Letter from the Editor
Published: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 07:09
As you may have deduced between yesterday’s paper and today’s, the Daily has finally gone daily, and man, does it ever feel good to live up to our name. I want to high-five way too many people right now — our stellar staff, freshmen who showed up 15 minutes early to our first general interest meeting, affronted readers emailing criticisms and, of course, you. Thanks for picking this up. High-five me, maybe?
Each semester ushers a new cast of characters into the Curtis basement mire, and it is my pleasure today to introduce you to this fall’s columnists.
In Features, we have our Archive Addict, Alanna Tuller, who’s combed the best of the archives in Tisch during many a late-night study break. She’s joined by Yuri Chang, who writes about #MillennialProblems — specifically, her love-hate relationship with social media. In “A Bit Off,” Jacob Passy divulges the best local haunts you’ve never heard of. Alexa Peterson, our resident Jeminist — that’s Jumbo Feminist, one of the cheeriest portmanteaus we’ve seen in awhile — talks feminism on campus.
Our paper’s tastemakers reside in our Arts department, and returning columnist Elizabeth Landers, who talks fashion in “Campus Chic Report,” is no exception. Joe Stile, Arts editor and pop culture aficionado, uses his academic sensibilities — or possibly nonsense-ibilities at times — to analyze radio hits in “BASSic.” Megan Clark gives a rundown on Irish film in “Where’s the Craic?” Taking advantage of the “and Living” tacked onto Arts’ official department title, we have Mae Humiston and Sara Gardner musing on food movements.
We’re gearing up for the presidential election in November, and our Op-Ed columnists Craig Frucht and William Shira are pondering, cringing and wisecracking throughout the campaign and its aftermath. Neena Kapur, our IT Ambassador, argues for policy that makes sense of the cyberworld. Returning columnist Walt Laws-MacDonald writes about that cash money practice — the economy — in “Show Me the Money!”
Last but not least are our Sports columnists. In “Sacked,” Jordan Bean calls out players, teams and even fans for failing to live up to industry standards in professional sports. Sports editor Aaron Leibowitz considers the complexities of donning the big foam finger in “The Fan.” Ethan Sturm, also a sports editor, may or may not play by the rules -- but he does write about them in “Rules of the Game.” Finally, Tufts men’s tennis player Brian Tan shares his thoughts on sportsmanship, instant replay and more in “Now Serving.”
You can find our columnists’ contact information below each of their columns, so reach out and tell them what you loved, hated and want to see more of.
And, of course, the same goes for me — you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy reading!