Keeping up with the 617: Homecoming

Minutes before the MLB owners and MLPA issued a lockout of the 2021 offseason over the expired Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Red Sox orchestrated a trade that received a questionable response from the fan base. Hunter Renfroe, one of the bigger offensive contributors for the team in 2021, is now a Milwaukee Brewer; in compensation, […]


Roster Rundown: Fantasy football preview Week 14

It’s Week 14 and for the final time this year, let’s look at who’s Hot and Cold: HOT: QB: Justin Herbert, LAC A few dud games can be found here and there, but Herbert displayed his elite arm strength last Sunday against the Bengals. It’s three straight games of over 300 yards passing for the […]


Tufts indoor track teams compete at season opener

Tufts’ men’s and women’s track and field teams began the indoor track season admirably at the Sharon Colyear-Danville meet, hosted by Boston University on a banked track on Saturday, Dec. 4.  The men’s team had record-breaking results, with junior Alex Lemieux finishing the 60-meter dash in 6.86 seconds. He broke the previous school record of […]


Swimming and diving successful at Winter Invitational

The Jumbos brought the heat to the MIT pool this past weekend for their first away meet of the season. The men came in as runner-up to MIT but dominated Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Wheaton College and Keene State College, while the women defeated MIT, Wheaton, RPI, Wellesley, Keene State and Simmons. Over the three […]


Sports and Society: Locked out

Nobody thinks of an American labor union and pictures multimillionaires fighting against a multibillion-dollar corporation. Nor does anyone usually assume that the union holds the upper hand in negotiations. Major League Baseball’s latest dramatic implosion, however, checks both boxes. The MLB recently announced that the league would go into a lockout for the first time […]


Women’s basketball takes down UMass Dartmouth, continues strong start to season

As the final buzzer sounded in Tufts women’s basketball’s matchup against the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Corsairs on Dec. 4, the Jumbos came out on top with a resounding 76–59 win over the hosts to improve to 5–1 on the season. In a game defined by lots of back-and-forth action, the Jumbos used a huge […]


Men’s basketball falls to Brandeis in 5-overtime battle

Tufts men’s basketball fell to Brandeis after five overtime periods in the final of the New England Big 4 Challenge this past weekend. Tufts beat Salem State 78–52 on Dec. 3 to advance to the championship game. Yet after a hard-fought battle, the Brandeis Judges ultimately secured the home court championship win with a score […]


‘Keep pushing forward’: First-year Zack Cummings’ extraordinary journey from Team IMPACT player to football team manager

At first glance, Zack Cummings is a cheerful 19-year-old from Saugus, Mass., a first-year undergraduate student at Tufts University who plans on studying political science and is a die-hard New England Patriots fan. But behind his contagious positivity and unending smile is a story of adversity and an extraordinary will to overcome. When Cummings was […]


Former Jumbo Paul Svagdis named head coach of baseball team

Paul Svagdis (A93, AG96), an alum of the Tufts baseball and football programs, assumed his role as the new head coach of the baseball team last month. Svagdis comes to Tufts after serving as head coach at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California since 2002.  Svagdis takes the reins from John Casey, who was Svagdis’ […]


Senior foil Allison Cheng leads with courage and humility

Standing at a modest 5 feet, 3 inches, Allison Cheng doesn’t intimidate at first glance. You’ll often find this friendly child studies and human development major conducting research in the Kaplan Lab or working in the music department. However, once equipped with a fencing foil and jacket, you won’t want to mess with this former […]


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