Advocates for Tufts ROTC host Veterans Day celebration

Tufts celebrated Veterans Day with a ceremony yesterday, beginning at 11 a.m. with Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets and midshipmen passing the American flag up the Memorial Steps. The flag was then presented to Gregory Arabian (LA ’54) to recognize his service both in the United States Air Force and also for the Advocates for Tufts ROTC, who […]


“I am a philosophical nomad disguised in Western clothing, a wondering drifter, masquerading in a suit near a California beach. Sand forms the foundation of my being, and its porosity is at once my greatest strength and deepest wound.” Who said it? I’ll give you three guesses, and we’ll do it Dora the Explorer Style […]

Top ten reasons why J.K. Rowling needs to stop writing about ‘Harry Potter’ immediately

This past Halloween, J.K. Rowling — the author of the beloved “Harry Potter” series — released six short stories about the “Harry Potter” universe, adding more detail to her titular character’s fantasy world. Released through the Pottermore website, Rowling added yet another batch of irrelevant and trite facts to the seemingly ever growing “Harry Potter” universe. We […]

Risky business

“What’s wrong with the world, mama / People livin’ like they ain’t got no mamas / I think the whole world addicted to the drama / Only attracted to things that’ll bring you trauma.” So sang the great in the equally great Black Eyed Pea’s hit single “Where Is the Love?” (2003). More than a […]

Top ten things that’ll get you before Ebola

Ebola can have devastating outcomes to those inflicted, and everyone seems to know something about it. We, at the Daily Arts department, are not disputing this fact. But guys, c’mon: the apocalypse courtesy of Ebola is a long way off. Don’t stock up on water bottles and baby Motrin just yet. Let’s talk about the […]

‘The Flash’ puts lighthearted spin on superhero theme

“The Flash,” which premiered Oct. 7 on the CW, is far from the only superhero show out there. On the contrary, it seems that the superhero theme is nearly ubiquitous on both the small and silver screens. Every summer seems to bring in another crop of comic book films featuring Marvel and DC characters battling […]

‘American Horror Story’ premieres bold new season

For those unfamiliar with “American Horror Story” (2011 – present), often simply referred to as “AHS,” each season features a new, unrelated story line that incorporates many of the same actors and actresses playing different characters.  This unique approach, along with “AHS’s” talented cast, sets the show apart. “Freak Show,” the fourth and newest season of […]

Volleyball splits weekend games

The volleyball team kicked off NESCAC play over the weekend by splitting two games, beating Colby on Friday and losing to Bowdoin on Saturday, leaving the Jumbos at .500 both overall (5-5) and in conference play (1-1). Coach Cora Thompson was impressed by her team’s tenacity in both games. “There were highlights in both matches,” […]

Senior Profile: Yessenia Rivas

Yessenia Rivas – a choreographer for Spirit of Color (SoC), Torn Ticket II and Sarabande, as well as an actress and dancer – is a star both on and off the stage. In addition to the many performances she has been involved in, Rivas has also worked behind the scenes, as both the vice president […]

Closed Circuit’ bores in theaters with cheap thrills

The government is watching us – all of us. This sentiment, particularly resonant for audiences at a time when WikiLeaks and the NSA are prominent parts of today’s zeitgeist, pervades the new British film Closed Circuit.” Directed by John Crowley and written by Steven Knight, the film is fiercely British. It takes place in London, […]