Men’s cross country places seventh at Purple Valley Classic

In its second meet of the season, Tufts took on 15 other teams at last Saturday’s Purple Valley Classic hosted by Williams at Mt. Greylock High School in Williamstown, Mass. and finished a respectable seventh. Tufts totaled a score of 235, which trumped WPI’s 247 points, but came just 10 points short of Conn. College. RPI, […]


The Starving Aesthete: Decorating inside a giant whale

Given how expensive they are, it’s hard not to see your dorm as a gift horse with a serious case of lockjaw. However, studies (I totally haven’t made up) show that fluorescent lighting is the leading cause of ego death among 18 to 22 year-olds, so it seems appropriate that I should furnish you with […]


‘White Boy Rick’ explores issues of justice with shocking true story

The location is Detroit, the time period the mid-80s, and 15-year old Rick Wersche Jr. is navigating his way through a gun show. Rick approaches a booth to engage in conversation with the manager about the Russian AKs that he is selling. Rick messes around with the guns and can clearly tell that they are […]


JumboVote increases civic engagement on Tufts campus and beyond

Throughout American history, various movements and people have worked to expand access to the right to vote. The American Revolution was fought over representation, Susan B. Anthony fought to give women the right to vote and the 20th century ushered in the civil rights movement. JumboVote, a nonpartisan, student-led initiative that started in the run-up […]


Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla speaks at Fletcher

Muhammad Jusuf Kalla, vice president of Indonesia, spoke about his country’s place in world affairs at a conversation hosted by The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy on Sept. 21. Indonesia is the fourth-most populous country and most populous Muslim-majority country in the world. Kalla, who has been serving his second term as Indonesia’s vice president since […]


Red Star: A party for everyone

We need a workers’ party if we are to win any lasting change. With the far right in control of all branches of the U.S. government and the Democratic Party increasingly reliant on the military-industrial complex for its candidates and fundraising, the need for a left-wing party is clearer than ever. Political parties draw their […]


Students, faculty react to OCR’s decision to re-open Rutgers case

Tufts students and faculty responded this week to a Department of Education (DOE) decision to reopen a case filed against Rutgers University by the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) in April 2011. According to a New York Times story about the matter published on Sept. 11, the organization claimed that the previous administration, in closing the case, had […]


Editorial: Random roommate assignments foster exploration, growth among first-years

Among the multitude of changes the university made in the 2017—2018 academic year to student housing included adjusting the first-year housing assignment process. According to the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife), students can no longer request specific roommates, with the Class of 2022 the first to be affected by the policy change. While this […]


Lorraine O’Grady’s ‘Miscegenated Family Album’ at the MFA turns ancient works contemporary

The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)’s current exhibition “Lorraine O’Grady: Family Gained” commemorates the museum’s acquisition of O’Grady’s work, “Miscegenated Family Album” (1980/1994). O’Grady currently lives in New York, but she was brought up in Boston. The artist calls her work “concept-based,” and the MFA’s current show of “Miscegenated Family Album” consists entirely of photo […]


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