Cassidy Olsen

Cassidy Olsen is an arts editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a senior majoring in English with a minor in film and media studies. She can be reached at

With ‘Lady Bird,’ Greta Gerwig soars as a storyteller

Greta Gerwig knows there are no new stories. The actress, writer and now director has made roughly the same movie many times over in her decade-young career, about an educated and white 20-something feeling lost in the world and trying their best to find a way forward. But from starring in 2000s mumblecore films like […]

Japanese Breakfast takes a playful approach to sad songs at The Sinclair

On Oct. 11, indie act Japanese Breakfast took the stage at The Sinclair at the tail end of their first-ever headlining tour to promote their sophomore album, “Soft Sounds from Another Planet” (2017). The solo project of Little Big League’s Michelle Zauner, Japanese Breakfast has performed twice at the venue as a supporting act, but […]

Top trend takeaways from NYFW

The second New York Fashion Week (NYFW) of 2017 drew to a close this past Wednesday with Marc Jacobs’ Spring 2018 show, where the brand’s tropical yet textile-heavy collection made an impact. While it was by no means the most adventurous collection of NYFW, Marc Jacobs S/S highlighted and played with some central trends that were […]

‘It’ adaptation strives for universal appeal with jumps and laughs

What’s the scariest thing you can think of? Horror has built an entire industry trying to answer that question, and while most Hollywood films in the genre act on a single possibility, Andy Muschietti’s “It” (2017) guesses over, and over and over again. The second adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic 1986 novel (following the 1990 […]

Sneak peek: orientation productions ‘[title of show]’ and ‘Stop Kiss’

Between awkward icebreakers, Target runs and meals with your pre-orientation family, your orientation week can fill up fast. If you’re looking for entertainment and a peek into the campus arts scene, take some time out of your day this Sunday and Monday to catch one (or both!) of the orientation shows presented by Torn Ticket II and […]

Senior Profile: Sam Gordon blends comedy, film and writing

One would be hard-pressed to find someone juggling as many mediums in the Tufts comedy scene as graduating senior Sam Gordon. Since coming to Tufts in 2013, the Westchester, N.Y. native has been writing, filming, editing and performing sketches and stand-up for groups across campus, combining his love of comedy with the writing and filmmaking skills he’s […]

The singles bar: Coachella 2017 edition

It’s Coachella time, kids, and you know what that means: flash tattoos, day drinking, questionable celebrity fashion, unfortunate instances of cultural appropriation and new tunes from some of our favorite artists. Even if you can’t spend upwards of $399 per weekend to attend either of the festival’s extravagant weekends in Indio, lots of new music is already […]

Brands, celebrities capitalize on April Fools’ Day

April Fools’ Day — once infamous for cling-wrapped toilet seats, toothpaste-filled Oreos and the birth of the Weasley twins — has transformed into a wildly marketable holiday for companies, granting them a free pass to dupe consumers for ‘fun’ and, you know, money. Even if you didn’t wake up to an app telling you that […]

‘The Great British Bake Off’ is the antidote to American reality TV

The United States has an obsession with reality television. From the contrived, high-stakes drama of shows like “The Bachelor” (2002–present) and “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” (2007–present) to media coverage of the man we recently elected president, we seem to crave learning all the details of someone’s life, all while knowing full well how much of it […]

The singles bar: diss tracks and sophomore previews

Not unlike the random May-weather weekends that have been popping up to keep hope — and climate change anxiety — alive during the otherwise brutal Boston winter, some of pop and R&B’s favorites have been dropping singles left and right to keep us going until we’re blessed by actual album releases this spring and summer. […]