Citizen Shame: An unnecessary second look at ‘Con Air’

In the first edition of Citizen Shame, we’ll be taking a look at a movie that features Nicolas Cage talking weirdly. You might be inclined to ask: isn’t that every Nicolas Cage movie? You would be correct, of course, but in “Con Air“ (1997), his voice somehow manages to be even weirder and borderline upsetting, with a […]


Master Plan for Medford Square revitalization unveiled

The final report draft of the Master Plan for Medford Square’s revitalization project is now public and was presented to a Community Open House on Sept. 13 by Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) Senior Regional Planner Josh Fiala along with Mayor Stephanie Burke, according to a Sept. 14 Wicked Local article. The plan, prepared by MAPC for the city […]


The singles bar: The comeback edition

Welcome back to another year of the singles bar! With fall only two days away, it is very clear that this season’s theme will be the tried-and-true comeback, which is especially welcome after radio’s relative monotony this summer. See how the latest pop comebacks stacked up below. Taylor Swift, “Look What You Made Me Do” and […]


TCU Election Results

Grant Gebetsberger, Izzy Ma, Mateo Gomez, Janey Litvin, Sharif Hamidi, Rebeca Becdach and Sarah Wiener were elected to fill the seven Class of 2021 Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate openings, according to Tufts Community Union Elections Commission (ECOM) Chair Klavs Takhtani. Issac Kim will be the new First Generation (First-Gen) Community Representative, according to Takhtani. This is […]


‘Infinite Content’ tour leaves Arcade Fire fans infinitely content

Contrary to its name, Arcade Fire’s “Everything Now” had a long and gradual build-up before its release on July 28. Publicity stunts are hardly new for the band; to publicize their second album in 2006, the Canadian alternative rock group set up a hotline, 1 (866) NEON-BIBLE, that played “Intervention” for callers. Thus, it’s hardly a surprise that the lead-up to their fifth […]


P.S. …: In times of crisis, let’s stop defending the rights of milk cartons

During Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, various reports of airline price hikes emerged, including a report of a ticket from Miami to New York ballooning upwards of nearly 1000 percent its typical cost. For those who remained in the storm’s wake, as stores closed and employees fled or took shelter, access to resources grew scarce. These inevitable […]


In defense of the butterfly effect: Life cycles of a digital dream

My dad sometimes says to me something along the lines of, “Every act, no matter how large or small, will enact some kind of change in the universe. Whether or not that act is significant is a possibility whose full potential isn’t extinguished once the moment is over.” He says it’s from Carl Sagan, but I […]


Women’s Soccer: Tufts maintains undefeated start to the season

Women’s soccer recorded a draw and a victory in its double-header weekend against Conn. College and Trinity, respectively. This came on the back of a 1-0 midweek victory at Wesleyan. With these results against their NESCAC rivals, the Jumbos continue their unbeaten start to the season, moving to 3-0-2 overall and 2-0-2 in the NESCAC. The […]


Tufts students convert traditional needlework hobby into a unique business

You may not find a cream-colored crocheted bikini top or an embroidery hoop with “f— off” artfully etched into it at your grandma’s house, but you may start seeing them around Tufts. In a time of two-minute power naps and mass production, three Tufts students have reclaimed a seemingly antiquated hobby of needlework and made it into […]


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