Masks of Halloween

I write in response to the Tufts University Culture, Ethnicity, and Community Affairs Committee (CECA), which has published Halloween costume guidelines. Their piece begins by trying to be relatable, but then, to me, it feels as though they begin to proscribe and mock privilege, coming off as superior themselves. Instead of promoting dialogue and discussion, […]

Tufts succumbs to defeat by Middlebury

The third-seeded Jumbos were unable to avenge their regular season defeat against the Panthers, as they fell 4-1 to the three-time defending champions in the NESCAC semifinals on Saturday at Bowdoin. Tufts came into the game on the back of a victory over Trinity last weekend, while Middlebury had beaten Hamilton in their own quarterfinal. […]

An open letter to anyone having a bad week

Dear Anyone Having a Bad Week, I’m sorry. I have no idea why your week is bad, or how bad it actually is. I don’t know if this is just an isolated few crummy days, or if this is one week in a long succession of hard months — or even years. I don’t know […]

New Film and Media Studies program grows, holds official launch

Over 20 students have declared majors in the new Film and Media Studies (FMS) major since the beginning of the school year. The official launch of the new program was celebrated in the Tisch Library and Ballou Hall on Oct. 30 and featured workshops for students and opportunities to engage with alumni. According to FMS Program Director Julie […]

Jumbos graduate just three seniors

For the second consecutive season, Tufts entered the NESCAC tournament seeded seventh and traveled to face second-seeded Bowdoin. For the second year in a row, the Jumbos were defeated to end their season. They finished with a record of 6-8-2 (4-5-1 within the NESCAC), scoring 14 goals over the course of the season and allowing just 18. […]

Tufts runs to first ECAC title in program history

On Saturday, Tufts traveled to Williams for the annual Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships. The Jumbos, like most other top programs in the region, sat out their top seven runners and instead ran runners eight through 14. Tufts showcased its depth by winning this meet for the first time in team history, scoring a low of […]

Ellie Goulding’s ‘Delirium’ shows vision

For much of her career, English singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding has successfully straddled the line between mainstream pop star and indie darling. Bursting into the music scene with her massively popular single “Lights” (2011), Goulding quickly established herself as a reliable hit-maker who could write quirky songs with undeniable commercial potential. Her previous two studio albums, “Lights” (2010) and “Halcyon” […]

‘We Love Disney’ album puts new spin on old favorites

From a purely musical perspective, the numbers composed for Disney movies are both impressive and enjoyable. Regardless of whether or not one enjoys watching the films, practically everyone can agree that the music is pretty incredible. “We Love Disney,” a compilation of Disney covers by famous current artists, released Oct. 30, seeks to update the Disney canon. […]

Susceptible moods

It’s funny how we let others affect us. Our moods are surprisingly contagious. And if they are not contagious per se, then they are at least strong conductors of rather incendiary or equally intense changes in those of others. Moods travel through us and between us, kind of like electric tentacles that grasp every person […]

Ryan Tannehill, wide receiver extraordinaire

Ryan Tannehill led all quarterbacks this week…in receiving yards with nine. Despite his unimpressive debut as a receiver, Tannehill is a mid-tier QB1 with a good matchup. Drew Brees only has two games under 300 yards passing this season and has thrown a touchdown in every game. A week 13 home game against Carolina is the […]