Student promotes cultural competency training program for faculty, staff

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate is currently supporting a new initiative to implement a mandatory cultural competency training program for Tufts faculty and staff, according to Walae Hayek, who serves as the TCU Women’s Center Community Representative and is spearheading the initiative.  Hayek, a junior, said that a cultural competency training for professors could help improve the campus climate and make […]

Medford proposes housing ordinance change requiring student addresses

The Medford City Council is considering amending its current housing ordinance to further enforce its current policy prohibiting more than three unrelated adults from living in one apartment unit. This addition comes in the form of an article entitled University and College Accountability, which would require the university to provide the city with the addresses, student statuses and graduation dates of all students living […]

Pre-orientation programs receive record number of students

Tufts pre-orientation programs hosted a record 912 students this past summer, according to Director of Campus Life Joe Golia. A new pre-orientation program, Students’ Quest for Unity in the African Diaspora (SQUAD), joined the five existing pre-orientation programs this summer along with the Mentor Collective, a mentorship program for students not participating in pre-orientation programs. Golia, who oversees […]

After strong recruitment, golf chasing trip to Nationals

The 2015-16 golf season was not entirely successful for the Jumbos. Tufts narrowly missed out on qualifying for the NESCAC tournament, finishing sixth in the qualifier at Williams. That left Tufts 19 strokes behind fourth-place Amherst for the final qualifying spot. The season nevertheless had its bright spots, the best of which was the team’s success at the Newbury College Nighthawk […]

Field hockey seeks return to NCAA tournament in 2016

The last members of Tufts’ 2012 NCAA championship field hockey team graduated in May, but the team has not lowered its expectations. The 2016 Jumbos are looking to break their four-year streak of losing in the NESCAC tournament semifinals and finally get back to the NCAA tournament. They have not received a bid since 2013. “This […]

Women’s Cross Country adds large contingent of first-years and new runners

The Tufts women’s cross country team enters every season with high expectations. It aims to not only race against the best competition in the country, but to win out against those opponents. These are consistent, yearly goals, but after last year’s second-place NESCAC finish and seventh-place run at Nationals, the team is poised for a record-breaking season. The team knows that […]

‘Pretty Little Liars’ has overstayed its welcome

“Pretty Little Liars” (2010 – present), a staple of the Freeform network, formerly called ABC Family, has earned a top spot on many TV-goers’ guilty-pleasure watchlists. Loosely based on the book series of the same name by Sara Shepard, “Pretty Little Liars” (“PLL”) has taken its fans on a wild goose chase, with each of the six season finales […]

Autumn’s rising stars: this season’s hottest movies

With the end of summer comes the end of the superhero and mega-blockbuster season. And with the beginning of fall comes the arrival of prestige pictures and potential Oscar winners. A slew of socially and culturally relevant films, as well as a few big-budget stragglers, are coming this September and October. Here are a few […]

To wear that Poké Ball and Chain

Pokémon Go (2016) went from zero to viral faster than anything we’ve ever seen. At its peak, the hit augmented-reality mobile exploration game had more daily active users than Twitter and more engagement than Snapchat and Facebook. Niantic, the title’s developer, was inundated on social media by users from around the world requesting access to […]