Is This Thing On? While my computer gently weeps

Greetings again! It is my last column of the semester, and I wanted to bring things full circle. I opened by introducing this as a commentary on popular music in the context of college and beyond. This is the music I will look back on with both fond memories and embarrassment and perhaps have difficulty explaining to my kids. Therefore, in […]

‘Hairspray Live!’ brings strong singing, strong message

Gone are the days of hate-watching live television adaptations of musicals. They have come a long way since 2013, when country singer Carrie Underwood appalled audiences with her astoundingly poor acting capabilities in the first live televised musical special in almost 50 years on NBC, “The Sound of Music Live!” (2013).  “The Wiz Live!” (2015) and “Grease: […]

Jumbos to make a run at Learfield Cup

Tufts finished fourth in Div. III in the Learfield Directors’ Cup last year, and after the fall season, it ranks No. 2 behind only Washington University in St. Louis.  The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics awards the Learfield Directors’ Cup to whichever school earns the most points in a predetermined set of sports by the end of the […]

National discourse on sanctuary campuses: Where does Tufts fit in?

For students looking to effect change outside the “Tufts bubble,” the sanctuary movement serves as at least one way in which Tufts students are connecting to a growing movement taking place across the country. Since Election Day, almost 200 sanctuary campus petitions have emerged nationwide, according to Xavier Maciel, a first-year transfer student at Pomona College. Maciel […]

Somerville, Medford reaffirm commitment to undocumented immigrants

Despite President-elect Donald Trump’s recent threats to block funding from sanctuary cities, Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone reiterated the city’s commitment to remaining a sanctuary city in an open letter released on Nov. 21. “Somerville will stand with you regardless of your race, creed, color, sex, nationality, legal status, religion, gender identity or sexual orientation,” the letter, which […]

The Arena: Closing time

I remember sending in my first column for “The Arena” last September. When the Daily accepted my proposal, I think I let it get to my head. I figured I would drop knowledge bombs and be the campus Nate Silver crossed with Jon Stewart crossed with Brad Pitt. But this election process made me feel more […]

Editorial: Reflections on 2016

To say that 2016 has been a turbulent year at Tufts is an understatement. Following the unforeseen results of the presidential election, controversies surrounding Greek life, a divisive free speech resolution and the tragic passing away of one of our very own professors, in many respects, 2016 was disheartening at the very least. And yet, despite […]

Late-night study hours

Tisch Library, Edward Ginn Library and Eaton Hall will each be offering extended late night study hours during reading period and finals week this semester. Tisch Library: began Dec. 11, ends Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. Sunday: general hours 10 a.m. to 1 a.m., extended study until 6 a.m. Monday-Thursday: general hours 8 a.m. to 1 […]

Tufts students abroad respond to results of U.S. election

Tufts students abroad, like their counterparts on the Medford/Somerville campus, are coming to grips with their feelings following the presidential election. Some students studying through Tufts Programs Abroad in Madrid, Santiago and Paris described a sense of separation from political events in the United States. Several students also participated in demonstrations in their host countries and engaged in conversations with locals following […]