Curtatone keeps mayoral seat in Somerville election

Joseph Curtatone will continue his tenure as mayor of Somerville for at least the next two years, beating out Payton Corbett 73.21 percent to 26.79 percent as of press time during yesterday’s municipal election, according to unofficial results from the city. Curtatone has served as mayor since 2004. In elections for the Board of Aldermen and school committee, several incumbents lost […]


Women’s Soccer: Tufts falls to top-seeded Williams in NESCAC final

This weekend, the women’s soccer team reached the NESCAC final for the first time since 2005 with a 3–2 semifinal victory over Hamilton on Saturday in Williamstown, Mass. Unfortunately, the fourth-seeded Jumbos fell 2–1 to the top-seeded Ephs of Williams on their home turf the next day in an intense overtime battle. Although the Jumbos […]


Stephanie Burke re-elected mayor of Medford

Stephanie Muccini Burke was reelected mayor of Medford yesterday, defeating challenger David McKillop, Sr. with a landslide 61.27 percent of the vote. The unofficial results, announced in the City Council Chamber of Medford City Hall at approximately 9 p.m. last night, placed the vote at 6,867 to 4,301 with 30.1 percent turnout. The city council remained unchanged after yesterday’s […]


Op-Ed: Higher education: a profit-driven gateway leaving poor students in the dust

Young people in this country are in a moment of crisis, and have been for some time, but no one is talking about it. Meanwhile, big banks and loan corporations like Wells Fargo, Sallie Mae, SunTrust and U.S. Bank are making money off students’ need and desire to get an education. Corporations and the top […]


Weezer pulls a Weezer, releases unamusing ‘Pacific Daydream’

When Weezer dropped “Weezer” (2016), its fourth eponymous record known by most fans as the “White Album,” Rivers Cuomo and his crew seemed to have finally figured it out again. After an ugly 2000s for the band, it seemed as though the awkward but lovable rockers had found their formula on the Californian summertime record, full […]


Tufts alumna releases Raftr, new social networking app for students

Raftr, a social network for campus groups and events co-founded by Sue Decker (E ’84) and developed by her company Tripledip, officially announced its partnership with Tufts in the Jumbo Digest on Oct. 15. Tufts is serving as a pilot school for the app, according to Mickey Toogood, communications and multimedia specialist in the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, who is currently […]


P.S. …: In mass shootings, domestic violence affects all of us

In the aftermath of America’s most recent mass shooting, it’s easy to engage in several discussions. The first, and most obvious, is perhaps the most daunting — how to impose meaningful gun control, or at the least, how to introduce legislation that limits or fully bans the purchase of silencers, “bump stocks” and other military-grade […]


‘Thor: Ragnarok’ trades spark for spunk

A foretold apocalyptic event looms over Thor’s (Chris Hemsworth’s) kingdom, Asgard. The arrival of Hela (Cate Blanchett), the self-proclaimed goddess of death, prompts his journey to save Asgard from destruction and the universe from invasion. All of this sounds heavy, but doesn’t seem so when you actually sit down and watch. “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017) cranks […]


Championship game ends in heartbreak for volleyball, still headed to NCAA Tournament

The Tufts volleyball team hosted the NESCAC tournament this past weekend, with aims to finish what they could not last year, as they lost in the championship game. The Jumbos entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed for the second year in a row, after finishing the season with a 10–0 record in NESCAC play. After […]


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