Bored & Confused: Why do people like watching horror movies?

Nothing is more exciting than watching, laughing and screaming at over-the-top horror movie scenes, from Samara crawling out of a well in “The Ring” (2002) to twins appearing ominously in “The Shining” (1980). But one thing may be even better (and more satisfying): forcing helpless friends to watch these movies while I cower behind pillows […]


‘May It Last’ paints a portrait of the Avetts’ brotherly love

On the evening of Sept. 12, hundreds of theaters across the nation were packed with music-loving movie-goers for the one-night-only premiere of “May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers” (2017). Fans of the folk rock band filled the Kendall Square Cinema in Cambridge, lounging comfortably in their reclining seats as they awaited the start […]


Failing Big: A year of why not

College applications love to ask about failure. Your first failure, your most recent failure, even your worst failure, and how you dealt with it. This question is meant to show growth and perseverance, how failing made you stronger. Two years ago, when I was applying to colleges, there was only one problem: I had never […]


‘Rebel in the Rye’ is flattering, but falls flat

Making a biopic about J.D. Salinger, one of the most private and enigmatic literary figures in history, is a risky undertaking. From his time in World War II to his lifelong problems with women and his later years in seclusion, Salinger hid what made him tick up until his death in 2010. Director Danny Strong, […]


Is This Thing On? I miss the old Taylor

Content Warning: This column mentions sexual violence. Hello, is this thing on? This is a column where I take a stab at the good, the bad and the ugly of pop music. Last year I kicked things off with a Kanye throwback, so let’s start with the complete opposite: whatever the heck Taylor Swift is doing right now. But first, […]


Back-to-back sweeps cement dominant weekend for volleyball

Disclaimer: Mackenzie Bright has previously worked as a staff writer at the Daily. She was not involved in the writing of this article. It was a weekend of perfection for Tufts volleyball, opening up NESCAC play with a pair of emphatic victories against conference rivals. In spite of their earlier victories, adjustments were paramount heading into Saturday’s contest against Colby, […]


Police Briefs: Week of 9/19

Musical Chairs On Sept. 6 at 3:39 p.m., a staff member reported that someone had stolen four brand-new chairs from Eaton Hall. They have yet to be found. Smoked Out A Tufts University Police Department officer was doing a check at Alex’s Place on the Tisch Library Roof on Sept. 9 at 11:28 p.m. when the […]


Field hockey sweeps pair of NESCAC opponents

Following last week’s emotional 2–3 overtime loss to No. 6 Babson, No. 1 Tufts faced two critical games against NESCAC opponents. The team responded with a vengeance, defeating Conn. College 5–0, and Trinity 3–1, on Saturday and Sunday respectively. “You learn a lot when you lose,” sophomore goalie Samantha Ward said. “I think we did a good […]


Office of the Provost launches Bridging Differences Initiative to encourage open dialogue on campus

The Office of the Provost launched the Bridging Differences Initiative this fall to encourage people with “profoundly different” points of view to openly discuss their thoughts and opinions. The initiative, led by Provost and Senior Vice President David Harris and Chief Diversity Officer Amy Freeman, is aimed towards creating a strategy to engage meaningfully with difficult topics on campus, […]


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