Grace Segers is a senior majoring in political science. She can be reached at [email protected]

Op-Ed: The importance of peer teaching at Tufts

On Aug. 28, 2013, I walked into Eaton 206 as a wide-eyed first-year full of hopeful expectations and barely concealed terror. My mom had moved me into Tilton earlier that afternoon, and I was now meeting with my advising group for the first time. Everyone in my group was also in a Perspectives class, a peer-taught […]

Why I can’t support Bernie Sanders

Even though I’m currently studying abroad in London, I’ve been keeping apprised of news regarding the 2016 presidential campaign. In the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a subtle war between my Tufts friends who support Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination and those who support former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. This conflict has […]

Learning from our mistakes

I was six years old on Sept. 11, 2001. My mom and I had just moved to Connecticut from Manhattan barely a month beforehand. While I was in elementary school that day, she had returned to New York City to finish unloading our things from the old apartment. I remember when the attacks were announced over […]

Fifth season premiere of ‘Game of Thrones’ fails to impress

“Game of Thrones” (2011-present) returned on April 12 with an episode which largely emphasized exposition over action. The fifth season premiere seemed to serve mainly as a prologue for upcoming activity; the episode was aptly titled “The Wars to Come,” and focused more on building drama than actually showing it. Despite its slower pace and […]

‘Game of Thrones’ Recap: ‘The House of Black and White’

The second episode of season five of “Game of Thrones” (2011-present) entitled “The House of Black and White,” was more enjoyable than the first. It had some interesting twists, not to mention a huge shocker: no nudity whatsoever. Take note, HBO: Shows can be good without gratuitous female objectification. Who knew? There were many new […]

Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ focuses on character development over special effects

It would be an understatement to say that the entertainment industry is currently preoccupied with superhero stories. Enamored might be more appropriate, and currently, the industry’s infatuation has led to an emphasis on the more grandiose aspects of comic adaptations. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will premiere on May 1, the second movie in a series […]

‘Game of Thrones’ Recap: ‘The Wars to Come’ sets stage for dramatic new season

“Game of Thrones” (2011-present) fans, the wait is finally over. Season 5 returned on April 12 with the episode “The Wars to Come.” It was a dark hour, but the show covered a lot of ground. To recap, the Daily Arts section is bringing you the best and the worst of the premiere. Warning: For viewers […]

Tufts senior Grace Hoyt to curate exhibit for the Slater Concourse Gallery

Starting in May, the Slater Concourse Gallery in the Tufts University Art Gallery, which is housed in the Aidekman Arts Center, will be featuring a distinctly unique exhibition. Curated by senior Grace Hoyt, the exhibition is entitled “Documenting American Ethos in the 1930s: Photographs by Walker Evans and Arthur Rothstein.” The two 40-foot-tall walls of the […]

Torn Ticket II production of ‘Into the Woods’ dazzles

From March 26 to March 28, Cohen Auditorium became a misty woodland, the site of fairy tales come to life. Student musical group Torn Ticket II’s production of “Into the Woods” (first performed in 1986), directed by Katherine Swimm, was a master class in college theatrical productions. The famed fable-based musical, with music and lyrics […]

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater brings energy, heart to Boston

From March 26 to 29, a beautiful, kinetic energy filled the Citi Wang Theatre in Boston, as the lithe dancers of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater moved with powerful grace across the stage to echoing, often booming, songs and sounds. Although the Company danced only five performances from Thursday to Sunday, the visit — sponsored […]