Columns

Dear Jumbo: The importance of living importantly

Today is an important day. I hope you feel that way, for a good education should help one develop a sense of importance in the work one does. I don’t mean it in an egocentric way. The ego has a bad rep for a good reason: The world has indeed...

E is for Everyone: Left 4 Dead

Why should you play “Left 4 Dead” (2008) and its sequel, “Left 4 Dead 2” (2009)? Because they were engineered to be the perfect replayable shared narrative experience for up to four players. And before you scoff and say,...

Tufts by Numbers: What data knows

Digging through data this semester, I tried to expose stories that can usually only be found buried under covers of complex databases and meaningless numbers. By parsing data on topics like college tuition cost, class waiting lists and the illusive...

On Queer: On protest, on police

Monday, May 1 marked May Day 2017. May Day has for a long time played a strange, dual role in Western society. Some people view it as a celebration of spring, with maypoles and flower festivals. For others, it is International Workers’ Day....

Teeing Off: Big picture preview

Well, so this a little awkward … but this is actually my final column of the semester. Since I talked last time about some big picture ideas including a list of the remaining majors and dates, I will stick with that theme. The next major on...

Out of Left Field: A day in the life

In February I was hired part-time by MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) as a stats stringer. I’m one month into the job and I wanted to share my experience. We’re responsible for entering data into MLB’s software following the outcome of...

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