Carl Svahn is a contributing writer at The Tufts Daily. He is a sophomore who has not yet declared a major. Carl can be reached at [email protected]

Video: An inside look at 3D printing

Video journalists Will Flamm and Carl Svahn visited Tufts researcher Vincent Fitzpatrick’s lab to get an inside look at the 3D-printing process and learn more about its potential to revolutionize modern medicine. Read more here.

Porter Square Books expands with new location

David Sandberg never saw himself owning two bookstores. The former lawyer, who has been co-owner of Porter Square Books since 2013, recently oversaw the opening of the famous local bookshop’s second location in Boston’s Seaport District. Despite the setbacks of COVID-19 and the pressures of expanding, Sandberg sees a bright future ahead for the new […]

Foy discusses role of private enterprise in climate advocacy

Doug Foy, an environmental advocate and businessman, sat down with Tina Woolston, director of the Office of Sustainability at Tufts, to discuss climate change at the final Tisch College Civic Life Lunch of the semester, titled “Extreme Weather, Climate Change & the Fight for Environmental Change,” on Nov. 10. After the pair was introduced by […]

‘Y: The Last Man’ adaptation doesn’t do its cast justice

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. A devastating plague has wiped out most of the Earth’s population, and the key to our survival lies in the hands of an unlikely and ill-equipped group of survivors. Now, make that plague one that kills everything with a Y chromosome and make the group consist of the […]

The ‘Human Target’ #1 hits a beautiful, noir-tipped bullseye

You’ve probably never heard of Christopher Chance, the Human Target. Don’t worry though, it just means he’s good at his job. As a private detective who poses as his vulnerable clients to find their enemies, Chance is felt through the DC universe more in his actions than his persona. He’s a quiet, unrecognized, soulful man […]

Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell use comic books to continue John Lewis’ fight

Martin Luther King Jr. was a comic book editor. Way back in 1957, Dr. King helped Alfred Hassler and Benton Resnik create a 16-page comic titled “Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story” (1957). This small, independent comic was hugely influential in the Civil Rights Movement, even reaching eventual Congressman and civil rights legend John […]

Dental school research influences new PPE standard

Peter Arsenault, professor and division head of operational dentistry at the Tufts School of Dental Medicine, helped influence a new national standard for healthcare workers that seeks to fix a decades-old flaw in personal protection equipment, or PPE, along with a team of experts. Passed in July, this national regulation creates new protections against the […]

‘I Am Batman’ #1 only partially fulfills its promise

A Black Batman was inevitable. The idea of a man so wronged by a city and a system resonates with the Black experience in America. There are of course grounded Black superheroes at the Big Two (also see the Milestone heroes), but none of them have the inherent appeal or cultural power that Batman does. […]

‘Nightwing #78’ is a high-flying and hopeful starting point

Dick Grayson is my favorite member of DC’s Bat Family. A young, genuine and caring man with abilities and resources others don’t have and the presence of mind to use them well. Unfortunately, Nightwing has been tossed aside recently in comics and other mediums for the edgier Batman characters (or just turned into them a la "Titans" (2018–)). Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo are here to fix that, and "Nightwing #78" (2021) oozes with the obvious care and love this team has for Mr. Grayson and company.

‘The Last of Us Part II’ breaks records but not without controversy

With 261 of these honors to its name, as well as being the third highest-grossing PlayStation game ever in the United States, someone unfamiliar with the gaming community might assume "The Last of Us Part II" is universally beloved. Nothing could be further from the truth.