Antidotes to Climate Apathy: To move forward, take action

For me, the hardest part about the climate emergency is figuring out how to move forward. It’s not easy to immerse yourself in climate research because it’s sad, heavy and thoroughly depressing in many ways. The activist group Extinction Rebellion (XR) equates processing the climate emergency to learning that a loved one has been diagnosed […]

RCD to add new intro course in spring 2020

The Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora (RCD) at Tufts is undergoing a major renovation. Starting spring 2020, there will be a new class required for all RCD majors and minors, called Intro to RCD (RCD-0050). According to professors in the department, this intro class aims to better prepare students for higher-level RCD […]

Somerville with Townie Tim: Looking cold

If you grew up in a warm climate, go ahead and ignore this week. I’ll probably come back next time with a more universal column so just sit tight. But, for all of you that claim to be from north of the Wall, I want to take this time to discuss a fairly hilarious phenomenon. […]

Q&A: Professor Fahlberg talks police brutality in Brazil’s favelas

Anjuli Fahlberg, a full-time lecturer in the sociology department, published an opinion piece in the Washington Post in September. She wrote about police brutality in Rio de Janeiro’s “favelas” — low-income, urban neighborhoods — which has been on the rise since Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Rio de Janeiro’s Governor Wilson Witzel took office in […]

JumboCash: How to think about money

For the finale of JumboCash, I want to return to the root of what money is all about. Throughout the semester, I have discussed financial jargon, investing strategies and statistics related to money. However, I skipped over the most important component of investing: how to think about money. Inevitably, we tend to compare how much […]

Sheep to Shawl, other non-traditional courses offer diverse learning opportunities

Although course registration season at Tufts can mean stress over getting into classes needed to graduate, it can also bring excitement for new, unusual course options. In addition to traditional classes such as BIO 13 and ENG 01, Tufts presents unique class offerings through the Experimental College (ExCollege), as well as through the Environmental Studies’ Hoch Cunningham Environmental […]

Bite-Sized Stories: Friendsgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and for many, so is Friendsgiving! Even though many of us are busy with upcoming finals, cooking always brings our friends together. For this year, instead of a classic dinner, we decided that brunch was a better, time-friendlier option.  The prep began the night before with sourdough cinnamon rolls. […]

Co—Star, astrology influence the lives of Tufts students

“Be hungry for yourself.” / “Your nervous energy won’t be especially useful today.” / “You can be daring without being careless.” The Co—Star “Your day at a glance” push notifications read as a mix between harsh fortune cookie quotes and life advice from Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown. This minimalist, millennial-forward app promises “hyper-personalized” daily horoscopes […]

JumboCash: It’s never too early to think about retirement

If you’ve kept up with JumboCash, you know about different asset classes and investing strategies. Now it’s time to talk about the best account in which to implement those strategies. Different account types offer distinct advantages to bolster your returns, so understanding which account fits you best can have a large impact on how much […]

Tufts cancels Hong Kong program next spring

Tufts has cancelled its Tufts-in-Hong Kong study abroad program for spring 2020, according to Mala Ghosh, senior director of study abroad and global education for the School of Arts and Sciences and School of Engineering. Ghosh announced the cancellation in an email on Monday to all Tufts students enrolled in the spring-only program, following recent […]