Davis shop Nellie’s Wildflowers flourishes amidst economic climate change

If one were to ask the average Somerville resident under 40 to describe Davis Square, words like “trendy,” “busy” and “expensive” would be used before anything else. Although there’s no contesting the neighborhood’s current status as certifiably hip, 59-year-old Joyce McKenzie of Nellie’s Wildflowers remembers a not-so-distant time when the local business landscape was dramatically different. […]

Tufts overcomes injury woes to win three matches at Smith

On Saturday, the Tufts women’s fencing team attended the second Northeast Fencing Conference Multi-Meet of the season, which took place at Smith College. After managing only one victory at the first meet, hosted by Boston College on Jan. 28, Tufts rebounded for a 3–3 record Saturday, picking up wins over Boston University, UMass and the University of New […]

Sorority recruitment declared informal, sophomore-only this semester

Tufts Panhellenic Council (Panhel) and the Tufts administration have announced plans for informal sorority recruitment to take place in the spring and for formal sorority recruitment to take place next fall. Current sophomores, juniors and seniors, but not first-years, are eligible for sorority recruitment, according to Erika Batiz and Celia Johnston, co-directors of recruitment for the Panhel. […]

TSR Fitness offers space for inclusive, student-led group workouts

Every new year brings in a wave of resolutions to go to the gym and get into shape. However, the gym can be an intimidating place and SoulCycle classes can get expensive. For students on the Tufts campus, there is a more convenient alternative: TSR Fitness. An entirely student-run program, TSR Fitness offers students a […]

SMFA shuttle system adds new vans to SMFA, Beacon Street

The Department of Public and Environmental Safety’s Administrative Services office has expanded the transportation system between the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts and the Medford/Somerville campus this semester, according to Dean of the SMFA Nancy Bauer. Three new vans now travel between the Medford/Somerville campus and the SMFA’s campus in […]

Op-Ed: TUPD brings ‘Deadly Exchange’ to Tufts

The predictable silence of a quiet street at two o’clock in the morning was broken when an armored SWAT vehicle arrived on the block. Without a search warrant, the SWAT team broke into a house, threw flash grenades into a child’s playpen, and changed a family’s life forever. This story from Cornelia, Georgia repeats itself […]

Tufts introduces Center, pre-orientation program for first-generation students

Next fall, Tufts will be implementing two new resources for low-income, undocumented and first-generation students: a first-generation center, called the F1rst Center, located at 20 Professors Row, and a new pre-orientation program called BEAST (Building Engagement and Access for Students at Tufts). The Office for Student Success and Advising (OSSA) has been working with student communities […]

Jumbos set school record, win three events at MIT, BU

The No. 16 Tufts men’s track and field team split up this weekend to attend two separate meets: the David Hemery Valentine Invitational held at Boston University on Friday and Saturday, and the Gordon Kelly Invitational at MIT on Saturday. The team performed well at both meets, with strong field showings at MIT and multiple personal […]

Iconic moments, much more to come in season 3 of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars’

It’s the best time of year: All Stars Season! We’re three episodes in, and with Thorgy and Milk (mercifully) gone — oh, and Morgan too —  it’s time to look back at this season’s most iconic moments so far. Best moments Shangela’s corn outfit: Well, Halleloo! Ever since Shangela emerged from a bright blue Tiffany box for […]