Carmichael Hall: dinner party edition

You know those people who run into Carm and haphazardly sling a few scoops of cereal into a bowl and splash milk on top? Or those who grab a slice of lukewarm pizza and shovel said “meal” down their gullets while balancing their plates precariously on top of an economics textbook, desperate to get some energy before running off to […]

Students explore audio storytelling through courses and podcasts

By January 2015, about 17 percent of Americans have listened to a podcast in the past month, a figure that has risen from nine percent in 2008, according to an April 2015 report by Pew Research Center. This trend in audio storytelling has also come to Tufts, as students enroll in courses on radio journalism […]

Why we need Indigenous People’s Day

In today’s issue of the Daily, there are two op-eds — one for and one against the university officially changing “Columbus Day” as an academic holiday to “Indigenous People’s Day” to celebrate indigenous peoples. There has been significant support of this change in the past, especially last semester when the TCU Senate passed a resolution urging the university […]

The Arena: Rubi-uh-oh…

After being bombarded with advertisements and door-to-door canvassing, the people of Iowa finally got to cast the first votes in the process to find America’s next president. For all the pre-caucus hype, Iowans didn’t disappoint. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton edged out Bernie Sanders (who cleaned up last night in New Hampshire) by less […]

Tufts Mock Trial team wins second place at tournament, look to heading to nationals

The Tufts Mock Trial A and B teams attended the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) regional tournament in Central Islip, New York last weekend, moving the A team one step closer to advancing to the National Championship. At the AMTA tournament, hosted by the Suffolk Academy of Law, the A team took second place out of a pool 26 teams, earning a place in […]

MBTA explores possible fare hikes at public meetings

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) announced plans to raise fares on rapid transit to either $2.20 or $2.25 per trip at its Jan. 4 Fiscal and Management Control Board (FMCB) meeting. The proposed fare hikes that would go into effect on July 1 come in response to a long-standing MBTA operating deficit, which is projected to climb from $170 million during […]

Police Briefs Feb. 8

Burnt Beans Someone unintentionally burnt beans in the Latin Way Apartments at 12:41 p.m. on Feb. 1. The fire department came in response and vented the room before allowing a system reset. Dislocated Knee Someone called from the Tisch Sports and Fitness Center basketball court after suffering from a potential dislocated knee at 9:50 p.m. on Feb. 3. […]

Beyoncé celebrates her black Southern roots with ‘Formation’

“What happened after New Orleans?” asks the voice of the late Anthony Barre, better known as Messy Mya, over the intro to Beyoncé’s new surprise single, “Formation” (2016). Barre, a black comedian, rapper and social media celebrity who was killed at the age of 22 in November 2010, isn’t really asking us so much as […]

After Years: Chapter One

Editor’s note: This column is part of a fictional weekly serial. The millisecond before the bathroom’s motion-sensor lights came on allowed enough anonymity and formlessness for Cecilia to noticeably relax. She started to wash her hands but, finding herself in the mirror, shook her head in exasperation and instead pushed open the window on the […]

Top 10 Valentine’s Day songs from 2015

It’s that time of year again, folks. Can you feel the love in the air? No? Fear not! Whatever your relationship status on Facebook, here are ten songs from 2015 for everyone this Valentine’s Day. Enjoying some Valentine’s Day romance: Miguel’s “Coffee” demonstrates that intimacy can still be a sexy subject in modern R&B, as […]