Disclosure’s sophomore album safe yet strong

In June 2012, two brothers released an EP called “The Face.” Their remix of Jessie Ware’s single “Running” (2013) had already been tearing up dance floors for three months, and the duo, known as Disclosure, had been gathering momentum since 2010 in the underground house scene. However, with “The Face,” the duo were catapulted into […]

A clockwork random

What’s a worse use of the word “random”? A girl, upon realizing she has the same name as the barista, saying, “OMG that is so random,” or a TSA agent motioning to a brown guy and saying, “You’ve been randomly selected”? The question matters in light of the recent Ahmed clock incident and the strained […]

Tufts runs away from competition at Codfish Bowl

On Saturday, most of the women’s cross country team traveled a few miles down I-93 to historic Franklin Park for the annual Codfish Bowl, a low-key meet featuring college, club and high school teams. Tufts, which was resting its top pack, absolutely obliterated the field, running away with 31 points for the victory, 63 points lower than […]

Pre-orientation programs evolve to enhance first-year experience

While all first-year and transfer students participate in orientation upon their arrival at Tufts, many also begin their Jumbo careers as participants in one of five pre-orientation programs, each of which is organized around a specific theme or activity. According to the undergraduate orientation website, these programs provide first-years with the opportunity to get to […]

‘How to Get Away with Murder’ continues to redefine murder mystery genre

ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder” (2014 – present) premiered its second season last week and somehow managed to introduce even crazier plot twists than the first. Though viewers know from the season finale that it was in fact defense attorney and law professor Annalise Keating’s (Viola Davis) associate Frank (Charlie Weber) who killed a girl at the request […]

Student Affairs Office revises disciplinary sanctions, policies

The Student Judicial Process, which holds students and student organizations accountable for violations of university and local policies, was revised over the summer recess by the Student Affairs Office. According to Judicial Affairs Administrator Mickey Toogood, most of the process has remained the same, though the scheme of disciplinary sanctions has undergone significant revisions. The […]

The new Manchester United: Death by possession

For all the agony that Manchester United fans have had with the new way Louis van Gaal has his team playing, we have to admit it is working. So what of this “van Gaal philosophy,” then? Days of the swashbuckling Manchester United running riot down the wings with waves of attacks on the opposition can now […]

Ryan Adams’ ‘1989’ covers give Swift’s music new life

“1989” (2014) was perhaps Taylor Swift’s biggest step away from her country singer-songwriter roots and toward the world of pop. She collaborated with high-profile pop producers like Max Martin and Shellback to create hits including the chart-topping “Shake it Off” and “Blank Space” and showed that album sales are not necessarily a thing of the past.  “1989” sold almost 1.3 million copies during […]

Success in singles, but disappointing doubles showing for Jumbos

On Friday, sophomore Rohan Gupte advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2015 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Regional Singles Championship held at Williams, beating opponents from Clark University, Colby-Sawyer College and Middlebury. Gupte won his first two matches easily, with scores of 6-2, 6-3 against first-year Alex Wright of Colby-Sawyer College and 6-1, 6-0 against senior […]

CNN’s Trump coverage narrows space for political conversation

Donald Trump, whose campaign for the presidency has been alarmingly successful thus far, has been a field day for CNN. They’ve run on average more than two articles a day since his campaign announcement on June 16. They’ve given him three hours of airtime a week and have dedicated half of their daily news coverage […]