Classes to be held on Columbus Day this fall

For the first time, Tufts students will have classes on Columbus Day, Oct. 12, due to the late start to the semester and student input. While fall classes are usually not held on Columbus Day, Veterans Day or Thanksgiving, Secretary of the Faculty in the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences Jillian Dubman said that […]

Tufts Democrats attend annual NH Democratic State Convention

On an early foggy Saturday morning, 68 members of Tufts Democrats departed in groups to attend the 2015 Democratic Party State Convention held in Manchester, N.H. Over 4,000 people from the surrounding states and the Democratic Party gathered in the Verizon Wireless Arena to hear from various Democratic Party officers and six Presidential candidates, including former […]

Late Night dining in danger due to behavioral issues, damage

Problems with overcrowding, poor behavior and damage are threatening the existence of the Late Night Dining service held at the Commons Marketplace. “We really want to work with the student body to stop some of this negative behavior and activity which continues to put the future of the program in jeopardy,” Director of the Office for […]

Mac Miller displays newfound energy, endearing contradictions on ‘GO:OD AM’

To try and understand Mac Miller, it’s somewhat necessary to understand the conversations people are having about him. One might start by mentioning some of the talked-about contradictions of the young, white rapper from Pittsburgh: Miller has been able to flaunt his white-Jewishness like a badge of honor and make a name for himself, but he has […]

Leona Lewis returns with uplifting ballads on ‘I Am’

The most successful prodigy of the “X-Factor” (2004-present), Leona Lewis, is back with a new album: “I Am” (2015). Lewis won the U.K. version of the singing competition in 2006, earning herself a recording contract with Simon Cowell’s Syco Music, with which she recorded “Bleeding Love,” one of 2007’s inescapable hits. The pop singer has […]

Top-ranked Jumbos continue undefeated season

The No. 1 ranked Jumbos took down their fourth NESCAC opponent of the season — Trinity College Bantams — 2-0 yesterday, propelled by junior forward Nathan Majumder’s two first-half goals to take their season record to 5-0. Though the win makes this the 14th straight regular season victory for Tufts, the real story of the weekend […]

Murderers, handmaids and flying pigs, oh my!

If you want some powerful, thought-provoking and original words, Margaret Atwood’s work is the right place to look. She’s written everything from terrifyingly plausible dystopian futures to refreshingly feminist studies of famous women to sharp contemporary novels that explore women’s lives today. For anyone seeking feminist fiction, Atwood is my first recommendation. Here are four books […]

The beginning of the best kept secret in basketball

I am from San Diego, but my family is originally from the San Francisco area. Go Warriors! This column will discuss relevant basketball topics, mostly in the National Basketball Association (NBA) but occasionally around the world. The U.S. basketball team has been put in quite a predicament with the announcement of the new International Basketball […]

Boston Calling co-founder Mike Snow chats about Boston’s biggest music festival

As summer, the prime time for lovers of live music, draws to a sad, sad close, Boston students still have one last beacon of hope to look forward to: Boston Calling. This three-day gathering in downtown Boston’s City Hall Plaza never fails to impress with big-name lineups, major sets, and student-friendly vendors — giving us the […]

Longtime IGL director Sherman Teichman to leave Tufts

Sherman Teichman, director of the Institute of Global Leadership (IGL), is finishing up his last year at the university after working on the Hill for more than three decades. Teichman, who will be honored with a university Emeritus title, said he will use his time away from Tufts to travel and nurture programs like the IGL globally. He hopes to develop a […]