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Where you read it first | Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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On the Big Screen: Tenet

If you know what you’re getting yourself into, you’ll have a great time with this film. It’s not Nolan’s magnum opus, but it can certainly hold its own against his other great movies.


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HillSide Story: 'Newsies'

We are back again with another musical recorded on stage. This time it is “Disney’s Newsies: The Broadway Musical!” (2017). Let’s start by answering the question that is on everyone’s mind: Did you two go out on a weeknight to see this in a movie theater one of the few days it was being shown a few years ago? Yes. We absolutely did that. That’s right, everyone. During our first year at Tufts, we saw this recorded Broadway musical in theaters, and now we’re watching it during our senior spring. “Newsies” takes us back to the end of the 19th century where Jack Kelly (played by our favorite and yours, Jeremy Jordan) and his fellow orphans-turned-newspaper sellers plan to go on strike in order to earn the pay they deserve. Ordinarily, this standoff between the newsies and Joseph Pulitzer (Steve Blanchard) would be incredibly boring to learn about, but this musical does a great job of making this story more exciting to watch. The Broadway musical is jam-packed with incredible dance numbers and inspiring songs, all performed on a grandiose set. If you’re lacking energy during this quarantine, try watching “Newsies” to hype yourself up.   


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Bite-sized stories: Leona's quick 'n easy beans

We have featured ambitious bakers and seasoned chefs, but even these people, like most of us, sometimes need a quick and nutritious no-fuss meal. We can’t all be pro-chefs for three meals a day, seven days a week, four weeks a month, all the months in a semester. Luckily, Leona Tu is a pro when it ...


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Bite Sized Stories: Bountiful bagels

Jaclyn and Maddie woke up early in the morning to start preparing the bagels for a potluck brunch. There were few expectations for their first attempt at these hole-y breads, but with plenty of everything bagel seasoning — caraway, sesame and poppy seeds along with dried garlic and dried onion — ...


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Love It or Haute It: Holiday matching pajamas

As we check Thanksgiving off our calendar, we are faced with a new challenge: the holiday season. Whether it’s the decorations on neighborhood lawns, commercials on TV, wish lists in magazines or parties your friends throw in honor of the season, the holidays make sure that you know that they are ...


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Looking for Life, Destroying Life: We need more Farmers

As the end of the semester approaches, I finish up my column “Looking for Life, Destroying Life.” The title, as mentioned in my first column, originates from a famous Haitian proverb. It refers to a woman selling mangoes to make a living. In doing so, she falls off her mango truck and dies. When ...



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Bangers and Bops: The birth of Jesus (and Mariah Carey's impact)

Transcontinental flights were too much to justify going home for Thanksgiving break. But spending Nov. 28 on campus feeling like a woman about to inherit a large sum of money (it was actually just $68 in JumboCash) whilst all of my family FaceTimed me wasn't as lonely as it may have seemed to an ...


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Bite-Sized Stories: Friendsgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and for many, so is Friendsgiving! Even though many of us are busy with upcoming finals, cooking always brings our friends together. For this year, instead of a classic dinner, we decided that brunch was a better, time-friendlier option. The prep began the night ...


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Bhallin' with Books: 'Little Weirds'

“Little Weirds” (2019) by Jenny Slate is a journey. I struggled for a while trying to write this, to describe a book so weird yet so enjoyable. And I’m still not sure you’ll understand. Maybe you won’t until you pick it up yourself, which this hopefully gives you a push to do.Slate is a comedian ...


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Love It or Haute It: Dr. Martens

Dr. Martens boots are some of the most iconic and recognizable types of footwear out there, but they even had an interesting history before they were being worn by everyone from rockstars to hipsters. Dr. Martenswere originally advertised as "Airwair" because they featured air-cushioned soles, ...


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Girl Online: The loss of the like

If you haven’t already heard, Instagram has been rolling out the act of hiding likes on the platform, an action that the app has already taken in other countries but was met with pushback in the United States. This doesn’t mean that likes will be disappearing forever; they will only be visible to ...


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Bhallin' with Books: 'How We Fight for Our Lives'

It’s that busy time of year, and unfortunately I was not able to attend Saeed Jones’book talk about his latest memoir,“How We Fight for Our Lives” (2019), like I had planned. Jones’ book is important and deserves coverage though, so I am giving it some space here to talk to you all.“How ...


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Gray Areas Matter: Socioeconomic diversity at Tufts

It’s no secret that Tufts has a particularly wealthy student body. According to data from The New York Times, the median family income at Tufts is an astounding $224,800, placing the average student comfortably in the top 15% of the nation’s demographic, and the student body itself in 10th place ...


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Bangers and Bops: The allure of austerity

I tweet about crying a lot. I insert anecdotes about how I don't have many real-life skills in every single first-person piece that I write. I've been thinking a lot about my predilection for sharing my feelings with anyone who might be slightly interested. Jacobin Magazine writer and co-host ...


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Love It or Haute It: Tufts Athletic Apparel

With 28 varsity teams on campus, Tufts athletes constitute a sizable portion of the student body. They make their presence known through Instagram stories announcing games, rowdy post-practice Dewick meals and showing up to class in athletic gear straight from lift, among other things. However, the ...


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What's the Mood?: Wanderlust

​Fun fact: I haven’t left Tufts since arriving here in August. Well, I’ve taken plenty of trips to Davis, and I’ve gone into the city a few times, but generally speaking, I haven’t left the sphere of Tufts. As nice as it is to be on campus, I often find myself thinking about traveling somewhere ...


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Bite-Sized Stories: Mahima's plastic recipe

The night started off with Mahima Agrawal pouring an entire gallon of whole milk into a huge pot. This is how the process of making paneer begins. As we were eyeing the huge pot, waiting for it to come to a boil, she poked at the film that formed on the top of the warming milk, which is called malai. ...


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Bhallin' with Books: 'The Makioka Sisters'

"The Makioka Sisters" (1943–1948) by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki follows four aristocratic women in Osaka throughout the years preceding World War II. It is truly a wonderful read. The Makioka family is upper-middle class. However, the wealth that they once enjoyed in their father’s prime ...


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Love It or Haute It: Leather jackets

As temperatures begin to dip, and we head into the dreaded winter nights, people are starting to break out various outer layers to keep warm. We have reviewed flannels and capes, but we are all about options here at Love It or Haute It. So, today we will be discussing leather jackets and whether you ...


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Girl Online: You are not alone on Tufts Secrets

Content warning: This article discusses sexual assault and mental health.Recently, Tufts Secrets has taken a dark turn. Looking through the thousands of Facebook posts on the crowd-sourced anonymous page, you’ll notice there are uplifting and hopeful secrets, ones that are quite silly, and unfortunately, ...