Amanda Rose is a Contributing Writer at the Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore majoring in Political Science and Film & Media Studies. She can be reached at

‘Half the Picture’ peels back curtain on age-old sexism, discrimination in Hollywood

It’s no secret that men disproportionately dominate positions of power. “La La Land” (2016) is no exception — in fact, as Amy Adrion’s “Half the Picture” intimately explores, women in the film industry fare far worse than their male counterparts. Despite graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles top of her class with a […]

Tufts Latinx Film Festival’s ‘Relatos Salvajes’ finds humor in the surreal, mundane

There is something uniquely rich and warm about emotions shared across languages. Watching a film — whether gasping at dramatic irony, cackling at the antics of a foolish character or crying out in disbelief at its conclusion — brings out that which unites us: our ability to recognize and celebrate each other’s experiences and where […]

Central Square Theater’s ‘Frankenstein’ reclaims its monster

Content warning: This article mentions sexual assault.  Frankenstein’s monster, as he is known today in popular culture, is a far cry from the philosophically and morally tortured being created by Mary Shelley in the novel that jump-started the genre of science fiction. Two hundred years after the publication of the original novel, Central Square Theater’s production […]

‘The Hate U Give’ reflects realities of racial violence through a young woman’s perspective

Content warning: This article discusses violence. “The Hate U Give,” a cinematic adaptation of Angie Thomas’ bestselling novel of the same name, graphically addresses the Black Lives Matter movement through the eyes of a young black woman, Starr Carter (Amandla Stenberg). A code-switching chameleon of self-expression jumping between diametric worlds, her life in Garden Heights […]

Oath Craft Pizza joins JumboCash program

Oath Craft Pizza in Davis Square is the newest off-campus venue to join the JumboCash program. The pizza restaurant approached the university about joining the program a little over a month ago, Oath’s general manager Christopher Ryder recalled. “We definitely heard that there were a couple of businesses around Davis that were [accepting] JumboCash,” he said. “I […]