FA Cup roundup: Manchester City teens and the future of the competition

Last weekend saw a break from premier league action, with the FA cup taking its place. The most intriguing matchup from the fifth round draw featured the last two Premier League champions, Chelsea and Manchester City. What promised to be a highly contested match quickly turned into somewhat of a farce when Manuel Pellegrini, often criticized […]

Omidyar-Tufts Microfinance Fund invests in microfinance projects, hopes to increase return rate

At the intersection of finance and social consciousness at Tufts is the Omidyar-Tufts Microfinance Fund (OTMF), which gains profits from investing in small businesses and uses the money it earns to help Tufts offer endowments for various initiatives such as support for university faculty, financial aid and scholarships. The fund, which was established in November 2005, was made possible by a $100 […]

Weekender: Enchanted a capella group defies the odds

Imagine starting a business in a field that’s already crowded with well-known names. You lack the name recognition of the other brands, which makes it hard to attract new recruits. You can’t match the institutional resources of your competitors. And on top of all that, you have virtually no experience in the industry. It would […]

Style Spotlight: Sophie Shen

Sophie Shen is a first-year from Shanghai, China. Sophie has a passion for traveling and a personal flair for fashion. Sophie and I sat down to talk about how her origins shape her style and her favorite stores.  Parker Selman: How would you describe your personal style? Sophie Shen: I would say it’s pretty casual. […]

Delay of Scalia replacement threatens civic culture

Following the recent passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, Senate Republicans have made the decision to preemptively reject any presidential nomination of a replacement justice, a choice that crosses a legal and moral line. In an election cycle that has already been more vulgar than any in recent memory thanks to the ugly rhetoric of certain presidential […]

Arts Events Box – 2.25.16

Trying to shirk from the responsibility of your midterms? Check out what’s happening on campus this week: Audre Lorde Exhibit Opening: The Tufts LGBT Center will host the final showcase of the Lesbian Herstory Archives’ “Audre Lorde Traveling Exhibit” before it is permanently archived.  (Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Tufts LGBT Center. Admission is free. […]

Men’s squash wins Chaffee Cup to end their season

Men’s squash capped off their 2015-2016 team season by winning the Chaffee Cup at the CSA Team Championships this past weekend. The final two weeks of the season saw Tufts put together an impressive comeback series after a dismal showing at the NESCAC Championships on Feb. 5 to 6. The Jumbos exited the tournament without a win, […]

The Arena: Bush league

Raise your hand if you had Donald Trump and John Kasich lasting longer than Jeb Bush in this campaign. Nobody? Didn’t think so. Jeb Bush was by no means a shoo-in to win his nomination, but the manner in which he lost was shocking. Political science departments across the country will start including his failed […]

Women’s squash upsets Wellesley, but falls to higher-ranked Amherst and Hamilton

At the College Squash Association (CSA) Team Nationals over the weekend, No. 24 Tufts stumbled early and could not overcome strong opposition from Amherst and Hamilton on Friday and Saturday. It did, however, take down No. 23 Wellesley College on Sunday to end the weekend, ending the season on a positive note. The Jumbos had an impressive stretch […]