Nikki Blank is a senior majoring in English. She can be reached at Nicole.Blank@tufts.edu


When a fire starts to burn

Dear SWUG, My car blew up on Homecoming in the Zeta parking lot. What should I do with my totaled car? — I Didn’t Start the Fire Dear I Didn’t Start the Fire, Phew, its getting hot in here. My Nana always says, if you play with fire, you’re going to get burned, and this […]


SWUG 101

In the style of Mick Jagger’s “Sympathy for the Devil” (1968): “Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a woman of wealth and taste. I’ve been around for a long, long three years.” Hi, I’m Nikki, and I am a self-declared SWUG. SWUG stands for Senior Washed-Up Girl, and is not to be confused with […]


Event Review | Film festival starts with shorts competition

The Boston Jewish Film Festival is in its 25th year of celebrating the Jewish experience through film and media. On Nov. 7, the Somerville Theatre kicked off the festival’s Third Annual Short Film Competition. From an initial 200 films, the contenders were narrowed down to just six shorts, each powerful in their own way. After […]


Event Review | Film festival starts with shorts competition

The Boston Jewish Film Festival is in its 25th year of celebrating the Jewish experience through film and media. On Nov. 7, the Somerville Theatre kicked off the festival’s Third Annual Short Film Competition. From an initial 200 films, the contenders were narrowed down to just six shorts, each powerful in their own way. After […]


Op-Ed: Repent or play

On the holiest day of the year for the Jewish people, I must compete in a NESCAC soccer game. While I do not consider myself a devout Jew, my Jewish identity has been solidified throughout my time at Tufts University. I regularly attend Reform services at Hillel, converse with my rabbi and take Judaic Studies […]


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