The Equalizer: The glory of the World Cup

It’s here, it’s happening and I know, we’re not going, but we were never going to make it past the round of 16 anyway, right? The FIFA World Cup kicks off on June 14, thus commencing the most popular sporting event in human history. There are too many storylines to count. This is Messi’s last […]


Weidner’s Words: WADA they gonna do?

“Icarus,” the 2017 Oscar-winning documentary, takes a deep look into the epidemic of doping in cycling and along the way uncovers a deeper scandal surrounding the Russian Olympic team and its doping problems. One thing that the documentary reveals is that if someone wants to dope or utilize some other type of performance-enhancing drug, they will be […]


Op-Ed: Join the fight with the Tufts Democrats

In the nearly eight months since Donald Trump assumed the presidency, America has faced the most serious threat to its political system in recent history. Trump became president partly because he spoke for voters who felt that the government is working against them. He pledged to fix our politics by ridding Washington of the elites […]


Richard Haass proposes strategies for modern U.S. foreign policy dilemmas

Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations and a longtime diplomat for the U.S. Department of State, gave his perspective on several critical areas of contemporary American foreign policy in a discussion with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Dean James Stavridis. Sophomore Eva Kahan, a member of the Education for […]


Former BBC anchor discusses international leadership, crisis management

About 50 people gathered to listen to Nik Gowing’s lecture “Thinking the Unthinkable” on Tuesday evening. The lecture, which took place in the ASEAN Auditorium and was hosted by the Institute for Global Leadership, lasted from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and focused on the inability of global leaders to respond to sizeable challenges in the […]


Op-Ed: Syria’s healthcare crisis

Last Friday, Sept. 30, marked one year since Russia began to deploy airstrikes against Syria. The Russian government claims that the strikes are necessary to keep Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in power. The United States, which supports rebel troops and is against Russia’s and Assad’s regimes, has also enacted airstrikes against the country. The U.S. has conducted […]


Secretary of State John Kerry visits campus, meets with foreign ministers

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived on campus Saturday morning for a meeting hosted by The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Tisch College of Civic Life with the foreign ministers of Germany, France, the United Kingdom (UK), Italy and the European Union (EU). The meeting, which took place at 11:30 a.m. at Ballou Hall, […]


Oscar’s Best Animated Short Film nominations strengthen claim of animation as a distinct medium

“Best Animated Short Film” is one of the oldest categories of the Academy Awards, given by the organization every year since 1932. It is also arguably one of the most ignored. There are many reasons underlying the lack of attention the category has received, but primarily it is due to the fact that the public has […]


Noam Chomsky speaks at Tufts to benefit Massachusetts Peace Action

Last Thursday, at an event organized by Tufts University and new Somerville-based “social impact accelerator” Canopy, Dr. Noam Chomsky, professor emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and prominent political critic and social activist, did not mince words about the increasingly plausible threats of climate change and nuclear war and the role of Western leaders and nations in exacerbating those threats. The […]


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