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Where you read it first | Saturday, May 25, 2024

Caroline Vandis


Caroline Vandis is a senior studying Political Science and Urban Studies, and can be reached at caroline.vandis@tufts.edu.

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University

Housing lottery numbers released Friday for 2024–25 school year

On Friday, the Office of Residential Life & Learning released housing lottery numbers for sophomore housing via email. All rising sophomores, who are required to live on campus per the two-year residency requirement, were given lottery numbers which ranged from 1,000–2,900. Interested rising seniors and juniors had to apply for a lottery number in the fall, and those accepted last semester were assigned numbers between 1–400 and 500–900 respectively, with some flexibility.

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Arts

Did ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians’ live up to expectations?

“Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” (2010) is a widely condemned film adaptation of the beloved “Percy Jackson & the Olympians” book series (2005–). While many fans were left disappointed by the film, its biggest hater could be found in the man who started it all. Rick Riordan, the series’ creator, described the movies on Twitter as his “life’s work going through a meat grinder.” 

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Features

Tufts Survivor Club brings the competition to campus

They may not be starving and dehydrated on an island, but they are in Harleston Hall at 10 a.m. As the remaining eight players from the cast of season two of Tufts Survivor Club trickled into the Harleston common room, they speculated on what the day’s challenge could have in store. Everyone in the cast is clearly a fan of “Survivor” (2000–), the show their club is modeled after, and they made guesses about what the challenge could possibly be.

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University

Students stage walkout and sit-in for Palestine in the Campus Center

At least 250 students staged a walkout and 10-hour sit-in at the Mayer Campus Center in support of Palestine on Thursday. The protest was organized by the newly formed Coalition for Palestinian Liberation. “Hundreds of students walked out of their classes, many skipped their classes, their clubs [and] their obligations for the whole day to show Tufts that they stand against the ongoing genocide in Palestine and to demand that Tufts divest from Israeli apartheid,” a representative for Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine said. “It shows that there are more and more students joining the cause, we have momentum and we aren’t going to slow down anytime soon.”

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