Megan Szostak was an Arts Editor at The Tufts Daily, having previously served as Executive Arts Editor and Editor in Chief. Megan is a senior studying sociology and can be reached at [email protected]

Weekender: Alt-pop hot rod Dayglow runs the bedroom pop world

For alt-pop sensation Sloan Struble, aka “Dayglow,” everything is ‘fair game’ when it comes to making music. The 22-year-old singing, songwriting and producing triple threat propelled to virality as a teenager with the release of his debut album “Fuzzybrain” (2018) and has amassed nearly 7.3 million monthly listeners on Spotify since then. Infectious melodies and […]

Florence Price’s compositions still ring in modern ears

Racial bias and misogyny are endemic in the practice and performance of classical music and have restricted many great talents from making their way into the classical canon. Florence Price (1887–1953) was one such musician whose compositions were celebrated during her lifetime but have since fallen into regrettable obscurity. Price was born to a mixed-race […]

Weekender: Revival of Tufts musical theater continues with ‘Spring Awakening’

Content warning: this article mentions abuse, sexual assault, abortion and suicide. Following the acclaimed fall 2021 production of Harrison Clark and Ben Mizrach’s “Almanac,” the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies continues its in-person musical theater reawakening this spring with an aptly named choice: Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s 2006 musical, “Spring Awakening.” The […]

Student conduct violations increase significantly during COVID-19 pandemic

The Dean of Student Affairs Office released its annual report detailing community standards violations of the 2020–2021 academic year last week, including 2,058 alleged violations of the Fall 2020 Campus Guide. Tufts’ current report lists 2,056 violations due to an error and will be updated shortly, according to Lindsay Ferguson, Tufts’ assistant director of community […]

Weekender: 3Ps dives into harsh realities of teenage life in ‘Dry Land’

Content warning: This article discusses abortion and trauma, and mentions sexual harassment.  For high school swimmers Amy and Ester, the poolside is anything but terra firma. This weekend, student-run theater group Pen, Paint and Pretzels (3Ps) will perform its realization of Ruby Rae Spiegel’s award-winning one-act play “Dry Land” (2015) in Curtis Hall. 3Ps boldly […]

SMFA’s Artists of Color Union deconstructs identity, constructs community

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts is more racially diverse than the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering, but white students still make up the plurality of those enrolled. The Artists of Color Union (ACU) at the SMFA seeks to center the experiences of artists of color at the […]

Weekender: Student-written musical ‘Almanac’ to be produced by theater department

Content warning: This article mentions police violence. Two Tufts students are the creative masterminds behind the first show of the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies’ season this fall. “Almanac,” a new musical co-written by Harrison Clark and Ben Mizrach and directed by Professor of the Practice Maurice Emmanuel Parent, explores themes of Black […]

Tufts to hear the people sing (and play winds and brass) once more

For the first time in over a year, all musical ensembles at Tufts University will return to in-person modalities with full participation this semester. Vocalists, winds and brass players, whose participation in ensembles was restricted during the 2020–21 academic year, will be required to wear instrument-specific personal protection equipment; all such PPE will be provided […]

Letter from the Editor in Chief: Congratulations, Class of 2021

Dear Class of 2021 and the Tufts community, Since last August, there have been innumerable major events occurring at national and global levels that have had a profound impact on our community. COVID-19 certainly threw a wrench in many plans for the academic year. Tufts responded with an in-depth plan to invite students back to […]

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. […]