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The Setonian
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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 ...


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Letter from the Editor: Introducing our columnists

This issue marks the first day of full-fledged production for The Tufts Daily, meaning that the Daily is finally printing daily! As we jump into our regular schedule, we have a series of new contributors joining us in our pages. I have the privilege of introducing you to this new group of people who ...


Stina-Stannik
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After Years: Chapter Nine

Editor’s note: This column is part of a fictional weekly serial.The car and its passengers bounced so wildly in its speeding progress that Alicia worried that she would accidentally discharge the gun she held pressed against the steering wheel with one hand. Her father had thus far shown no intention ...


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After Years: Chapter Eight

Editor’s note: This column is part of a fictional weekly serial.Cecilia stared down at the gun in the planter. On the one hand, the man at her side, allegedly her grandfather (though at this point who knew?), had once been a dangerous criminal mastermind who now seemed to be a confused and harmless ...


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After Years: Chapter Seven

Editor’s note: This column is part of a fictional weekly serial.“So do we think it’s amnesia? And he’s really just a cute little old man now? Or are we leaning towards mastermind with borderline sociopathy — he’s fully aware of his past, and he’s been pretending this whole time? The scary ...


Stina-Stannik
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After Years: Chapter Six

Editor’s note: This column is part of a fictional weekly serial.In retrospect, Cecilia could see how hacking the classified historical records of a foreign country’s security service might have been a bad idea. She’d done it a few times for her non-profit back home, always without informing her ...


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Jumbo Steps: Closure

Smack my orbitals and call me a cation, because this atom just got a lot more positive. My electric charge changed this past week, upon realizing that I can only improve my happiness by distancing myself from you.And so far, I made the right decision.I’m talking to you, my (former) friend. I don’t ...


Stina-Stannik
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After Years: Chapter Three

Editor’s note: This column is part of a fictional weekly serial.Edgar had been watching the car wind towards his house for the better part of half an hour now. So open were the fields between here and the horizon. For 30 years, any movement on the road had caused his heart to clench — lock all ...


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After Years: Chapter Two

Editor’s note: This column is part of a fictional weekly serial.“...and if I find out you’ve given my name to any mailing lists, there WILL be hell to pay!”Finding her tirade’s target out of earshot, Cecilia stood on the curb for a moment, allowing herself the indulgence of a self-righteousness ...


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The Story of Stories: No time for games

Critics of gaming culture complain that games are egoist because the player directly controls events through the proxy of the protagonist. I generally take issue with this, but this is especially untrue of That Dragon, Cancer. You can rock Joel to sleep, explore the colorful hospital with him. You can try to escape the room in a small rowboat as it fills with water, as the doctor explains painfully that the prognosis is terminal. The water overtakes the boat, and eventually you lose Joel in the waves as the game’s controls fail. You can’t save him.


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