For many, a debate to forget

Last week, America got its first look at the debating chops of the Democratic candidates. While Governor Mike Huckabee ranted on Twitter, Bernie Sanders raved, and Lincoln Chafee finally opened his mouth. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was the clear winner, while Senator Chafee and Governor Martin O’Malley fell short. Senator Sanders underwhelmed while Senator […]

Getting to the core: no apple-ogies

In this week’s foreigner’s tirade, I will, let’s be honest, “trash-talk” what has been America’s sweetheart for generations: the apple. I enjoy eating apples as much as, well, any other apple lover. I will also admit that the American cultural focus on apples has brought great things to my life: I discovered apple crumble (and […]

Reported on-campus bicycle thefts increase

There have been more instances of reported bicycle theft so far this year, compared to total thefts in previous years. According to statistics provided by Tufts University Police Department (TUPD), there have have been 23 reported bicycle thefts since January, an increase from the 20 reported thefts in 2014 and the 21 reported thefts in 2013. […]

Balance Your Life brings Operation Beautiful creator to campus

Balance Your Life (BYL) hosted Caitlin Boyle, founder of the Operation Beautiful movement, as the keynote speaker for a body positivity presentation in Goddard Chapel on the evening of Oct. 15. Boyle’s Operation Beautiful is a movement that strives “to end negative self-talk” by leaving positive, anonymous notes in public places, according to the movement’s website. BYL co-presidents Jenny Lu and Kinsey Drake said […]

Jumbos defeat Ephs in one-sided game

The Tufts women’s rugby football club defeated its Williams counterpart at Bello Field on Saturday by a comfortable 74-0 margin. First-year flanker Nellie Hines and scrum halves senior Sara Fuhrman and junior Alison Kuah, who is also the Executive Sports Editor for the Daily, contributed to an overall impressive team performance. “The girls have worked incredibly hard […]

Things we learned this premier league weekend

In the spirit of staying optimistic, I’m going to highlight some positives from the weekend. Just one negative though: James McClean, celebrating like that against your old club is neither sporting nor cool. Louis van Gaal got it right I feared the worst coming into this game, especially seeing how Arsenal demolished United the previous week, […]

Tufts beats Colby to finish line at Head of the Charles

The Head of the Charles Regatta, held annually in Boston, Mass. during the third full weekend of October, is not just a competition — it is a tradition that has captivated the hearts and souls of rowers and spectators alike for the past 51 years. Rowing teams from around the globe, spanning every age group and […]

‘Crimson Peak’ fails as horror, romance

It must be hard being Guillermo del Toro. Between the immense critical success of his Spanish-language dark fantasy “Pan’s Labyrinth” (2006) and the more mainstream commercial success of his American action films like “Pacific Rim” (2013), the director has amassed a following of the most rabid breeds of film fans: science fiction, fantasy and art […]

The late-night election

Our next president will be chosen by the likes of Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Lorne Michaels, Seth Meyers or Trevor Noah. While that may seem absurd to many voters, it’s safe to say that 2016 will be a media election. Late-night shows are having an increasing impact on the electorate as a whole. It is […]

Dworkin’ on your case

Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s Word of the Day: jurisprudence noun \joor-us-PROO-dunss\ definition: the science or philosophy of law My entire life, I’ve unknowingly lived under a duplicitous identity. My friends and family knew me as Henry Allan Jani, but Big Brother had me listed otherwise: Henry A. Jani. On government documents, my middle name was shortened to a simple […]