Mason Goldberg is a columnist on the Tufts Daily. He is a freshman who has not yet declared a major. Mason can be reached at Mason.Goldberg@tufts.edu.


What’s the Mood?: Winter

The theme of this final column should be no surprise. Over the past three months, I’ve very much enjoyed creating a new playlist every week, and many of them have had to do with the time of year. Now that it’s December, and I no longer have upcoming seasons to write about, I thought it […]


What’s the Mood?: Workout

For my second-to-last column, I’ll be talking about a frequently requested playlist — that is, a workout playlist. Now, I understand that most people, including myself, listen to hip hop music while running or lifting, but if my previous nine columns haven’t given it away already, I can’t say that I’m entirely well-versed in that […]


What’s the Mood?: Wanderlust

​Fun fact: I haven’t left Tufts since arriving here in August. Well, I’ve taken plenty of trips to Davis, and I’ve gone into the city a few times, but generally speaking, I haven’t left the sphere of Tufts. As nice as it is to be on campus, I often find myself thinking about traveling somewhere […]


What’s the Mood?: November

November is easily in my top three favorite months. Not that I’ve ranked them. Maybe I just really love Thanksgiving, or more specifically, Thanksgiving food. Maybe it’s the feeling of being in the home-stretch of the semester and getting increasingly closer to winter break. Maybe I’m just making this all up for the sake of […]


What’s the Mood?: Halloween

 You know what day it is. It’s Halloween! Well, tomorrow’s Halloween, but this column runs on Wednesdays, so I’m making do with what I’ve got. Halloween is undoubtedly my favorite holiday. It’s not a government holiday, nor is there any real reason we need to celebrate it. It’s just an opportunity to dress up in […]


What’s the Mood?: Parents Weekend

As I’m sure everyone knows, this weekend is Parents and Family Weekend. And if you’re like me, your parents are coming to visit for the first time since dropping you off in August, and you’ve probably got mixed emotions about it. Yeah, you probably miss them, which is all well and great until you get […]


What’s the Mood?: Rainy day tunes

​If the Apple Weather app is correct one week in advance, then today should be a rainy day. As a self-proclaimed optimist, I’m gonna assume that it is. I’ve always loved rainy days — being inside on a rainy day, that is. Back at home, three walls of my room were mostly just windows, so […]


What’s the Mood?: Post-midterm moods

Congratulations, midterms season is over! Well, for me at least. If you’re still on the midterms grind, then sucks to suck I guess. Remember in “Risky Business” (1983) when Tom Cruise is doing his famous dance scene to Bob Seger in his parents’ living room? That’s how I’m feeling now that the crushing amount of […]


What’s the Mood?: Spooky Season

It’s officially spooky season! I won’t be dropping the Halloween playlist until the end of the month, but now’s the time to start getting hyped. The weather is getting crisper, the trees are starting to turn red (or so I’ve been told) and the existential dread that comes with realizing it’s almost the ‘20s is […]


What’s the Mood?: Pres Lawn

Welcome back, readers, to another sunny day at the Harvard of Medford/Somerville! With all of this pleasant weather we’ve been having, and the existential dread about the coming of winter that only a Californian first-year can have, I’ve been trying to enjoy the outdoors as much as I can. And as everyone knows, if there’s one place […]


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