On Queer: On censorship

The bottom text meme. Everyone’s favorite self-referential internet in-joke. The premise goes something like this: Mid-2000s online meme generators would offer users a meme image template, complete with placeholder text boxes on the top and bottom of the image. Most commonly, they would read “TOP TEXT” and “BOTTOM TEXT,” referencing their locations. Whether the meme […]

Bridge professors, assistant professors innovate across diverse disciplines

As a liberal arts school, Tufts prides itself on its ability to provide students with the opportunity to pursue a diverse range of scholarly interests across disciplines. Since fall 2013, Tufts has been working to hire professors with multiple areas of expertise through both its Bridge Professorships Program and Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorships Program, both […]

‘Get Out’ blends horror, comedy to address U.S. racism

Jordan Peele is widely known and liked largely because of his work on the Comedy Central series “Key & Peele” (2012-2015), which features short sketches that get audiences laughing. So when word got out that Peele was working on a movie more focused on terror than comedy, many were skeptical of the end result, questioning whether Peele should bother […]

Art-à-Porter: The ageless, eternal fashion designer

For a very long time, almost nobody in the fashion world knew the true age of the legendary German designer, Karl Lagerfeld. This halo of timelessness surrounding his persona easily translated to his designs, whether these were Chanel suits, Fendi fur coats, Chloé gowns or accessories for his eponymous brand. Part of the reason Lagerfeld has […]

Editorial: Tufts should expand on mindfulness, mental health initiatives

Rocks a high GPA. Volunteers on weekends to tutor children. Performs in a Tufts ensemble. Plays a club sport. Works 15 hours a week. Gulps coffee each morning at the Rez. Frequents late night study at Tisch. Skips lecture to finish another assignment. Squeezes naps in between classes. Maybe this sounds familiar. Maybe because it was […]

Kevin Kraft hired as new director of community standards

Kevin Kraft was recently hired as Tufts’ new director of community standards for the Medford/Somerville campus and started working on Feb. 13. Kraft’s new position is similar to the role of judicial affairs administrator, which was held by Mickey Toogood before he moved to Seattle and became the communications and media specialist for the Office of […]

Food for Thought: We get it, you’re vegan

It isn’t often that someone comes out of the ‘vegan closet’ unexpectedly. Sure, you can be a non-vegan and still be really into kale, but eventually the black-bean brownies are going to raise some eyebrows. Other signs include: a man bun, probiotic dirt water and self-deception in the form of “I had no idea that […]

Jumbos saunter into sixth-straight Sweet Sixteen

Tufts defeated Husson 64-44 on Saturday and St. Joseph’s (Maine) 65-44 on Friday to secure passage to its sixth consecutive NCAA Sweet Sixteen. A fast start to the third quarter drove the Jumbos to victory over the Husson Eagles in their Div. III NCAA Championship second round meeting at Cousens Gym on Saturday evening. The match […]

Jumbos outpace Cardinals behind Vinny’s 37 points

The Tufts Jumbos (22-6) vanquished the St. John Fisher Cardinals (23-6) on Saturday night in the second round of the Div. III NCAA men’s basketball tournament, 94-81. With the victory, Tufts now advances to the Sweet Sixteen for the second consecutive season. Meeting them there will be the Babson Beavers (27-2), the No. 3 team […]