Tufts falls narrowly to Boston College, easily dispatches Wheaton

While many Tufts students were still enjoying their winter breaks, the men’s swimming and diving team raced in a pair of meets, against Boston College and Wheaton College. On Jan. 16, Tufts visited Boston College, losing 191–179. However, the Jumbos were not discouraged by the loss, as they reestablished themselves by beating the Wheaton Lyons 180–112. Against Wheaton on Jan. […]

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium calls community to action

Tufts held the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Symposium, entitled “The Fierce Urgency of Now,” on the evening of Jan. 22 in Breed Memorial Hall. The event featured a variety of distinguished speakers and performers who highlighted the importance of civic engagement and decisive action in the face of injustice, inspired by the work and words of Dr. […]

‘The Commuter’ is ultimately a train wreck

With the end of the Christmas blockbuster season, interested movie-goers must turn to lesser-known projects in the hopes of discovering a thrill. Of course, the trade-off is that these projects are often worse than usual; less investment and time put into a movie tend to make for a subpar experience. While there is nothing glaringly […]

Op-Ed: Tragedy of the commons

When the internet first premiered, its upside was limitless. This was especially true in the political science community, where the internet was seen as a great equalizer and unifier. In his 1998 paper, “Can technology save democracy?”, Tracy Westen predicted that the internet would create more democratic participation by providing the platform for issue-based campaigns. According to […]

‘Sanctuary’ shows affected reality at the Griffin Museum of Photography

Paradise is not usually imagined in black and white, but there is not much in the realm of the traditional in Michael Kirchoff’s “Sanctuary,” a nature photography exhibit currently on view at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Mass. This world-within-in-our-world is stark, beautiful and devoid of human life. Extremely wide shots, high-contrast lighting and subtle, off-kilter […]

Tufts flashes impressive depth ahead of championship season

The Jumbos returned to campus with a split showing last week, falling to the Boston College Eagles on Tuesday before topping the Wheaton Thunder on Saturday. Against Boston College, a Div. I school, Tufts lost 263–111, signaling its ability to compete with elite programs. In the match against Wheaton, that competitiveness turned into tangible success in the form of a […]

Women’s Basketball welcomes Ashanti Sturgis, a teen fighting sickle cell anemia

Ashanti Sturgis, a 15-year-old teen fighting sickle cell anemia, was drafted by the Tufts Women’s Basketball team, according to Shelby Carney, marketing and communications coordinator at Team IMPACT. Team IMPACT is a national organization that drafts chronically ill teens to local college teams, according to its website. Carney said that because Sturgis is still a high school student, she will not be […]

‘Blue Madonna’ by BØRNS features same themes, different approach, is just as enjoyable

When Lana Del Rey posted about BØRNS’ new album “Blue Madonna” on Instagram, describing it as “one of the craziest, best records I’ve heard in years,” she wasn’t wrong. One listen alone reveals “Blue Madonna”as a vivid, emotional and expansive album. Sure, it features the same themes BØRNS sings about on his debut album, “Dopamine” (2015). It’s about […]

Jumbos compete in first two meets of the season

On Saturday, the Tufts men’s track and field team traveled to Brunswick, Maine, where it competed at the Bowdoin Invitational. A week prior, the team hosted — and competed in — the Tufts Invitational, held at Gantcher Center, where five Jumbos took first place despite no scoring being recorded. At the Bowdoin Invitational, the team took second […]

Police Briefs – Jan. 24

Half baked On Jan. 17 at 8:30 p.m., the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) responded to an off-campus medical call for a bad reaction to a marijuana brownie. The student was transported to the hospital. Pull my finger Later on Jan. 17 at 10 p.m., TUPD responded to an on-campus medical call from a student who […]