Sam Agnew’s balancing act

For sophomore Sam Agnew, there is no such thing as a day off. Agnew is one of a few members of the Tufts community with the overlapping distinctions of being both a varsity athlete and a dual-degree student; he is a member of the men’s crew team and is also seeking a combined degree from the […]

TCU Textbook Exchange saves students estimated $30,000 overall

Over 450 textbooks were sold at the first Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate Textbook Exchange — over 50 percent of the textbooks TCU Senate had received, according to TCU Senate Education Committee Chair Philip Miller. He added that Tufts students spent approximately $12,000 at the exchange and saved an estimated $30,000 through the program.  The textbook exchange was open in the Mayer Campus Center from Sept. […]

Op-Ed: Prohibition was no joke

These days it has become increasingly clear that comedy is a lot like alcohol. No, I don’t mean that both are ways nervous men talk to women, or that both are significantly worse when you’re in college, or any other silly one-liner. Rather I hope to argue that in the abstract, transgressive humor is today […]

P.S. …: ‘Urban renewal’ needs an antidote for gerrymandering

Following the 2016 election, the Associated Press (AP) employed a new statistical method of calculating partisan advantage to analyze the outcomes of all U.S. House races as well as the outcomes of approximately 4,700 state-level House and Assembly seats. The method was designed to detect cases in which one party won or widened power by […]

Citizen Shame: ‘Point Break’ my heart

Our second stop on this wonderful journey through the iconic sights of American film leaves us stranded in the depths of the ’90s — the darkest, Keanu-est, Vanilla Iciest part. Join me in taking a look back at the film that made everyone realize Gary Busey might just be an actual alien: 1991’s “Point Break.” […]

‘BoJack Horseman’ delivers another splendid offering of harsh reality, introspection

“It’s weird not having you around. I hope you’re okay, wherever you are.” With those two small sentences in a much larger stream of voicemails that Diane Nyugen (Alison Brie) leaves BoJack Horseman (Will Arnett) during the opening episode, “BoJack Horseman” (2014–) kicks off its fourth season right where it left off at the season […]

‘Gaga: Five Foot Two’ shows the star at her most vulnerable, honest

“Gaga: Five Foot Two” (2017) debuted for streaming on Netflix on Sept. 22 as the latest addition to the company’s roster of original documentaries, movies and series. The biopic, referencing the singer’s height, follows the mega pop star Lady Gaga over the course of several months of 2016 and 2017, from the release of her […]

Volleyball: Jumbos go 1–3 in weekend non-conference play

The Jumbos (8–4, 3–0 NESCAC) struggled to find their rhythm at times over the weekend, as they returned home from the Barker Chevrolet Classic II at the campus of Illinois Wesleyan with a 1–3 record for the weekend. Their only win over the weekend came in a thrilling five-set game against Wisconsin Oshkosh on Saturday. […]

Eat Your Heart Out: Whoopie pies

For generations, my family has worked in restaurants. My grandparents even ran their own for several years. What I have learned from this background is that it’s vital to create your own takes on foods that are already familiar to your patrons rather than solely trying to reinvent the wheel. My family’s from Maine, so […]