Odessa Gaines is the co-chair of the Intentionality & Inclusivity Committee and an arts editor at The Tufts Daily. She is a sophomore studying cognitive and brain science and film and media studies. Odessa can be reached at [email protected]


K-Weekly: The songs that kept me warm as I froze in my dorm room

Once again, the subject matter of K-Weekly is going to have to change. This semester, I’m thinking of relating anything from my playlists to my life — all while keeping you updated on what’s going on in the K-pop world.  For my first article back, I wanted to talk about new albums, new groups or […]


Must-see spring 2023 performance arts at Tufts, Part 1

One of the most important things to do at the start of any new semester is to set your schedule, taking into account classes, extracurriculars, study sessions and many other random little things that will come up when least expected. However, in between all the chemistry labs and philosophy papers, every student should set aside […]


Best albums of 2022

Just in time for the end of 2022, our editors are revealing their top moments of culture for the year, from the films that rocked their worlds to the television shows that drew them in. For today’s ranking, arts editors Jack, Henry, Odessa and Ellie give their takes for the best albums of 2022. As […]


Best songs of 2022

2022 was the year of music! We all had songs that drew us in, entering our rotation and populating our playlists. For the end of the year, arts editors Henry, Jack, Ryan and Odessa list their top songs of 2022. As Odessa notes, “I literally write a K-pop column, what more were you expecting from […]


K-Weekly: ‘Indigo’ – the portrait of Kim Nam-joon

“From the colors of nature, human, etc. … the last archive of my twenties.” These words live on the front cover of “Indigo” (2022), RM’s (also known as Kim Nam-joon) newest album released on Dec. 2. This album is not only a collection of his experiences and feelings of the past several years of his […]


Pop culture moments in 2022 that altered our brain chemistry

RaiAnn Bu’s most memorable arts moments of 2022: Julia Fox From “Uncut Jauyems,” to enigmatic and weird hottie dating he-who-shall-not-be-named to internet cool girl, Julia Fox has definitely been one of the “it” girls of 2022 and not always for the right reasons. Julia Fox seemingly emerged out of nowhere in early 2022 following a […]


K-weekly: End-of-year awards season

As fall finally changes into winter and the weather starts to drop (unless you live in New England, unfortunately), the end-of-year Asian award shows start to announce their nominees. One of the biggest shows, the Mnet Asian Music Awards, has been eagerly anticipated by fans around the world. This year’s MAMA theme is “K-POP World […]


‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ and legacy

Disclaimer: This article contains spoilers for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” (2022). What is a legacy? Who is a legacy? Director Ryan Coogler was tasked with doing the impossible: give the people a story with a purpose that honored a legacy and gave the audience a chance to say their final goodbyes. And he did just […]


K-Weekly: BTS

Okay, everyone, it’s time to get real. When I first applied to be a columnist for The Tufts Daily Arts section way back in the fall of 2021, I had three big ideas: musicals, books and (obviously) K-pop. When asked to choose one of the three, I immediately knew my decision would be K-pop. I […]


K-Weekly: A week of mourning for South Korea

This week’s K-Weekly will cover a much more serious and heavy topic out of respect for the events that occurred in Seoul on Oct. 29.  South Korea has entered a week of mourning after the tragic events that took place in the Itaewon district of Seoul this past weekend that resulted in the death of […]


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