Op-ed: Was it wrong to trust Obama?

When former President Obama was inaugurated as president, third-grade me was thrilled. He was the first black president and he was a Democrat, a fact that I didn’t know much about but that I knew pleased my parents, especially after eight years of George W. Bush’s presidency. He was also, especially to young me, much more […]


Op-Ed: The future of healthcare, Part 2

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part series on the state of U.S. healthcare and its future. Using the process of budget reconciliation, Senate Republicans have ensured that they can pass a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) with just 51 votes, avoiding filibuster. This loophole – traditionally utilized to pass […]


Editorial: Tufts should do more to ensure economic diversity

On Jan. 18, the New York Times published an article analyzing the income distribution of students in various colleges. The article, based on a recent study, showed that 38 colleges and universities in the United States had more students from the top one percent of the income scale than from the bottom 60 percent. Ranked in order […]


OKbaby’s teen parents make living through YouTube

In the age of social media, anyone seems to be able to rise to fame. Platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Vine and YouTube have enabled people from all backgrounds to share their narratives with the world. Oscar Morales and Kyra Sivertson uploaded their first video to their joint YouTube account, OKbaby, on May 17, 2015. They were […]


Students protest through art at ‘NASTY WOMEN x TUFTS’

Since the original Nasty Women exhibition from Jan. 12 to 15 was held in New York City, dozens of pop-up shows bearing its name and message. Last Thursday, Tufts students curated their own Nasty Women exhibition, “NASTY WOMEN x TUFTS,” which featured visual and literary works as well as live performances from Tufts students and alumnae. The exhibition was the brainchild of […]


Young runners showing strength for Jumbos at Stampede Invitational

Several Jumbos set the pace at the Stampede Invitational, the first of two consecutive home track and field events. The Jumbos left on day one in eighth place out of 13 teams, but a number of strong individual performances buoyed the team. Senior quad-captain Sam Cox said the team was happy to have performed well […]


Men’s hockey, plagued by injuries, stuck in mid-season slump

Despite a hot start to the season, Tufts is mired in a four-game losing streak after suffering another pair of tough losses this weekend. Following two losses and major injuries to four key players from the previous weekend, Tufts failed to recover as the team lost 5-4 to NESCAC leader Williams on Friday in the last three minutes […]


Jumbos show speed at first of two home meets

Over the weekend, the Jumbos hosted the Tufts Stampede Invitational, during which the team finished sixth out of nine teams after day one. Tufts runners also earned a handful of nationally-ranking times, most notably senior distance runner Tim Nichols’ then-first-in-the-nation 3000-meter time. On Saturday, the Jumbos dominated the 3000-meter event. Nichols ran the event in 8:21.51, earning him first […]


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