Editorial: The importance of Standing Rock post-Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is often considered one of the most wholesome holidays — in part because it has evolved into a day characterized by gratitude, self-reflection and appreciation of family and friends. It is also held in such high esteem because the traditional narrative teaches Americans that Thanksgiving was a time of peaceful unity between the indigenous people […]

The Weeknd shoots for the stars on uneven ‘Starboy’

When Canadian singer-songwriter Abel Tesfaye first began releasing music under the moniker The Weeknd back in 2010, no one could have predicted his emergence as a cultural phenomenon on the scale that he is now. Sure, there were glimmers of pop stardom beneath the surface, especially with the release of his electrifying cover of Michael Jackson’s […]

Tufts attends club nationals as only Div. III team

Tufts University Football Club — the men’s club soccer team — capped off one of the best seasons in its history with a berth to the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Championships, held in Foley, Ala. on Nov. 17-19. Despite a strong showing, the team was unable to overcome any of the Div. I opponents it […]

Events on the Hill: Nov. 28, 2016

MONDAY “Liberal Arts Distribution Requirements: Your Thoughts!” Details: This is the first in a series of meetings to evaluate the liberal arts curriculum and make suggestions to change or improve it. Pizza will be served. When and Where: 12 p.m.-1 p.m., Alumnae Lounge Sponsor: Tufts Community Union Senate “The Magnitsky Case: What a Death in a Moscow Prison Means for […]

History on the Hill: The Cannon

Underneath the many coats of paint that cover the Tufts Cannon lies a controversial political history that started one of Tufts’ most well-known traditions. The rules of painting the Civil War artifact, according to the Tufts Admissions website, are simple: it can only be painted at night, and if more than one student or group of students wants to […]

Is This Thing On? With The (Black) Beatles

A few weeks ago, I tried to make the claim that no one will ever be bigger than The Beatles, but it appears I’ve been challenged by the rap-duo Rae Sremmurd, comprised of brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi. If you don’t think duo’s name looks like English, you’re right — it’s their label, “Ear Drummers,” […]

Out of Left Field: Academic baseball

Well, we’ve found ourselves in the weird spot between the season ending and the free agency hot stove still heating up. Without much going on in the world of Major League Baseball, this column is focused on baseball at the more academic level, and in particular, a baseball analysis competition. On Nov. 18, the Baseball Analysis at […]

On Queer: On call-outs

Even in these times, I believe that most people are well-intentioned. We want the best for each other. We want each other to be happy, healthy and successful. We want to treat our friends and family well. Yet, we have to acknowledge that we, as individuals, have unique identities that may result in different experiences. […]

Op-Ed: Celebrating the interdisciplinary lenses of environmental engineering

We, as students studying environmental engineering, are writing in response to the Nov. 16 Daily article “Against the grain: female students dominate environmental engineering,” because we believe the article did not fully portray the many dimensions of environmental engineering and what it means to contribute as a student, educator, researcher, engineer and consultant — not […]