History in the huddle

A glass display case is built into the wall separating the varsity weight room from the practice basketball court. Within it reside the spoils of past battles. This Friday, a football will turn 100 years old. It is on eternal exhibition with white letters carefully painted on: “Textile Field – Tufts 27 – Dartmouth 0 – Nov. […]

Longtime activist Heather Booth teaches Tufts how to organize

Activist, advocate, fighter. There are many words one could use to describe Heather Booth. However, the one term that perfectly describes her career as a strategist for over 65 campaigns and life of activism is “organizer.” At the age of 71, Booth has spent over 50 years fighting for several progressive causes ranging from civil rights to reproduction rights, to immigrants […]

Seasoned Jumbos set to tip off in St. Louis

No. 6 Tufts’ men’s basketball squad enters the 2017–18 season with high expectations, having compiled two straight seasons with over 20 wins and a run in the NCAA Div. III National Tournament. The Jumbos posted a 22–7 record last season and reached the Sweet Sixteen before falling to the eventual national champions, the Babson Beavers. The year before, […]

Guillermo Calderón’s ‘Kiss’ is metatheater for the digital age

How do we know that one’s yellow is not another’s blue? That two people agree on mangos being yellow may suggest that they speak a shared language that associates the word “yellow” with the object “mango.” However, one may not accordingly assume that these people both see the same color when looking at mangoes, because the […]

Do it this weekend: Nov. 17-19

With Thanksgiving and the winter holidays around the corner, we’re all starting to get restless. Until Thanksgiving break comes to the rescue next week, check out these events to tide you over — and keep you warm — this weekend. FRIDAY “Atrium Charity Ball: Shanghai Night” Tufts Chinese Students Association (CSA) and Tufts China Care […]

Volleyball season comes to a close with wrenching loss to MIT

The Tufts volleyball team’s season came to an abrupt end on Saturday, as it fell to the No. 18 MIT Engineers (30–3) in the second round of the NCAA regional tournament. After a 3–0 victory over the UMass-Boston Beacons (15–6) on Friday afternoon, the Jumbos dropped Saturday’s match to the Engineers in five sets, ending the season with a 23–7 […]

Disaster relief event opens new period of Buddhist activism at Tufts

Tufts Mindfulness Buddhist Sangha hosted a disaster relief event on Nov 5. The event, co-hosted with Jumbo Hurricane Relief, the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life and Public Harmony, included live music, food and an open-mic. The event, named “Disaster Relief and Compassionate Action” was meant as a response to “all the recent catastrophe” according to an email […]

Op-Ed: Tufts: Low income students need not apply

Last academic year The New York Times published an article showing that 77 percent of students at Tufts come from the top 20 percent. That means that most students come from families making at least $100,000 per year, which is $40,000 more than the median national household. Though the economic disparity at Tufts is stark, those from […]

Majors and Minors: ‘Friends’ to Taiwanese opera with Karen

This is Karen Wu, a first-year from Taiwan who intends to major in international relations. She loves oolong tea, but at Dewick goes for orange jasmine green tea. Karen shared her perspective on the music scene today in Taiwan. Haruka (H): What’s pop music in Taiwan like? What genre, and which artist, is most popular right now? Karen (K): […]

Postgame Press: Like it or not, hardware makes your legacy

Sports reflect society in many ways. One way that has been pressing on my mind recently is the critical focus on concrete accomplishments. Just as it is in school or work, titles and end results in sports are what define legacies. While a student looks for an ‘A’ or a worker wants a higher-up title, […]