Ryan Shaffer is the Executive Features Editor of the Tufts Daily. Ryan is a former Editor in Chief and Executive Copy Editor. He is a senior studying political science and can be reached at [email protected]

Forever ‘Rooftop Dancing’: Sylvan Esso grapples with life’s complexities, diverges from past records

Sylvan Esso is known for its ambiguous lyrics, tender vocals and syncopated rhythms. With artistic decisions departing from indie classics like “Coffee” (2014) and “Die Young” (2017), their latest release “Free Love” (2020) guides listeners through a tour of the human experiences of vulnerability, relationships and change.

Talk about a Fluff piece: New England’s unique affection for Marshmallow Fluff

Perhaps the only fact necessary to understand New England’s insatiable appetite for Fluff is that of the 8 million pounds produced by Durkee-Mower annually, half is consumed within New England. 

Students from coast to coast protest police brutality, seek justice for George Floyd

Manhattan, New York City “You’re one of the good ones,” an officer told one of Cara Hernandez’s friends in high school after checking their school ID. Hernandez, who is African American and Puerto Rican American, and her friend, who is African American, attended a private school in the Bronx. To Hernandez, the implication was clear.  […]

Letter from the Editor in Chief: Celebrating our community

Dear Tufts community, Over the past few months, our “small town” has been dispersed across the globe. Though we do not live on campus at the moment, we remain connected through our shared experiences and the family and friends we have found at Tufts.  Our community responded admirably to the difficult circumstances and inequities exposed […]

‘We’re trying to catch up’: Governments enforce strict regulations on communities as COVID-19 worsens

City and county officials throughout the U.S. lead the response to COVID-19, enacting stricter measures as the total number of cases increases As COVID-19 continues to spread across the country, local governments have taken drastic measures in an attempt to contain the virus. Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone says municipalities and states have two tools at […]

Letter from the Managing Board: Covering our global community

Dear Tufts Community, These are trying times. With heavy hearts, we will leave our Hill behind this weekend, many months too early. Nevertheless, our community has shown incredible resolve, facing these rapid and unprecedented changes in stride and coming together as the vibrant community we are. Kindness, support and generosity have poured forth for those […]

Letter from the Managing Board: Celebrating 40 years

Today marks four decades since the founding of The Tufts Daily. In this time, over 1,800 members of our masthead have worked to put rigorous, ethical and community-oriented journalism into print every weekday for 40 years, covering daily life at Tufts and the various milestones along the way. We are humbled to be at the […]

Letter from the Editor in Chief

You may have already heard me say it, but I’m going to say it again: I think of the Tufts Daily as a small town newspaper. This description says a lot about what the Daily means to me and the Tufts community, and as the 40th anniversary approaches this month, I hope you join me […]

The Cannabis Debate discusses marijuana’s past, future

Over 200 people registered to attend The Cannabis Debate, an event hosted by the Experimental College (ExCollege) to discuss the changing landscape around medical and recreational marijuana, according to an email sent to registrants. The event, which took place on Friday, was part of Voices from the Edge, an annual lecture series that “showcases individuals […]

Workmen’s Circle fifth graders demonstrate support for Tufts dining workers

Over 60 people, including children, families, dining workers and Tufts students, gathered in front of Ballou Hall on Sunday afternoon as part of a demonstration on behalf of UNITE HERE Local 26, the union which represents Tufts dining. Led by fifth-grade students from the Jewish Cultural Sunday School at Boston Workmen’s Circle, the purpose of the demonstration was […]