Priya is a senior majoring in Biology and minoring in English. She is a dancer on Tufts Pulse and a YA literature aficionado, and co-teaches the ExCollege course "Growing Up at Hogwarts: Young Adult Literature and Adolescent Identity".

Grace Helbig strives for more than brief chuckles in new television series

YouTube personality Grace Helbig premiered her late-night television talk show “The Grace Helbig Show” on E! on April 3. While off to a somewhat awkward start, the show seems to be promising as Helbig’s funny, charismatic hosting begins to hit its stride. Helbig is perhaps best known for her various YouTube shows, which have been growing […]

Nordan, Tufts victorious in Providence

Runners were not the only busy athletes over marathon weekend. The sunny Saturday and Sunday in Rhode Island were home to the Wildcat Spring Invitational and the first team tournament victory for the Tufts program since 2007. The tournament was hosted by Johnson and Wales University at the par-71, 6,495-yard Cranston Country Club.  While Tufts had a very […]

Equestrian team heads to Nationals

The Tufts equestrian team has been quietly excelling its past few semesters, and has had an eventful, if not historic, season this year. The team’s incredibly successful stretch has led to a number of important wins, including a qualification for Nationals this year. The team’s bid for nationals is exciting, but not unexpected. Equestrian is […]

‘Insurgent’ underwhelms with formulaic young adult drivel

Say what you will about dystopian young adult cinema — the genre lacks originality. The characters are cut-and-dry, the world-building is questionable and the messages are diluted in favor of fast-paced action and shots of a brooding Liam Hemsworth or Theo James type — but somehow, these stories have found tremendous success with mainstream audiences. It could be […]

‘House of Cards’ gains credibility despite same revenge tactics

“House of Cards” (2013-present), a Netflix original drama that chronicles the political dealings of Congressman Frank Underwood in a fictionalized White House, began its third season on Feb. 27. In many cases, these 13 new episodes offer more of the original formula that made the show so popular upon its initial release. The complicated, manipulative protagonist, the […]

‘Heroes’ spin-off ‘Heroes Reborn’ set to premiere this summer

“They can’t just cancel a show like ‘Alphas’ (2011-2012), you know?” complains Sheldon Cooper of CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” (2007-present). “They have to help the viewers let go. ‘Firefly’ (2002-2003)  did a movie to wrap things up. ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ (1997-2003) continued on as a comic book. ‘Heroes’ (2006-2010) gradually lowered the quality […]

A weekend in Glendale: in-person at the Super Bowl

There is silence from the Patriots section as the final two minutes of Super Bowl XLIX tick away. It has been a difficult half with a brutal third quarter, but the Pats seem to have regained momentum. Still, this has not been a relaxed game for anyone. Many hours later, after high-fives have been exchanged and the red-eye […]

Jumbos continue impressive showings with top national times

Further building toward a successful season, the men’s track and field team boasted two successful performances at its most recent meets. For these meets, the team was split in two. A small number of athletes headed for Boston University’s John Thomas Invitational on Jan. 31, while most of the team stayed in Medford for the Tufts […]

Activist duo DarkMatter use humor to promote social awareness

Tufts Asian American Alliance (AAA) and South Asian Political Action Committee (SAPAC) co-hosted the spoken word duo DarkMatter for a performance in Sophia Gordon on Nov. 15. titled #ItGetsBitter. The show explores issues at the intersection of LGBT rights and South Asian diasporic experiences. The duo consists of Brooklyn-based Stanford grads Janani Balasubramanian and Alok […]

‘The Children’s Hour’ is sorrowful, but well-executed

“The Children’s Hour,” a 1934 stage play written by Lillian Hellman, opened at the Balch Arena Theater at Tufts this weekend. The show is set largely at a fictional boarding school run by two young women and close friends, Karen Wright (Grace Whittom) and Martha Dobie (Kristin Reeves), who must deal with a disgruntled student, […]