Alex Viveros

Alex Viveros is a News Editor and a former Editor in Chief at The Tufts Daily. He is a junior studying biology and community health. Alex is also a member of the NAHJ and can be reached at [email protected]

Soundtrack to the End of the World: The best storytellers in hip-hop

When Jess asked me to write for this column this week, I realized something that I hadn’t before; a large number of my friends, even those I’ve been tight with for a lot of my college life, don’t know what my music taste is. The truth is, I usually keep my favorite songs private because I think they’re best appreciated in moments alone. I like to reserve my music for late-night walks back home from the Daily office, or long nighttime drives in California.

Carmichael Dining Center to be rebranded as gluten, peanut, tree nut-free establishment

In addition to a complete menu redesign to accommodate those with a gluten, peanut or tree nut allergy — the three most common food allergies on the Medford/Somerville campus — the dining center will also undergo a complete rebranding and unspecified name change, according to Kelly Shaw, Tufts Dining nutrition specialist. Shaw has been conducting focus groups with students with food allergies and using their feedback to determine what the menu of the new dining center will look like.

Women’s lacrosse wins 17–5 in first game since start of pandemic

Saturday’s win places the Jumbos at the top of the NESCAC conference, and with the limited season, every game counts. Given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year, the team is grateful to be able to play this season.

Tufts medical students match into residencies, handle pandemic-influenced process

Becca Bell, a fourth-year medical student who recently matched at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for otolaryngology, explained how TUSM’s Maine Track program guided her career choices. As part of the Maine program, Bell did her third and fourth years of medical school at Maine Medical Center.

Initial findings from Tufts Medical Center study show promise in diagnosing infants with rare genetic conditions

The study, which to date has enrolled over 250 infants suspected of having genetic conditions, has already saved lives. Dr. Jill Maron and Dr. Jonathan Davis, who together serve as principal investigators of the study, shared the story of an infant who presented with seizures shortly after birth.

Dr. Anthony Fauci speaks about COVID-19, differences in Trump, Biden administrations

Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke about his journey through medicine, HIV/AIDS activism, the COVID-19 pandemic and the intersections of public health and politics in a live-streamed conversation with the Tufts community on Monday. In the discussion, Fauci suggested that political divisiveness may have posed a barrier in the United States’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Campus Safety and Policing workstream highlights possibilities for TUPD reform, arming status to be revisited

The report addressed the presence and role of TUPD officers on campus. Along with the recommendations regarding the arming status of police officers on campus, the section advocated for the outsourcing of current TUPD responsibilities to non-police-officer personnel.

In appeal to suit against Barstool Sports, Somerville Mayor alleges he was secretly recorded

Curtatone originally sued Barstool in June 2019 after Minihane posed as Boston Globe columnist Kevin Cullen, a friend of Curtatone's, during a phone interview with the Somerville mayor. Curtatone gave Minihane permission to record the conversation under the impression that he was speaking to Cullen, and Minihane later posted the interview in its entirety on Barstool’s website.

Vaccinated students expected to follow all COVID-19 guidelines for foreseeable future

University health officials have suggested that although vaccines are capable of preventing serious complications from COVID-19, it is still unclear to what extent vaccinated individuals may still become infected and spread the virus.

Students profit off of GameStop short squeeze, share opinions

Kumar shared that he had made a return of over 500% on his initial investment from the rise. He also said that he imagines that the losses on Wall Street may lead to changes in the behavior of hedge funds.