Citizen Shame: ‘Cars’ drove me mad

I have a brother six years younger than me, and therefore I spent much of my childhood drowning in Wiggles CDs, “Blue’s Clues” (1996–2007) reruns and other things that constituted kids’ entertainment in 2010. The worst of it came when my mother got one of those minivan TVs that only those in the back seat could […]


Tentative agreement reached between part-time faculty and administration, walkout cancelled

Today’s walkout in support of part-time faculty was cancelled after the faculty bargaining committee and the School of Arts and Sciences reached a tentative five-year agreement for a new contract. This deal follows months of negotiations for part-time faculty members’ second union contract, according to Andy Klatt, a lecturer in the Department of Romance Languages and member of the bargaining […]


Middlebury spoils field hockey Homecoming

On a picturesque Homecoming day in Medford, No. 3 Middlebury defeated No. 5 Tufts, 3–2, thanks to a pair of second-half goals. The result snapped the host’s four-game winning streak, which included key wins over No. 6 Amherst and No. 11 Hamilton. On the flip side, the Panthers’ victory avenged their two losses to the Jumbos […]


World-famous publisher and artist Gerhard Steidl discusses the beauty of analogue media in digital world

Gerhard Steidl, among the world’s most respected printers and publishers and the founder of the German publishing company Steidl, spoke about the beauty of analogue books in the digital era and explored his inspiration and process as a bookmaker at an event last week. The talk, entitled “Print is not dead. The Beauty of Analogue […]


Eat Your Heart Out: Apple hill cake

With autumn finally beginning, now is the best time to break out all of those apple and spice recipes. This week, I had the opportunity to try my hand at a recipe for apple hill cake which had originally been created by my great-aunt. Although she was a far better baker than I, a humble […]


P.S. …: Blade Runner

Over the weekend, my boyfriend and I had intended to watch “Blade Runner 2049,” but after plans fell through, I decided it would be best to revisit the original, as well as briefly skim Philip K. Dick’s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” (1968). For those of you who aren’t Blade Runner fans like I am, […]


The National brings its boldest album to life at the Wang Theatre

When The National released its most recent album, “Sleep Well Beast” (2017), to the public, it became one of its most adventurous projects yet. The band, commonly known for its dependently mellow and melancholy indie rock, supplemented by lead singer Matt Berninger’s relaxed baritone, has brought a little bit of chaos into its newest album. While it isn’t a large departure […]


Fraternities implement policies aimed at increasing party safety

Several fraternities held their first official parties of the semester the weekend of Sept. 29-30, including Pi Rho Omega and Delta Tau Delta (DTD), both of which were on cease and desist orders last semester and thus were prohibited from holding social events. Fraternity members say they are working with the administration to formulate new party policies in an effort […]


Editorial: To vote or not to vote

Tufts places a heavy emphasis on civic engagement. Between the dozens of service groups under the Leonard Carmichael Society and the abundance of political and activist groups as well as the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life and the many groups it sponsors, a great number of students are involved with outside communities and are working […]


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