Q&A: ‘Dolores’ director Peter Bratt talks storytelling, community activism

The subject of the upcoming documentary film “Dolores” (2017), 87-year-old labor-rights activist and legend Dolores Huerta, remains “the most vocal activist you’ve never heard of.” As cofounder of the United Farm Workers labor union with Cesar Chavez, Huerta spearheaded the Delano grape strike in 1965 and played a key role in negotiating fair contracts for migrant […]

Field hockey remains atop NESCAC after pair of road wins

No. 4-ranked Tufts added two more in-conference wins over the weekend against Amherst and Hamilton to remain the only undefeated team in the NESCAC. Senior forward Mary Travers talked about the experience of playing multiple conference games on the road over the weekend. “They were two huge games going into the weekend. We were and still […]

Op-Ed: The chicken salad sandwich: dangerously overrated

The chicken salad sandwich. A Kosher Deli staple. Most commonly ordered on a bagel; however, those in the know take it on flatbread because you get one and a half scoops instead of the measly one. “Have you tried the chicken salad at KD?” your roommate asks you freshman year. “It’s sooooo good. Oh my […]

P.S. …: The good, the bad and the bunny

Content warning: This column mentions sexual violence. Few people have had as flamboyant, controversial or divisive of a public persona as Hugh Hefner. I myself have had wavering opinions about Hefner, beginning in childhood (I grew up in Los Angeles, so in many ways Playboy was part of my community). At first, I saw Hefner […]

Eat Your Heart Out: Peanut butter squares

This week, I chose a recipe that doesn’t originate from my family. When my mother was in grade school, there was a woman by the name of Rose Doak who worked in the cafeteria and was beloved by the children for the baked goods that she would make. One of her recipes for peanut butter […]

Tufts Medical Center nurses back at negotiating table

After weeks of bargaining, the nurses of Tufts Medical Center, who have been working to reach a contract with the hospital in the months since their July 12 strike, are continuing negotiations. Last summer’s action was the first nurses’ strike in Boston in more than 30 years, fueled by demands for higher wages, more expansive retirement benefits and safe staffing levels. Since […]

On the Spot: Why Guardiola has finally arrived

On Saturday, Pep Guardiola delivered his strongest performance yet as Manchester City manager with a 1–0 victory at Stamford Bridge against defending champions Chelsea. While many will point to the statistics of the previous three games — beating Watford 6–0, Crystal Palace 5–0 and 10-man Liverpool 5–0 — as evidence that Guardiola’s brand of attractive, attacking soccer […]

Citizen Shame: If only something was ‘Happening’

In 2007, Boston’s own Mark Wahlberg found a new level of success when he was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed” (2006). Two years later, he demonstrated that talent is a spectrum by performing in M. Night Shyamalan’s disasterpiece “The Happening” (2008). You may know Shyamalan as the man who ruined […]

Tufts ranks 11th on Nature Index 2017 Innovation list

Tufts University recently placed 11th on the Nature Index 2017 Innovation ranking, which is conducted by the science journal Nature and measures the quality and quantity of research by institutions and universities worldwide. Tufts placed among Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Weizmann Institute of Science, Stanford University and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to the Nature Index website. Jianmin Qu, dean […]