By Jon Svenningsen It’s 11 in the morning and drinks are already being served. Different friends are having different parties and pre-games—some even have their grills fired up. Everyone starts in different places or hops from one location to another, but no one wants to be too late for the big game… No, this
One for the cinema: Rise of the Planet of the Apes For those of you who haven’t yet, it’s time to give this strange franchise a chance. In a breathtaking blockbuster that straddles the fence between social commentary and surprisingly heart-wrenching emotion. Andy Serkis stars as Cesar, a genetically altered simian. He is lovingly raised
On November 15, 2011, every member of the Tufts student body, as well as all of our parents, received an email from the Tufts administration that reiterated the decision by President Emeritus Larry Bacow to ban the infamous Naked Quad Run. The email was an explicit warning—students were reminded of the consequences of participating in
Sometimes in college it’s hard to figure out who you are, where you’re going or what you want to do with yourself when the time comes to graduate into the real world. We get it. It’s hard. But for this week’s issue, here is a little inspiration to jumpstart your thoughts and ideas. These
Last semester, when Tufts junior Ben Weitzman logged onto to Facebook chat to message a friend, he was surprised to see a long-forgotten conversation from the previous school year appear on the screen. “I realized that they were storing every single thing I’ve ever said in chat,” the computer science major said. “This was unnerving
Hurricane Katrina hit August 29, 2005, devastating the lives of thousands in its path. In the months following the storm, the area saw an influx of committed volunteers and a considerable amount of support. Only three years later, however, the country has almost forgotten.
There’s just something great about radio. You’re in the car and you hear that song you loved listening to in high school, stoned in your best friend’s basement. You’re cooking dinner and you hear a story that is so bizarre, you stop and listen and let the pasta water boil over and scald your hands. The jokes are funny or corny. Static fades in and out. The music is loud and drives your parents insane. Whatever it is you love about radio, it’s always there. Live, broadcasting. On air.
Rice! Paper towels! Lint! Things you can find in your belly button? No! (Well, maybe). Things you can compost? Yes!
We hear about it in the news: innovative scientific research shows X causes Y, which means that a new treatment has been found for Z disease. But what happens when, somewhere between the research and the new beneficial medication, something gets in the way?
We respond to the Tufts Deans’ complaints regarding October 18th’s tenure article.
Whether or not we’ve tried it, every college student has heard of the phenomenon that is Four Loko. Four Loko is a caffeinated, alcoholic energy drink that comes in flavors ranging from Blue Raspberry to Orange Blend. The drink is sold in a large can and boasts an average alcohol content of 12.5%, but this can vary slightly by state. Lately, there has been much controversy over the drink because the mixture of caffeine and alcohol can be dangerous to its users, allowing them to drink for longer periods of time without getting tired. Yet the crazy stories of the college students who’ve tried the stuff show no sign of slowing this loko phenomenon down.