Kerry James Marshall’s retrospective ‘Mastry’ explores black Americans’ traumas, joys

There is no question why Kerry James Marshall’s retrospective exhibit at the Met Breuer in New York City is entitled “Mastry.” Containing 72 paintings from his 35-year career, the show displays how Marshall’s vision conjures itself over time from each work. Initially an abstract painter, Marshall dedicated the rest of his career to figural painting after reading […]


Editorial: Women’s March is the beginning, not the end

The day after the election, there was an air of melancholy on the Tufts campus. Given the political leanings of our campus, many students felt depressed and dejected. These students found at the Women’s March on Washington that took place both in Washington, D.C. and locally through Sister Marches in cities like Boston an outlet for self-expression, […]


The future of healthcare

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series on the state of U.S. healthcare and its future. The election of President Donald Trump has ramifications across every policy field, but it may have the largest impact on healthcare. Election night immediately called into question the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). With […]


Get a grip, Rebecca Bunch: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s’ second season is step backward

Since the moment she abandoned her New York career life for West Covina, Calif. in the series premiere, Rebecca Bunch of The CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (2015–present) has been an imperfect, delusional and inspiring mess. Rebecca Bloom, co-creator and star of the musical comedy series, writes Rebecca as someone slowly coming to understand herself as she journeys […]


Sorrentino’s first attempt at TV falls flat in ‘The Young Pope’

If his magnum opus “The Great Beauty” (2013) proves anything, Italian director Paolo Sorrentino is not afraid to explore heavy themes in his feature films. Deeply philosophical, “The Great Beauty” explores death, art and religion so effortlessly that at times, it even triumphs over the Fellini movies it gives a nod to. When a director […]


Tufts falls to MIT and BC, tallies 12 first-place finishes against Wheaton

Despite losing to the MIT Engineers, 195.5-104.5, and the Boston College Eagles, 237.5-119.5, earlier in the week, the Jumbos bounced back against Wheaton College to cap off a grueling stretch of three meets in seven days, besting the Lyons by a score of 174-121. The Jumbos returned from the winter break with tough matchups against […]


Women’s track adds more nationally-ranked times in early season action

Returning to campus after a short winter break, Tufts has already turned in a pair of strong performances in 2017.  The team won seven events at the non-scoring Tufts Invitational on Jan. 14, where several first-years made impressive debuts, and then took third out of five at the Bowdoin Invitational on Saturday. Junior Brittany Bowman added a […]


Tufts remains undefeated with record 12-0 start

After a busy weekend that included matchups against Dickinson, Georgetown and Boston University, the Tufts women’s squash team managed to protect their perfect record and advance to 12-0 on the season. The 18th-ranked Jumbos have outdone expectations throughout the season, utilizing both young talent and veteran leadership. The Jumbos lost four matches for the third time this […]


Tufts opens second sexual conduct attitudes survey

Content Warning: This article discusses sexual violence. The 2017 Tufts Attitudes about Sexual Conduct Survey (TASCS) opens online today, with the goal of anonymously gauging the prevalence and current climate of sexual misconduct on all Tufts campuses. This is the second iteration of the survey, with the first TASCS conducted in April 2015, according to Lauren Conoscenti, the […]


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