Mind the Gap: Sometimes you just don’t get settled

When I got back onto campus after a year off for medical leave to treat my depression and anxiety, I had so much energy. The first week I was back, I tackled huge tasks: cleaning out a fridge and pantry overridden with ghosts of tenants past, arranging my room and then re-arranging and re-arranging. When […]

Op-Ed: On Israel. On pride. On anti-Semitism.

Before I begin, let me clarify that this is not about the contents of the resolution passed on Sunday night or the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate. This is about something much more pressing that has been growing on this campus since I got here. I’m only writing now because I want to believe that […]

Jumbos split matches against two top-25 teams

No. 7 Tufts recorded a 7-2 victory Thursday over No. 21 MIT to move to 9-2 on the season. The win came on the heels of a 9-0 loss to NESCAC rivals No. 9 Middlebury on Sunday. Yesterday, Tufts defeated MIT to start off its run of six home matches with a comfortable 7-2 victory. […]

Jumbos receive strong showings from all boats in weekend regattas

The Jumbos hosted two regattas on the Malden River over the weekend. Tufts competed against Amherst, Middlebury and UMass on Sunday, taking second out of the four teams. The day before, the Jumbos won two out of three races against the Coast Guard Academy. On Sunday, the Jumbos won four out of five races against the three other competing schools, losing only […]

History on the Hill: Tufts Republicans

Despite Tufts’ long-held reputation for having a predominantly liberal-leaning student body, students have been involved with Republican groups on campus since at least the 1890s, when there was at least one recorded student, Arthur Ames Hodgman, in the Tufts Republican Club. Since then, Tufts Republican clubs have served as political organizations for Republican-identifying and conservative-leaning students on campus. Tufts Republicans, as […]

The Coin Toss: It’s the final (NBA) countdown!

Welcome to The Coin Toss, where I make some bold, unlikely predictions about some of your favorite professional sports. Last week, I did some MLB season award predictions. We’ll have to wait until the end of the MLB season to see which picks (if any) were correct. Hopefully, I’ll still be predicting for you come fall […]

MFA displays modern Japanese portraits of women in its new exhibit

Found in the corner of the Arts of Asia Wing at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), the exhibit “New Women for a New Age: Japanese Beauties, 1890s–1930s” went up in December 2016 and will remain on display until August 20. Past the collection of Chinese ceramics, flanked by the Japanese Buddhist Temple Room, the museum visitor finds […]

Monaco reserves judgment on Mass. Safe Communities Act

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed “A Resolution In Support of the Massachusetts Safe Communities Act” on February 20. In this resolution, TCU Senate officially declared its support for the Massachusetts Safe Communities Act and asked University President Anthony Monaco and other Tufts administrators to publicly support the act. The Safe Communities Act, commonly referred to as the “sanctuary state” bill, would forbid law […]