Hard decisions halfway through the NFL season

It seems like every week a superstar running back suffers a season ending injury. Jamaal Charles, Arian Foster and now Le’Veon Bell have all been wiped out of the fantasy equation. The “highly hyped” group of Todd Gurley, Charcandrick West, Dion Lewis and Devonta Freeman has arrived and hopefully you nabbed at least one of […]

Jumbos brush past Bantams to advance to conference semi-finals

Tufts recorded a 2-0 win in its NESCAC quarterfinal against Trinity at Bello Field on Saturday afternoon, with goals from junior tri-captain forward Dominique Zarrella and senior midfielder Dakota Sikes-Kelip sealing the result for Tufts. “We overall played a great game,” coach Taylor Dyer said. “Every game could be our final one, so I think we did a […]

‘Gilmore Girls’

In honor of the recent news of a possible “Gilmore Girls” reunion series on Netflix, I’m going to write about one of my all time favorite shows. “Gilmore Girls” (2000-2007) is a classic comedy-drama created by Amy Sherman-Palladino starring actresses Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. The series premiered on Oct. 5, 2000 to critical acclaim […]

DNA evidence helps police indict suspect in 1992 Lena Bruce cold case

A Suffolk County grand jury on Oct. 1 indicted James Witkowski, 42, for the 1992 murder of Lena Bruce (E ’92). Twenty-one-year-old Bruce was found dead in her South End apartment just a couple months after graduating from the university. The case went unsolved for more than two decades until DNA evidence linked Witkowski to the homicide in January.  According […]

Two new ARDs hired mid-semester amid ResLife system transition

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) finished its process of hiring two more Area Residence Directors (ARDs) earlier this month. According to Director of ResLife Yolanda King, the two new ARDs are Donisha Thaxton for Area Four (Lewis Hall and South Hall) and Mohamed Barakat for Area Two (Carmichael Hall, Wilson House, Wren Hall, Carpenter House, Metcalf […]

The Case for Respect: Holding ourselves accountable as members of a shared community

We could write this op-ed as co-presidents of Friends of Israel, addressing inaccurate allegations made against us last Thursday at our Taste of Israel event, parsing the careless conflation of politics and culture and dismantling the absurdity of uninformed accusations of appropriation. Although these are legitimate discussions to be had, none of these are as immediately […]

Tufts falls 3-0 in quarterfinal loss to Bowdoin

Bowdoin senior forward Jamie Hofstetter and classmate midfielder Maggie Godley, the architects of their team’s win over Tufts less than a week before, were once again key in their 3-0 win over the weekend. Hofstetter finished the game with a goal and two assists, while Godley scored the opening goal in just the eighth minute, receiving the ball […]

Police Briefs Nov. 3

Bike Snatcher Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) reported that there has been an uptick in bike thefts in recent weeks. TUPD will be putting a notice on improperly locked bikes reminding students of the safest way to lock their bikes. Officers say that a cable lock is not sufficient and that students should use either a cable […]

Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman and averting the apocalypse

Bringing about the apocalypse is significantly more difficult than one might expect, especially when the Powers That Be have happened to misplace the Antichrist. Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s “Good Omens” (1990) is a hilarious and clever take on the end of the world, a landmark of the fantasy genre and one of my top five […]