Jumbos find strength in numbers this fall

It was a largely momentous cross country season for the Jumbos in 2016. The women’s team, anchored by now-senior Brittany Bowman, finished an impressive eighth out of 32 in the tricky six-kilometer race at the national championships. The men were represented at nationals by Tim Nichols (LA ’17) and Luke O’Connor (LA ’17), who finished third and […]

Football eager to build on recent successes

After completing the school’s best season in nearly two decades, the Tufts football program faced an offseason of considerable change. To begin, the team underwent significant turnover with a large number of graduating players. Of the 19 seniors who graduated in May, 11 — including eight members of the offense — started in the season finale, a 48–35 shootout […]

Field hockey begins revenge tour with split results

The last time the Tufts field hockey team took the field — for last November’s 1–0 loss to Messiah College in the NCAA Div. III national championship game — the weather favored a snowball fight to a sporting event. Players on the sidelines bundled up in oversized parkas and wool hats to combat the 20-degree-Fahrenheit […]

Somerville Flea market offers shopping, live music, visual displays

Located on a stretch of road along Holland Street in Davis Square, it’s hard to miss the Somerville Flea. A live band performing near the back of the market adds to the chatter of vendors and shoppers. Varieties of furniture, each collection eclectic in its own right, are proudly on display. A staple of the Davis […]

‘Narcos’ reaches for new ideas, but falls back on old formula

Netflix’s crime drama “Narcos” (2015–) returned to the streaming service on Sept. 1 for a third season. Set in the 1990s, this season follows the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Colombian government’s efforts to bring the Cali Cartel to justice, and the godfathers of the cartel’s attempts to retire from the drug business as billionaires. […]

‘It’ adaptation strives for universal appeal with jumps and laughs

What’s the scariest thing you can think of? Horror has built an entire industry trying to answer that question, and while most Hollywood films in the genre act on a single possibility, Andy Muschietti’s “It” (2017) guesses over, and over and over again. The second adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic 1986 novel (following the 1990 […]

Do it this weekend: Sept. 15-17

While it may not be syllabus week any more, there’s still time to take advantage of your light workload and check out what’s going on in Boston. With all the films, markets, shows and events going on around campus and in town, there are a great reasons to procrastinate, too. Don’t worry — your secret’s safe […]

Former US Ambassador to Israel speaks on foreign policy, Middle East issues

Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro spoke to a crowded ASEAN Auditorium at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy yesterday. Shapiro served as ambassador under the Obama administration from July 2011 to January 2017 and, among other positions, served as the senior director for the Middle East and North Africa at the National Security Council.  […]