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Fall Festival of Plays adapts to COVID-19, addresses themes of race, inequality

Lights, camera, (virtual) action. Starting on Oct. 30, the Tufts Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies screened three plays in its Fall Festival of Plays. Both in number of plays and their performance, this year’s format is unlike the ones before due to COVID-19.

Applying to a Tufts graduate school? Here’s what to expect

As with everything else COVID-19 has impacted, the application process to graduate schools is evolving under the circumstances.

You Gotta Know: Primatologist Zarin Machanda does not monkey around

Meet Assistant Professor of Anthropology Zarin Machanda, primatologist and chocolate cake enthusiast.

You Gotta Know: Amanda Stone, pre-health advisor

In this day and age of endless Zoom and Webex conferences, phone calls are rare. Personal ones are even rarer. A warm, welcoming voice greeted me on the other end: “Hi there, I’m honored to talk to you!”  Compassionate, positive and humble: this is Tufts’ pre-health advisor Amanda Paolitto Stone. Pre-health or not, Stone offers […]

Senior Profile: Lee promotes sex positivity on campus, addresses health care inequalities

Senior year of high school, Aram Lee was in a predicament: Wellesley College or Tufts?  “I didn’t know what to expect from either school, but when I visited Tufts, it happened to be one of those rare sunny days where everyone’s out on the quad, enjoying the sun in the midst of a busy April,” […]

Language departments, faculty adapt to online learning

COVID-19 and the transition to online learning has shaken up academic life for many students. Some classes may have had an easier transition to online learning based on their nature, while it was a bit harder for others. Language departments, which are heavily based on discussion, have had to reroute how their classes function. Preparation […]

Somerville Winter Farmers Market cultivates community, change

Attending the Somerville Winter Farmers Market is like stepping onto the set of “The Good Place” (2016–20). Except it’s real. With live music by Joe “3’n1” Pete in the background, a rainbow of colorful produce carefully displayed by farmers and old-fashioned string lights gracing the armory walls, the charm and community atmosphere is undeniable. The […]

TUSC changes internal structure, provides social programming for students

Fall Gala, Tuftonia’s Day Carnival, weekly movie nights and more. The Tufts University Social Collective (TUSC) organizes over 200 social events each year. TUSC aims to appeal to a variety of students. “As a student organization, they work hard to represent the needs and interests of all students and the board consists of representatives from […]

Bill’s Food Shop brings convenience, community to Conwell Avenue

Part business, part family, part history — walking into Bill’s Food Shop is like stepping onto a 1950s TV set. It seems to be frozen, with artifacts carefully curated over time. After all, Bill’s Food Shop, located at the intersection of Conwell Avenue and Hillsdale Road, has been central to the West Somerville community for […]