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The cold commute: How Tufts commuters handle extreme weather

While Tufts experienced a record-breaking 108.6 inches of snowfall and five snow days last winter, Feb. 8 was the closest Tufts came to a snow day this year. However, for a specific subset of the Tufts community, including the commuting faculty, staff and students at Tufts, a snow day can wreak ...



Kinsey-Drake
Columns

Channeling Ina: Boston and Camberville’s Best Bakeries

A little known (or well known, depending on how well you know me) fact about me is that my internal compass (due North? Is that what the rest of you use?) points to gluten. This special talent has made me privy to the very best places to buy your breads, pastries and other baked goods in the Boston ...


The Setonian
Columns

Bridge the Gap: Davis Square

Even though the T is a perpetually cash-strapped authority, the MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority) curiously lacks the motive to innovate. Why, for instance, have they not built a taller facility for its one-story Red Line station entrances at Davis Square, when surrounding buildings ...


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Tufts employees give to local charities through Neighborhood Service Fund

Raising money from Tufts employees and choosing local charitable organizations to award grants of varying sums each year, the Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund (TNSF) provides supports for organizations where Tufts volunteers work at. This year, TNSF awarded $18,500 to 38 programs and projects in the four neighborhoods where Tufts has a major presence: Medford, Somerville, Grafton and Boston's Chinatown.





Melissa-Feito
Columns

The Stories of Stories: Not an empty play

“I have a secret. I am addicted to a good narrative … It’s funny because video games aren’t the first place you would expect to find any resemblance of a balanced and well executed narrative. Its very name, game, suggests something trivial, something purely for entertainment. In fact, I have ...



The Setonian
Columns

Channeling Ina: Dorm recipes for freezing weather

When the temperature is lower than your age and the ice patches outside of your dorm seem just a little too slippery, going outside isn’t really in the cards. Besides, it's warm and cozy indoors, and with a few tricks (and a micro-fridge) you can make a dinner so delicious you won’t even miss ...



The Setonian
Columns

Bridge the Gap: Transportation Finance 101

When it comes to transportation infrastructure, Massachusetts--and in particular, the Boston region--is far from progressive. Yes, the T is underfunded, perhaps partly because of a persistent stigma against public transportation in America, and its connection with race, class and suburbanization. ...



The Setonian
Column

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.


The Setonian
Column

Carmichael Hall: dinner party edition

You know those people who run into Carm and haphazardly sling a few scoops of cereal into a bowl and splash milk on top? Or those who grab a slice of lukewarm pizza and shovel said “meal” down their gullets while balancing their plates precariously on top of an economics textbook, desperate ...


The Setonian
Podcast

Students explore audio storytelling through courses and podcasts

By January 2015, about 17 percent of Americans have listened to a podcast in the past month, a figure that has risen from nine percent in 2008, according to an April 2015 report by Pew Research Center. This trend in audio storytelling has also come to Tufts, as students enroll in courses on radio journalism ...


The Setonian
Columns

Bridge the Gap

It’s winter again in Boston. Anyone who was here last year knows what that means - our ability to move about the city could come to a screeching halt in the blink of an eye. The MBTA (or the “T”) completely shut down last winter after repeated large storms, stranding thousands of travelers and ...



The Setonian
Columns

Along for the Ride

Now-a-days, it’s cool to hate Disney World, as it’s cool to hate anything from childhood. Why would you want to travel to a theme park? Wouldn’t you rather save up for a trip abroad? And even if you wanted to go on some rides, Disney’s rides are for children and are hardly illicit thrills. ...