Daily’s 2017 Oscar Predictions: What to expect on Sunday night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAgnx8RMVww&feature=youtu.be If one were to summarize the 2017 awards season with one word, it might as well be agitating. The season revealed the film industry’s own hypocrisy by failing to keep the promises it made at last year’s ceremony. From the racial controversy that followed “La La Land” (2016) to the questionable nominations of Casey Affleck […]

Mind the Gap: Queering relationships for mental growth

Throughout my life, I have grappled with the concept of romantic love. Growing up with a strong single mother and a combination of anxiety and low self-confidence, I didn’t have any model to base my definition on. Having few experiences seeing people in conventional romantic relationships outside of television, I saw romance as both unrealistic and […]

Advice from Dead Poets (and Some Living): Mary Oliver on applying for jobs

I spent Thursday afternoon stalking an internship description as if it were a crush on Facebook. I read it so many times that I had the desired qualifications memorized, and they started to feel not widely applicable but eerily personal. “I’m intellectually curious!” I thought. “I’m accurate!” I crafted my cover letter with great care, […]

A star-studded cast lifts ‘Big Little Lies’

In the first episode of the HBO limited series “Big Little Lies” (2017), viewers are plunged into the world of affluent parents in Monterey, California. The first episode of the show, which is based on a Liane Moriarty novel of the same name, opens in the aftermath of a homicide. Throughout the episode, police interviews that occur […]

Jumbos win but need to focus on three-point shooting and execution

Second-seeded Tufts defeated seventh-seeded Williams 58-40 in the NESCAC quarterfinals over the weekend in a game in which both teams struggled offensively. The Jumbos shot 34.3 percent from the field (23-for-67) while the Ephs went 15-for-45 on field goals (33.3 percent). The Jumbos led from the opening minutes, jumping ahead 17-12 after the first quarter. Sophomore guard Jacqueline Knapp scored nine […]

Jumbos lock up sixth in NESCAC tournament after win over Bowdoin, loss to Colby

Tufts finished the regular season on Saturday with a record of 11-10-3 and clinched the sixth seed in the NESCAC playoffs after falling to the Colby Mules (11-4-3), by a margin of 3-2, in the final two minutes of the game. Colby simultaneously guaranteed itself the second seed. On Friday, the Jumbos defeated the Bowdoin Polar […]

The Coin Toss: Time to “boogie” in New Orleans

Welcome to The Coin Toss, where I make some bold, unlikely predictions about your favorite professional sports. Last week, I predicted two of four All-Star event winners correctly. I learned not to doubt “Porzingod” as the 7-foot-3-inch Porzingis won the skills challenge over my pick of Isaiah Thomas. Perhaps my best pick of the week was […]

Tufts places third at New England Div. III Championships

Over the long weekend, Tufts tied with other NESCAC rivals Middlebury and Bates for a third place finish at the New England Div. III Indoor Championships with 62 points each. The trio finished behind Williams with 140 points and MIT, who won at its home track with 149 points. Tufts’ third-place finish is its best at the meet […]

Editorial: Tufts must act with care in implementing smoking ban

Tufts Tobacco Free, a student initiative to make the Medford/Somerville campus tobacco-free, announced at the Feb. 12 Tufts Community Union Senate meeting that the group had gained tentative support from several Tufts administrators and that the university would become tobacco-free over the next few years. While the group is currently seeking feedback on how the ban […]

Letter from the Editors

Last semester, the Daily debuted its support fund, offering two first-years with demonstrated needs a stipend for their contributions to the Daily. As we strive to provide more comprehensive and accurate coverage of the Tufts community, we recognize that this is only possible with a staff that fully represents the diverse perspectives and experiences on campus. We also […]