The Coin Toss: And then there were four…

Welcome to The Coin Toss, where I make some bold, unlikely predictions about your favorite sports. Before spring break, I made some predictions for the first round of the NCAA tournament. I correctly predicted two upsets: (11) Xavier over (6) Maryland and (11) URI over (6) Creighton. (10) VCU lost their first round match-up, busting my third […]

Red, White and True: The failure of the American Healthcare Act

“America’s health care system is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.” – Walter Cronkite On Friday afternoon, the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare, the signature healthcare law implemented by the previous presidential administration, died a quick and painful death. The bill was supposed to come to a vote on the House floor, but was pulled […]

Art á Porter: Hussein Chalayan and the wow factor in fashion

As our attention spans are getting shorter and as social media is becoming an increasingly vital resource for fashion brands to stay relevant, it is key for designers to possess the ability to surprise their audiences. Hussein Chalayan, a British/Turkish Cypriot designer who graduated from Central Saint Martins, can arguably do this better than anyone […]

Out of Left Field: Béisbol en Cuba

Over spring break, I got to visit Havana, Cuba on an educational trip. Part of that education was learning about the Revolution, Fidel and the political history of Cuba. But the other part was learning about the culture of baseball on the island. From walking around Havana to visiting the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes to running […]

‘The Great British Bake Off’ is the antidote to American reality TV

The United States has an obsession with reality television. From the contrived, high-stakes drama of shows like “The Bachelor” (2002–present) and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” (2007–present) to media coverage of the man we recently elected president, we seem to crave learning all the details of someone’s life, all while knowing full well how much of it […]

Tufts falls to Amherst 52-29 despite third quarter spurt

For the third time this season, Tufts found itself matched up against a familiar conference foe – Amherst – this time with the national championship on the line. Despite an offensive spurt to kick off the second half, Tufts was unable to recover from a sluggish start and fell 52-29 to Amherst on March 18. […]

Food For Thought: Poultry-archy

And on the seventh day, God saw all that He had created and said that it was good! And thus, he slaughtered the fatted calf and gave Adam charcoal to make his famous ribs. Carnivority has outlasted creation into modern day, remaining a staple in the representation of the ‘masculine’ identity. While meat can be a […]

Op-Ed: Does Mr. Trump know what a U.S. refugee is?

On March 6, President Donald Trump re-issued an executive order suspending the United States Refugee Admissions Program pending review. Per the administration, the order was undertaken to ensure that refugees “do not pose a threat to the security or welfare of the United States.” Trump said, “We have no idea who these people are,” and that this […]

History on the Hill: Eliot-Pearson Children’s School combines educational research, teacher training

As a laboratory-demonstration program for the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development, the Eliot-Pearson Children’s School (EPCS) is not only a place of learning for children aged 3 through 7 but also a place of learning for graduate students and researchers. This relationship between Tufts and EPCS developed over several decades. According to a 2014 department document chronicling Eliot-Pearson’s […]