Op-ed: A lasting tribute to Alex Bhak

On April 2, 2016, we lost Alex Bhak, a beloved member of the Tufts community. Alex was a friend, scholar, gym buddy and so much more. Although we only knew him for a short time, the impression he left upon us endures in the spirit of health and self-improvement he fostered and in the group […]

The Elephant in the Room: Woah, we’re halfway there!

I am afraid of change and the passing of time scares me. The end of the school year always means change isn’t far away. Whether it’s taking all the posters down off your walls or moving into your house for the summer (and probably the next two years), change is scary as heck. Seniors graduate, […]

Column: All the cool things I will never discover

I have never been particularly gifted at math and science. In fourth grade, I only got an S for satisfactory (instead of very good or excellent) on my multiplication tables and definitely couldn’t do the “Mad Minute” math worksheets as quickly as other kids could. Heck though, I was in all the advanced learning programs […]

The Elephant in the Room: Are all my friends doing things without me?

Strength, I’ve found, comes in numbers. That being said, I am an unapologetic extrovert. When going through a rough patch, I tend to turn to others around me to either validate or commiserate with how I’m feeling. My roommate, Jess, can definitely attest to the fact that if I have a headache, or feel nauseous, […]

The Elephant in the Room: I sat outside and it wasn’t raining!

It’s getting to that point in the semester where bursts of motivation are few and far between for me. Although I’m really supposed to be memorizing the definitions of the Protestant work ethic and the spirit of capitalism for my sociological theory exam tomorrow, I somehow just got sucked into a hole of watching videos of baby […]

The Elephant in the Room: A slumpy column

The thaw between winter and spring comes at an opportune time. We get that sweet glimpse of the warmth of summer just as the weather begins to beat us down. There might be a snowstorm after that one 70 degree February day, but it doesn’t stop us from hanging up hammocks, barbecuing and wearing Birkenstocks […]

The Elephant in the Room: Post-summit soreness reflections

I am sitting in seat 20A of a United Airlines flight home to New York from Denver. Luckily, I conned my dad out of the window seat, so I get the lovely pleasure of looking out on the miles upon miles of farmland that the western United States has to offer. My family flew out […]

The Elephant in the Room: It ain’t easy

I’ve danced all my life. Starting in third grade until my senior year of high school, I sacrificed hours upon hours for the perfect pirouette or pique turn. My dance teacher always said to us that the point is to make even the most difficult leap look effortless. As hard as your legs would be […]

The Elephant in the Room: Success is a social construct

Sometimes I feel like this column consists of me having an existential crisis for everyone to read about on Thursdays. I kind of shout my tidbits of information into the void and hope that they stick with someone, so here is my weekly shout into the void. At times when I am sad with all […]

The Elephant in the Room: A Thank You Letter to my Friends

To the important individuals in my life: People keep saying that “social life is dead at Tufts,” which may be true for the moment in regards to big sweaty basement parties, but personally, I don’t believe that it’s true for the whole Tufts community. Correct me if I’m wrong here, but we go to big […]