Raga Chilakamarri is a sophomore who has not yet declared a major. Raga can be reached at [email protected]

Students returning to Tufts following gap semesters and years reflect on unique, rewarding experiences

The uncertain circumstances prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic forced many students to carefully consider their plans for the 2020–21 academic year. While many chose to continue attending classes at Tufts as previously planned — enrolling either remotely or in person — others decided to take time off, engaging in a wide array of unique experiences. […]

Sarabande dance group fosters creativity and community, adapts to pandemic

Sarabande Dance Ensemble is a student-run dance collective founded in 1982 that primarily focuses on contemporary, jazz and ballet. The group distinguishes itself from the nearly 20 other dance groups on campus with its diverse and modern stylistic range, and it’s commitment to original choreography. Its performances and rehearsals are directed and staged by student choreographers who have the freedom to incorporate their individual styles into their pieces.

Campus sees spike in waste due to COVID-19 guidelines, takeout dining

This semester has seen an observable increase in waste on the Medford/Somerville campus, particularly as it relates to Tufts Dining’s adaptations in response to the COVID-19 guidelines. Kristen Kaufman, the recycling and waste reduction coordinator at the Office of Sustainability, said the office defines waste in terms of total accumulated waste production, including landfill, recycling, […]

Applejam Productions puts on mix of on-campus concerts

On certain weekend nights, the Arts Haus living room, cluttered with the typical jumble of homework, snacks and backpacks, quickly transforms into a free concert venue outfitted for over 100 college students.  These bi-monthly shows are coordinated by Applejam Productions, the self-described “DIY booking agency” run by a handful of Tufts undergraduates. At its helm […]

‘Sex Education’ balances absurdity, adolescent confusion

I had my Google Calendar marked with an all-caps reminder for the return of the second season of “Sex Education” (2019–) on Jan. 17. In just eight approximately 50-minute episodes, which require a Herculean effort not to binge, the pilot season of Netflix’s British, teen comedy-drama had me hooked and fully invested in the absurd, […]

Co—Star, astrology influence the lives of Tufts students

“Be hungry for yourself.” / “Your nervous energy won’t be especially useful today.” / “You can be daring without being careless.” The Co—Star “Your day at a glance” push notifications read as a mix between harsh fortune cookie quotes and life advice from Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown. This minimalist, millennial-forward app promises “hyper-personalized” daily horoscopes […]