‘Fuller House,’ thinner plot: Netflix’s ‘Full House’ spinoff disappoints

When the familiar refrain about the milkman and the paperboy sounds during the opening moments of Netflix’s “Fuller House,” true fans of “Full House” (1987-1995) will immediately find themselves transported back to watching ABC Family, now (unfortunately) known at Freeform, during their elementary school days. You can almost feel the synthetic puff cheese on your […]

#OurThreeBoys commemorates three Sudanese-American victims

Tufts students gathered in Hotung Café on Friday to commemorate the lives of three Sudanese-American men who were murdered in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Feb. 24 — 23-year old Mohamedtaha Omar, 20-year old Adam Kamel Mekki and 17-year old Muhannad Adam Tairab. The purpose of the event, titled “Our Three Boys – Day of Remembrance,” was to “start having conversations about the intersections […]

Alumni speak about media industry, careers at annual ‘On the Air’ event

The Film and Media Studies (FMS) program and the Career Center hosted the annual “On the Air: Media Careers for the Networked Generation” event, where Tufts alumni spoke about their careers in the media industry, last Friday afternoon. The event featured a keynote panel, two panel sessions and an opportunity for students and alumni to mingle and […]

Visiting on the Hill

MONDAY “Imagining synthetic biology futures and making them real” Details: As a part of the inaugural “Technoscience and the State” course, several professionals will be discussing their experiences in the synthetic biology field. Guest speakers include Christina Agapakis, creative director at Ginkgo Bioworks, Kevin Esvelt, assistant professor at MIT Media Lab, Rebecca Wilbanks, a PhD student at Stanford […]

TCU Senate approves project for Counseling and Mental Health Services, funding requests

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met last night to discuss supplementary funding requests and appeals, as well as a project approval. TCU Senate President Brian Tesser opened the meeting by saying that the housing survey from the external firm, Sasaki Associates, which Tesser first brought up to Senate two weeks ago, should be sent […]

Black Freedom Trail marks important locations, retells stories of black history

The Tufts/Medford Black Freedom Trail, connecting on-campus sites including the Capen House, the Lena D. Bruce (E ’92) and Anita Y. Griffey (LA ’89) Bench and Goddard Chapel Plaque, signifies the stories and moments in the African American history at Tufts. According to Professor of Political Science Pearl Robinson, who has taught at Tufts since 1975, the Tufts/Medford […]

On the Spot: Why Newcastle is in shambles

Gone are the days when the Northeast was home to scintillating and committed football. Alan Shearer, David Ginola, Les Ferdinand, Lee Clark and Andy Cole were just some of the legendary players to have donned the stripes of Newcastle. None of this unbelievable football play appears to be on show these days at St. James’ […]

Professor Sam Sommers brings psychology to sports fans

As the co-author of the new sports psychology book, “This is Your Brain on Sports,” Associate Professor of Psychology Sam Sommers is uniquely positioned to answer most questions about how athletes, coaches and fans think. But there is one subject that even he can’t completely solve: Why do people who claim to enjoy sports watch Skip Bayless […]

Editorial: Extend federal aid to juveniles

Most of us will never know the scarring consequences of a criminal record, but for thousands of adolescents, crimes of their youth have been following them to college. Since 2000, a multitude of would-be college students have been denied government grants and loans that pay for tuition due to felonies and misdemeanors committed during their formative years. […]

Op-Ed: ASAP response to drink spiking email

Dear Kevin Maguire, Jill Zellmer and Mary Pat McMahon, As student members of Action for Sexual Assault Prevention, we were appalled by the email sent on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 regarding recent drink spiking incidents. Your email perpetuates the deeply problematic and hurtful action of victim blaming in the following ways. Instead of stating that it […]