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Letter from the editor: Introducing our columnists

Today marks a milestone in every semester for The Tufts Daily — the start of daily production. From now on, you’ll be able to start every weekday by picking up a copy of the Daily. And with the first week of daily production now underway, so comes the first week of Daily columns. It is my pleasure ...


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Thoughts From Places: The ASEAN Auditorium

My view from the third row in the Cabot Center's ASEAN Auditorium made it increasingly possible for me to dismiss the sheer size of the room I was in. As my watch ticked nervously toward 10:30 a.m., more students continued to shuffle into the room. Some were visibly anxious, others were beaming ...


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On Location: Spain

In an early and pivotal scene in Pedro Almodóvar’s “Julieta” (2016), the young version of the titular character (Adriana Ugarte) rebuffs a conversation with an older man on a train. As she leaves and strikes up a conversation with fisherman Xoan (Daniel Grao), the train stops suddenly. With a ...


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Dear Jumbo: On achievement and fulfillment

-Saturday afternoon, 55 days to graduation, Whole Foods, San Francisco-“What's the difference between achievement and fulfillment?” My mind wondered. As I closed my eyes and prepared to enter a nice nap, I found myself naturally reflecting on the journey so far.Many of us remember that feeling ...





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E For Everyone: Screencheat

Why should you play "Screencheat" (2014)? Because it is a perfect example of when developers observe a flaw with a standard and then use it as a tool.'Split-screen multiplayer' refers to local multiplayer games dividing the single screen that players are looking at into zones, each ...



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Art-à-Porter: A tribute to Alexander McQueen and 'No.13'

Today, when people mention the name Alexander McQueen, one of the most celebrated and successful designers of the past few decades, many are reminded of his clothes that often featured skull prints and patterns. The British couturier, however, has left an incommensurable legacy to the fashion world ...


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Dear Jumbo: FOMO and JOBI

The other night, an old buddy named Fear Of Missing Out, or FOMO, gave me a surprise visit. I was planning to go to a party with a group of good old friends starting at 9:30 p.m. I finished my work at 10 p.m., and by then I was a bit tired. Should I still go?Whenever this FOMO buddy comes, he always ...


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Polykhromatic: 'The Artist’s Museum' at the ICA

Through March 26, the Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (ICA) is showcasing “The Artist’s Museum.” The exhibition includes works by 12 contemporary artists in various mediums including film, sculpture and photography. “The Artist’s Museum” explores the human impulse of collecting and ...


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Polykhromatic: On Boston and art

A tour of Tufts is never complete without a stop at Tisch Library’s roof. With Boston’s skyline in the distance, the expansive vista makes the city’s proximity to Tufts seem tangible in ways that subway maps or shuttle schedules never could. Yes, Tufts exists at the periphery of a bustling metropolis, ...


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E for Everyone: 'Spore'

Why should you play "Spore" (2008)? Because it’s five games in one and each is equally a fun gaming experience and a learning opportunity. "Spore" is a game released by Electronic Arts (EA) in which the player creates their own organism with parts they collect by exploring the ...



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Dear Jumbo: A tale of two Jumbos

Once upon a present time, there were two Jumbo seniors. One of them is a well-known campus figure whom many people look up to and go to for advice. Walk with her across Professors Row, and you will find her smiling and waving, while you step back and bask in her glowing halo. She tries her best to ...



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Jumbo Steps: Our biological 'text messages'

At the risk of trivializing our species’ anatomical complexity, I believe that each of us (bodies, brains, blood and all) communicate with the world by sending out biological “text messages.”Take the shivers, for example (a “text” we’ll all be getting in the next few weeks). Your body texts ...


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The Echo Chamber: Are election seasons too long?

We made it. Twenty months ago, on March 23, 2015, Ted Cruz announced his candidacy for the Republican Party. As of last night, the next president of the United States has been elected (Surprise! It’s not Ted Cruz). In December 2015, 11 months ago and a mere nine months into the 2016 election, a report ...



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Jumbo Steps: Stale

Let me take you back to 2011: the year that birthed unto us a rather unforgivably distasteful acronym, YOLO("You Only Live Once").I personally hate the acronym because of its now muddy meaning. The mantra is well-intended, but its execution — not so much. I find it almost exclusively reserved ...