Op-Ed: Acknowledging our settler-colonial present

Tufts University’s Medford campus is located on Wôpanâak (Wampanoag) and Massachusett traditional territory. Tufts’ Walnut Hill was once one of the hills in a slave-holding estate called Ten Hills Plantation. Both Africans and Native Americans were enslaved in the colony of Massachusetts, and trade in Native American and African laborers made Massachusetts a driving force […]


Editorial: It’s time for Tufts to subsidize laundry costs

College is expensive. Tuition costs are rising, textbook prices are through the roof, and living costs are not cheap. On top of these expenses, Tufts students are also expected to pay for their laundry while living on campus. While covering the already staggering costs of college, students should not have to worry about additional à […]


Editorial: Tufts has allowed the housing crisis to go too far

Luxury housing is a growing trend at many colleges around the world. From fireplaces to hot tubs to spin studios, these apartment complexes seem to really have it all — and they embody wealth and privilege. This is where Scape, the British firm that recently bought out half a block of prime real estate in […]


Girl Online: Perceptions of College

Hello, Tufts!  Coming back here for my second year, I immediately recognized the palpable feeling of excitement and anxiety in the air. Walking around campus during orientation made me feel like I was reliving my life a year ago, trying to figure out every little thing I didn’t know. I have a lot of issues […]


Editorial: First-Year Legacy Reception highlights Tufts’ elitism

The Tufts Class of 2023 matriculated into Tufts University on Aug. 28, and while the majority of the newly minted class spent time after the ceremony attending various seminars and bidding farewell to family members, a select group of new students and their families walked down hill to the Science and Engineering Complex, where this […]


Editorial: Reading period is too short

It’s the end of the semester — classes and extracurriculars are winding down and finals are rapidly approaching. Before we know it, the libraries, Mayer Campus Center, dining halls and dorms will be full of students cramming for their final exams. Reading period begins on Tuesday, April 30 and ends on Thursday, May 2, giving […]


Letter from the editors: Our op-ed guidelines

To our readers and contributors in the Tufts community, As a student-run newspaper reporting on issues pertinent to Tufts, your input is crucial to us. We regularly publish op-eds from students, faculty, staff, alumni, residents of areas surrounding the university and other stakeholders in the well-being of our community. We want to give a platform […]


Tufts announces review of its relationship with Sackler family

The university has recruited Donald K. Stern, a former U.S. Attorney for the district of Massachusetts, to review Tufts’ relationship to the Sackler family and its pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma, according to an email the Office of President Anthony Monaco sent this morning to the Tufts community. Tufts has a long-standing relationship with the Sackler […]


Women’s tennis trumps Trinity, heads to California for spring break

In its season opener, the No. 8 Tufts Women’s tennis team (1–0) defeated NESCAC rival Trinity in Hartford, Conn., comfortably winning 8–1 on Saturday afternoon. The Jumbos’ doubles players dominated the court, with all three pairs winning their respective matches. The No. 2 doubles pair sophomore Kiara Rose and first-year Nicole Frankel swiftly defeated their opponents, doubles […]


Broadway Bridge to close for a year due to Green Line Extension, local residents raise concerns

The Broadway Bridge at Ball Square will be closed for a year due to the Green Line Extension (GLX) project beginning March 22. The closure is expected to affect the traffic around the university and the surrounding communities. During a public meeting held at Medford City Hall on March 6, some attendees raised concerns around issues […]


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