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

‘Jane the Virgin’ finds its footing after mid-season twist

If you’re a “Jane the Virgin” (2014 – present) fan who has continued watching the series after February’s season three, episode 10: congratulations. A shrine should be built in honor of your strength, compassion and ability to forgive. You are so patient and optimistic, you probably don’t even resent Tufts_Secure for its unreliability and unexpected […]

Oscars 2017 try and fail for a year without controversy

On Sunday night, just as it seemed like #OscarsSoWhite was rearing its head once more in a final, predictable best picture win for “La La Land” (2016), the film’s producer Jordan Horowitz said, “There’s a mistake,” before revealing the greatest gaffe in Academy Awards history: “Moonlight” (2016) had actually won the award. Thanks, Bonnie and Clyde. […]

Natalya Baldyga’s ‘The King Stag’ reimagines a classic fairy tale for the modern stage

Balch Arena Theater, the versatile theater-in-the-round nestled in Tufts’ Aidekman Arts Center, has long provided a space for dazzling drama, comedy and experimental performances. The 2016-2017 season, however, has brought something both old and new to Balch: a seven-show run of “The King Stag” (2016), an adaptation of Carlo Gozzi’s eighteenth century Venetian comedy by Assistant […]

Do it this weekend: Feb. 17-19

Excited for the long weekend ahead? Check out some of the events happening around campus and the Boston area to keep you entertained. FRIDAY Tufts Muslim Students Association Presents: Interfaith Jummah Details: The Muslim Students Association will be joined by the new Muslim Associate Chaplain Abubakr Fakhry for Interfaith Jummah. The event will start with snacks […]

President Trump could learn a thing or two from Netflix’s ‘The Crown’

On Sunday night, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” (2014–present) returned for its fourth season while its host laughingly acknowledged everything that he had to cover in the premiere’s 30 minutes — the late-night comedy news show had been on break since Nov. 13, just after the election of President Donald Trump. John Oliver chose to focus […]

Do it this weekend: Feb. 10-12

Winter weather and national politics got you down? Whether you’re looking to relax or get involved, there’s plenty happening on campus and around the Boston area this weekend. FRIDAY “TUSC 2019 Presents: Winter Ball” Details: Kick off the spring semester at the House of Blues with the annual Winter Ball. Transportation is provided to and from the […]

Gaga puts on a glittery show with a message of inclusion

On Sunday night, just as it seemed like New England was about to light a lot of “Super Bowl LI Champions” merchandise on fire, there appeared a beacon of hope clad in a sparkly cat suit and high-heeled boots. Lady Gaga, this year’s solo halftime show performer, stood atop Houston’s NRG Stadium looking like a fabulous […]

Get a grip, Rebecca Bunch: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s’ second season is step backward

Since the moment she abandoned her New York career life for West Covina, Calif. in the series premiere, Rebecca Bunch of The CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (2015–present) has been an imperfect, delusional and inspiring mess. Rebecca Bloom, co-creator and star of the musical comedy series, writes Rebecca as someone slowly coming to understand herself as she journeys […]

Brit Marling’s ‘The OA’ is more than its mysteries

2016 was another immensely successful year for Netflix original series. The streaming service launched over two dozen new programs throughout the year, ranging from the smash hit “Stranger Things” to the buzzed-about biopic “The Crown.” On Dec. 16, 2016 while critics and bloggers were putting together their end-of-year lists, another program unlike the rest quietly premiered: “The […]

How Beyoncé out-Beyoncé’d herself: a Daily conversation about ‘Lemonade’

On April 23, the queen of the world-stopping digital drop, Beyoncé, released her sixth studio album, “Lemonade.” The 12-track record, which dropped on the music streaming service Tidal during the HBO broadcast of an accompanying hour-long visual experience. The album surprised fans, just as her self-titled “Beyoncé” did in 2013. Pop music aficionado and Daily […]