At Home in the South: Students discuss their Southern backgrounds

Over the past week, the Daily spoke with three students who grew up in the Southern states. The conversations revolved around their upbringing, their relationships with home and the effect of their background on their interactions with others on campus. Several themes resonated across all three students. They all discussed how their Southern identity has grown stronger in […]

TrapFest Festival highlights local artists and community

Anyone walking down Professors Row on Friday afternoon would have heard the flying verses of Dutch Rebelle, seen students gathered on the grass of the Africana Center yard, felt the energy and come to the same conclusion about TrapFest that was being shouted by the crowd: it’s lit. Tufts’ first annual TrapFest outdoor music festival featured Brooklyn […]

Op-ed: Bernie should drop out for the sake of his revolution

There is tremendous power in the campaign that Bernie Sanders has run, and he’s absolutely right on a great many issues. He’s right that the American economy is rigged. He’s right that climate change is currently the greatest threat to the United States, yet our country has done little to nothing to fight it. He’s […]

Op-ed: Why Hillary?

By now, we’re sure you have seen the media coverage — both positive and negative — on the woman we hope will be inaugurated as our next president, but how much do you know about her and her supporters? Though you may be a strong Hillary supporter, you may still be undecided or supporting Bernie […]

Jumbos look to secure winning record with game against Mules

With just two weeks remaining in the season, the Jumbos are looking to finish with a winning record for the first time since 2007. The 4-2 Tufts football team will travel to face 1-5 Colby on Saturday. Despite Colby’s record, Tufts coach Jay Civetti wants to be sure his team does not get complacent in the […]

Alum’s tournament goes from unique idea to mainstream audiences

On Feb. 28, 2014, Zach Lowe’s NBA column in Grantland, the destination of the best analysis and insight for the sport of basketball, introduced the casual fan to the newest sporting event: The Basketball Tournament (or TBT for short) — an open basketball tournament in which anyone can gather their buddies, acquire enough fans through social media and compete […]

Allen continues to roll at Open New Englands

Over the weekend, a few members of the women’s track and field team traveled to Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center for the annual New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association (NEICAAA) Championships, colloquially known as Open New Englands. At this meet, top teams and individuals from all divisions across New England merge to try to run […]

Celtics rant

When I was a kid, I learned that if you don’t have something nice to say about someone, then you shouldn’t say anything at all. I think that’s why I’ve actively avoided writing about the Boston Celtics as long as I’ve had this column. That, and I just flat-out stopped caring. Sorry Cs, but I […]

Super Better: Super Bowl Ads that Actually Added Women

The Super Bowl is probably the most anticipated television event of the year. With an assumed male dominated viewership, it’s no surprise that every moment is tailored to keeping them focused on the television, even during commercial breaks. Though past Super Bowl ads have been notorious for their promotion of gender stereotypes and roles, this […]