Jumbo Exchange: Political awareness

Time flies; I can’t believe it is already April — there are now only one and a half months left in my stay here in the States! It might not yet be the time to review my study abroad experience at Tufts, but these days I cannot help but look back a bit, wondering what […]

Tufts takes two of three in weekend series with Bowdoin

The Tufts softball team played a trio of crucial games last weekend — its first series against a NESCAC opponent in the 2018 season. In a three-game homestand against the Bowdoin Polar Bears (14–5), the Jumbos were able to pick up wins in two of the three games. After two victories for Tufts that featured strong pitching […]

Recipe for success: Themed meals prove a hit with students, dining staff

Easter and Passover meals, Tailgate Brunch, Dim Sum Brunch, Street Food Dinner, the list goes on. Such themed gastronomical delights await hungry students in our dining halls, proving that beyond just being a necessity, campus food can provide us with comfort and joy. Themed meals at Tufts started decades ago as “monotony breakers,” according to […]

Is This Thing On?: Hayley Kiyoko, exceeding expectations

Some may recognize her as the spunky guitarist from the film “Lemonade Mouth” (2011), and others may know her affectionately as Lesbian Jesus, the moniker given to her by fans. Either way, Hayley Kiyoko is worth keeping an eye on. The bleach blonde L.A. native released her first full length album, “Expectations” (2018), last Friday. The […]

Jumbos remain unbeaten with close win over Camels

The No. 3 Tufts men’s lacrosse team earned another hard fought victory on Saturday afternoon, besting NESCAC opponent Conn. College (7–2) by a score of 11–8. The Jumbos are now 7–0 overall and 4–0 in conference play. After a dominant first two weeks of the season — a stretch in which the Jumbos won games by an average of almost 14 goals per game — their […]

New data science major to become available in fall 2018

Tufts has officially approved a new data science major in the School of Engineering, to become available next fall. According to Dean of the School of Engineering Jianmin Qu, this new major results from recent initiatives for progressive data science research and education. Alva Couch, an associate professor of computer science, co-authored the data science […]

Editorial: Ellen Kullman is a bizarre choice for commencement speaker

The 2018 Commencement Ceremony features Tufts Alumna Ellen J. Kullman (E ‘78). Kullman is renowned for her tenure as the CEO and Chair of DowDuPont Inc., formerly known as DuPont, the world’s largest chemical corporation. She appeared in Fortune Magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business,” on Forbes “100 Most Powerful Women” list and was the first […]

Weidner’s Words: Stopping a bad beat

March Madness has drawn to a close and left in its wake countless busted brackets. Across the country this week, bracket pool winners will collect their money from reluctant coworkers and get ready for when the biggest gambling month of the year comes around again. It is estimated that wagers this year totaled almost $10 […]

Police Briefs — Week of April 2

Don’t keep me posted On March 27 around 1 a.m., Tufts University Police Department (TUPD) received a report that had been relayed to a guard at the Cabot Intercultural Center of unauthorized postings throughout the Academic Quad area. The posters were directed in opposition to Students for Justice in Palestine. While TUPD was unable to identify […]

‘Ready Player One’ is an explosive pop culture juggernaut

Pop culture can be all-consuming. Whether it be the film references (1980’s “The Shining”), music artists (Duran Duran) or the video games (1979’s “Adventure”), the last few generations have grown up with an indispensable cultural knowledge, all found in “Ready Player One” (2018). Helmed by the legendary Steven Spielberg, the blockbuster is well aware of this shared […]