With ‘RoVR,’ Tufts computer science alums bring man’s best friend to virtual reality

Dogs, and dog memes, are having a bit of a moment on the web. The Twitter account WeRateDogs, which offers endlessly positive evaluations of dogs and their adorable shenanigans, has 3.38 million followers as of this writing. The Facebook page Doggos, which delivers a nonstop stream of dog memes, also boasts 430,000 likes. Offline, one […]

Op-Ed: Join the fight with the Tufts Democrats

In the nearly eight months since Donald Trump assumed the presidency, America has faced the most serious threat to its political system in recent history. Trump became president partly because he spoke for voters who felt that the government is working against them. He pledged to fix our politics by ridding Washington of the elites […]

R.E.A.L. students take an unconventional path to a degree

Like many other Resumed Education for Adult Learning (R.E.A.L.) students, clinical psychology major Hanna Solomon, who will graduate the program in 2018, commutes from nearby. She drives to Tufts from her home in Boston with her husband, who is also a student in the R.E.A.L program. While R.E.A.L. students cannot live in on-campus dorms, she and the other R.E.A.L. students make use of the commuter house at 32 Dearborn Road, as well […]

Men’s tennis looks ahead after missing NESCAC tournament

The opening of the fall season is quickly approaching for the men’s tennis team, which will travel to Vermont on Saturday for its first meet, the Middlebury Invitational. This competition will be the first for the team since April 29 when, despite the best efforts of then-juniors Rohan Gupte and Zain Ali, Tufts suffered a tense 5–4 loss against Bowdoin. This […]

Tufts removes Disorientation Guide from Facebook class pages

The Tufts Disorientation Guide for this year was removed from the official Tufts University Class of 2020 and 2021 Facebook pages on Sunday, Sept. 3 by Communications and the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, according to Mickey Toogood, a communications and multimedia specialist at the dean’s office. The Disorientation Guide is a document anonymously authored […]

Mayor Burke appoints new recovery coach to combat opioid crisis

Seventeen people died from opioid-related overdoses in Medford in 2016, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s August 2017 report on opioid-related overdose deaths. In the same time, Boston saw 202 fatal overdoses, and Somerville witnessed 22 deaths relating to opioids. It is in this context that Medford Mayor Stephanie Burke appointed Paul Spencer as recovery coach […]

Women’s soccer picks up win against Emerson, draw against Colby

Tufts hosted the Emerson College Lions on Bello Field in its home opener Wednesday before facing off against the Colby Mules on Saturday on Kraft Field. Colby — 1–9 in the conference last season — was Tufts’ first NESCAC opponent of the season. The Jumbos came away with a 2–1 win over the Lions and drew the Mules 0–0 to start the […]

Volleyball has successful weekend, yet questions remain

The Jumbos wrapped up their first week of the season with a 3–1 record and clinched two victories out of three games at the New England Invitational, yet they still have multiple questions to answer. With no single player jumping out as the obvious choice, coach Cora Thompson has tried out multiple different first-year and sophomore players at […]

Editorial: With Charlottesville, we must do more than just remember

The white supremacist rally that took place in Charlottesville is not hard to condemn. Torch-bearing individuals, as seen in VICE’s documentary, paraded through the streets yelling “Jews will not replace us.” Neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klan supporters spewed veiled (and not-so veiled) threats of genocide, including David Duke championing “ethnic cleansing.” “White pride” rooted in […]

LCD Soundsystem, Hercules and Love Affair continue to explore nostalgia for times unknown

Almost every review of LCD Soundsystem’s new album “American Dream” (2017) mentions the same thing: the album is the perfect manifestation of what it means to age. This certainly has been a prominent theme for the band, ever since its first single “Losing My Edge” (2002). The song, deemed alternative dance and dance-punk by music […]