Out on the Town: Union Square/Bow Market

Over the past couple weeks, my eternal search for a way to kill time has led me to Union Square in Somerville. I have fallen in love with the area, and I’m eager to share it with all of you. There are all sorts of attractions there, which warrant repeat visits to the square to […]

Bringing life into campus housing, one cactus at a time

Although junior Avery Spratt started off her summer interning with the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), she ended it selling cacti on the upper patio of the Mayer Campus Center over Labor Day weekend. This sale was the first for Campus Cactus, an event company Spratt developed after stumbling upon a new summer job opportunity after walking into a store this June. That store was […]

Overbudgeted Green Line Extension remains a vital project

This article is the second of two parts. Read the first part here.  Ask any Boston resident to name a massively expensive transportation project, and they’ll probably tell you about the Big Dig. That project, known officially as the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel Project (CA/T), is ultimately costing the commonwealth $22 billion: costs ballooned to $15 billion as construction peaked and an […]

Green Line Extension project under review until May, Somerville may be asked to pitch in

This article is the first of two parts.  The MBTA’s proposed Green Line Extension project (GLX), which would string light rail from a rebuilt Lechmere station up through six new stops in Cambridge, Somerville, and Medford – terminating at Tufts, at a stop behind Dowling hall – is still being reconsidered in the wake of […]

Casa B offers delicious, pricy dishes in trendy atmosphere

During the semester, it’s easy to get caught up in life on campus; there’s always something going on, so Tufts students tend to stay on campus, which keeps the dreaded fear of missing out (FOMO, as they say) at bay. But trapping oneself in the Tufts bubble can result in a general disconnect from both reality […]

Bloc 11 is a hip, spacious alternative to sister cafe Diesel

Located at 11 Bow Street in Union Square, Bloc 11 Cafe is the new spot for rich coffee, scrumptious sandwiches and delectable pastries. To any Tufts student, this place might look eerily familiar. Founded by Tucker Lewis and Jennifer Park, the owners of Davis Square’s beloved Diesel Cafe, Bloc 11 will make many Jumbos feel right at […]