Politicians must tamp down rhetoric in light of anti-abortion violence

“No more baby parts.” This was the sentiment repeated by Robert Dear as he fired his gun at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado last Friday. Three people lost their lives, and nine others were injured in the attack. Mass shootings are an epidemic in this country that have gone largely unaddressed by politicians, as the country […]

Thoughts while having the flu

A couple of years ago, I got a concussion in West Hall. I just stood up and hit the ceiling. For those who were not there to witness it, it was quite a scandal — a fire truck, an ambulance and two police cars all arrived on the scene. The Tufts medical team deemed me […]

For candidates and voters alike, a foreign policy must-read

The Obama years have borne witness to more than their share of books on foreign policy strategy. Standouts particularly worth applause are Bret Stephens’ “America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder” (2014) and Vali Nasr’s “The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat”(2013). Yet Eurasia Group founder and president, Ian Bremmer, sets […]

Dear Santa… (Part 1)

So it’s that time of the year again in which we eagerly anticipate presents for Christmas and Premier League managers write to Santa (or their board) for a little something more. And then it’s up to their executives to decide if the managers have been naughty or nice. Arsenal Someone to assist Francis Coquelin. The Frenchman […]

Stanco leads underclassmen team to 2-2 start

Senior captain Paget Stanco stands alone on her team. The undisputed leader is the only upperclassman player on a roster with 13 spots and made up, in part, by an astonishing eight first-year athletes. Stanco said that having all the younger players on the team has put her in a great position to lead. She pointed to energy, […]

No. 3 Tufts holds off No. 10 UNE at home

In a hotly contested struggle between two nationally ranked teams, No. 3 Tufts beat the visiting No. 10 University of New England (UNE) 55-43. The win moved the Jumbos to 3-0 on the season, while the Nor’easters drop to 3-1. The game was a defensive dogfight, with both teams’ defenses putting pressure on their opponents […]

Former National Security Council Advisor gives lecture at Fletcher School

Former National Security Council (NSC) Advisor Stephen Hadley gave a talk Monday evening in the ASEAN auditorium titled “A Challenge of the Middle East in Flames” as part of the Dr. Maurice S. Segal Lecture series. The discussion, which was free for all members of the public, was facilitated by Admiral James Stavridis, dean of the Fletcher School of Law and […]

Students, community members attend Temple Grandin lecture

Tufts students and community members gathered to hear Dr. Temple Grandin, a lecturer on autism and animal handling, give a talk titled “My Life with Animals” in Cohen Auditorium Monday evening. Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and a consultant for livestock handling facilities, as well as the subject of a 2010 HBO biopic, according to […]

Tufts Relay for Life raises over $6,000 following November kick-off

Tufts Relay for Life (RFL) has raised over $6,000 for the American Cancer Society (ACS) in preparation for its main relay event in April following the group’s November kick-off event. The fundraising effort will culminate with the spring RFL event, which will take place from April 8 to 9 at the Gantcher Center from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. At the event, […]

The best fictional colleges from film and television  

The only thing that might be more enjoyable than actually attending college is watching the countless television shows and movies that focus on the best four years of your life. This list goes over some of my favorite fictional colleges. Greendale Community College NBC’s “Community” (2009-2015) is not only a great binge-watching choice for finals season, […]