Jumbo Exchange: A reflection on study abroad

Time flies. It really does. As of now, I have completed my exchange program in the United States. To be perfectly honest, the past nine months were not all filled with fun and happy memories. Things didn’t always turn out the way I expected. It was not that everything went swimmingly back home, but in hindsight, […]

R.E.A.L. Talk: How did we get here?

Most R.E.A.L. students, like me, are commuters. As commuter students, there are advantages and disadvantages. I can step away from college life for a period. I have my independence and my privacy. I can come home when I want, and I don’t have to worry about my leftovers being eaten when I’m gone. Most of […]

Editorial: Inclusivity to improve through reallocation of space on campus

Specialty housing is a hallmark of Tufts. Having the opportunity to engage with those that face common experiences results in stronger bonds and more welcoming communities. The sense of unity on campus is dependent upon the university’s willingness to provide such social spaces; so far, Tufts has made a deliberate effort. The Student Life Review Committee Report, […]

Jumbo Exchange: Culture shocks

As I mentioned in my last piece, today I am going to talk about culture shocks and social life at Tufts from an exchange student’s perspective. “What is the biggest culture shock you have encountered?” — This is one of the most common questions I have received. Actually, it is fairly hard to describe it. It […]

Editorial: Student Life Review Committee releases thorough findings but lacks solutions

Last week, the Student Life Review Committee released its finalized report on the status of Greek life after seven months of investigation and discussion. This long-awaited report is an extensive and thorough examination of student life and social spaces. At 25 pages in length, the report outlines in detail its observations and recommendations for both Greek life and […]

Editorial: Tufts goes hard

Welcome Class of 2021. We want to start by setting the record straight — the rumors are true. Tufts is pretty much a party school. Do we have tailgates? Yes, once a year. Do we have daytime parties? When the police don’t shut them down, absolutely. Do we have frat parties? Debatable (and highly debated). But […]

The Elephant in the Room: Are all my friends doing things without me?

Strength, I’ve found, comes in numbers. That being said, I am an unapologetic extrovert. When going through a rough patch, I tend to turn to others around me to either validate or commiserate with how I’m feeling. My roommate, Jess, can definitely attest to the fact that if I have a headache, or feel nauseous, […]

The Elephant in the Room: A Thank You Letter to my Friends

To the important individuals in my life: People keep saying that “social life is dead at Tufts,” which may be true for the moment in regards to big sweaty basement parties, but personally, I don’t believe that it’s true for the whole Tufts community. Correct me if I’m wrong here, but we go to big […]