Evan Zigmond is a sophomore studying music. Evan can be reached at [email protected]

Out on the Town: Harvard Square chess hustlers

Regardless of what we Jumbos think of Harvard University, there is no denying that the school has become a symbol of decadent intellectualism. People from around the world associate Harvard with cozy, upper-class success, evidenced by the school’s doubling as a tourist attraction. It is no surprise, then, that the area has become a beacon […]

Out on the Town: Public libraries

In my experience, Tufts has a culture built around studying. On this campus, studying is much more than a requirement: It is an important mode of socialization for many. Healthy study habits are crucial to those for whom studying is so important. One way to shake up the grind of schoolwork is to study in […]

Out on the Town: Walks

With finals season on the horizon, many of us here at Tufts may feel overwhelmed by our workloads. I, for one, am a ball of stress this time of year, and so I’m always looking for ways to decompress between work sessions. Over the course of the semester, I’ve walked in a few different directions from […]

Out on the Town: Coolidge Corner

In case I haven’t made myself clear, I love the City of Boston. The proximity of many different neighborhoods, each with is own distinct feel, makes for a very enjoyable experience. In my quest to see all these different neighborhoods, I stumbled upon the gem that is Coolidge Corner. I’m pleased to report that this small […]

Out on the Town: Boston Symphony Orchestra

A few weekends ago, a good friend of mine was kind enough to invite me to the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO). While I was delighted to go, I initially hesitated to write about it for this column. One of my goals with “Out on the Town” is for my wonderful readers to be able to take […]

Out on the Town: The Adams National Historical Park

Boston has very close ties to colonial and revolutionary history, as well as a host of institutions dedicated to its preservation. For a notable example, the various homes where former presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams lived are still standing in Quincy, Mass. The Adams National Historical Park, which maintains the homes, offers very informative guided tours […]

Out on the Town: The Gas at Great Scott

Over the past few decades, Boston has produced some stellar stand-up comics. Among others, comedians Gary Gulman, Marc Maron and Bill Burr all got their starts in the greater Boston area. There are still many opportunities to watch quality stand-up this year. Among these opportunities lies The Gas, a weekly comedy show at Great Scott […]

Out on the Town: HONK!

The weekend of Oct. 5 was no ordinary weekend for Somerville. Over the course of three days, activists and musicians from around the world descended on Davis Square for the yearly HONK! festival, a lively combination of music and activism. Since HONK!’s inception 12 years ago, the event has provided an opportunity for participants in […]

Out on the Town: Mike’s Pastry vs. Modern Pastry

Boston has a large contingent of Italian immigrants dating back to the late 1800s, and the cultural footprint of Italians in Boston is still quite strong. In the North End, Italian restaurants line the narrow streets, with city-dwellers and tourists alike looking for their favorite eats. It is only natural that an area of Boston […]

Out on the Town: Franklin Park Zoo

I have been a casual zoo-goer since I was a child, so when I learned of the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, I was filled with curiosity and nostalgia. Located a mere seven miles away, the zoo is reachable by public transportation in approximately an hour. Although the trip was nothing like I expected, I […]