Mind the Gap: Depression 2.0

It’s been a while since I familiarized myself with the different faces of depression: Some people go on showing few symptoms and functioning so highly that they are hard to identify as depressed, while others’ illnesses snowball until they leave the afflicted unable to fulfill their roles in society. The latter was me during my sophomore year […]

Editorial: Get out the vote

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate elections for the 2017-2018 school year took place on April 12. Dozens of students were selected to serve the student body, including seven senators from each class year, five committee on student life representatives, six community representatives and seven judiciary members. Although these individuals will spend the next academic year working on […]

Jumbos and Engineers battle to darkness-induced draw in busy weekend

Tufts, still ranked first in New England, battled through one of the team’s busiest stretches of the season last week, emerging with a 3-2-1 record after playing six games in five days. A nearly four-hour duel between the Jumbos and the MIT Engineers last Thursday was called due to darkness, resulting in an unusual tie. Tufts then took […]

Jumbos expand win streak with vital conference victory

Tufts stretched its winning streak to four on Tuesday as it captured key conference wins over Amherst and Bates to improve its record to 9-4 overall. The Jumbos pulled out a tight win over the Bobcats, 13-10 on Tuesday. The game was a back-and-forth affair, as Tufts opened the scoring on a goal from sophomore attacker Dakota […]

Richard Haass proposes strategies for modern U.S. foreign policy dilemmas

Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations and a longtime diplomat for the U.S. Department of State, gave his perspective on several critical areas of contemporary American foreign policy in a discussion with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Dean James Stavridis. Sophomore Eva Kahan, a member of the Education for […]

Janitors organize around petition asking for better working conditions

Tufts janitors are organizing for better working conditions, starting with a petition listing demands published on the Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) Facebook page on April 6 and culminating most recently with a demonstration on Friday during Jumbo Days. The petition calls on Tufts and Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) Services, the company Tufts contracts for its custodial labor, […]

The Coin Toss: Beasts of the East

Welcome to The Coin Toss, where I make some bold and unlikely predictions about your favorite professional sports. Last week, I predicted two first-round NBA playoff match-ups from the Western Conference. I had the Jazz advancing over the Clippers and the Rockets winning their series against the Thunder. Still waiting on the results for those picks, […]

Advice from Dead Poets (and Some Living): Laura Kasischke on friendship

I fell in love with Laura Kasischke because of a book title and a bizarre poem. I was standing in a bookstore in Montreal, looking through volumes to escape the snow. The title that caught my attention belongs to Kasischke’s sixth book of poetry: “Gardening in the Dark” (2004). I skimmed through the collection, reading […]

Dear Jumbo: A clown who stops trying to be funny

For most of my life, I’ve been taught to work hard. Although this work ethic has served me well, it can also hold me back. College for me has been about unlearning this hardworking mentality and learning to let go instead.  Clowning was one of those classes where not trying hard is the way. Last spring, […]