Video: Tufts United for Immigrant Justice marches at HONK! Fest

See below for Hailey Gavin’s video documentary on Tufts United for Immigrant Justice’s involvement at HONK! this October.

Let’s talk about consent

If you’re a first-year, you’ve probably already heard a lot about sexual consent. If you’re a senior, maybe less so. That’s because in the last three years, the ways in which consent is taught and viewed on university and college campuses has changed — a lot. Much of this change is due to the efforts […]

Obama administration’s Testing Action Plan not sufficient corrective to excessive testing

On Oct. 24, the White House released its Testing Action Plan, a document that discusses “Principles for Fewer and Smarter Assessments.” As national discourse about the amount of time and funding spent on standardized testing in K-12 education gains more and more of the media spotlight, this plan could have been a solid opportunity for proposing […]

An open letter to the professors in Houston’s basement

Dear Professors Pennington, Proctor, Clerge and Atherton, Three weeks ago, in the Houston Hall basement, you guys put on a Scholars-in-Residence event called “Behind the Scenes: Professors.” I have a few confessions to make. First, I only decided to go to your event because of the “sushi provided” note at the bottom of the flyer. Second, […]

For the love of the game?

A couple months ago, I was sitting at Mike’s in Davis Square, and there was a baseball game playing on the TV set. It was the middle of the day, and a few customers (plus the cashier) were watching it. It took me a couple of minutes to realize these adults were yelling at a […]

Tufts Engineers Without Borders to begin five-year project in Tanzania

Tufts’ chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is currently planning a new five-year project in Tanzania, with the goal of improving rural water access. According to Thomas DePalma, a sophomore and project leader, two EWB members will travel to Tanzania in January 2016 for an assessment trip. The members will visit different communities, meet with local non-governmental […]

Tufts Labor Coalition organizes Halloween protest outside Gifford House

Approximately 50 people gathered outside of Gifford House on Halloween evening to call for fair labor practices on Tufts’ campuses. The group — organized by the Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) — included students, custodial workers and their children and a few construction workers from non-Tufts affiliated projects. Protesters gathered with banners and signs on the lawn outside University President Anthony Monaco’s […]

Tufts falls to Bowdoin in NESCAC quarters

After wrapping up its regular season last week, the men’s soccer team then played in the NESCAC quarterfinal on Saturday, where it lost to Bowdoin. The Jumbos had emerged as the No. 3 seed in the postseason conference tournament after tying the Polar Bears in a scoreless match on Wednesday. The draw resulted in Bodwoin taking the sixth seed […]

Indie pop duo Beach House surprises with second album of year

Beach House released its new album, “Thank Your Lucky Stars” on Oct. 16. The announcement of this newest album came just weeks before its release and surprised the music community. Beach House, a duo from Baltimore consisting of vocalist and organist Victoria Legrand and guitarist and keyboardist Alex Scally, has been making dreamy indie pop for years.  Legrand’s […]

‘Spotlight’ marks departure for director Thomas McCarthy

While “Spotlight” (to be released Nov. 6) deals with the complexities of child molestation, it is ultimately not a film about trauma or morality but rather about institutions and the individuals who work within them. For director Thomas McCarthy, it’s a productive departure from the understated indie comedy-dramas such as “The Station Agent” (2003) and “Win Win” (2011) […]