for the Jumbos. Tufts kicked off their season on Wednesday, Sept. 9, against Lesley, dropping the contest by a score of 1-0 in overtime. With Saturday’s win, […]

Field hockey opens up season with NESCAC victory

The weather was beautiful for the Jumbos’ home and season opener on Bello Field on Saturday, where they were tested in the first half by the Colby Mules. Although the eighth-ranked Tufts was opening its season against its unranked NESCAC foe from Waterville, Maine. the team did not put the first goal of the season on the […]

Green Line extension debacle a sign of systemic budget issues

Massachusetts Secretary of Transportation Stephanie Pollack took some time out of her busy schedule last month to explain the disappointing news that, once again, the fate of the Green Line extension is up in the air. News broke in August that the long-planned and delayed Green Line extension north to College Avenue and Union Square from Lechmere may […]