Carl Svahn is an arts editor and writer at the Tufts Daily who is studying political science, history and film and media studies. He can be reached at [email protected].

Analyzing ‘Dune’ in light of the Oscars

Fear is everywhere in Frank Herbert’s “Dune” (1965). It’s there when the members of House Atreides arrive at their new and hostile home, the desert planet Arrakis. It’s there when Paul Atreides, the protagonist of the book, questions what his role in said story will be. Most importantly, however, it surrounds the book and franchise […]

‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ spins a standard but satisfying tale

Dungeons and Dragons campaigns usually aren’t remembered for their stories. In a game so reliant on group charisma and improvisation, there’s usually little room for the intricate storytelling seen in more plot-driven mediums like film or television to shine. But in rare cases, like with the “nerdy-ass voice actors” behind the DnD web series “Critical […]

Tisch College announces spring 2022 speaker series

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life announced their spring 2022 Susan and Alan Solomont Distinguished Speaker Series lineup on Feb. 4, featuring U.S. Representative Ayanna Pressley, Senator Tim Scott and more slated to give their perspectives on the future of American politics. Dean of Tisch College Dayna Cunningham believes the variety and experience […]

Tufts holds virtual admissions events, plans to add in-person tours

Following the surge of the omicron variant of COVID-19, Tufts is now conducting exclusively virtual campus tours and information sessions with a planned return to in-person programming on Feb. 14. Despite this setback, admissions officials report that recent applicants have been satisfied with the university’s virtual offerings. Tufts began offering virtual tours in June 2020.  […]

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 […]

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 […]