Something lurks under the surface of ‘The Witch’

Somewhere at the crossroads of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Jonathan Glazer lies “The Witch” (2015), a New England horror film released on Feb. 19 that broods as much as it scares. Written and directed by first-time feature filmmaker Robert Eggers, the movie is riddled with the usual tropes of religious anxiety and things that go bump in the […]

Tom Clancy’s The Division’ beta dragged down by iterative gameplay

Tom Clancy’s name has been thrown into the titles of so many thriller novels and video games of varying quality that it has become a red flag for mediocrity, and its inclusion in the title of “The Division” doesn’t help matters. “The Division” is an open-world third-person shooter with role-playing game elements set in New York […]

Jumbos are giant slayers once again in first round of NESCACs

In what is quickly becoming a familiar story, No. 8-seeded Tufts defeated the No. 1 seed Williams 2-1 in the first round of the NESCAC Championship on Saturday. The win was the second in Tufts’ NESCAC tournament history after last year’s victory where Tufts, also the bottom seed then, beat the No. 1 seed, Trinity, 2-1 in […]

Vinny sets the Pace, but Tufts still falls to Amherst in NESCAC semifinals

In one of the team’s closest and hardest-fought games of the season, Tufts fell to Amherst 86-83 in the conference semifinals Saturday evening, ending its NESCAC tournament run. Mitigating that defeat, however, was the news announced yesterday on the NCAA Div. III selection show that Tufts still received an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament and will […]

Video: Students share views on 2016 race before Super Tuesday primaries

This past Sunday, the Daily interviewed students across campus about their opinions of the 2016 presidential campaign, in anticipation of Super Tuesday primaries nationwide in 13 states including Massachusetts and one territory. Students on campus have been involved in campaigning during the weeks leading up to the primaries, including traveling to New Hampshire to canvass and […]

North puts up career-high 28 points, but women’s basketball falls just short of third straight NESCAC title

As the Patriots in 2008 and numerous other great teams in history have found out the hard way, perfect regular seasons aren’t always followed by championships. Tufts women’s basketball team learned the same lesson unfortunately yesterday. No. 1-seeded Tufts duked it out with No. 2-seeded Amherst on the Cousens Gym court yesterday in a 40-minute […]

Pop Filter: Managing the vocal assembly

Student-run organizations are peculiar microcosms of American democracy: you’ve got your presidents, your vice presidents, secretaries and treasurers, and all are determined to ensure that a group can function well both internally and externally. The larger the organization, the more power becomes concentrated in fewer hands, and the more removed individual members feel from their elected officials. […]

Following Climate Pledge, Tufts commits to exploring sustainability on campus

Along with 200 other universities, Tufts signed the federally-sponsored American Campus Act on Climate Pledge in November 2015. Along with Tufts’ other existing sustainability programs and evaluations, Tufts will continue to explore opportunities to increase sustainability on campus.  The American Campus Act on Climate Pledge, which aims to promote effective energy use, demonstrate support for an international climate agreement and shows commitment […]

In 11th season, ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ remains as absurd as ever

Last year, Cosmopolitan magazine splashed the banner “America’s First Family” across its front cover — and the accompanying picture was not one of the Obamas. Instead, smiling up from newsstands were (most of) the women of the Kardashian-Jenner family, whose long-running reality series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” (2007-present) wrapped up its 11th season on […]