Business-professional attire required. Pantsuits preferred. Stoic faces, tiny notebooks with silver pens surround a table. Is that a complementary tray of pastries in the corner, provided for today’s meeting? How lovely. This might be the set-up of any other national think tank. Don’t be fooled, though; the Roosevelt Institute is nothing like your average DC
To be a captain of a Tufts club sport is to enjoy the camaraderie of dedicated athletes and to learn, for better or for worse, the inner workings of the Tufts Athletics Department. For the past two years, I’ve enjoyed my role as captain of the Tufts Equestrian Team (TUEQ), and learned more than I
Let me take you back to the pre-frosh years—the time when you toured college campuses, listened to various spiels about the academics and extracurriculars the university offers, all the time wondering, “Is this school for me?” I’m sure that one of the first things you heard was, “If we don’t have a club that you
This past weekend, my friends were at a club. They found themselves less than thrilled with the scene; the sweaty, writhing crowd and overpriced drinks weren’t cutting it. They decided to leave, and roamed around in search of an open bar. Alas, it was almost 2:00 am and Boston was predictably dead. Not yet ready
Two years ago, I set foot on this campus knowing the names of the two Massachusetts senators, the late Ted Kennedy and John Kerry, and not much more about Massachusetts politics. About this time last year, I began interning for Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Senate campaign, which was a fateful step in moving from political
By now you’ve no doubt heard of the kook pastor from Florida who planned to commemorate 9/11 by burning Korans. So provocative was this act that General David Petraeus momentarily set aside his considerably full plate of managing the war effort in Afghanistan to issue a statement. Petraeus warned that this particular pastor with his
Let me introduce myself: My name is Eric. I’m a sophomore. I like soccer and Arrested Development. I actually enjoy books. And I have no plans: no plans for summer, no plans for a semester abroad, no plans for much of anything. It’s not that I didn’t, at one time, have plans to have plans.
Over the past weeks, a furor has arisen over new revelations in the Catholic priest abuse scandal. According to reports, one Cardinal Ratzinger purposefully looked the other way on reports of sexual abuse, going so far as refusing to take any action against a Wisconsin priest who abused over 200 deaf boys and, in another
Do you really know what makes you happy? The answer might surprise you.
Men in relationships always complain about their girlfriends PMSing. And yes, there comes a time of the month when we are a little whinier, needier, and bitchier than usual. But what guys don’t know is that our PMSing is offset by a short window of time exactly between our periods, when we’re more receptive to sexual advances and more likely to initiate them ourselves.
When I first arrived at Tufts as a freshman, I felt more welcome than anywhere I had been before. Orientation introduced me to my new school and the place I would call home for the next four years. And then, at the candle-lighting ceremony something happened: the University Chaplain said “…and we thank our Creator
In a recent New York Times/CBS poll, 75 percent of Americans disapprove of Congress’s job performance. This cynicism is not so much directed at a specific party, although each carries Hoover-like popularity, but rather at the overall Washington environment. Senator Evan Bayh’s recent retirement announcement only underlined the growing skepticism towards Congress’s behavior. In addressing