Israeli-Palestinian conflict: myths and facts

Editor’s Note: The printed version of this op-ed incorrectly listed Hannah Hoang as the author. The piece was in fact written by Chad Kramer. The Daily apologizes for this error. Our buzzword culture continues to thrive. Through its advertisement in the Tufts Disorientation Guide, Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) promotes reckless policies and […]

Tufts Wi-Fi struggles to keep up with student demands

On Sept. 20, students on Medford/Somerville campus experienced large-scale wireless network inefficiency. In response, Tufts Technology Services (TTS) is inviting the community to give input and more direct feedback.  According to TTS Director of Enterprise Infrastructure Theresa Regan, the problem lasted from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. However, Regan noted that it is possible that students could have […]

Gentrification is real, preventable

I remember when I first learned the term gentrification. I was a small child sitting in the backseat of my dad’s car on our way to Central Park, and my dad was trying to convince my teenage sister that the neighborhood where he lived was safe. “It used to be that you couldn’t walk around […]

Week 4

This league, this incredible mess of a league, is a blessing to those of us who enjoy the small moments of weekly hilarity it offers us. This week was no exception, as we were gifted with not just a screw up, but the biggest of all screw ups — a preventable, avoidable, counterintuitive screw up. […]

Bowdoin, 0-2, looks to upset 2-0 Tufts at Homecoming

As Tufts hosts Bowdoin in its home season opener at Homecoming this Saturday, coach Jay Civetti will face his former offensive line coach, Bowdoin’s JB Wells, in their first ever matchup as head coaches. “Both coming from Trinity, we have similar backgrounds, we had the same coach…a former coach that used to work [at Tufts], […]

Boda Borg brings real-life gaming experience to Malden

Downtown Malden, just a short way northeast of campus, is going through something of a revitalization, but the newest arrival in the district is far from what one might expect to find in a city planner’s toolkit. This addition, Boda Borg, is a reality gaming experience that challenges participants — “questers,” in Boda Borg lingo — […]

Tufts University joins coalition for new college application platform

This year, Tufts became one of approximately 80 schools that have joined the Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success, a free alternative college application platform that will go into effect for the 2017 admissions cycle.  According to the Coalition’s website, the new application platform will provide various free tools to help students through the application process, with […]

Rachel Sheldon delves into theater community at Tufts

Junior Rachel Sheldon may be double majoring in history and psychology, but outside of class, much of her time is devoted to the arts. She has been a member of Pen, Paint & Pretzels (3Ps) — Tufts’ umbrella theater organization — and Torn Ticket II since her first year at Tufts. Sheldon started out as a […]

A parent’s love is like a mountain

While I was in China, I was assigned to a family with whom I spent time on weekends. My “mom” was the epitome of a modern mom, maybe even a bit futuristic: a lawyer with purple- and blue-streaked hair (I am not making this up, I swear). She wore stilettos on weekend outings, and her […]

TuftsLife re-launches site after eight-month hiatus

TuftsLife, which served as the virtual bulletin board for student groups and their events for the past decade, has re-launched this fall after an eight-month hiatus. Inactive since Feb.1, TuftsLife announced its return on Oct. 6 with a post on its Facebook page that read, “Hello[,] World. It’s been a long time.” As of press time, around 20 student groups, including Tufts Amnesty […]