Jumbos open season with two victories in N.Y.

Last year’s NCAA Div III finalists started their season off with two wins on the road in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. in their season-opener. Tufts celebrated a 60-38 victory over Keene State College on Friday night and defeated host Skidmore College 60-55 on Saturday. Despite starting the season with two wins, junior forward Melissa Baptista believes the team […]


Editorial: Establish a sanctuary campus at Tufts

A petition calling upon the administration to make Tufts a sanctuary campus for undocumented members of the university community has made waves at Tufts over the past week, garnering more than 3,000 signatures. The petition calls on the university to protect the identities of all undocumented community members — including students, their families, staff and workers — to provide them access to […]


Out of Left Field: 大谷 翔平

Shohei Otani is one of the most exciting prospects to hit baseball in recent memory. The 22-year old is the ace of the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters pitching staff, posting a 1.86 ERA this year and striking out 11.2 batters per nine innings. His best pitch is his fastball that tops 100 miles per hour. Otani is […]


The Arena: Constructing the cabinet

Aristophanes once wrote, “under every stone lurks a politician.” Politicians say and do whatever is necessary to win; oftentimes, these promises mean little. Usually this annoys me, but in the case of President-elect Donald Trump, I was almost rooting for him to break his promises. In the immediate aftermath of the election two weeks ago, […]


On Queer: On white picket fences

When I was little, my favorite TV show was “Leave It To Beaver” (1957-1963). The show focuses on young Theodore Cleaver (also known as “The Beaver”), his brother Wally and their parents, June and Ward. The Cleavers’ life is perfect in that white picket fence sort of way: Wally loves sports, June and Ward never fight and Beaver gets […]


Jumbo Steps: One round of ‘20 Questions’

I’ve been channeling my inner Mr. Moseby from “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody” (2005-2008) quite a bit lately. In the past month alone, I’ve had many visitors: my sister-in-law’s parents, my aunt and uncle, a prospective student, my brother and two former high school teachers. But last week, I said my final goodbye to my last visitor of […]


On Queer, On White Picket Fences

When I was little, my favorite TV show was Leave it to Beaver. The show focuses on young Theodore Cleaver (“the Beaver,”) his brother, Wally, and their parents, June and Ward. The Cleavers’ life is perfect in that white picket fence sort of way: Wally is on the football team, June and Ward never fight, […]


Op-Ed: Not your mother’s Thanksgiving

On the scale of political views, I hover between “very liberal” and “extremely liberal.” This is not the case for a lot of my friends and family. In fact, my parents often have a hard time understanding how I have ended up so far on the left. It’s an oddity in a state such as […]


Students support anti-DAPL movement with donation drive

Students hosted a donation drive to collect materials for the Standing Rock Native American Reservation on Nov. 4, according to the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate LGBTQ+ Community Representative Parker Breza. Breza said the drive was part of a series of teach-ins, rallies and donation drives in support of halting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Sophomore Elizabeth […]


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