Op-Ed: Introducing the SLUSH Fund

We’ve all heard it: “Tufts isn’t the same place it used to be.” We write this as a group of TCU Senators spanning all four class years at Tufts. While we’ve all spent our time at Tufts in different ways, we recognize that there is so much potential to make Tufts a place we’re more […]

Human: Strengths, shortcomings of theory of mind

How aware are you of other people’s perception of you? Do you know if you sometimes take up too much space? Talk too loudly? Not loudly enough?  Here’s an example: I’m having a conversation with someone and they won’t stop talking. I can get about two sentences in, and then somehow they’ll find a way […]

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 […]