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Thoughts From Places: The North Reservoir in Winchester

Venturing off campus is a natural phenomenon for the new college student, and this week’s column reflects that.New England is known for its mark on U.S. history, its ‘chowdah’ and its brief stint with beautiful fall foliage before devastating winters. With the viewing window for this sight being ...


Nikki-Marg
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Is This Thing On? Spotify vs. Apple

Anyone who knows me could tell you that I am very passionate about one argument: Spotify vs. Apple Music. In economics, we often talk about substitutes, or completely interchangeable products. At face value, that's what they are. Spotify and Apple offer almost identical music-streaming services. The pricing tiers, the music available, the features... so why do people choose one over the other? I am a die-hard Spotify fan, but I wanted to find out if Apple Music had any redeeming qualities. So, I swallowed my pride and signed up for the free trial, for science of course. To compare the two, I had to dig deeper.


Ben
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Eat Your Heart Out: Peanut butter squares

This week, I chose a recipe that doesn’t originate from my family. When my mother was in grade school, there was a woman by the name of Rose Doak who worked in the cafeteria and was beloved by the children for the baked goods that she would make. One of her recipes for peanut butter squares had specifically ...


The Setonian
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Citizen Shame: If only something was 'Happening'

In 2007, Boston’s own Mark Wahlberg found a new level of success when he was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in Martin Scorsese’s "The Departed" (2006). Two years later, he demonstrated that talent is a spectrum by performing in M. Night Shyamalan’s disasterpiece "The ...


Mina-Ghobrial
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Thoughts From Places: Outside the Campus Center

Over the past week, vendors have set up shop outside the Mayer Campus Center and sold antiques on at least two occasions. From Royal typewriters of the Kennedy era to torn-but-true leather jackets that could have been right out of Michael Jackson's “Bad” (1987) music video, there was a definite ...




The Setonian
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Citizen Shame: 'Point Break' my heart

Our second stop on this wonderful journey through the iconic sights of American film leaves us stranded in the depths of the '90s — the darkest, Keanu-est, Vanilla Iciest part. Join me in taking a look back at the film that made everyone realize Gary Busey might just be an actual alien: 1991’s ...


The Setonian
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Thoughts From Places: Barnum 113

On Mondays, I spend three consecutive hours in Barnum Hall. I make my way past the Jumbo statue and enter by the stone lions that guard the doors. In the façade etched into the stone, the building declares itself home of the biology department. As I wander through the labyrinth of far-too-yellow hallways, ...


The Setonian
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Majors and Minors: Thai music

Through Majors and Minors, I hope to bring music from various cultures to light. By interviewing international students and others with multicultural backgrounds, I want to learn and share both traditional and contemporary music from around the world — especially music that Tufts students listen to ...


The Setonian
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Citizen Shame: An unnecessary second look at 'Con Air'

In the first edition of Citizen Shame, we'll be taking a look at a movie that features Nicolas Cage talking weirdly. You might be inclined to ask: isn’t that every Nicolas Cage movie? You would be correct, of course, but in "Con Air" (1997), his voice somehow manages to be even weirder ...


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Is This Thing On? I miss the old Taylor

Content Warning: This column mentions sexual violence.Hello, is this thing on? This is a column where I take a stab at the good, the bad and the ugly of pop music. Last year I kicked things off with a Kanye throwback, so let’s start with the complete opposite: whatever the heck Taylor Swift is ...


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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 ...


The Setonian
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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 ...


The Setonian
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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 ...


The Setonian
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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 ...




The Setonian
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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 ...



The Setonian
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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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