Megan Szostak
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Megan Szostak is the Editor in Chief at the Tufts Daily. She is a junior studying Sociology and Music. Megan can be reached at [email protected]

Holiday season must-watches

While the holiday season is going to look a little different this year, your ability to watch classic holiday films from the safety of your residence prevails. Here's what the Arts & Pop Culture editors have to say about their favorite holiday movies.

‘Among Us’: Case for game of the year

As we wrap up this semester, we want to give a shout-out to one of the biggest games of this year: “Among Us.”

Sunrise Movement advocates, empowers through protest music

Music occupies a significant role in the young movement, which was founded only three years ago, and acts as a unifying force for its members.

Weekender: Hallowed tunes for All Hallow’s month

Studies have shown that listening to classical music spurs the brain to release dopamine, putting the listener into a heightened emotional state, and thus able to better absorb information. So, why sacrifice getting into the spirit of October when you can “feed two birds with one scone” and do so while you study? Here’s a playlist of some of the spookiest classical tunes to help you get started.

Genre-busting andPlay duo transcends contemporary music norms

On October 5, the Tufts Department of Music invited the genre-busting violin-viola duo “andPlay” to perform a live-streamed concert of contemporary string works by four female composers.

Kiniwe: ‘Are you ready?’

Kiniwe is an integral part of the music department, and is a large (and growing) community. The ensemble has even traveled to other locations in Massachusetts such as Worcester to perform at special events, in addition to holding regular concerts on-campus. 

Weekender: Handel and Haydn Society opts to hold virtual concerts

The Handel and Haydn Society (H+H), Boston’s premier historically informed performing ensemble, has been forced to reinvent their season of live concerts in accordance with new public health guidelines. 

Arts-related departments adapt to COVID-19 restrictions

Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies Through careful planning alongside university administrators, department faculty and student leaders, the Tufts Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies has based its fall 2020 policies largely off those recommended by national theater and dance organizations. Heather Nathans, the department chair of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and the Alice […]

Senior Profile: Podniesinski reflects on time as musician at Tufts

Graduating senior Matt Podniesinski is the epitome of a student of arts and sciences. As a double major in biology and biochemistry, Podniesinski certainly has a demonstrated passion for the sciences; but with his heavy involvement in Tufts Music, his musical passions and talents cannot be overlooked. Since his first year at Tufts, Podniesinski has […]

Amernet Quartet to perform Roustom’s ‘String Quartet No. 1’ in its Boston premiere

Prolific composer and Tufts Professor of the Practice of Music Kareem Roustom will have his “String Quartet No. 1, ‘Shades of Night’” (2018) performed in its Boston premiere by the Amernet String Quartet tonight in the Granoff Music Center. Roustom’s nine-movement work follows the changes in the night sky on a journey from dusk to […]