‘Life Sentence’ proves disease does not entail a love story

Since the publication of John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars” (2012) and its 2014 film adaptation, the romanticism of cancer seems to have become a staple of American popular culture. Last month, Netflix released an original film entitled “Irreplaceable You” (2018) about a woman who, after she is given a terminal cancer diagnosis, determines to […]

Letter from the managing board

The Daily has a proud history of speaking truth to power. Now in our last issue of the semester, we, the managing board, can only hope that we’ve upheld that legacy to the best of our ability. The Daily talked to Anita Posadas, who had been injured on the job and mistreated by Cushman & […]

Editorial: Anita Posadas’ mistreatment represents glaring failure of university

The testimony of Anita Posadas will shock many on this campus. The underlying message of her testimony, however, is that she is only an anecdote of a larger unpleasant narrative. Over the last few years, the restructuring of janitorial services has reduced the number of staff cleaning individual buildings and led to overwork. In December 2015, former Tufts janitor […]

Janitors organize around petition asking for better working conditions

Tufts janitors are organizing for better working conditions, starting with a petition listing demands published on the Tufts Labor Coalition (TLC) Facebook page on April 6 and culminating most recently with a demonstration on Friday during Jumbo Days. The petition calls on Tufts and Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) Services, the company Tufts contracts for its custodial labor, […]

‘Jane the Virgin’ finds its footing after mid-season twist

If you’re a “Jane the Virgin” (2014 – present) fan who has continued watching the series after February’s season three, episode 10: congratulations. A shrine should be built in honor of your strength, compassion and ability to forgive. You are so patient and optimistic, you probably don’t even resent Tufts_Secure for its unreliability and unexpected […]

Get a grip, Rebecca Bunch: ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend’s’ second season is step backward

Since the moment she abandoned her New York career life for West Covina, Calif. in the series premiere, Rebecca Bunch of The CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (2015–present) has been an imperfect, delusional and inspiring mess. Rebecca Bloom, co-creator and star of the musical comedy series, writes Rebecca as someone slowly coming to understand herself as she journeys […]

Agreement reached on janitor contract, strike avoided

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) 32BJ and Cushman and Wakefield (C&W) Services reached an agreement on Tufts janitors’ contracts two hours before the negotiating deadline yesterday evening. The agreement avoided a strike that janitors had voted to authorize and would have likely gone into effect if an agreement had not been reached, according to Regional Communications Manager for […]

Editorial: Supporting janitors’ contract negotiations now, in the future

Following weeks of unresolved negotiations and the prospect of a strike, the bargaining committee of the 32BJ Service Employees International Union (SEIU) finally reached a contract agreement with Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) Services over Tufts janitors’ contracts. While details of the new contracts are still to be released, the settlement of a fair agreement is a major victory for […]

Screen Time: They’re just that perfect

An AV Club commenter has recently taken to keeping a running tally: number of “Jane the Virgin” (2014-present) episodes to date and number of bad or average episodes. Given that one of these numbers hasn’t budged past zero, I’m clearly not the only one who thinks this plucky, earnest CW standout has the best writers on television right now. The […]

Screen Time: The Mascot

Over spring break, the CW did a thing. Characters on both “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and “Jane the Virgin,” which air back-to-back on Monday nights, explicitly interrogated whether their women-led stories pass the Bechdel test. Each show’s writers could’ve strung together an episode’s worth of suitably passing moments to present their “progressive” approaches to gender — after […]