‘Riverdale’ Chapter 31: There’s no business like high school show business

Well, we have arrived at the “Carrie” musical. And it was terrible. Or wait, maybe it was amazing? Once again, “Riverdale” (2017–) has put out an hour so strange, it feels like the show is actively trying to melt our brains. “Riverdale” is not the first show to attempt a musical episode. The “Scrubs” musical […]

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 10 recap: At the apocalypse, we wear denim and diamonds

We’re in the thick of it! With Mayhem and Dusty both having written their goodbyes on the mirror in lipstick, let’s recap the jam-packed last two weeks of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (2009–). Lewks for the end of the world: Two weeks ago, Ru brought us into the not-so-distant future with “The Last Ball on Earth,” a […]

The Art of Games: A game never gets a second chance at a first impression

In playing the new “God of War” (2018), I am reminded of the importance of a strong introduction into a game. They say that you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and that stands true in games as well. Earlier this year, I wrote a column about tutorials, but tutorials are […]

The Equalizer: Major League Soccer, say hello to Zlatan

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s late arrival to the MLS — it’s been a move more than three years in the making — took just over 48 hours to reverberate around the U.S. sports landscape. He flew into LA on a Thursday, participated in a light training session that drew more press than a newborn panda at the zoo on Friday and, after […]

Tufts inducts inaugural Hall of Fame class

The Tufts Athletics Department hosted its first-ever Hall of Fame ceremony on Saturday, in front of over 300 current and former athletes, coaches and administrators packed into Cousens Gymnasium. The night was emceed by radio host and two-time Massachusetts Sportswriter of the Year Tony Massarotti (A ’89). University President Anthony Monaco delivered the opening remarks, in which […]

Tufts Democrats petition Board of Trustees to rescind Eric Greitens’ honorary degree over sexual assault allegations

Content Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of sexual assault. Tufts Democrats released a petition last week calling on the university to rescind an honorary degree given to Missouri Governor Eric Greitens in 2012 in response to recent allegations of sexual assault against him. The petition also called on Greitens to resign.  Greitens also spoke at Tufts’ commencement in 2012, receiving […]

The Tuftonian Dream: Constant energy

When you were young, you maybe had a dream. You were going to fly to the moon, pass EC 5, cure cancer. Then, you grew up. You cut your hair, chose your major, changed your outlook. You changed a lot, but did you change your dream? Last summer, sophomore Sana Ahmed returned home to Los […]

Busting the rich, international myth: International students on aid discuss challenges, assumptions

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series that centers on the stories of international students on financial aid. A Dec. 13 report by The Boston Globe Spotlight team discussed the criticism that universities in the greater Boston area have focused on recruiting full tuition-paying international students instead of recruiting domestic students to […]

Events on the Hill — Week of April 23

MONDAY “Charles Francis Adams Lecture Series: Congressman Scott Taylor” Details: Congressman Scott William Taylor, the United States Representative for Virginia’s 2nd congressional district, will deliver a lecture as part of the Fletcher School’s Charles Francis Adams Lecture Series. Where and when: Chase Center, Carmichael Hall; 12:30–2:00 p.m. “Living a Positive Life: A Conversation about Living […]