As election season approaches, students rally for candidates, causes, campus engagement

With the 2016 presidential election on the horizon, Tufts political student organizations have been pursuing different goals and agendas this summer that they will continue this fall. These organizations have their sights set on a variety of political objectives. Here is a look at what the largest political organizations on campus have been up to since the presidential nominees were determined […]

Tufts earns best-ever fourth place in 2015-2016 Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup

Though the 2015-16 athletic year may have lacked the excitement of a national championship win, Tufts quietly had one of the best years in the history of its athletics programs last year. The Jumbos finally broke into the top five in the Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Div. III standings, which were announced on June 9, […]

Who’s who in the NESCAC

The Jumbos are preparing for their upcoming season, and so are our competitors in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC). Founded in 1971, NESCAC is composed of 11 prestigious liberal arts colleges, offers 14 sports for women and 13 sports for men and boasts six national championship teams from the 2015 through 2016 seasons. Middlebury won field […]

Seniors form Tufts Union Debate, spinoff of Oxford’s debate forum

Tufts Union Debate, a newly-founded group modeled after the Oxford Union, will host seven public debates on issues related to Tufts, the nation and the world this semester. The first debate will take place on Sept. 19 in Braker Hall Room 001. By providing a forum for regular debates between students, faculty and outside experts, the Tufts Union intends […]

Op-ed: Finding your niche

When I arrived on campus my freshman year, I was excited, nervous and ambitious. Like many of you, I had taken advantage of the clubs at my high school and was coming from a place where I was in the highest echelons of my community — a glorified high school senior. I was in charge […]

Facilities workers union files charges against university, claims workers’ rights violated

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 32BJ New England District has filed an unfair labor practice charge against Tufts University with the National Board of Labor Relations following the university’s introduction of schedule changes set to be implemented on Sept. 5. The union is arguing that the university has failed to bargain appropriately about changes to facility workers’ schedules, […]

End of summer TV round-up: nostalgic hits and misses

“Stranger Things” On July 15, Netflix premiered the Duffer Brothers’ “Stranger Things,” an eight-episode series redolent of 1980s science fiction, adventure and horror films. The show perfectly harnesses the atmosphere of ’80s pop culture and movies by drawing obvious parallels to “Alien” (1979), “The Shining” (1980), “Poltergeist” (1982) and many other classics. Winona Ryder unsurprisingly […]

Jumbos in the spotlight

While Tufts’ athletic success is the result of a cumulative team effort, there are some Jumbos whose performances on the field transcend expectations and particularly help to elevate their respective teams. These athletes are some of the highest scorers, the staunchest defensive anchors and the team leaders on and off the field. All of them deserve […]

Green Line Extension revisions pave way forward, create local anxiety

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) officials unveiled a revised and scaled-back version of the Green Line Extension (GLX) earlier this summer, which includes a stop at College Avenue beside Tufts’ Medford/Somerville campus. Updates to the plan for the long-discussed addition of seven new stations to the Green Line in Cambridge, Somerville and Medford are intended to bring costs down […]

Sneak peek: orientation productions

As Orientation Week continues, be sure to catch one of the orientation shows presented by Torn Ticket II and 3Ps (Pen, Paint and Pretzels), two of Tufts’ student-run theater groups. Here is a sneak preview of what they have in store for you: Ordinary Days Torn Ticket II is going back to the basics with “Ordinary Days.” The group […]