Events on the Hill: Week of Feb. 12

MONDAY “Myanmar in Crisis: What Happens Next?” Details: A panel of activists and politicians will discuss the recent systemic attacks against Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya community. Speakers will include May Sabe Phyu, director of the Gender Equality Network and human rights activist from Myanmar, Ambassador Derek Mitchell (F ’91), former ambassador to Myanmar and senior advisor […]

Campus comedy groups creatively approach Tufts political climate

As Craig Drennan and Jess Silverman, now co-editors-in-chief of Tufts’ comedy magazine The Zamboni, watched the election unfold in horror on Nov. 8, 2016, they decided they had to come to terms with what they had just seen in the best way they knew: with their unique brand of absurd comedy. “By 2 p.m. the next day, […]

Do it this weekend: Nov. 17-19

With Thanksgiving and the winter holidays around the corner, we’re all starting to get restless. Until Thanksgiving break comes to the rescue next week, check out these events to tide you over — and keep you warm — this weekend. FRIDAY “Atrium Charity Ball: Shanghai Night” Tufts Chinese Students Association (CSA) and Tufts China Care […]

Senior Profile: Sam Gordon blends comedy, film and writing

One would be hard-pressed to find someone juggling as many mediums in the Tufts comedy scene as graduating senior Sam Gordon. Since coming to Tufts in 2013, the Westchester, N.Y. native has been writing, filming, editing and performing sketches and stand-up for groups across campus, combining his love of comedy with the writing and filmmaking skills he’s […]

Do it this Weekend: March 3-5

Spring weather came early this year. Take advantage of the warmth and leave your dorm to explore these events happening on campus and the Boston area. FRIDAY Visit the PRX Podcast Garage with Tufts Podcast Network Details: Tufts Podcast Network will visit and tour the Podcast Garage in Allston. Featuring recording studios and classroom spaces, […]

TFL Comedy endeavors to build more inclusive community with rebranding effort

TFL Comedy may be one of the newest additions to the Tufts comedy scene, but the group is already making waves with its focus on creating a comedy group less focused on performances and more on building confidence and community. The challenges women face in comedy are well-documented by the media, but women aren’t the […]

The undervalued practicality of the arts

As Tufts’ Majors Week comes to an end, the looming decision of choosing a major is more stressful than ever. The decision is obviously not an easy one. With factors like future salaries, job markets and peer competition constantly weighing on our shoulders, many of us address the choice with a strategic sense of practicality: […]

What’s up this weekend

Looking to make your weekend artsy? Check out these events! Major: Undecided’s 10th Anniversary Spectacular!: Major: Undecided is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a spectacular, alumni-filled extravaganza of comedy. The event calls viewers to “Help us celebrate 10 years of comedy as you enjoy our very own alumni groups King Quail and Men of the […]

Sam Gordon brings laughs to campus with The Institute, Major Undecided, Stand-Up

It’s impossible to keep from smiling when talking to Sam Gordon. The dynamic sophomore rattles on about his love of comedy, fueled by energy, propelling a constant stream of ideas. It may seem that three comedy troupes would be enough for a Tufts student — Gordon is a member of The Institute, Major Undecided and […]

Sophomore Isha Patnaik takes a leap into the world of comedy

If you told sophomore Isha Patnaik two years ago that she would be a part of a huge sketch-comedy collective in college, she likely would have “lol’d” (or “laughed out loud”). Since becoming a Jumbo, however, Patnaik’s involvement with the sketch comedy group, Major: Undecided, has become a quintessential part of her Tufts experience. “It’s […]