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Sam Dieringer is a first-year who has not yet declared a major. Sam can be reached at [email protected]


2 generations of Jumbos: Faculty with children at Tufts

For the children of Tufts professors, Tufts University has played a central role in their lives. Now, many of those children have become Tufts students themselves.  Here are the stories of Abby Sommers and her father Professor Sam Sommers, Iman McPherson and her parents Professor Erin Kelly and Associate Professor Lionel McPherson as well as […]


The Step Back: Playoff storylines, hopes and dreams

As the rubble settles from the all-out gauntlet that was the NBA regular season, all sights are set on the postseason. With razor thin margins separating each playoff team in the East, and multiple heavy hitters in the West, it’s time to review the biggest storylines to follow as this year’s NBA Playoffs continue. Who’s […]


The Step Back: A SuperSonic revival

As the walls of the old KeyArena in Seattle crumbled in 2006, then-majority owner of the Seattle SuperSonics and former chairman of Starbucks Howard Schultz had a decision to make. To avoid the massive undertaking of renovating the team’s arena, Schultz sold the Seattle SuperSonics to a separate investment group with the intention of keeping […]


The Step Back: The puzzling case of the Boston Celtics

As a resident Boston sports fan, it’s come to that time where I’ll be doing a deep dive into the state of my team: the Boston Celtics. The Celtics are truly a puzzling case. The past few years have been a continuous roller coaster where every year, I think they finally have a chance at […]


Tufts magicians spread joy in a world of uncertainty

Amidst the tall bookshelves and hidden study rooms of Tisch Library, a world of spectacle and wonderful delights awaits. Every week, the Tufts Magician Society comes together to create a wide variety of magic. With students ranging from beginners to experienced masters of illusion, members take pride in finding new ways to astonish themselves and […]


The Step-Back: The Dunk Contest blues

Last weekend saw the 71st annual NBA All-Star Weekend come and go. A new and improved team-skills challenge, a 3-point contest that crowned the first center winner since 2012 and an electrifying All-Star Game made for a great overall weekend. However, one contest stood out clearly from the rest as particularly unexciting, boring and flat-out […]


The Step Back: Are superteams good for basketball?

James Harden’s departure from the Brooklyn Nets to the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday marked the end of one of the National Basketball Association’s premiere superteams. That being said, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, James Harden and the 2021 Brooklyn Nets are merely the latest iteration of what has become an ever-increasing list of NBA superteams. According […]


The Step Back: An all-time impact

When James Naismith placed two peach baskets and a soccer ball on an indoor YMCA court in Springfield, Mass. More than 130 years ago, no one could have predicted what was to come. Over the next century, this simple activity involving a ball and hoop swept the globe. From millions of kids’ sprinting across the […]


Alum explores biological engineering, encourages diversity in STEM at MIT

Since graduating from Tufts in 2018, alum Megan Tse hasn’t stopped exploring and creating. As a graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tse continues research into innovations within biological engineering that she began as an undergrad. When asked why she continues to pursue biological engineering, Tse commented on how she enjoys working towards […]


We spoke with 2 alumni working in advocacy and organization. Here’s what they said.

Each year in its Commencement edition, the Daily highlights a handful of exceptional graduating seniors: what they studied, how they impacted campus and how they hope to change the world.  Recently, the Daily caught up with two of its interviewees from 2018: one, a Fletcher student studying human security and technology policy, and the other, […]


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