Asian American Center to become nonresidential, community-focused space

The Asian American House and the Asian American Center will be separated next year, allowing for the Start House to be designated entirely for the Asian American Center, following a Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate resolution calling for Asian American identity-based housing to be separate from the center. As a result of the resolution, which passed Nov. 19, the Office […]

Patriots and Eagles to clash in Super Bowl LII

It’s that time of the year again, when America splits itself into “New England” and “everyone else.” Yes, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are once again headed to the Super Bowl. In a rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX, even more history is at stake for the five-time world champion Patriots. The perennial AFC champs come into this […]

Police Briefs – Week of Jan. 29

Shiver me Tinders Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report on Jan. 23 at 10:46 a.m. that someone had been impersonating a student on the dating app Tinder. The impersonator had taken photos of the student from their Facebook account in order to create a fake profile. The incident has been reported to Tinder and the […]

TUSC does more with less, becomes a major presence on campus

Tufts University Social Collective (TUSC) is rapidly expanding its influence on campus as its events continue to grow in number and reach a wider audience of students than before. According to Assistant Director for Campus Life John Wescott, TUSC has 105 events planned for this semester, compared to 93 events in the fall semester. Details […]

Grammys provoke new fitting hashtag: #GrammysSoMale

This is, unquestionably, a strange and explosive time for the entertainment industry. The #MeToo movement has upended many of the most successful and powerful men in the industry, taking down news anchor giants like Matt Lauer, formerly beloved actors like Kevin Spacey and executives like Harvey Weinstein. The movement has also opened up a dialogue that was muted for decades […]

Tufts Democrats hosts Mass. gubernatorial candidate Setti Warren

The Tufts Democrats held a lecture and question-and-answer session with Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate and eighth-year Newton, Mass. mayor Setti Warren on Tuesday. The event took place as President Donald Trump gave the 2018 State of the Union Address. Tufts Democrats President Misha Linnehan, a senior, said that the Q&A with Warren was the first part of a three-part 2018 Gubernatorial Series, which will feature each Democratic candidate up for […]

Oscar nominations are a refreshing, necessary change of pace

While last week’s Academy Award nominations brought the usual tumult of snubs and surprises that moviegoers love to argue over year after year, something about them felt different. Perhaps because Hollywood has been doing some much needed self-reflection in the wake of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements (not forgetting #OscarsSoWhite of 2015 and 2016), or […]

Tufts cruises to home victory over UMass Dartmouth

The Tufts men’s basketball team took full advantage of its break in conference play on Tuesday night with a 111–76 win over UMass Dartmouth. In a prolific display of scoring, the Jumbos shot over 55 percent from the field and passed the century mark in points for the first time this season. Tufts quickly jumped out to a […]

Common Ground: a liberal perspective on Trump supporters

It has been over a year since the 2016 election, and still, liberal bastions of higher thought continue to label Trump’s voting coalition as ignorant, racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic … the list goes on. In some cases, it isn’t hard to find evidence to support such claims, and Trump himself mounts a weak defense. The months preceding his presidency were marred by missteps and scandals. […]