Two Tufts Climate Action students get reduced probation after appeal

Disciplinary action against two Tufts Climate Action (TCA) members for their involvement in the sit-in protest in University President Anthony Monaco’s office last April was reduced following an appeal hearing last Friday. The hearing was an appeal against the Disciplinary Probation Level II punishment that TCA members Shana Gallagher, a junior, and Dylan Carlson, a sophomore, had received for the Ballou Hall sit-in, resulting in a reduced punishment of […]

Ode to female friendship

I’ve recently acquired a new female friend. When I first met my new friend, I didn’t think we would get along. To describe her, I would have used the word “sharp.” By which I mean, she had sharp edges, uneven and rough. Her speech had an underlying competition to it that I couldn’t stand. Her […]

The Tufts Attitudes About Sexual Conduct survey lacks intellectual integrity

On Wednesday, Sept. 30, the results of the 2015 Tufts Attitudes About Sexual Conduct survey (TASCS) were released to the broader Tufts community, and the results are quite concerning. Let’s assume that the Tufts definition of non-consensual intercourse is equivalent to the legal definition of rape, and the same applies of non-consensual sexual contact with sexual assault. That means that […]

Fueling the future

There seems to be a predetermined structure to life, and we’re just too stubborn to admit it. Even though we exhort “following your dreams” and “living life to the fullest,” it seems we are set on doing otherwise. There’s a reason we say “follow” your dreams. It’s because chances are, you will be doing far […]

The rebirth of the Foxes

And there I was, wondering if Leicester had lost the plot. When they sacked Nigel Pearson, the man that eventually saved them from relegation with the tweaking of tactics, I was ludicrous. Then Claudio Ranieri got appointed. Tinkerman? Finishing second-best at Chelsea and Monaco, even with the resources at his disposal, what luck was he […]

Jumbos drop two of three matches during New England Challenge

After an impressive eight-match winning streak, the volleyball team suffered its first pair of defeats in three weeks at the New England Challenge this past weekend. The first leg of the tournament, which was played on Friday at Cousens Gym, saw the Jumbos continue their winning ways against the Wellesley Blue. Tufts then played a double-header on […]

Strong second day jumps Tufts to ninth place finish at NEIGA Championship

Tufts scored third-highest amongst all Div. III teams on Monday to finish ninth at the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Championship. The two-day tournament was held in Brewster, Mass. Sophomore Taylor Nordan led the Jumbos on Monday with a score of 73, which tied for the best Div. III round of the day. Nordan’s score […]

Pentatonix continues to redefine a cappella music

Here are two of the most common reasons music listeners either refuse to listen to a cappella music or are quickly bored by it: 1) It’s almost always covers of popular songs, and 2) It’s difficult to keep arrangements of songs as interesting as music with actual instruments. In its self-titled fourth album, Pentatonix, a five-person […]

Drake and the influence of ‘808s & Heartbreak’

Drake is back in the news again. The 29 year-old Canadian rapper and bona fide cultural phenomenon broke the internet once again with the release of his “Hotline Bling” music video on Oct. 19, so he’s going to get some love from this column. The catchy song has, so far, peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 […]

Vanessa Carlton’s ‘Liberman’ lacks youthful luster of previous works

Every kid who grew up on 2000s pop music will probably recognize the opening chords of Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles,” one of the most popular piano anthems of 2002. With sugary vocals, lyrics about teenage heartbreak and a surprisingly killer string arrangement, the song planted Carlton in the midst of Avril Lavigne and Ashanti […]