Editorial: Laundry service leaves Tufts students out to dry

Laundry is not cheap, especially not at Tufts. This year, for the first time in a decade, the price of laundry has noticeably increased by 16 to 20 percent. Costing a minimum of $3 for a full washing and drying cycle, laundry is a costly endeavor for students. The price tag and the frequency in which students do […]


Editorial: Where does food go?

It’s 6:30 p.m. Students start filing into Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie Dining Centers, and the dining staff swipe each Tufts ID through the register. Students grab a plate and pile on protein, carbs, vegetables, legumes, grains and fats, and raid the tables in packs. By 8:00 p.m. when the dining halls prepare to close for the […]


Editorial: Tufts should expand career advising for humanities, social sciences majors

On Sept. 28, the Tufts Career Center hosted its ​Fall Career Fair​, which strives to establish connections between students and prospective employers. Unfortunately, many students have expressed that the Career Fair did not present ample opportunities for them, particularly those studying the humanities and social sciences. The most important takeaway, according to an interview conducted […]


Editorial: Tufts is undermining students’ right to protest

Following a seven-month-long review by the Committee on Student Life, the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs presented an updated student code of conduct on Aug. 31. The changes made range from an enhanced anti-hazing policy to considering individual needs in determining the university’s response to students who receive drug and alcohol-related medical treatment. One […]


Editorial: Current study abroad programs are not sufficient to create global citizens

Studying abroad is popular at Tufts, with around 40 percent of Tufts students choosing to partake at some point in their college career. Tufts offers 10 programs of its own as well as over 150 non-university programs from which students can choose. However, various factors make these non-Tufts programs more complicated for students to fit into their academic careers. According to […]


Editorial: Random roommate assignments foster exploration, growth among first-years

Among the multitude of changes the university made in the 2017—2018 academic year to student housing included adjusting the first-year housing assignment process. According to the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife), students can no longer request specific roommates, with the Class of 2022 the first to be affected by the policy change. While this […]


Editorial: Tufts must support Group of Six by filling vacancies, increasing center staff

The Group of Six, which promotes events, discussion and community through the lens of social identities, is critically important for Tufts students looking to access the unique resources and support systems that its centers offer. The Group of Six is made up of the Africana Center, the Asian American Center, the FIRST Resource Center, the Latino Center, the LGBT Center and […]


Editorial: Invest in your academic success

The transition to college academics is an adjustment. Class material is more focused; learning concepts might involve turning to a textbook for the first time in your life; and professors can seem like a far-removed entity whose schedules permit few office hours. Do not panic if your fine-tuned study habits from high school fall short. Tufts offers […]


Editorial: Tiered housing system needs greater transparency

The university administration recently announced that it will be implementing a tiered housing system starting in fall 2019. Aside from first-year housing and traditional doubles, triples and quads, on-campus housing prices will increase by $190 to $1,999, depending on the dormitory and housing unit variations. According to the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ResLife), the new […]


Editorial: Hello Class of 2022!

Welcome to Tufts! What you are experiencing at this very moment is going to be one of the most transformative experiences of your life. Your first few weeks are rife with emotions: excitement and tradition coupled with naivety and confusion. Finding your niche as a Jumbo will take time, but with the right resources you […]


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