Columns

Column: All the cool things I will never discover

I have never been particularly gifted at math and science. In fourth grade, I only got an S for satisfactory (instead of very good or excellent) on my multiplication tables and definitely couldn’t do the “Mad Minute” math worksheets as quickly...

E for Everyone: The Stanley Parable

Why should you play “The Stanley Parable” (2013)? Because it makes you sincerely, wholeheartedly want to play through the same short series of absurd events over and over until you fully realize the awesome power of office...

Vinny’s Variety Pack: Rookie fantasy studs

The draft is TONIGHT. Holy sh*t am I excited. There are a lot of implications that come from the NFL draft: position battles, division superiority, Super Bowl frontrunners, etc. The most fun ones though, in my opinion, are the fantasy football...

Tufts by Numbers: Graduation inequalities

Whether in mere weeks or many many years, the days of test-taking, essay-writing and finals will end for each and every Tufts student. Graduation will come, and we’ll put grades behind us. This week, in anticipation for this big, exciting, scary...

Mind the Gap: Defining whiteness

I recently wrote a column on being mixed race, which received one comment: “If you look white, you ARE white. White can also be multiracial. Stop the whining.” The commenter then linked to an article that argues that people of color...

Dear Jumbo: Choose pain over numbness

One thing I’m grateful for in life is that many people have shared with me their more intimate, vulnerable sides. Take an earlier personal experience: I grew up with neither many haves nor wants. When I went to schools with wealthier friends, I...

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