Pop Filter: Highly questionable advice

I get a lot of people who hear my a cappella group perform for the first time asking me how I take a song people grew up singing and convert it into something that echoes the original, but at the same time sounds completely different. There’s nothing glamorous or exciting about the actual arranging process itself; it’s […]

The piano lesson of tomorrow: computer science department researches music learning

Computer Science Ph.D. candidate Beste Filiz Yuksel and her colleagues have found a new learning method for playing the piano – one that can read your brain as you learn. While the BACh system, or Brain Automated Chorales system, works specifically with learning how to play the piano, the team aims to better understand how computer systems […]

ABC’s ‘Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ is worth wild ride

The third season of ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D” (2013 – present) returned last week on the tail of its strongest episodes and a four-month winter hiatus. These factors combined to place a great deal of pressure on the mid-season premiere, and the show neither caved under, nor fully lived up to, those expectations. There […]

Whitewashed ‘Gods of Egypt’ offers junk food fun

Epic battles, a classic apocalyptic plot and self-sacrificing romances — “Gods of Egypt” contains all the markings of a crowd-pleasing film. The movie follows the journey of a young thief named Bek (Brenton Thwaites), who, by the most unfortunate of circumstances, ends up helping the god Horus (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) reclaim Egypt and also his eyes from […]

Editorial: College admission reforms should address high school pressure

The number of students, from middle school to graduate schools, are experiencing extreme stress, and its side effects are growing at an alarming rate. In an anonymous study conducted last spring at Irvington High School near Silicon Valley, Dr. Stuart Slavin of Saint Louis University School of Medicine found that over 54 percent of students showed moderate […]

First annual Dance Marathon raises over $3,600 for Boston Children’s Hospital

Tufts University Dance Marathon, sponsored by the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN), raised over $3,600 for the Boston Children’s Hospital at its first event Friday. Tickets were sold at the door for $10 per person for the five-hour philanthropic event, which ran from 7 p.m. to midnight at 51 Winthrop St. According to Dominique Kaempf, overall undergraduate director for the Dance Marathon, dance marathons feature students actively remaining on their feet dancing […]

‘Last Stand’ update brings much needed new content to ‘Vermintide’

“Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide,” an October 2015 first-person cooperative hack-and-slash title by the independent Swedish developer Fatshark, was something of a surprise critical darling upon release (we at the Daily adored the beta). The game, which pits four players against hordes of ratmen in a Games Workshop’s medieval-Germany-meets-magic “Warhammer Fantasy” (1983 – present) setting, has earned praise for […]

Interdisciplinary conference body discusses importance, influence of Arctic on international affairs

Academics, business leaders and diplomats gathered to discuss the future of the Arctic region at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy’s fifth annual Opening Arctic Conference on Saturday. The conference, which was organized by a group of 15 Fletcher students, was a part of its Warming Arctic International Inquiry Series, according to the event’s pamphlet. Through three panels, various speakers and a […]

On the Spot: Why Guus Hiddink’s Chelsea is merely a façade, what needs to be done

If the Premier League started on Boxing Day, Chelsea would be playing in the Champions League next year. To make it even better reading for Blues fans, if the League started on New Years’ Day, it would have been in a great position to defend its title! Chelsea has been hot since handily beating Crystal Palace […]

Back to the Final Four: Jumbos book trip to NCAA tournament semifinals for third year in a row

For the past two years, Tufts had gotten it done at home in the postseason. The Jumbos had qualified for the NCAA tournament by winning the NESCAC championship, earned home court advantage and fought their way through dominant first-round wins and overtime thrillers alike to reach the NCAA Div. III championship semifinals, the Final Four. This […]