Zazzali juggles life as a dual-sport athlete

These days, senior Chris Zazzali is a highly successful collegiate athlete — a key member of Tufts’ men’s soccer and baseball teams. Growing up in Scotch Plains, N.J., however, Zazzali strove simply to keep up with his two older siblings, Eddie and Allie, both of whom also went on to play soccer in college. “My […]

Men’s squash prepares for early-season NESCAC competition

Led by new coach Joe Raho and stacked with impressive first-year recruits, men’s squash is more than ready to begin its winter season on Friday, when the Jumbos will travel across the state to a dual match against Amherst. Tufts finished last season with several notable victories, including a 7–2 win over Conn. College in a consolation round of the NESCAC tournament. […]

Women’s soccer falls short in NCAA first round

Making the almost 300-mile trip down south to The College of New Jersey, Tufts women’s soccer ultimately came up short in its first-round NCAA match against the Virginia Wesleyan University Marlins (15–7–1), losing 3–2. With that, the Jumbos finish the season at 10–6–3, an improvement of their 7–6–3 record from the previous season. Virginia Wesleyan finished as the […]

Students with less visible disabilities struggle for accommodations

The unforgiving incline that divides Tufts campus into uphill and downhill is a part of students’ everyday lives and most of the time it is something they grow used to. But for several members of the Tufts community who identify as being physically disabled or physically differently abled, the physical barriers of campus, as well as […]

ResLife announces changes to housing lottery process

The Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife) announced changes to the housing lottery process through their website, and students will receive an email from the university explaining the details of the changes, according to Matt Austin, associate director for housing operations. Austin said that the changes primarily aim to shorten the length of the housing selection process to […]

Taylor Swift embraces her bad ‘Reputation’ on sixth studio album

The canon of “good girl gone bad” albums is a very selective one, capturing a female pop star at her most rebellious, rejecting the expectations of the music-consuming public. The pinnacle of this art form came in 2007 with the release of Britney Spears’ “Blackout,” a dark, hedonistic album coming at the rock-bottom of Spears’ tumultuous personal […]

Op-Ed: Why Tufts needs to divest now more than ever

Fiji is a small island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. It has a population of slightly under a million people. And in 20 to 30 years, it may no longer exist. For this reason, Fiji has sponsored COP23, the 23rd annual international conference addressing global climate change held in Bonn, Germany that began on Nov. 6. Though […]

Is This Thing On? Musical landscape in motion

Wake up people — the way we listen to music is changing in front of our eyes. From how we listen, to how we share, to even what music we are exposed to, it’s no secret that behind the scenes of this industry lie shifting money and politics. My question is, what are we going to do […]

Bored & Confused: What determines happiness?

Happiness sounds pretty simple: “a state of well-being that encompasses living a good life.” That doesn’t sound too hard to accomplish, right? And there are so many comprehensive guides explaining how to do it too! This October, Albert Einstein’s “Theory of Happiness,” a tip written on hotel stationery detailing how to live a happy life, sold for […]