After months of preparation, Tufts crew teams begin new season at home

It has been about five months since the Tufts men’s and women’s crew teams have taken part in any competition, as their fall seasons ended in late October. The teams will kick off their spring seasons this weekend, with both hosting regattas on the Malden River in Medford, Mass. The weekend will feature action on Saturday and Sunday for […]

Senior Lillian Sun creates art from inappropriate Tinder messages on @thefleshlightchronicles

Most people who have used dating apps have stories about the funny, offensive or disturbing messages they’ve received. Lillian Sun, a senior majoring in political science and art history, and creator of Instagram account LILLIAN x TINDER (@thefleshlightchronicles), decided to make art out of those messages instead of letting them just sit in her inbox. […]

Sailors brave tricky weather at MIT, Bowdoin, elsewhere

The Tufts sailing team competed at a whopping six regattas over the weekend, with some sailors doubling up by competing in one location on Saturday and another on Sunday. Wind was certainly a prevailing theme of the weekend. Gusts at Tufts’ home course of Mystic Lake approached 15 knots at times, making maneuvering quite difficult for the competitors. “It […]

Editorial: Support the unionization of dining hall workers

There are few aside from friends and family who devote the entirety of their time to our well-being and growth. Often, we take for granted the voluntary care of our parents and friends, yet this is the support that sustains us. Likewise, at Tufts, we are surrounded by an “invisible family”: custodial workers who cleanse the remnants of our Friday […]

Justice Breyer speaks about role of courts, ‘breathing’ constitution

Last night, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer spoke before an audience of around 400 in a packed Cohen Auditorium as part of Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civil Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series. The event, which was also sponsored by the School of Arts & Sciences and the Department of Political Science, began at 6 p.m. and ran for an […]

How Tufts Works: Newspaper person

As an amateur columnist, the thought of interviewing a veteran journalist was intimidating. However, I was set at ease as soon as I met my interviewee John Wolfson, the current editorial director of Tufts magazines. Perhaps Wolfson was so kind and forthcoming because he knows what it is like to be a fledging journalist. He […]

Jumbos continue mercurial regular season with 2–3 stretch

Playing five games in a span of six days, the Tufts baseball team recorded two wins and three losses to make its overall record 7–7, including a 1–2 mark in the NESCAC. On Monday, the team lost 7–5 to Salem St. in a game that began as a pitching duel and ended with fireworks. First-year pitcher Jamie Weiss […]

‘Silicon Valley’ season five is off to a toothless start

HBO’s tech satire “Silicon Valley” (2014–) premiered its fifth season on March 25. The series has always drawn praise for its sharp satire of the tech industry’s absurd culture and for drawing attention to some of tech’s uglier facets. At a time when Facebook is under intense public scrutiny for enabling Russian interference in the […]

Administrators share tentative plans for new swimming pool

The university is tentatively exploring plans to construct a new pool facility, according to Barbara Stein, vice president of operations at Tufts. While there is no existing timeline for design and construction, the pool would replace the current Hamilton Pool, which serves the university’s aquatic teams, students and members of the Medford and Somerville communities. […]