Red, White and True: Trump at Three Months

“The presidency has made every man who occupied it, no matter how small, bigger than he was; and no matter how big, not big enough for its demands.” — Lyndon B. Johnson This Thursday marks the three-month anniversary of January 20, or the date that Donald Trump was inaugurated as president of the United States. Following […]

History on the Hill: The MacPhie Pub

The MacPhie Pub, whose former home has since been combined with the Dewick building to form the Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center, was once a lively on-campus spot for students to hang out with friends, watch live entertainment and drink alcohol legally. In the 1970s, many states, including Massachusetts, lowered the legal drinking age to 18. Realizing that […]

Teeing Off: I told you so

I’m really not into the whole “I told you so” thing … Oh, who are we kidding? I think I’ve been waiting for this moment more than Wesley Bryan has. On Sunday, PGA Tour rookie (and recurring mention in most of my semester’s columns) Bryan won his first PGA Tour event of his career, the RBC […]

New student-run textbook exchange initiative to begin in fall 2017

A new student-run textbook exchange will start in September, according to Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senator Philip Miller, who has worked to implement the program. The exchange, which aims to reduce the financial burden of buying textbooks, will be housed in the Mayer Campus Center, and students can bring in textbooks between May 1 and 8, […]

Looking In: Majority in dispute

Turkey held a referendum on a package of 18 proposed changes to its constitution on Sunday. These changes, taken together, will transform Turkey’s parliamentary system from one with the prime minister as the premier and a ceremonial presidency to a system with an executive presidency, empowered to dismiss parliament, pack courts and make other decisions detrimental to Turkey’s democracy. The […]

New student publication looks to shine spotlight on arts at Tufts

Currents Magazine, a new arts-centered magazine, will release its first issue on both the Medford/Somerville and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) campuses this month, according to cofounder and SMFA dual-degree student Lily Pisano. Pisano, a first-year, founded the magazine with fellow first-years and SMFA dual-degree students Georgia Oldham and Polina Pittell. Funding […]

Events on the Hill – Week of April 18

TUESDAY “The World in Disarray” Details: Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass, a former diplomat for the U.S. Department of State, is participating in a conversation with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Dean James Stavridis. Where and When: ASEAN Auditorium; 3 p.m. Sponsors: The Fletcher School, Institute for Global Leadership and the International Relations […]

‘Journey to Un’Goro’ is a card game expansion designed for the one percent

For those who’ve been keeping up with “Hearthstone” (2014) expansions and adventures, it’s become evident that developer and publisher Activision-Blizzard’s solutions to initial problems with the game have made matters worse over the years. Many of the powerful cards in the game involve random effects that are impossible to play around to the point where differences in skill […]

Crew teams host regattas on the Malden as postseason approaches

The men’s and women’s teams, in their second- and third-to-last regattas of the season, respectively, hosted races at the Malden River in what was an action-packed weekend for several Jumbo boats. The men welcomed Bates, Wesleyan and New Hampshire (UNH) to Malden, where they won five races and dropped only three. The regatta consisted of […]

Jumbos claim first at Sunshine Classic

The Jumbos took home the win at the second annual Sunshine Classic on Saturday, compiling a slew of first-place finishes over the course of the day. The Classic lived up to its name, as the weather was breezy and beautiful, a perfect day for running. “The team performed really well this weekend,” junior Jennifer Sherwill said. […]