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

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 […]

Letter from the Managing Board

As another summer comes to a close and students return to our home away from home on the Hill, we, the Managing Board of The Tufts Daily, would like to introduce our plan of action for the upcoming semester. Central to this plan is our continual aim to increase outreach in crafting accurate and comprehensive […]

Monaco hosts town hall meeting on Medford/Somerville campus

University President Anthony Monaco spoke about how President Donald Trump’s administration was affecting university policy, the implementation of the Student Life Review Committee and plans for renovations at a town hall meeting in ASEAN Auditorium on Thursday. The meeting started on a light note, as Monaco praised Tufts’ current third-place standing in the Learfield Directors’ Cup. “We’re so good […]

Passage of divestment resolution sparks strong reactions, emotions

Disclaimer: Nesi Altaras is a columnist at the Daily and Noah Habeeb is a former executive copy editor at the Daily. Neither was involved in the writing of this article. The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed a resolution calling for divestment from four companies it says are involved in the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian […]

TCU Senate passes resolution urging divestment from companies involved in occupied Palestinian Territories

Members of the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate passed a resolution calling for Tufts to divest from four companies that it says are involved in the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian Territories. The resolution, which drew an audience of more than 100 students, passed with 17 in favor, six opposed and eight abstentions. Several students in the […]

Charlie Baker speaks at Tufts, prompting walkouts and protest

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker discussed public policy and civic engagement at Tufts last night in an event repeatedly disrupted by a number of student protesters. The event, a part of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life’s Distinguished Speaker Series, began after 7 p.m. in Distler Performance Hall, which holds 300 people. The event was sold out, but about […]