Queer Students Association refocuses role within Tufts LGBTQ community

Tufts QSA, an acronym which formerly stood for “Queer-Straight Alliance,” has recently changed its name to “Queer Students Association” and altered the group’s organization to better meet the needs of queer students on campus. According to one of the group’s leaders, junior Julia Fowler, before the name change, the QSA had not felt as though it functioned quite as well […]

Computer science enrollment caps to stay despite efforts to expand department

In a letter sent to students in March 2014, the Department of Computer Science announced the initiation of new, restrictive registration policies, given a huge surge in demand for the department’s introductory courses. “The proposed changes to registration ensure that we continue to serve the students taking our courses at the best of our abilities without placing unrealistic […]

‘Seymour: An Introduction’ presents refreshing view of life

A famous actor walks into a friend’s dinner party, meets an 87-year-old man, and is so overcome with inspiration he decides to make a movie about him. An unlikely prompt to a successful documentary, but precisely what occurred in the making of “Seymour: An Introduction”(2014), Ethan Hawke’s new film, released March 13. Seymour Bernstein, the […]

‘I Love You, Honeybear’ catapults Father John Misty to indie-folk fame

Defying narrow genre categorization, Father John Misty’s music is a quirky mixture of experimental rock and folk with psychedelic and electronic moments. The artist’s sophomore album, “I Love You, Honeybear,” released on Feb. 10, is the highly anticipated follow-up to his 2012 debut, “Fear Fun.” In the past, Father John Misty, a pseudonym for Josh Tillman, […]

Flaky start to semester proves challenging for students, faculty

Most people can appreciate a day off, and usually professors can condense their lectures and adjust their syllabi to compensate for missed class time; however, a total of six university closings so far this semester — five of which were class days — has meant that this semester has had a particularly slow and sporadic academic start. […]

27th time around, Kidz Bop refuses to grow up

In the midst of this second-wave snow storm, what’s better to warm the heart than a choir of harmonious pipsqueak voices singing America’s top 40 hits in perfect harmony? The ever-popular Kidz Bop franchise has released its highly-anticipated  27th album, surprisingly entitled “Kidz Bop 27” (2015).  At first listen, the album may sound like a […]

Tisch College announces participating groups for 1+4 Bridge Program

The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service announced in October the selected locations and organizations for its 1+4 Bridge-Year Service Learning Program, which was officially unveiled last February. The program will allow up to 50 new students to participate in a year-long community service project either in the United States or abroad before their first year at Tufts. Tisch College […]

Professor Kenneth Lang talks stars, space and the unknown in upcoming book

Professor of Physics and Astronomy Kenneth Lang has not only worked on groundbreaking research on the sun for the last 20 years, but has also written prolifically. Lang is currently working on his 22nd book, “Star Struck,” which focuses on the movements of the universe and the role of faith in understanding it. The Daily […]

‘Jane the Virgin’ is refreshing smash hit for CW

The premise of The CW’s new show, “Jane the Virgin,” sounds more like a daytime soap opera than a popular network’s newest dramedy. Jane Villanueva (Gina Rodriguez) finds herself accidentally artificially inseminated … that’s when all hell breaks loose. Due to her mother’s teenage pregnancy and her religious family, Jane promised her grandmother she would remain celibate until […]

SJP National Conference to take place at Tufts this weekend

Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) will host the fourth annual National SJP Conference this weekend, from Oct. 24 to Oct. 26. The conference, titled “Beyond Solidarity: Resisting Racism and Colonialism From the U.S. to Palestine,” is expected to draw 515 participants, including 411 non-Tufts SJP members. Fifty Tufts SJP students, alumni and students from SJP […]