Zachary Hertz is a senior studying political science. He can be reached at

Cheeses of Suburbia: Cheese’s For Celebrating (I’ll Have A Mozzarella)

Zachary Hertz (ZH): Welcome back! This week we have Jake Arnstein, a junior, whose most pop punk moment was running a Naruto fanfiction page in eighth grade. Jake Arnstein (JA): It’s not strictly pop punk, but it’s part of the movement. ZH: We’ve ordered from Davis Square Pizza, a restaurant so vaguely titled you’d think […]

Cheeses of Suburbia: Dear Mozzarella, count me in

Zachary Hertz (ZH): This week, we’re with senior and senior citizen Mary Carroll, whose most pop punk moment came when she tried to burn her Catholic school skirt after graduation. Mary Carroll (MC): I’d like to reiterate my disappointment that Trader Joe’s did not have mozzarella sticks because I worship at the altar of Trader […]

Cheeses of Suburbia: Welcome to the mozz parade

Zachary Hertz (ZH): We’re listening to My Chemical Romance’s (MCR) “The Black Parade” (2006) with tech enthusiast and YouTube celeb Dylan Hong, for whom both mozzarella sticks and pop punk have been a staple since early childhood. We have sticks from Wegmans, a store which holds a special place in Dylan’s heart — as an immigrant, his […]

Cheeses of Suburbia: The young and the stickless

Zachary Hertz (ZH): For our JumboCash-only readers, we’re reviewing oven-reheated mozzarella sticks from Tufts’ own Commons Marketplace. The album title could also describe the people in this room — Good Charlotte’s “The Young and the Hopeless” (2002). And our young and hopeless guest, Petrina Chan, loves birds and eating shaved Parmesan out of a tub […]

Cheeses of Suburbia: Born for sticks

Zachary Hertz (ZH): Given recent political events, we’ve chosen Paramore’s “RIOT!” (2007) this week, starring Evgeni Dobranov, a serial tennis player with a mild interest in computer science whose love for “Misery Business” constantly prevents other people from using the shower. We have Pizza Days sticks, which surprisingly arrived on time! Sadly, Pizza Days is another […]

Cheeses of Suburbia: Stay together for the sticks

Zachary Hertz (ZH): For our Homecoming installment, we have esteemed alumnus Juan Castañeda (LA ’18), who can be found asking Siri to download Grubhub every weekend. Our sticks are from Pinky’s, a local restaurant with somewhat of a reputation: Its owner was sentenced on federal tax charges in July and arrested in 2011 on a drug trafficking […]

Cheeses of Suburbia: Thnks Fr Th Stcks

Zachary Hertz (ZH): Welcome back! This week’s guest is Robert Hoover, a beleaguered sophomore who, as an athlete, physics major, percussion hero and campus celeb, proves you really can have it all, as long as you don’t sleep! Today’s another pop punk classic: Fall Out Boy’s (FOB) “Infinity On High” (2007).  Robert Hoover (RH): I’m […]

Cheeses of Suburbia: Papa John’s and “American Idiot”

Zach Hertz (ZH): Coming to you live, it’s the first meeting of the “Cheeses of Suburbia.” Because we believe a late-night eatery is only as good as its mozzarella sticks, your illustrious hosts will review mozzarella sticks every week while also reviewing a pop punk album. Our first choice might surprise the dedicated late-night orderer: mozz […]

2014–2018: Four years in review

The Class of 2018 saw four years on the Hill with changes to university policy and staff, impressive athletic feats and several successful campaigns of political activism. To celebrate the graduating class, the Daily has looked back and highlighted their most memorable events, policy changes and tumultuous moments. 2014–2015 The Class of 2018’s first year on the Hill was characterized as a […]

‘Infinite Content’ tour leaves Arcade Fire fans infinitely content

Contrary to its name, Arcade Fire’s “Everything Now” had a long and gradual build-up before its release on July 28. Publicity stunts are hardly new for the band; to publicize their second album in 2006, the Canadian alternative rock group set up a hotline, 1 (866) NEON-BIBLE, that played “Intervention” for callers. Thus, it’s hardly a surprise that the lead-up to their fifth […]