Latest addition to Marvel Cinematic Universe ‘Doctor Strange’ shines

“Might I offer you some advice? Forget everything that you think you know,” quotes secondary protagonist Karl Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor) in the newest Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film, “Doctor Strange” (2016). Fourteen movies in the ever-expanding MCU need refreshment after the large-scale superhero clash in the previous “Captain America: Civil War” (2016). While some trepidation when walking into these […]

CIVIC hosts debate between Tufts Democrats and Republicans

Approximately 100 students gathered to watch two Tufts Republicans and two Tufts Democrats argue on behalf of the opposing side’s party platform in Tufts CIVIC’s “The Last Debate” on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the ASEAN Auditorium. First-years Robert Whitehead and Bennett Brain of Tufts Republicans faced off against Tufts Democrats sophomore Nesi Altaras and senior Ben Kaplan. […]

Massachusetts, Somerville ballot initiatives to look out for tomorrow

Massachusetts voters will have the opportunity to vote on four ballot measures on Election Day this Tuesday. Somerville residents will have an additional fifth question on their ballots concerning a tax hike to fund a new high school. Questions on the Massachusetts ballot range from a new slots parlor to farm animal living conditions. Read […]

Battle for the Senate: seven seats to follow

With the battle for the upper chamber coming down to the wire, there are seven Senate seats that will decide which party assumes control. 1. North Carolina: When Democrats failed to land a major recruit to challenge Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), Deborah Ross was originally written off by many political operatives due to her low name […]

States to watch in 2016

With Election Day almost upon us, here are the Daily’s states to watch: Ohio: The old saying goes, “As Ohio goes, so goes the nation.” The nation’s most durable bellwether, predicting the winner of every single presidential election since 1964, has given an edge to Trump this year, though Clinton has refused to concede the […]

Events on the Hill this week: Nov. 7

MONDAY “Dancing Against the Law: Critical Moves in Bangalore’s Queer Nightlife” Details: Kareem Khubchandani, assistant professor in the Department of Drama and Dance and a faculty member of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, will speak about LGBTQ rights and protest in India, focusing on the dance ban rather than on Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which criminalizes […]

Op-Ed: AOII: Sisters still

Inflection point (n.): 1. A point on a curve in which curvature switches from upwards to downwards, or vice versa; 2. A point in time where a narrative changes dramatically, often in response to external influences. At an inflection point in the graph of an equation, the equation’s derivative (the rate of change of the […]

Op-Ed: Why your vote matters

There is a lot of pessimism surrounding this election, especially on Tufts’ campus. As young people, we are used to being promised grand schemes and sweeping ideals every four years. This rhetoric played a key role in the rise of Senator Bernie Sanders during this election cycle. However, for many — especially people of color […]

Prof. Simon Rosenberg on career, the Democratic Party’s past and future battles

“If the polls are right and Hillary Clinton wins on Nov. 8, Democrats will have won more votes in six of the past seven presidential elections,” Simon Rosenberg (LA ’85) wrote in an Oct. 20 U.S. News opinion column. While the polls have fluctuated more significantly over the past few weeks, many Clinton supporters might believe that her […]