Madeleine Aitken is the former Editor in Chief at The Tufts Daily. She is a junior studying English and film and media studies. Maddie can be reached at [email protected]


Tegan and Sara throw a (disjointed but semi-mature) tantrum on ‘Crybaby’

Over the course of a career that has spanned nearly 25 years, Tegan and Sara have been through a lot, and their latest album “Crybaby” (2022) shows it. The Canadian indie pop duo released their first album, “Under Feet Like Ours” (1999), when they were a mere 18 years old. Since then, they’ve put out […]


Weekender: Latour shows Paradise Rock Club passion, love and gratitude

Maude Latour’s song “Cyclone” (2022) ends with an overlapping chorus of the line “You know me well.” It felt like no mistake that that was the song she started her show at Paradise Rock Club with; by the time she got to the end of the track, she was singing those lyrics with immense passion, […]


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CMHS launches online appointment scheduling system, hosts mental health and wellbeing fair

Tufts’ Counseling and Mental Health Services is now offering an online appointment scheduling system, has student Mental Health Representatives and is hosting a mental health and wellbeing fair on Monday as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. Julie Jampel, director of training at CMHS, said that the launch of the new appointment scheduling system has […]


‘Elvis’ doesn’t add much to the King’s life story, except Austin Butler

“Elvis” (2022) is, in a word, captivating. From his impoverished childhood in rural Mississippi where he discovered music, his adolescence in Memphis where he frequented Beale Street to his rise to stardom and subsequent crash and burn, “Elvis” takes us through the whole Elvis Presley story, but doesn’t add much to it. Baz Luhrmann, the […]


Letter from the Editor in Chief: End of semester reflections

Dear students, faculty, staff and all others that make up the Tufts community, The last time I wrote to you, in September, I was a bit more bright eyed and bushy tailed, a freshly minted junior not yet sure what the school year would bring me. I didn’t know what to expect in terms of […]


Tufts mourns Madie Nicpon ’23

Madie Nicpon, a junior in the School of Arts and Sciences, suffered a tragic accident on Saturday and has since died, according to a series of emails signed by Dean of Student Affairs Camille Lizarríbar, University President Anthony Monaco and Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences James Glaser. Nicpon, of Suffern, N.Y., was […]


Letter from the Editor in Chief: Welcome to the Hill, Class of 2025

To the Class of 2025 and all students, faculty and staff,  My name is Maddie Aitken and I’m honored and excited to be introducing myself as the Editor in Chief of The Tufts Daily for the fall semester.  It’s traditional for the Editor in Chief to use this space in the first issue of the […]


Q&A: President Monaco addresses antiracism initiatives, COVID-19 response, retirement from position

The Tufts Daily sat down with University President Anthony Monaco to discuss the events of the past year. The Tufts Daily (TD): What have been the greatest challenges and accomplishments of this school year amid the pandemic? Anthony Monaco (AM): It’s been an unprecedented year full of challenges, some which we never could have anticipated. […]


Tufts secures $250 million in bonds, will use to build new housing, dining infrastructure

Tufts University announced it has issued $250 million in bonds that will be used to fund on-campus development projects including the construction of a high density, on-campus residence hall for undergraduates on the Medford/Somerville campus and the expansion of dining capacity and infrastructure, among other capital projects. The new residence hall is part of a push to increase the percentage of students living on campus. Though the details have not been finalized, the university will be conducting a study to help them determine the optimal location and number of residents.


BREAKING: Two incidents of hate occur within a week

According to an email sent from President Monaco early Sunday morning, several Asian students were verbally assaulted by the occupants of a passing vehicle, who were verbalizing anti-Asian rhetoric in a hateful manner. Additionally, members of an athletic team found a large swastika painted on the shed at Bello Field.


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