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Where you read it first | Sunday, May 26, 2024

Audrey Peel


A concert 43 years in the making: What goes into pulling off Spring Fling?

Spring Fling, Tufts’ annual outdoor concert, will take place on Sat., April 20 this year. The prefinals celebration was first created in 1980 thanks to a surplus in the Tufts Community Union Senate budget that year. In its inaugural year, Spring Fling included a picnic, a concert, a 10k race and seminars. Since then, the annual event has evolved into a staple of campus life.

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Get ready to trot: 3,200 runners join Somerville’s Gobble Gobble Gobble Turkey Trot on Thursday

For many, Thanksgiving morning means layering up, lacing up and heading to the starting line. The Turkey Trot, a Thanksgiving day race, has spread in both popularity and size throughout the United States. With many runners showing up in festive costumes, these events are a spectacle for racers and non-racers alike. When did this unique tradition begin? The first Turkey Trot was hosted in Buffalo, New York in 1896. Starting off with only six participants, the Buffalo trot has grown exponentially, hosting an impressive 14,000 runners about 125 years later. According to their organizers, YMCA Buffalo Niagara, their race is the oldest consecutively-run footrace in North America.

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Tufts Class of 2027 senators: Their plans to make an impact at Tufts

The Tufts Community Union Senate introduced seven new first-year senators voted in by the Tufts student body. After a competitive election at the start of the semester, the Class of 2027 senators were announced on Sept. 29. These first-years — Jackie Brand, Isabela Silvares Lima, Keziah Gyimah-Padmore, Jonah Feldman, Brendan French, Aaron Dickson and Mikey Glueck — are now part of the 41-seat TCU Senate body.

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