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Where you read it first | Sunday, June 16, 2024

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The Setonian
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The Story of Stories: Missing a family narrative

When I was a kid, like many other children across the country, I had to make a family tree. My teacher showed us some samples she kept from previous years. They were lightened by the sun, and included old black and white photographs. Some of them went way, way back, some to the founding of this country. ...



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Sheldon Krimsky discusses private interests, ethics in science

Sheldon Krimsky has been a professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning (UEP) at Tufts since 1974. Since then, he’s contributed extensively to the study of ethical considerations relative to biotechnology and other scientific fields. He was a consultant to the Presidential Commission ...


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Science

Channeling Ina: Chemistry in the kitchen

Science is everywhere! By everywhere, I don’t mean Tisch group study the night before all of the chemistry and biology exams. Science rules most things in the world around us, including all of the cooking and baking processes that turn raw ingredients into delicious food. Food chemistry is by far ...


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Less subsidized transit is not always better

Amtrak had a great fiscal year of 2015.Although our national passenger railroad as a whole lost more than $1 billion, the most visible part of its business — its operation of scheduled intercity passenger trains — required a mere $170 million subsidy on a $2.6 billion revenue. This is a startlingly ...


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The Story of Stories: Selling Realities

When I decided to major in English, everyone and their mother (and father, sister, brother, dog) was quick to tell me there is no work out there for anyone studying literature. A common suggestion I’ve gotten is advertising, although to be fair, it’s still not really the line of work I’m interested ...





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Channeling Ina: My favorite food podcasts

I love a good podcast. Maybe it’s because I grew up listening to “Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me” and “Fresh Air,” or maybe it’s because there’s nothing better to listen to while you’re hanging out on the Red Line. Either way, it’s probably one of easiest, most entertaining ways to stay ...


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Tufts Dental School joins the fight against opioid abuse

Recently, the Obama administration, along with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Food and Drug Administration, has spotlighted the emergence of a prescription drug and heroin use epidemic in the United States. According to a 2010 infographic produced by the National Institute ...


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Columns

Bridge the Gap: Late night in review

Well, that was quick.  It has not even been two years since the MBTA first began late night service, and already the powers that be have decided not to continue the service.  The decision was made in a 4-0 vote of the MBTA’s Fiscal and Management Control Board last Monday. In an attempt to make ...



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The Story of Stories: Sound can't override imagination

In the spring of my sophomore year, I went alone to Symphony Hall, not to listen to the dulcet tones of Tchaikovsky or another dead composer, but to the high-pitched, nasally, yet charming voice of public radio legend Ira Glass, host of the audio documentary series “This American Life.” This man ...




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Channeling Ina: Do's and don’ts for Foodstagrams

Let’s get a few things straight: we are all millennials, and few things satisfy us more than Instagram likes. I’m not in a sorority, so I don’t have the same following on social media as some girls at Tufts do, but I bet I can make my brunch food shot look better than your big/little reveal. It's ...




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Columns

Bridge the Gap: Joint Development

The Green Line Extension, which theoretically would reach our campus at the College Avenue and Boston Avenue intersection, may not be built. Unlike the Green Line elsewhere, this section would be built alongside the existing commuter rail tracks, separated from the roads, so it would be faster and more ...


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The Story of Stories: The visual barrier

I don’t cry when I watch films. In my teen years, I thought that there was something wrong with me — that I was missing the empathy bone and I was resigned to a life of possible sociopathy. My friends and I would watch some romance movie, and they would cry when one of the lovers inevitably died ...