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Sensing the stress

Merriam Webster’s Word of the Day: Equanimitynoun\ee-kwuh-NIM-uh-tee\1: evenness of mind especially under stress2: right disposition : balanceThe other day, I remembered it was November. I had obviously noticed the instantaneous switch from Halloween apparel to Christmas trees at stores, as well as ...




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Boys will be boys, at Yale, UVA, Tufts...

I wrote an article earlier this week about how the Greek community is working to prevent sexual assault through bystander intervention tactics. After writing it, I felt genuinely impressed by the self-awareness and self-criticism displayed by the members of the Inter-Greek Council (IGC) with whom ...



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An open letter to anyone having a bad week

Dear Anyone Having a Bad Week,I’m sorry. I have no idea why your week is bad, or how bad it actually is. I don’t know if this is just an isolated few crummy days, or if this is one week in a long succession of hard months -- or even years. I don’t know if you’ve told anyone, if there’s anything ...



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Susceptible moods

It’s funny how we let others affect us. Our moods are surprisingly contagious. And if they are not contagious per se, then they are at least strong conductors of rather incendiary or equally intense changes in those of others. Moods travel through us and between us, kind of like electric tentacles ...


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University programs work to promote emergency preparedness

Since Oct. 1, five shootings have occurred across colleges and universities in Oregon, Arizona, Texas, Tennessee and North Carolina. As these acts of campus violence reignite national debates about guns and mental health, Tufts added a reminder to students' home pages in Student Information Services ...


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Talon you about it

Webster’s Word of the Day: Trepidadjective\TREP-id\timorous, fearfulWhile I may not be the proudest resident of Cleveland, Ohio, I can attest that the city has one of the best public park systems I’ve ever encountered. The Metroparks serve as a great place to relax, spend time with family and run ...




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TCU Senate seeks to gain student input on housing issues

The Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate this October created an ad-hoc committee to gather student input about the future of housing at Tufts. Students’ advice and concerns collected by the committee, led by TCU President senior Brian Tesser and Vice President junior Gauri Seth, will be submitted to ...


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Creative writing is for everyone

We tend to think of the math and science fields as being particularly hypermasculine and sexist. A class like creative writing, on the other hand, is seen as something “anyone” can participate in. People love to pretend creative writing allows us to understand “universal” human values that ...


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Halloween and me

Halloween sort of haunts me as a concept. It is fraught with outfit questions: When does sexy become too much? When does poking fun become offensive? When do we get to go home and take off these dumb ears?


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An open letter to the professors in Houston's basement

Dear Professors Pennington, Proctor, Clerge and Atherton,Three weeks ago, in the Houston Hall basement, you guys put on a Scholars-in-Residence event called “Behind the Scenes: Professors.” I have a few confessions to make. First, I only decided to go to your event because of the "sushi provided" ...


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DNA evidence helps police indict suspect in 1992 Lena Bruce cold case

A Suffolk County grand jury on Oct. 1 indicted James Witkowski, 42, for the 1992 murder of Lena Bruce (E '92). Twenty-one-year-old Bruce was found dead in her South End apartment just a couple months after graduating from the university. The case went unsolved for more than two decades until DNA evidence linked Witkowski to the homicide in January. 


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Eau de omelet

Word of the Day: Underwhelmverb \un-der-WELM\ :to fail to impress or stimulateI still often shiver with fear at the sight of eggs. When my team arrived at my cross-country camp senior year of high school, the bus doors opened, and we were welcomed with a wall of stench that came to be described as the ...



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Feminism's cool, Hillary's kinda lame

During the recent Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton made several references to her gender, suggesting that her womanness differentiated her from other candidates. She even made a joke about how it takes her longer to go to the bathroom than the other candidates.I must admit that the idea of having ...