University-wide task force to review student mental health and resources

A new university-wide task force dedicated to student mental health is being launched this fall, according to an email announcement from University President Anthony Monaco on Sept. 9. The task force will be co-chaired by Monaco and Paul Summergrad, chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the Tufts School of Medicine and psychiatrist-in-chief at the Tufts Medical Center. […]

New group Damsels to provide supportive platform for women writers

Damsels is a new student club this fall that aims to create a comfortable, affirmative space for women writers at Tufts and beyond. The club creates a community and platform for women writers to share their stories by providing resources that expose women’s voices to broader communities, according to founders Kriska Desir and Chopper Carter-Schelp, both sophomores. “The goal of […]

The Coin Toss: NFL week five and playoff baseball

Welcome to The Coin Toss, where I make some bold, unlikely predictions every week about some of your favorite professional sports. First, let’s recap my predictions from last week’s NFL games. I predicted that the Chiefs would beat the Steelers, but I was horribly wrong, as running back Le’Veon Bell returned and led the Steelers to a blowout […]

Jumbos last to third round in doubles play at ITA Regional Tournament

Men’s tennis competed at the ITA Regional Tournament on Oct. 1 at Williams College. There, two brackets of 64 were created (singles and doubles) to vie for early season honors. Tufts sent three singles players, juniors Zain Ali and Rohan Gupte and sophomore Ethan Chen along with three doubles teams. The doubles teams were Ali and Gupte, first-years Zach Shaff and Nathan Niemiec and Chen and first-year Benjamin Biswas. […]

Field hockey suffers first loss on Homecoming, bounces back against Hamilton

Field hockey suffered its first loss of the season in a double-overtime battle against Amherst, losing 3-2 on Homecoming, before bouncing back the next day to shut out Hamilton 2-0. The Jumbos, now 8-1 overall and 4-1 in NESCAC play, drop into a four-way tie atop the conference, with six regular season games left to play. The […]

Jumbos’ undefeated streak ends against MIT, find redemption against Hamilton

Despite losing 1-0 to MIT on Tuesday and 3-1 to Amherst on Saturday, Tufts ended its week with a 3-1 victory over Hamilton. Tufts moves to 3-1-1 in NESCAC play and 4-2-3 overall, tying Amherst for second in the NESCAC behind defending NESCAC champion Williams. Speaking about the overall performance of the team this past week, senior co-captain […]

The Echo Chamber: On GMOs

The Flavr Savr tomato became the first FDA-approved genetically-modified food in 1994. While the product itself flopped, it opened a market that’s been growing ever since. According to the Department of Agriculture, over 90 percent of the corn, cotton and soybeans grown in the U.S. in 2014 were genetically modified. But what exactly are genetically modified organisms […]

Op-Ed: Making the sciences more approachable

There’s no doubt that America faces countless problems in the realm of education. Education inequality is one of the most pressing issues facing the country today. One of the greatest concerns with education, however, is the nation’s distrust of science. Science is considered an objective truth. Its methods to prove theories are so rigorous that not […]