A night at the opera: HCO presents Mozart’s ‘Le nozze di Figaro’

For its 25th anniversary, Harvard College Opera (HCO) put on a production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Lorenzo Da Ponte’s “Le Nozze di Figaro” from Feb. 1– 5 at the Agassiz Theater. The production contained a completely undergraduate cast, production staff and orchestra featuring students from Harvard College, Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory and the Massachusetts College […]


‘Floating Artifacts’ at Tufts Art Gallery provokes reflection on pollution

The first pieces that can be seen through the entrance of the Tisch Family Gallery at the Tufts University Art Gallery are photographs of gemlike objects against black backgrounds. The colors are so vivid, and the textures are so detailed that they almost jump off of the wall. At first glance, this installation appears to be […]


On Queer: On sex and anxiety

Confession time: I’m terrified of sex. As much as I love being intimate with other men (my friends can attest, I am very gay), thoughts of sex immediately turn into concerns about my body, or sweating, or how my hair looks ridiculous when disheveled, or an overwhelming lack of confidence in my own appearance. It’s […]


Silent film ‘Ella Cinders’ is revitalized at The Rockwell

In the series titled “HUSH,” The Rockwell in Davis Square presents a silent film from the early 20th century accompanied by live music on the first Wednesday of every month. This past Wednesday’s performance featured the film “Ella Cinders” (1926), starring Colleen Moore. The screening was accompanied by Noxaphonic, a music duo that includes a rotating […]


Art-à-porter: Riccardo Tisci’s Legacy to the Fashion World

After 12 years as the creative director for Givenchy’s haute couture and ready-to-wear lines, Italian fashion designer Riccardo Tisci has left the French maison. According to insiders’ speculations, Tisci could be moving on to designing for Versace. These rumors are also based on the designer’s long-lasting friendship with Donatella Versace, evidenced by Versace being the face […]


Swipe It Forward meal sharing initiative launches

Swipe It Forward, an initiative that allows students to donate extra meal swipes to students in need, was recently launched by Tufts Dining Services, the Office for Student Success and Advising and the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate’s Culture, Ethnicity, Community Affairs (CECA) Committee. According to TCU Senator Shannon Lee, students on the premium meal plan can donate one […]


TCU Senate discusses supplementary funding, committee updates

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate met yesterday afternoon in the Sophia Gordon Multipurpose Room to discuss supplementary funding requests and general updates. Benya Kraus, diversity and community affairs officer, started the meeting with project updates from the Culture, Ethnicity, Community Affairs (CECA) Committee, which she chairs. Members are looking at sexual assault training during pre-orientation and […]


Events on the Hill: Week of Feb. 6

MONDAY “Media and the 2016 Election” Details: David Rhodes, who has been president of CBS News since 2011, will return to the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy for a talk on the media in the 2016 election. Where and When: ASEAN Auditorium, 5:30 p.m. Sponsors: Edward R. Murrow Center for a Digital World, Fletcher School […]


Point-Counterpoint: “Not my President”

In defense of “Not my President:” In the widespread protests that spanned the globe following the election of President Trump, the resounding cry of resistance to the new American president echoed worldwide. Throughout the United States, millions took to the streets after Election Day and after the inauguration, many of them united by the slogan, “Not my President.” […]


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