J Street U Tufts hosts former IDF soldier to discuss Israeli occupation

Over 30 people gathered to hear Avner Gvaryahu from Breaking the Silence (BtS) speak about his experiences as a former soldier in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in the occupied West Bank. The event, hosted by J Street U Tufts, featured Gvaryahu’s presentation, titled “Understanding the Israel Occupation.” Co-chair of J Street U Tufts Andrew Goldblatt, […]

With rapid growth, Tufts Greek Life continues to address issues

As Greek spring recruitment winds down and fraternities and sororities return their attention to charity work and bonding, questions of Greek life’s rapid expansion on campus remain. About 24 percent of Tufts students are members of a fraternity or a sorority, according to the 2015-2016 General Policies from the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (OFSL). The ways in […]

At-large bids carry men’s, women’s basketball into NCAA tournament

This weekend marks the start of two momentous postseason journeys for Jumbos’ basketball. For the No. 20 Tufts men’s basketball team, it’s the first time in history they will host NCAA tournament games at Cousens Gym. For the No. 7 Tufts women’s basketball team, it’s the quest to reach the Final Four for the third consecutive […]

Swipe left on Apatow’s ‘Love’

Judd Apatow, icon of the ‘bromantic comedy,’ has joined creative forces with Lesley Arfin and Paul Rust to tackle the complexity of modern dating in a new Netflix original series, “Love” (2016 – present). The series, which is akin to the Aziz Ansari comedy “Master of None” (2015 – present) and even more so to HBO’s “Girls” (2012 – present), […]

Inside the MLS | 21st season of Major League Soccer kicks off Sunday

It was the type of drama befitting a major sports league. The Portland Timbers’ 2-1 title-winning victory away against Columbus Crew SC at Mapfre Stadium at the end of last season won the Timbers their first league title. The Timbers, the quintessential hipster team (think Portlandia with soccer), brought their workmanlike ethic and star players […]

Jose Antonio Vargas questions national identity in discussion of social change

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke to an audience filled with Tufts and Boston area college and high school students on Thursday during “Activism and Social Change: An Evening with Jose Antonio Vargas,” co-sponsored by the Social Justice Leadership Initiative, the Office of the Chief Diversity Officer and the Dean of Student Affairs. In his speech, Vargas, […]

Women’s lacrosse looks to build on last year’s success in 2016 campaign

The women’s lacrosse team made huge progress last year when it made it to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, despite losing 17-8 in a round at Franklin and Marshall College. Notwithstanding the defeat, it was the first time since 2011 that the program had made the NCAA tournament, a considerable improvement over recent seasons […]

Punjabi Dhaba offers authentic flavors of Punjab to Boston area

In the middle of Inman Square an orange billboard welcomes passers-by to enter Punjabi Dhaba, Boston’s very own Indian roadside café. People sit on one of four small tables on the first floor and sip hot chai to keep warm while they wait for their take-out – the night is cold and the heating seems […]

Style Spotlight: Adam Hildebrand

Adam Hildebrand is a junior from Vancouver who sat down to talk about the difference between Canadian and East Coast fashion, Christian Thompson and the difficulty of finding clothing when you’re 6 ft. 7 in. Parker: Who is your fashion inspiration? I wouldn’t say I have one fashion inspiration. I think that personally for me […]