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Fir you

Woodenadjective\WOOD-un\Definitionmade or consisting of wood;lacking ease or flexibility : awkwardly stiffMy elementary school playground was a splinter palace. Our wooden, monolithic jungle gym decorated the entire front façade of the school, an obvious remnant from the yesteryears of the school’s ...



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Gentrification is real, preventable

I remember when I first learned the term gentrification. I was a small child sitting in the backseat of my dad’s car on our way to Central Park, and my dad was trying to convince my teenage sister that the neighborhood where he lived was safe.“It used to be that you couldn’t walk around here at ...


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Green Line Extension project faces $1 billion in excess costs

Tufts students and Somerville/Medford residents anticipating the public transportation update promised by the Green Line Extension Project (GLX) may have even more waiting to do; Massachusetts Bay Transport Authority (MBTA) officials announced on Aug. 21 that the project will cost between $700 million ...


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Dear Introverts

Dear Introverts,I am one of you. For those of you reading this who aren’t introverts, let me clear up what being “introverted” means. “Introverted” does not mean shy, socially awkward or anti-social. It doesn’t mean not enjoying people or never wanting to talk.Scientifically, being introverted ...




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On trying too hard

This morning, I devoted a half-hour to crafting my physical appearance for the day. In the back of my mind throughout these 30 minutes was the thought that I was wasting my time with vain, superficial activities -- that I should’ve slept longer or gotten a head start on coursework or talked with ...




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Are you my host mother?

As promised, here are some thoughts on my Argentine host mother:My host mom was a diva. That’s right, a DIVA.I never knew her real height because she always wore heels. One of the first conversations we had was about my leg hair, which had been growing for nine months at that point and was certainly ...


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An open letter to Fall

Dear Fall,Is it too early to write this? I know you aren’t in full swing yet, but technically, you arrived last Wednesday. And anyway, you’re not just here by definition, either. You’ve crept into the air, filtered the color of the sunlight, started to tie-dye the summer leaves.You’ve brought ...


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Second annual Fall Fest puts Commuter House in spotlight

There are not many places you can go if you want to taste traditional German food at one table and New England cider doughnuts at the next, but this is what the Off-Hill Council’s Fall Fest provided this past Saturday, Sept. 26.Enclosed in a fence on the Residential Quad, the Fall Fest represented ...


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Little Boxes: snippets of life in an old hotel

Word of the Day: modicumA small portion : a limited quantityGrowing up, my family lived in a high rise called the Carlyle on the Lake in the suburbs of Cleveland. A relic of the bountiful industrial age, the former hotel was transformed into a residential building in accordance with the city’s assimilation ...



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Ecofeminism for All: Deconstructing Symbols of War

I never thought much about war memorials. They’re pretty ubiquitous in the United States, and most of the time they claim to express a politically neutral message in honor of American soldiers who lost their lives during the war in question.Then my friend expressed distaste for the Tufts Memorial ...




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Hairy Woman: JUST BE YOURSELF

Oh dear.That sums up how I feel going into this first column. “Utter dread” is another phrase I’ve been thinking about to describe the feeling. On Sunday, realizing I was contractually bound to writing something on a weekly basis, I went into full panic-mode. I thought about all of the Discrete ...



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Students discuss study abroad cultural activity stipends

Around 40 to 45 percent of Tufts undergraduates study abroad during their junior year, and very often, they do so through Tufts programs. The university has programs in 10 different locations, and the expenses it covers vary depending on factors such as location, transportation availability and students' ...


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