Stephanie Hoechst

Stephanie Hoechst is the executive video editor at the Tufts Daily. She is a junior studying English and film & media studies. She can be reached at [email protected]

‘Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes’ questions about stereotyping, representation

This weekend, the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies will be presenting their spring production, “Jihad Jones and the Kalashnikov Babes.” While the cast is small, with only five actors, the show asks big questions about stereotypes in Hollywood and grapples with issues of representation. Heather Nathans, chair of the department and director of “Jihad Jones,” […]

Torn Ticket II explores high school, mental health in ‘Heathers: The Musical’

Disclaimer: Amanda Rose is a former assistant arts editor at The Tufts Daily. Rose was not involved in the writing or editing of this article.  This weekend, Torn Ticket II will tackle “Heathers: The Musical” as one of its spring shows. The student production has come together in just six short weeks, a feat considering how ambitious the […]

Do it this weekend: March 8–10

Looking for some fun, artsy activities to do this weekend? Here are just a few of the arts-related things going on at Tufts and in Boston for you to explore and enjoy. Friday, March 8, and Saturday, March 9: Pen, Paint, and Pretzels (3Ps) presents “Mr. Burns: a post-electric play” This weekend, 3Ps presents their Spring Major […]

Highlight reel: Top 5 arts articles of the semester

Disclaimer: Although Tommy Gillespie’s “Drag Race Recap” is featured, he had no part in the writing or editing in the description of his article. As part of Daily Week, the Arts & Living section will be revisiting five of our most popular articles from the semester. Written by a cross section of editors, contributing writers […]

A cappella personality Deke Sharon talks time at Tufts, beyond

Last week, Tufts hosted a cappella singer and music producer Deke Sharon (A ’91), a Tufts alum and a former member of the Tufts Beelzebubs.  While on campus, Sharon gave a lecture entitled “Harmony Through Harmony.”  In addition, he participated in a concert with Tufts a cappella groups, teaching them his a cappella arrangements and […]

Drama department’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ puts modern twist on Shakespeare

This weekend, the Tufts Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies is putting a bold new twist on the Shakespearean comedy “Much Ado About Nothing,” directed by Senior Lecturer Sheriden Thomas. The rendition is set in a world inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood, complete with the romanticism of movie stars and awards shows. Sophomore […]

‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ a feel-good but unremarkable series

The KonMari method, Japanese tidying consultant Marie Kondo’s decluttering method, seems to be everywhere since Kondo’s show, “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” (2019), hit Netflix earlier this year.  The eight-episode series launched on New Year’s Day, just in time for those of us with New Year’s resolutions to tidy up our own spaces.  The show […]

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ brings bold new style to classic story

There is a shot of Miles Morales, the protagonist of “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” running through the neon nighttime streets of New York in his Spider-Man suit for the first time.  Instead of imitating the skin-tight, muscular Spider-Man getup we’re used to, though, Miles wears a hoodie, shorts and high-top Nike sneakers over his black suit […]

Top 10 movies of 2018

“Roma” Throughout its over two-hour run, the incredibly rich “Roma” slowly constructs the world of one woman, Cleo (Yalitza Aparicio), and the depths of her experience as a maid in the early 1970s for a family in Mexico City. Directed, produced, written and edited by Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma” is semi-autobiographical. Besides being the most gorgeous film of […]

Torn Ticket II’s ‘Blood Brothers’ explores class, privilege

You might not have ever heard of Torn Ticket II’s upcoming musical, “Blood Brothers.” Director Jessica Pearson-Bleyer is excited to bring the West End classic to life at Tufts. “Blood Brothers” follows twins Eddie and Mickey’s lives after they’re separated at birth. Their mother, unable to care for both, gives one of the twins to an […]