Matt Callahan named new assistant director of recreation and club sports

Tufts’ Athletics Department hired Matt Callahan in October to assume the role of assistant director of recreation and club sports, a position that is new to the university. Although the position just recently came into being, the idea of adding a full-time employee to focus on club sports and student recreation to the payroll has been percolating across […]

On The Spot: Why Is Slaven Bilic Still Around?

The question I think most Hammers fans want answered is this: Why the heck is Slaven Bilic still manager of their team? Unfortunately, only David Sullivan and David Gold, owners of the West Ham United football club, can answer that question. This is a side that went out there this summer to try and make a statement. […]

Eat Your Heart Out: Apple crisp

Like me, my mom often uses recipes from our family when baking. The act of recreating a recipe that others have written down makes you feel like you’re transported back to an earlier, more nostalgic time in life. Part of the fun of baking, however, is to experiment with your ingredients and to tackle your […]

Police Briefs: Week of Nov. 1

Sticks and Stones The Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report on Oct. 17 at 9:10 a.m. from the Psychology building about a chipped window. Apparently one of the windows facing Boston Avenue had a noticeable chip, concerning users of the building. TUPD investigated the incident and it was determined that, when the street sweepers had […]

Bored & Confused: What do our Google searches say about us?

“What sound do pandas make?” “Why are children so annoying?”  “Why don’t I enjoy sex?”  “Are ravens as fast as on Game of Thrones?” These are just a few of the pressing questions Googlers have asked this year. And while these queries do sound a bit ridiculous, we’ve all definitely had our moments turning to […]

Citizen Shame: The planet without a Santa Claus

Spoiler alert: This column contains plot information from the 1964 film “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.” It’s the day after Halloween, which is known in enlightened circles as the start of the holiday season. Christmas carols, flashing lights and probably, like, one half-exciting flurry of snow are on their way, so it is time to fully get in […]