Editorial: Campus housing situation is slow-burning crisis

In recent months, the administration has taken increased measures through students and faculty to gauge an understanding of desired housing options. The recently formed Residential Strategies Working Group (RSWG) is just one example of how Tufts administrators are working with students to create a realistic plan for housing both on-campus and off-campus. Additionally, the Office of […]

Editorial: Gender imbalances in student organizations

From Tufts Democrats to Tufts Debate Society, the male to female ratio in many Tufts clubs is hugely lopsided. While there is no central database for students enrolled in each club, many club leaders have stated their male to female ratio is as high as six to one. This problem extends to even our representatives in the […]

Tufts ends negotiations over sale of historic Medford Gates House after local residents express disapproval

Tufts halted the sale of a historic piece of property at 21 Touro Ave in Medford this week, after the city’s residents expressed concerns over potential consequences at a Jan. 26 meeting of the Medford Zoning Board of Appeals (MZBA). Built in 1840, the property is locally known as the “Gates House,” named for its first owner, Gardiner Gates, a […]

British-American dramedy ‘You, Me and the Apocalypse’ premieres on NBC

The president has just gone on live TV to make an announcement: a giant comet is on a collision course with Earth and everyone on the planet has 34 days left to live. This is the premise of NBC’s “You, Me and the Apocalypse,” which follows the lives of several seemingly unconnected individuals during their […]

The best fictional colleges from film and television  

The only thing that might be more enjoyable than actually attending college is watching the countless television shows and movies that focus on the best four years of your life. This list goes over some of my favorite fictional colleges. Greendale Community College NBC’s “Community” (2009-2015) is not only a great binge-watching choice for finals season, […]

Engineers Without Borders hosts second 5K

The Tufts chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB) hosted a 5K run and walk last Sunday, April 19 around the Medford/Somerville campus to raise awareness about the organization and to raise funds for the group’s projects, according to junior Mary O’Kane, one of EWB’s fundraising chairs. EWB, an international interdisciplinary organization, seeks to take engineering outside of the classroom […]

Read by the River promotes literacy for Medford/Somerville kids

Hundreds of participants turned out for Read by the River, Tufts’ annual literacy carnival, which took place yesterday in the Gantcher Center from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. The goal of the carnival, an initiative of Tufts Hillel, is to get kids from kindergarten to fifth grade excited about reading, according to senior Alexandra Zeitouni, the event’s co-chair. According […]