An open letter to my Everywhere-Buddy

Dear Everywhere-Buddy, You are that person that I see everywhere. You’re the one who’s always holding the door for me when I walk out of my dorm, the one who I pass at least once on any given day, the one who seems to always eat in the same dining hall as I do on the […]

Distinguished Speaker Series hosts ‘Women in Politics’ panel event

Local politicians spoke at a panel event on women’s leadership in politics as a part of the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series in the Alumnae Lounge Thursday evening. The Nov. 12 public event, titled “Women in Politics,” was hosted by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service. It featured a panel that included participants from a range of levels of […]

African Student Organization hosts 12th annual Break the Stage competition

The African Student Organization (ASO) hosted its 12th annual Break the Stage step competition for step dance teams from colleges across New England on Nov. 7 in Cohen Auditorium. Over 450 tickets were sold for the event, and many people had to be turned away at the door, according to junior Janeth Jepkogei, vice president of ASO. The event featured performances […]

A Tribe Called Quest reissues debut album 25 years later

One of hip-hop’s most iconic and beloved groups, A Tribe Called Quest (ATCQ), has been relatively quiet since it split up in 1998 after the release of its fifth and final album, “The Love Movement” (1998). New York-born Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Jarobi White and Ali Shaheed Muhammad formed the now-legendary outfit in 1985, and released their first record, […]

‘Master of None’ balances reflection with comedy

Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari, known primarily for his role as Tom Haverford in “Parks and Recreation” (2009-2015) and for his standup comedy career, reaches a broad audience with his humor and unique, enjoyable nature. Now, Ansari has his own Netflix television series, which premiered on Nov. 6. A show by one of the funniest and well-known […]

Death in black and white

Trigger warning: This column contains graphic descriptions of violence. This summer, I saw a woman get shot. Everyone said it was a man. I maintain it was a woman. I saw her and a man struggling, and I saw her collapse to the floor, followed by three motorcycles that piled on top of her minuscule […]

Sullivan, Brown help Tufts advance to Sweet 16

On Nov. 9, the Jumbos gathered and watched the NCAA Div. III tournament selection show, hoping that their name would be called. The selection committee decided to give Tufts a chance to defend its national title. Two games later, a pair of defeated teams probably wish that the committee had thought differently. Tournament action kicked off this […]

Addressing my anxiety

Yesterday was my 22nd birthday. It also marked the 2-year anniversary of when I took control of my anxiety. Anxiety disorders are by no means the same for every person, but I would like to discuss my specific experience in order to contribute to the destigmatization of mental health issues. I also want to let anyone […]

We are all a ‘Parks and Recreation’ character

Simply put, “Parks and Recreation” (2009 – 2015) is the best television show available on Netflix right now. Nicknamed “Parks and Rec” by its adoring fans, this sitcom centers on the local parks department of the fictional Pawneee, Indiana. Amy Poehler stars as Leslie Knope, deputy director of the Pawnee Parks Department. The best part about watching local government […]

They are the Lions after all

Once again, an important cog in a high-powered NFL offense succumbed to injury. This week, Julian Edelman suffered a Jones Fracture in his foot and is expected to miss the remainder of the regular season. Having already lost Dion Lewis to a torn ACL, the Patriots’ deadly passing attack is suddenly not quite so dangerous. […]