Op-ed: If possible, think about early graduation

A classmate of mine, recalling that I graduated early, recently shared with me Michael Shames’ Jan. 19 Daily article, “Graduating early provides a rare path for students.” The article got me thinking back three years ago to when I decided to graduate from Tufts a semester early. It wasn’t an easy decision, if only because the Tufts […]


Dear Jumbo: FOMO and JOBI

The other night, an old buddy named Fear Of Missing Out, or FOMO, gave me a surprise visit. I was planning to go to a party with a group of good old friends starting at 9:30 p.m. I finished my work at 10 p.m., and by then I was a bit tired. Should I still […]


Jumbo Steps: Drawing attention

The hallway walls leading into my and my roommate’s room has been recently adorned with two new masterpieces. We can’t really tell if the portraits we drew of each other look Picasso-esque, or if they seem like the product of a three-year-old’s after-school art project. But that’s precisely we drew each other in the first […]


The myth of college exploration

There are certain tidbits of advice that we hear repeated from a variety of different people we encounter. As soon as I reached college age, there was one recommendation that I heard so frequently that it became a truth rather than a suggestion, and I was determined to listen. After the university I attend came […]


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