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Practice of 'grade-grubbing' looked down upon by professors, students on the Hill

When Cher Horowitz (played by Alicia Silverstone) giddily displays her report card to her father in the 1995 film "Clueless," he beams with pride — but not just because his daughter's grades are good. Cher and her father are especially proud because the report card is the result of a long string of battles with teachers for better marks: Cher is a grade-grubber.


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Ally Gimbel | When kiwis fly

Agriculture is New Zealand's major exporting industry. According to the New Zealand External Trade Statistics, in the year 2007, dairy farming alone accounted for about 21 percent of merchandise sold overseas. Like I've already said, there are approximately 10 sheep to every individual human, and you're more likely to meet a Kiwi who grew up with a pet lamb (or goat, or chicken, or horse) than with a pet dog.






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Craigslist loses some credibility

Dorm equipment behemoths like Ikea and Target beware: The rise in popularity of the community-based site Craigslist.com has created a new mechanism for young adults to purchase items quickly and cheaply. From furniture sales to job listings and real estate postings to personal advertisements, Craigslist has become the go-to place to find just about anything.


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The grass is always greener: Jumbos react to the decriminalization of marijuana in Mass.

Barack Obama's Election Day victory made his message of change a reality. But the widespread media attention surrounding his triumph overshadowed some of the other results on Nov. 4. As it turned out, the citizens of Massachusetts, and by default Tufts students, received an extra dose of change — Question 2, which proposed decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana, was passed by a solid majority of the vote.


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Jessie Borkan | College Is As College Does

I 'll admit it. My everyday conversations are littered with my new favorite adjective. It is limitlessly telling and packs a surprising punch: that. You know what I'm talking about: that friend who everyone secretly hates, that guy who blatantly flirts with your Italian professor, that chick in Dewick who talks about personal things way too loudly (oh wait ... that's me). We all know them. Some of us are them. I've come to embrace them, but there is one that makes me reexamine the phenomenon: that crazy girlfriend. "That" is more powerful when it stands alone. Nothing stings quite like being told not to be that girl.


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Michael Goetzman | Spotlight

Aflannel-sporting, all-'90s-era hip-hop-music-knowing, depression-recovering English grad student lopes across campus three days a week. Walking with purposeful, elongated steps, Geoff prides himself on his English-teacher-in-the-making style: tanned loafers, slacks that are a bit too big, a loosely fitting maroon-colored oxford and a tattered leather briefcase-bag slung across his chest, bumping gently against his thigh as he strides by with his thermos always in hand -- tea, of course; he scoffs at coffee.


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JoeyTracker to receive update

The GPS unit that tracks the Davis Square shuttle, commonly known as the Joey, has broken down and will receive an update, according to Tufts Community Union (TCU) Treasurer Matt Shapanka. The Joey takes its nickname from the company, Joseph's Limousine and Transportation, that provides the bus.


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SHOC combats red tape by educating students

It's that time of the year. Sinus infections and the flu cause a widespread dearth in class attendance across college campuses and numerous students flock to their universities' health service offices seeking treatment for their ailments. Unfortunately for many, the seemingly simple process of getting a check-up is easier said than done.


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CSL to hold open meeting today on amendments

The Committee on Student Life (CSL) will conduct an open meeting today to allow members of the community to weigh in on two proposals that may change the rules governing community representative seats on the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate.


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Ideas considered at TCU forum on recovered funds

Students and members of the Tufts Community Union (TCU) Senate gathered at Hotung Café yesterday for the second of two town-hall forums concerning how the Senate should allocate funds recovered from the embezzlement scandal.





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Tufts' internationalism: Origins and Implications

Tufts students are used to hearing references to Tufts' expansive international community -- The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy's lofty reputation coupled with a 14-percent international undergraduate student body make for a geographically diverse campus. But few people question how Tufts actually came to receive such a reputation, and why such students choose to come to a school thousands of miles away from home.