The undervalued practicality of the arts

As Tufts’ Majors Week comes to an end, the looming decision of choosing a major is more stressful than ever. The decision is obviously not an easy one. With factors like future salaries, job markets and peer competition constantly weighing on our shoulders, many of us address the choice with a strategic sense of practicality: […]


Op-ed: Learning to listen

“We bring to this debate an Israeli, patriotic voice that says ‘we love Israel, but the occupation harms it.’ It’s critical that the world knows there are Israeli soldiers who think the state’s future depends on ending the occupation.” – Yuli Novak, Executive Direct of Breaking the Silence, and former Israeli Air Force officer (Haaretz). […]


Channeling Ina: Do’s and don’ts for Foodstagrams

Let’s get a few things straight: we are all millennials, and few things satisfy us more than Instagram likes. I’m not in a sorority, so I don’t have the same following on social media as some girls at Tufts do, but I bet I can make my brunch food shot look better than your big/little […]


Newly established Tufts Funny Ladies strives to build creative safe space for women in comedy

In 2007, Vanity Fair published a piece called “Why Women Aren’t Funny,” in which the author, Christopher Hitchens, casually and blatantly throws out sexist generalizations as he meditates on women and their capacity to be funny. Hitchens unabashedly asserts that women are “backward in generating” humor and that the best female comedians are “hefty or […]


Men’s lacrosse ready to begin NCAA title defense in 2016 season

The roar of the Jumbo crowd last year on Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia marked the end of the NCAA Div. III National Championship as Tufts men’s lacrosse became back-to-back national champions. In their 2015 season, the Jumbos had to overcome injuries of some of their leading players at inopportune times in the season, but still […]


Tufts Labor Coalition demands that university engage in union-only hiring

About 40 students gathered on the Lower Patio of the Mayer Campus Center yesterday afternoon to rally, calling on Tufts to stop using non-unionized building trade workers on the Medford/Somerville campus. During the rally, which was organized by the Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC), supporters marched through the Mayer Campus Center, past Tisch Library and the Cannon, up to Ballou […]


Rohrer wins at NCAA Regionals again, headed to NCAAs for third straight year

Junior diver Matt Rohrer is headed to the NCAA Championships for the third straight year after winning the NCAA Zone Regional three-meter competition and taking second in the one-meter last weekend. With his performance at the regionals at Wellesley College, Rohrer easily qualifies for the diving events at the Div. III Men’s NCAA Championships in Greensboro, […]


‘The Audre Lorde Traveling Exhibit’ opens for the last time

The Audre Lorde Traveling Exhibit opened last Thursday, Feb. 25 at the LGBT Center. The exhibit has returned to Boston for its final showcase, where it was originally displayed as a part of the 1990 “I Am Your Sister” conference honoring Audre Lorde — the author, poet, activist and woman. The exhibit will remain open at the […]


Cummings School researchers and health professionals combat emerging pandemic threats

To combat outbreaks such as the Ebola virus, a pandemic that devastated many parts of West Africa, Tufts researchers have partnered with professors at the University of Minnesota (UMN) in a global network of health professionals. The goal of this network is to improve the existing health infrastructures in developing countries that are at a high risk for […]


The Arena: Don with the win

I’ve never been a particularly great poker player; I just don’t have the patience not to go all in after a few hands. As loyal readers of “The Arena” (Hi mom!) will know, I’ve been pretty set on Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton as the inevitable nominees. I’m doing well with my Hillary Clinton pick, […]


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