Op-ed: Democracy died in darkness at Tufts

In the dead of night on April 10, the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed a resolution forced through in ignorance of the democratic process and, ironically, disenfranchised hundreds of Tufts students. Regardless of anyone’s thoughts about the merit or demerit of the resolution, the process in which it was accelerated through the Senate shows […]

Teeing Off: Make it a Spanish trio

Wow. What a finish. Sergio Garcia has finally won his first major in his 74th appearance. The Spaniard has had so many near misses over the course of his nearly-20-year career in the major championships, going all the way back to the 1999 PGA Championship at Medinah, where a 19-year-old Sergio was just edged out by Tiger Woods. […]

TCU Senate passes resolution urging divestment from companies involved in occupied Palestinian Territories

Members of the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed a resolution calling for Tufts to divest from four companies that it says are involved in the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories. The resolution, which drew an audience of more than 100 students, passed with 17 in favor, six opposed and eight abstentions. Several students in the […]

Art-à-Porter: Jeremy Scott, the ‘bad boy’ of fashion

American fashion designer Jeremy Scott, since first entering the fashion world with his eponymous line in 1997, has been redefining flamboyancy and glamour with his frequent use of floral prints, bold colors and sparkles in his designs. He has even been likened to Andy Warhol for the way he “likes to embrace the garish banality of […]

Editorial: Improving the Common Reading Program

Every year, the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life offers the Common Reading Program as a way to engage first-year and transfer students in a shared intellectual experience. The program, which is common at many other universities as well, has the potential to serve as an important opportunity to start meaningful discussions among those who are new to […]

Out of Left Field: You think that was bad?

On Saturday, Jeremy Guthrie pitched 0.2 innings and allowed 10 runs for a whopping 135.00 ERA to start his season. Not ideal. By the start of the third inning, the Washington Nationals were already on their third pitcher. This start was so bad for the 13-year veteran Guthrie that his career ERA rose from 4.37 […]

Tufts kicks off spring season with a six-stroke win

Tufts traveled to Allendale Country Club in North Dartmouth, Mass. to compete in the Hampton Inn Invite over the weekend. The golfers played well at the tournament and shot consistent scores throughout both rounds to win their first tournament of the spring season. The win was the first No. 1 finish of the 2016–2017 season […]

Nichols, Etkind set records as Tufts competes at Bates, Princeton

In a busy weekend for Tufts, the team claimed third in the four-team Bates Invitational on Saturday after senior Tim Nichols broke the Tufts’ 10,000-meter record at Princeton’s Sam Howell Invitational on Friday. While the overall finish was not an impressive one for the Jumbos, they were buoyed by strong performances in a few events. Sophomore […]

On Queer: On keeping quiet

When I was a kid, I did gymnastics. I loved the sport, the aggressiveness contrasted with grace. Sometimes, I did not love the people I did it with. The gym I trained at was full of people very set in their ways and of the opinion that people unlike them are somehow less deserving of their […]