Jake Blum is a a staff writer at The Tufts Daily. Jake is a sophomore studying biomedical engineering and can be reached at [email protected]

The strength of a mezuzah

When the first mezuzah was ripped from a Harleston Hall resident’s door frame, I had multiple conversations with my editor, considering an article in response to the heinous act of cowardice. However, due to Tufts’ swift response to the action, and my unfortunate status as a busy second-year biomedical engineer, I eventually decided that, although […]

Tale of Two First-Year Classes Viewpoint
Uncharted college life for the Class of 2024

To the Class of 2025, welcome. We’re so glad you could make it. I’m sure it has been a long and tumultuous journey, but you’re here now. Congratulations. To my beloved Class of 2024, we have a lot to be proud of. We made it through some of the most formative years of our lives […]

The hidden antisemitism plaguing college campuses

Growing up Jewish wasn’t easy. Honestly, I’ve learned to deal with blatant antisemitism. Coming from a community that was overwhelmingly white with few Jews, actions like penny throwing and distasteful jokes about the history of my people were quite commonplace.  I was never one to hide my identity; even as a progressive Jew, I have […]

Open Book Testing Viewpoint
The case for continuing open-book testing post-pandemic

The beauty of these open-book tests is their unorthodox approach to a worthwhile objective — rather than testing a student’s ability to regurgitate information, these exams measure an individual’s ability to apply said information. As a result, students are compelled to understand the material to a much fuller extent than they would on a test based on solely  the recollection of information.

The structure of the NFL is causing a cycle of performative activism

Although it is admirable that the NFL is attempting to make a difference, donations and vague statements are not sufficient. The underrepresentation of people of color in upper-level coaching and management is unacceptable and perpetuates these issues of racial injustice within the league.

GameStop’s rise and fall in the not-so-free market, what it means for young investors

It is especially concerning that Robinhood, whose mission states that they seek to “make investing friendly, approachable, and understandable for newcomers and experts alike," isn’t supporting its primary clientele.