Tufts left largely untouched by Massachusetts drought

As Massachusetts undergoes its most serious drought in decades, Tufts and many of the surrounding areas remain largely unrestricted in terms of water usage. In its most recent weekly report released last Thursday, the United States Drought Monitor classified 98.03 percent of the state as being under drought conditions. More than a third of the state, […]

Club soccer earns regional tournament bid, contends for return to nationals

With its win against Babson on Saturday, men’s club soccer capped off yet another stellar regular season and cemented its prime position heading into this year’s regional tournament. Finishing with a record of 9-1, the Tufts University Football Club (TUFC) fell only once on Sept. 17 to Boston College. Under the leadership of senior tri-captains David Heim and […]

The Coin Toss: NFL Week 7

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 last week’s NFL games. I said that the Chiefs would beat the Raiders, and they did not disappoint. Kansas City’s defense propelled the team to a 26-10 win. My second prediction was that […]

Op-Ed: Mental health and America’s juvenile detention centers

Two weeks ago, cities across the United States held rallies and teach-ins advocating for freeing Bresha Meadows, a 15-year-old black girl from Ohio who allegedly killed her abusive father. Despite the fact that the killing was claimed to be in self-defense, prosecutors are determined to try Bresha for “aggravated murder,” which means they believe the crime […]

Changes in TA system accompany growth of Computer Science Department

This semester, Computer Science Professors Mark Sheldon and Bruce Molay have implemented a new system by which Data Structures (COMP 15) teaching assistants (TAs) and students can interact. According to Sheldon, creating an effective TA system has become increasingly more important to keep up with the growth of the computer science department. New TA System Sheldon and Molay created […]

theSkimm co-founders share stories, lessons at Alumni Lecture

Approximately 160 alumni, students, faculty and community members gathered at the Breed Memorial Hall yesterday evening to attend the Lyon & Bendheim Alumni Lecture Series event, featuring theSkimm co-founders Danielle Weisberg (LA ’08) and Carly Zakin.  Weisberg and Zakin discussed media company theSkimm’s growth since its days as a start-up, as well as their own experiences as liberal […]

Drag merges into internet culture with ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’

When “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (2009–present) alum Jasmine Masters uploaded a video entitled “RuPaul drag race f***** up drag,”  fans of the reality-competition show raised their eyebrows. After all, Jasmine Masters was notoriously eliminated for her lackluster performance in the season seven “ShakesQueer” challenge, where she had the worst comedic timing in the show’s herstory. Yet Alaska’s […]

Is it ‘Too Little Too Late’ for JoJo on first album in a decade?

Signed to a major music label at only 12 years old, singer-songwriter JoJo was poised to be one of America’s next great teen pop stars. Capitalizing on the popularity of R&B at the height of its Top 40 radio dominance, JoJo scored two massive hits with the 2000s classics “Leave (Get Out)” (2004) and “Too […]

Tufts Gaming Hub subgroup encourages greater participation from women

Three years ago, a group of present-day seniors merged multiple gaming groups into the umbrella gaming group, the Tufts Gaming Hub, which serves as a center for Tufts students who play video and electronic games competitively or casually. Despite the group’s growth since then, senior Elizabeth Billings said she used to be the only woman who consistently attended the weekly […]